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Oakley, California
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Wife and I just competed a three night stay at Bettles Lodge. What a wonderful trip. From the moment you step off the plane till the time you leave, you are treated like family. Owners Eric and Heather are very accomidating to all your needs and will do their best to make sure you enjoy your stay. The food was...

Thank Ramon J
Parker, Colorado
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We spent three nights at Bettles Lodge experiencing life in a remote Alaska community. The owners of the lodge, Eric and Heather, were really friendly and their hospitality was refreshing. They treated us like honored guests in their home. Eric was a wealth of information and was always available to answer questions and make recommendations. Their photographer, igloo builder, aurora...

1Thank VirginiaWindlawn
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We just came home after an amazing week in Alaska(2/4-2/13/16). Several days were spent at Bettles Lodge. It was a trip of a lifetime for myself and my husband. The owners, Eric and Heather, were so informative and welcoming. The staff, Lisa, Jan, and Chris, were so thoughtful and accommodating. Chris was the chef and made delicious entrees for us...

Thank LBF60
Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 25 January 2016

If you’re an adventure seeker, Bettles Lodge is a destination for you. There are a wide range of activities all year round, but I planned my trip for January. I was hoping for Northern Lights and I got them (wow). Like fishing, there are no guarantees, so set your expectations accordingly. Although the lights are a big prize, there are...

1Thank crabwisperer
Mill Creek, Washington
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The owners of Bettles Lodge, Heather and Eric, saw to it that our three-day stay in the Arctic was an absolutely positive experience. We went, of course, to see the lights, and that was a truly remarkable experience. But thanks to the staff at the lodge, our trip involved so much more. The food was plentiful and terrific, and we...

1Thank Fred A
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I went this time during the winter. It was incredible!!! Scenery, the people, nice activities to do, and off course....the Northern Lights! Dog sledging was amazing with 2 very nice peeps, snowshoeing, cross country skiing....you can go off the beaten paths! Eric, Heather are the most amazing people and the chef Chris, makes every meal a feast! Lisa has always...

1Thank Sabel1971
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Truly the most amazing place I have ever visited. Starting from the arctic landscape beyond any words beautiful - to the mesmerising Aurora (Northern Lights) and absolutely awesome Bettles Lodge team - it really has been once-in-a-lifetime experience, really hoping to also visit this stunning place during summer period!

1Thank VictoriaChernih
Holualoa, Hawaii
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

The lodge has a very good chef, the beds are comfy, and the staff is exceptionally helpful. They make every effort to accommodate you, and are very kind. They really do have cold weather gear. If you're a plus size, just ask, and someone will check what they have to make sure if they have your size. Walking through the...

2Thank Anna N
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is my 2nd time back at Bettles Lodge. It speaks alot why i went back a 2nd time. If the experience wasn't good or if the chances of catching the Lights is not high, i wouldn't have gone back a 2nd time, and potentially a 3rd 4th 5th time. Catching the Lights depend alot on whether there is clouds...

3Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Simple but comfortable lodge in the far North. Great place to go to see the Northern Lights. Good food and friendly staff. Dogsledding outings can be arranged and beautiful countryside. The lodge is well located to the Bettles airfield.

1Thank Douglas W

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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 

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Address: 101 Main St, Bettles, AK 99726
Region: United States > Alaska > Bettles
Price Range: €108 - €151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Bettles Hotel Bettles
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“All the rooms are rustic with comfortable beds and warm covers. We went with the jacuzzi room.”
  • View from bedroom window 6AM
 of 5 bubbles Dhboring, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have heavy quilts; in winter that's the most important thing!”
 of 5 bubbles 28lesliel, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“In the lodge the rooms are more "historic", with more modern rooms in the building behind.”
 of 5 bubbles 179jeremym, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Aurora Lodge seems to be where most of the "city tourist" stay and is highly recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles BucketOn, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Amenities in rooms in the Aurora Lodge are more modern than rooms in the lodge itself. That said, rooms in the lodge are quite comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles littleking2254, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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