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Bettles Lodge

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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

We recently visited Bettles as a launching pad to see Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks. We were pleasantly surprised to find such wonderful and hospitable people working there- from the front desk staff (Grace and Kate were so fun!) to the...More

Thank BRosswog
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I went to Bettles to go above the Arctic Circle. Learned a lot about the Arctic in the nearby Park Office. Great people. Although we were there for an afternoon snack the staf made up a lunch for us and gave us our Arctic Circle...More

Thank Eagle999
Reviewed 19 April 2016

My wife and I loved this place Everything was just fantastic and we totally agree with all the previous "positive" comments. A couple of things to add; - the staff create a real "warm" environment - if you are considering dog sledding we strongly suggest...More

Thank paul t
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Unique and unusual. Accommodations not luxurious, but for God's sake, this is the Arctic Circle!! Food was superb; fellow travelers incredibly interesting; lodge keepers (not natives) fun and entertaining. Dog sledding experience was wonderful!!! Don't miss it!This place has a laid-back family ambience. Book it...More

Thank RaquelSMA
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Bettles Lodge was the highlight of our 4week holiday, we stayed for 5days 4nights and we still didn't want to go. We felt welcomed as soon as we got off of the plane on the air strip, all the staff were welcoming and friendly for...More

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Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free Parking
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Breakfast included
Free Parking
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Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$ 115 - US$ 160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$ 115 - US$ 160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
29 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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"Some room have ensuite not all so Enquiry when booking"
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"The winter lodge has 4 rooms equiped with wirlpool/jetted tubs."
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"Listed as "luxury" due to cost of getting/staying there. Accommodations are rustic but perfectly..."
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"Different amenities in the 2 different lodges. Ask for details when booking."
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