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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...More
Bettles is truly a unique experience: further north than the Arctic circle, bye bye cell phone and city life, welcome crisp air, amazing night sky, Aurora Borealis and shooting stars...
The Bettles Lodge owners and their staff are great and they will make every effort...More
My wife, Molly, and I had a memorable trip to Bettles Lodge in early March. We came to see the Auroras, saw them and much more. Lounging out on the airplane apron in the wee hours, I was under a wide strip of Aurora stretching...More
We just popped up to Bettles for one night in late February. If we did it again, we'd stay another night or maybe two. It was a great experience.
First, the flights to/from Bettles is UNBELIEVABLY beautiful. You basically follow the haul road and the...More
Bettles Lodge was going to be a place to rest my head while chasing the Aurora. What I didn't expect to find was a great location, with amazing staff, friendly, homelike and amazing activities to keep you busy during the day in a remote, small...More
We were at Bettles Lodge in December--we went specifically to see the Northern Lights. It was cold (-20 to -30 degrees) and snowy. Eric and Heather are awesome. Eric gave us a tour of Bettles--took about an hour and it was... More
We were at Bettles Lodge in December--we went specifically to see the Northern Lights. It was cold (-20 to -30 degrees) and snowy. Eric and Heather are awesome. Eric gave us a tour of Bettles--took about an hour and it was very interesting. We hiked around the frozen area. We went to the Gates of the Arctic Visitor Center--right across from Bettles Lodge. That was VERY interesting. I would suggest later if you want to see the Northern Lights. Our main purpose of being there in December was to see the Northern Lights. So, because we were up for most of the night, we took it easy in the day. There is no guarantee, but the darker the better. Bettles is a small town--about 13 people live there. You are out in the "bush". Check on any side trips you are thinking about from Bettles--make sure they are still doing the trips in September. Bettles is a fly in town--that is the only way you can get in and out. Chat with Eric he will guide you in the right direction.
We stayed in the Aurora Lodge (on the property of Bettles lodge and part of the same complex) and in our room there was a jacuzzi, soap, plenty pf towels, robes, slippers, shampoo, cream rinse, hairdryer. The Aurora Lodge... More
We stayed in the Aurora Lodge (on the property of Bettles lodge and part of the same complex) and in our room there was a jacuzzi, soap, plenty pf towels, robes, slippers, shampoo, cream rinse, hairdryer. The Aurora Lodge has its own living room complete with TV and videos to watch, coffee, puzzles and games. Its a short walk to Bettles Lodge where meals and cocktails are served. We really enjoyed our stay.
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"Listed as "luxury" due to cost of getting/staying there. Accommodations are rustic but perfectly..."