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Bettles Lodge

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

I went to Bettles Lodge to see the northern lights. It is located above the Artic Circle in Alaska. Expected to be roughing it, did not happen. The lodge is rustic in appearance but very clean and comfortable. I expected basic food, did not happen....More

2  Thank Ahgo4gusto
Reviewed 25 January 2018

There's nothing at all fancy about the Lodge, but it totally works - the homey atmosphere, the homemade baked goods, the blackboards with the time of your activity written down. And the snowmachining and mushing were outstanding, thanks to the awesome CO couple that handles...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time in Bettles watching the northern lights for two nights in a row. We were lucky enough to stay at the historic lodge all to ourselves and had a great time. If you understand that you are in the middle of...More

3  Thank joseic50
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words Joseic50. As advertised, no "false fronts" here! :) This is the true, Interior, Bush, Alaskan, experience. We hope you come back in the summer and I'll show you how to get Koyukuk River Gold! Warm regards from the Arctic,...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

We had an amazing experience in Bettles, we came to see the Northern lights in Dec and experienced unseasonably snowy weather so the clouds we covering the lights. In any case it did not matter we had a wonderful time at Bettles Lodge, the staff...More

4  Thank Marian A
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you for your great review Marian! We hope you can return to our Arctic paradise soon. Eric :)

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We were met by Erik upon arrival. After an incredible lunch of soup and homemade bread we were taken on a wonderful tour of Bettles along with learning the history of Bettles. The rooms are cozy and comfortable with a sink, toilet and tub. The...More

2  Thank Kccke
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for the kind words, we loved having you visit over Christmas. Come back in the summer for some gold panning on the Koyukuk with me! Eric :)

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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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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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