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Bettles Lodge

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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the opportunity to stay in this outstanding lodge for two days and nights in mid-July. The importance of family cannot be diminished here, for everyone depends on and supports everyone else. We were made to feel part of that family, and this made...More

Thank IdaIllinois
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words "Idaillinois". We loved having you here, at our home, Bettles Lodge. Come back in the Winter for dog sled rides, snow machine tours, and AURORA!! :) Eric Fox, Owner/GM Bettles Lodge

Reviewed 1 week ago

On our quest to visit all 59 US National Parks, we arranged to stay at Bettles Lodge and to fly with their pilot into Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic National Parks, both north of the Arctic Circle and inaccessible except by air. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do we begin??? Even before we deplaned we could see Heather and Carol coming to welcome us, which made us feel so welcomed. After checking in we were given a tour of Bettles, Quaint little place! All and I mean all of the meals...More

1  Thank Jennie J
Reviewed 23 June 2018

I own a tour company, Alaska Iditarod Tours, and each year I send clients to this lodge for 3 nights as part of a tour package. I have heard nothing but positive comments from my clients about the lodge since Eric and Heather took it...More

1  Thank rmontagna
Reviewed 12 June 2018

My son and I stayed at the lodge for two days in June. Once we arrived at the landing strip and got out of the plane the owner was there to meet us. Our luggage was taken for us and we were driven to the...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$115 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Charming Hotel in Bettles
#1 Quaint Hotel in Bettles
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bettles
#1 Great View Hotel in Bettles
#1 Business Hotel in Bettles
#1 Family Hotel in Bettles
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$115 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Charming Hotel in Bettles
#1 Quaint Hotel in Bettles
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bettles
#1 Great View Hotel in Bettles
#1 Business Hotel in Bettles
#1 Family Hotel in Bettles
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Alex P
6 January 2018|
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Response from Eric F | Property representative |
Hi Alex & Wanda, 40 lb per person weight limit on luggage as you will be traveling in a smaller airplane from Fairbanks to Bettles. Either a Cessna Grand Caravan or Piper Navajo Chieftain. I would be more than happy to... More
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Zoidberg69
15 October 2017|
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Response from Eric F | Property representative |
HI Zoidberg69, If you could tell me where (and when) you've heard this, I will be happy to contact your source directly and set them straight. My Wife Heather and I took over about 3 1/2 years ago and have happily accepted... More
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All, I have been reading through all the reviews of Bettle's Lodge and thought you might offer some additional insight as my wife and I are looking at a visit this Sep. We are looking at visiting either before or after a Princess land tour in Sep. If we visit prior to the tour we were looking at around 5-7 Sep and if we visit after it would be around 20-22 Sep. For anyone who has been there in the Sep timeframe I would be interested in thoughts about earlier vs later in the month, even though I realize the wx can vary greatly in any given month. One other thing we are debating is whether to spend 3 or 4 nights - any thoughts about whether we would have plenty to do if we spend 4 nights vs just 3. I realize they offer numerous flying trips or fishing trips at an extra cost but didn't know if there was plenty to do in the Bettles area itself even if we didn't take advantage of those trips that cost extra. Any other tips anyone could offer that might help two 64 year old geezers plan for this undoubtedly once in our lifetime trip would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much for your time! v/r, elk55 Aurora, CO
28 March 2017|
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Response from Pat S | Reviewed this property |
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
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Room Tips
"The Aurora Lodge here has en suite bathrooms"
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"I believe any room would be a good room. The bed was very comfortable and the lodge was very quiet!!"
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"Stay in the Aurora Lodge"
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"Some room have ensuite not all so Enquiry when booking"
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