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Bettles Lodge

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

I went this time during the winter. It was incredible!!! Scenery, the people, nice activities to do, and off course....the Northern Lights! Dog sledging was amazing with 2 very nice peeps, snowshoeing, cross country skiing....you can go off the beaten paths! Eric, Heather are the most amazing people and the chef Chris, makes every meal a feast! Lisa has always...

1Thank Sabel1971
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Truly the most amazing place I have ever visited. Starting from the arctic landscape beyond any words beautiful - to the mesmerising Aurora (Northern Lights) and absolutely awesome Bettles Lodge team - it really has been once-in-a-lifetime experience, really hoping to also visit this stunning place during summer period!

1Thank VictoriaChernih
Holualoa, Hawaii
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The lodge has a very good chef, the beds are comfy, and the staff is exceptionally helpful. They make every effort to accommodate you, and are very kind. They really do have cold weather gear. If you're a plus size, just ask, and someone will check what they have to make sure if they have your size. Walking through the...

2Thank Anna N
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is my 2nd time back at Bettles Lodge. It speaks alot why i went back a 2nd time. If the experience wasn't good or if the chances of catching the Lights is not high, i wouldn't have gone back a 2nd time, and potentially a 3rd 4th 5th time. Catching the Lights depend alot on whether there is clouds...

3Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Simple but comfortable lodge in the far North. Great place to go to see the Northern Lights. Good food and friendly staff. Dogsledding outings can be arranged and beautiful countryside. The lodge is well located to the Bettles airfield.

1Thank Douglas W
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 December 2015

But warm and cozy inside! The Northern Lights had been on our bucket list forever so my husband and I and another couple decided that this was the time - a 50th anniversary celebration! We read a lot about the best possibilities for having good viewing of the Aurora, and decided on Bettles Lodge, based on their location and the...

5Thank Vovo13
Jacksonville, Illinois
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Bucket list #1....Northern Lights. Not only did we get the lights we received so much more. Eric and Heather (owners) are wonderful people. Ready to lend snow shoes, cross country skis, cold weather gear, phone call when lights are out and so much more. We came as guests and left as family. Chris is a wonderful chef, food was excellent...

3Thank Duane Sharon H
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Bettles Lodge was an extremely hospitable place, and even though the weather didn't quite co-operate (hence no auroras!) I had a really good time and even went river rafting. Places of interest near the lodge are visitor's centre nearby (where we learnt more about the place and watched videos of the aurora and the history of Alaska), the old Bettles...

Thank Narita K
South Carrollton, Ky
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Eric & Heather, the new owners of Bettles Lodge, have managed to give guests a little bit of Heaven in the middle of nowhere in Alaska. They & their staff are super friendly, helpful & have their act together. Thanks, Cheryl, for finding my necklace. We enjoyed staying in the Aurora Lodge. Bed comfortable & showers hot. Big commons room....

2Thank WorldTravelers1218
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My wife and I took a trip here to see the Northern Lights. We loved it! The whole trip was a fun adventure, from the Fairbanks to Bettles flight to the dog sledding to the late nights watching the northern lights. The lodge's staff are great and friendly. Bettles only has a population of about 30 in the winter so...

1Thank Brandon S

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Bettles Lodge

Address: 101 Main St, Bettles, AK 99726
Region: United States > Alaska > Bettles
Price Range: RM509 - RM708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Bettles Hotel Bettles
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“Specify in-suite if you have a preference, as the historical lodge and the Arora lodge vary in this regard.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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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 of 5 bubbles Dhboring, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have heavy quilts; in winter that's the most important thing!”
 of 5 bubbles 28lesliel, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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