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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Eric Fox, and his staff, were WONDERFUL. They supplied us with great food, constant cookies, extra warm clothes and a wake up call at night when the Northern Lights came up. The Lodge was warm, comfy, inviting and had plenty of aurora and Alaska history books and videos to keep us entertained during the time between Lights viewing. And the...

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rustic Bettles Lodge is all you need to see the lights and go dog sledding. Proprietors have made this lodge warm, comfortable and friendly. They provide a town tour, arctic over gear for loan (it was -45 while we were there) and staff to stay up to let you know when the Aurora is viewable. Food is plentiful and good,...

Thank Jen J
Eric F, Owner at Bettles Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jen & Mac You two were great adventurers! You braved some of the coldest temps that I have experienced with smiles. Come back to pan gold with me on the Koyukuk this Summer! Eric :)

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 1 week ago

My team stayed at Bettles Lodge for a week with our helicopter in June with Summer Solstice right in the middle. Heather and Eric were great hosts for our field team, they had us in clean and tidy rooms with a great common area and excellent food. The staff was friendly and helpful and particularly accommodating of our crazy schedule....

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is something truly magical about Bettles Lodge. The location in the interior of Alaska is the perfect spot to view the Aurora Borealis (or the Northern Lights) but it is so much more than that. From the beautiful hiking and snow shoe trails to the warm hospitality of the Lodge owners, Heather and Eric, it is one of my...

Thank nursekim08
Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited Bettles Lodge in December when the temperatures outside were below zero, but inside it was warm and cozy. Eric and Heather are awesome hosts. They attend to every detail and our stay was perfect. Every meal was delicious and the portions were plentiful. We definitely did not leave hungry. Eric's tour of the town was very informative. Heather's...

Thank Pat S
Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went to see the Northern Lights and it was great. Eric was so nice and informative. He drove us around and pointed out the sites. He even took pictures of us at the lake. The scenery is beautiful and peaceful.

Thank autumnblc
Mukilteo, Washington
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I needed to cross 2 National Parks off my bucket list and this venue was perfect for my short time allotment. The Bettles Lodge was very comfortable. The staff was very friendly. Would highly recommend the room with the private toilet (and Jacuzzi tub that we never used). The shower down the hall didn’t bother us. The common room was...

1Thank BucketOn
Lacombe, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My wife and I recently spent three wonderful days and nights at Bettles Lodge. Our hosts and the owners, Eric and Heather, could not have been nicer and more hospitable, always checking with us to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying our visit. Our primary reason for traveling to Bettles was to visit Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk...

2Thank littleking2254
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

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 inside the parks. Hospitality is excellent at Bettles Lodge. All the staff and the owners...

Thank Travellyn1012
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

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 gem in so many other ways

Thank _pws5

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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: $153 - $213 (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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“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
“If you are over 50, Stay in the Aurora Lodge. You have your own bathroom - very important to my husband!”
 of 5 bubbles sldean45, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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