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Bettles Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Bettles with friends and had one of the best experiences ever. We took the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks which was incredibly scenic - saw Mt. Denali very clearly as well as other beautiful mountains and amazing animals. Flew on Warbelows to Bettles which was also amazing for the scenery and spent 3 days at Bettles. Eric,...

1Thank DenverDweller
Burleson, Texas
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My husband and I travel quite a bit, have been to beautiful Mediterranean areas, Germany, Jamaica, etc etc. Our 4 day vacation at the Bettles beats all of them. The natural beauty of the place is unreal and the lodge is peaceful and rustic-comfortable. Eric, the owner gave us a great tour and explained the history in an interesting way....

1Thank nergisblood
Torrance, California
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We arrived by bush plane and were met and taken to the lodge to check in and shown our room. The people are very friendly and efficient. The lodge has great food and snacks with an endless coffee pot. The owner gave us a run down of what we could expect in viewing the Northern Lights. The staff helped with...

1Thank Edfitz
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Hard to imagine feeling at home in such a remote place with such extreme cold, while turning your sleep cycle upside-down. Eric and his employees do just that with comfort food, comfortable room and lounge and their happiness to chat or do anything to be of service. As you consider your choices on Arora viewing; consider being directly under the...

1Thank Mark H
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Bettles Lodge last week and it was an incredible experience. Once we arrived at the lodge and settled into our room, the owner Eric Fox took us on a tour. He told us the history of Bettles, he showed us the other buildings and structures around town, and told us who all lived there...

2Thank Deborah S
O'Fallon, Missouri
Reviewed 8 March 2017

There are not enough great words in the English vocabulary to describe this place and these people. I wish them a 100 years of success. It really felt like an expedition. A very good education in the artic life and very remote. Bring your severe winter gear, a great camera and an open mind. Bettles Alaska is like no other,...

2Thank mlwitzke
Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Best service I've had at any location. This rustic lodge is the perfect place for a winter get-away.... we enjoyed everything the arctic had to offer! Northern lights viewing every single night, it was incredible. The staff was the best! Eric Fox gave us a wonderful tour of the town, very informative. All of the staff was great ---chef Kevin,...

2Thank kackian
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Great location to get away from it all and experience true Alaska in Winter. All staff were welcoming, helpful and genuinely interested in seeing you have a great time. Lovely food and plenty of it! Comfy room, plenty of space, clean functional. Nice to have the DVDs to watch about Alaska and it's beauty and history. Was fun to try...

2Thank purpletwo
Sandy, Oregon
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you want to see the northern lights, this is the place! Clear skies, great staff! Katz helps with photos and we got the first and last photos perfect. We had the best time ever, off the grid, no city noise or lights, beautiful mountains. My wife loved dog sledding, I liked to site see by snow machine. Meals were...

2Thank Dhboring
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Eric Fox, and his staff, were WONDERFUL. They supplied us with great food, constant cookies, extra warm clothes and a wake up call at night when the Northern Lights came up. The Lodge was warm, comfy, inviting and had plenty of aurora and Alaska history books and videos to keep us entertained during the time between Lights viewing. And the...

2Thank Donna P

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: €102 - €142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Bettles Hotel Bettles
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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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