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Reviewed 3 August 2016

The owners of the property are awesome hosts. There isnt a whole lot to do out there unless you take a float plane to the Gates of the Artic etc. or some other flightseeing adventure. The visitor center for the National Park is right near the lodge but other than that not much else there. Unfortunately we were only able...

Thank jbk51691
Enid, Oklahoma
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here on their Park Collectors package to be able to set foot on the ground at Gates of the Arctic NP and Kobuk Valley NP. Other than hiking or rafting into these 2 parks, this was the best and most convenient way of getting into these parks that I could find. I thoroughly checked out...

Thank okiedent
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We recently visited Bettles as a launching pad to see Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks. We were pleasantly surprised to find such wonderful and hospitable people working there- from the front desk staff (Grace and Kate were so fun!) to the owners (Eric and Heather- we loved the tour of both new and old Bettles-so amazing),...

Thank BRosswog
angeles City
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I went to Bettles to go above the Arctic Circle. Learned a lot about the Arctic in the nearby Park Office. Great people. Although we were there for an afternoon snack the staf made up a lunch for us and gave us our Arctic Circle Certificates. Very nice folks just taken over the place. Worth a stay.

Thank Eagle999
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2016

My wife and I loved this place Everything was just fantastic and we totally agree with all the previous "positive" comments. A couple of things to add; - the staff create a real "warm" environment - if you are considering dog sledding we strongly suggest you do it at Bettles - the whole set up seems a lot better than...

Thank paul t
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Unique and unusual. Accommodations not luxurious, but for God's sake, this is the Arctic Circle!! Food was superb; fellow travelers incredibly interesting; lodge keepers (not natives) fun and entertaining. Dog sledding experience was wonderful!!! Don't miss it!This place has a laid-back family ambience. Book it now!

Thank RaquelSMA
Yeppoon, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Bettles Lodge was the highlight of our 4week holiday, we stayed for 5days 4nights and we still didn't want to go. We felt welcomed as soon as we got off of the plane on the air strip, all the staff were welcoming and friendly for our whole stay. We had planned only to do the Aurora viewing which was UNBELIEVABLE...

Thank Bronwyn B
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I want to give a shout out for a job well done to all the staff at the lodge but especially to Chris. Chris was the designated staff member to stay awake with us until 2am to take us back and forth to view the Aurora. I stayed for three nights, and let's just say the weather didn't cooperate a...

1Thank Zawra
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Unexpectedly needed a room at Bettles Lodge, and fortunately for me they had one available in the old lodge. It's a neat place, normally off the road system but for a couple of months a year in winter you can get there on the ice road. The room in the old lodge is basic. Two twin beds, one nightstand. Bathroom...

2Thank Linda B
Kaysville, Utah
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Bettles Lodge is clean and rustic with comfortable beds. The food was tasty and plentiful. The owners and staff were very friendly, accommodating and cheerful. Enjoyed seeing a marvelous display of the aurora at the viewing hut. We saw green, yellow, orange and a little bit of bluish purple. It was dramatic and everything I dreamed of. We also went...

Thank Treker650

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Breakfast included
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We offer food, aircraft fuel, and lodging 365 days a year. We still harbor wayward pilots just like when we opened in 1951 as a Wien Alaska Airlines Lodge. We offer world class Aurora viewing (235 nights a year possible here/weather dependent) during the Fall and Winter season, National Park Collecting & Flight seeing, fishing charters, and camping / hiking drop off and pick up in the Gates of the Arctic & Kobuk Valley National Park flights with our full service Air Taxi operation based in Bettles. We have officially the best weather in Alaska, here at Bettles Field. Come see the REAL, Arctic, Bush, Alaska! ... more   less 

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Address: 101 Main St, Bettles, AK 99726
Region: United States > Alaska > Bettles
Price Range: RM501 - RM697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
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“we had a standard room and used the shower and toilets in the hallway and it wasn't a problem.”
nergisblood, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Specify in-suite if you have a preference, as the historical lodge and the Arora lodge vary in this regard.”
markhF5856MO, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask about bathroom facilities, some rooms have them and others have the showers/toilets down the hall and are very private and accomodating.”
mlwitzke, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we opted to get a smaller room, and share the hallway bath - it worked out just fine for us.”
kackian, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are rustic with comfortable beds and warm covers. We went with the jacuzzi room.”
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Dhboring, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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