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Thinking about visiting Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks? Bettles Lodge is your first stop!
We wanted to visit both and the only way in is by air. Bettles Lodge offers a comfortable place to stay, home-cooked meals and air service to...More
An incredibly insightful 2 days into a place we really did not expect. It was in some ways like the TV show 'Lost'. Truly relaxing, great hosts in Eric and his wife who were excellent. This place is not luxury but it is an absolute...More
We recently spent three days at Bettles Lodge, AK. What an amazing experience! The staff was excellent and very personable. Our room at Aurora Lodge couldn't have been better. The food including the bakery goods was superb. And everyone remembered our name. Kevin, our pilot,...More
The owners of the property are awesome hosts. There isnt a whole lot to do out there unless you take a float plane to the Gates of the Artic etc. or some other flightseeing adventure. The visitor center for the National Park is right near...More
My wife and I stayed here on their Park Collectors package to be able to set foot on the ground at Gates of the Arctic NP and Kobuk Valley NP. Other than hiking or rafting into these 2 parks, this was the best and most...More
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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
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 all races and religions into our home (Bettles Lodge). I'm very disappointed that you've heard a absolutely untrue rumor such as this. Please remember to check the dates on the reviews you read. Heather and I have owned the Lodge since July 1st 2014. You may call me at the Lodge, 7 days a week to discuss any questions or issues you might have with me directly, if you like. We hope to see you in our Arctic paradise soon! Warm Regards from the Arctic! Eric L Fox
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..."