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Oro Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We expected remote, small town, rustic. We didn't expect great service, friendly staff, Cordon Bleu Chef for dinners, and an aurora watcher to wake us whenever there was some action in the dark night sky! Don't miss the dogsled ride--the two hour one at 4:30 p.m. The silence is deafening, the scenery amazing, and the history of the area makes...

1Thank Bleewzg
Reviewed 25 February 2016

So much to say where to start! Bettles Lodge was exactly what we were looking for. Warm (literally because we visited in February) friendly and comfortable. Commuter flight in to -20 degrees, a quick settle in the lodge and then off on a short informative driving tour of the area and life in the artic. We stayed 2 nights in...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 February 2016

After extensive research for Aurora Borealis viewing, we selected Bettles Lodge for our family vacation (children ages 9-17) and we were not disappointed. A true arctic adventure in the best sense: dog-sledding, snow-machining, and cross country skiing during the day served as wonderful counterpoints to the spectacular and breath-taking aurora displays. Eric, Heather, and their staff rolled out the welcome...

Thank Charles P
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The Bettles Lodge is a Five Star Experience. Don't expect a Ritz Carlton but know that you will find real hospitality, first-hand nature, and a taste of unspoiled Alaska. I went for four nights and would have enjoyed being there longer. This is a superb place to stay if you want to experience off-the-road Arctic Alaska. You may or may...

Thank David G
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 17 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 26 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

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • 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: ₹ 7,521 - ₹ 10,464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Bettles Hotel Bettles
Bettles Lodge Alaska
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“Ask about bathroom facilities, some rooms have them and others have the showers/toilets down the hall and are very private and accomodating.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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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 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
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