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Bettles Lodge

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Bettles Lodge was an extremely hospitable place, and even though the weather didn't quite co-operate (hence no auroras!) I had a really good time and even went river rafting. Places of interest near the lodge are visitor's centre nearby (where we learnt more about the place and watched videos of the aurora and the history of Alaska), the old Bettles...

Thank Narita K
South Carrollton, Ky
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Eric & Heather, the new owners of Bettles Lodge, have managed to give guests a little bit of Heaven in the middle of nowhere in Alaska. They & their staff are super friendly, helpful & have their act together. Thanks, Cheryl, for finding my necklace. We enjoyed staying in the Aurora Lodge. Bed comfortable & showers hot. Big commons room....

2Thank WorldTravelers1218
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My wife and I took a trip here to see the Northern Lights. We loved it! The whole trip was a fun adventure, from the Fairbanks to Bettles flight to the dog sledding to the late nights watching the northern lights. The lodge's staff are great and friendly. Bettles only has a population of about 30 in the winter so...

1Thank Brandon S
Clemson, South Carolina
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We traveled to Bettles via Warbelow's Air Ventures from Fairbanks, as arranged by Heather at the Lodge. Check-in for Warbelows was in a small building where luggage, backpacks, everything was weighed. Total limit was 40 lbs. Once your items are weighed and marked, they're gone so be sure to take out anything that you might need for the next several...

3Thank NationalParkHiker
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Bettle's lodge for 2 nights in April, and I have to say it was one of the best experiences of my life. The flight to Bettle's was run by a local charter company and the staff were friendly and helpful. The view on the flight was breathtaking and in around 60 mins we were...

4Thank Crystaletto
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Gorgeous place. Great food! Basic accommodation, but it did have everything we needed. The communication in the lead up was ok. Internet is not great, so I understand it could take a while in between communications. We went there specifically to see the aurora and to take part in a photography course. The course was independant, but offerred through Bettles....

Thank Jostar007
Thornton, Colorado
Reviewed 30 March 2015

My 9-year-old son and I traveled to Bettles for Spring Break 2015. Our primary purpose for choosing Bettles was to see the aurora, and we were not disappointed! The aurora came out every night of our three nights there. One night in particular it was straight overhead, stretching from horizon to horizon, and dancing all over the sky, green, purple,...

1Thank Melanie R
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 20 March 2015

What an excellent three days we spent at this lovely outpost! We thought of this as a once-in-a-lifetime trip and now we want to go back. Bettles is usually within the strongest portion of the auroral activity oval. Weather there is more likely to be clear than in Fairbanks, so watching the aurora borealis was our prime reason for choosing...

5Thank Vacation00002
Reviewed 13 March 2015

The Bettles Lodge sits 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle and is a good jumping off point for the Gates of the Arctic National Park (should you be considering a summer trip) The auroral oval usually runs right overhead. There are about 12 people who live in Bettles, so light pollution is not a problem. These are the perfect...

2Thank Lydia W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

My whole trip to Alaska centered around my desire to see the aurora. I took a commuter plane to Bettles and arrived at the remote lodge. There weren't many other people around, so I took a walk. I walked for miles and did not see another living human. That night, I stood outside alone, and finally, at 4:00am, the dancing...

2Thank Larry K

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Bettles Lodge

Address: 101 Main St, Bettles, AK 99726
Region: United States > Alaska > Bettles
Price Range: ₹ 7,461 - ₹ 10,380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
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Bettles Lodge Alaska
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“we had a standard room and used the shower and toilets in the hallway and it wasn't a problem.”
nergisblood, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Specify in-suite if you have a preference, as the historical lodge and the Arora lodge vary in this regard.”
markhF5856MO, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask about bathroom facilities, some rooms have them and others have the showers/toilets down the hall and are very private and accomodating.”
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.”
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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Dhboring, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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