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Bettles Lodge

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you need the Hilton, keep looking. If you want to see the real Alaska, this is the place. Eric and Heather and their staff were terrific hosts. Rooms were clean and meals were good. My trip was way beyond my expectations. I can't wait...More

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Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks "hiker1949" We can't wait for your return! You two were great, fun, enthusiastic folks and now part of our extended family. See you soon! :)

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best trips! Everyone at the lodge were attentive to our every want and need. Eric, Heather, and all employees are great people! Loved the flights and Kevin is an amazing pilot. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Mary Anne L
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you Mary Anne! You two were great! Give us a call when you want to come back to see the Aurora!

Reviewed 22 April 2017

We went to Bettles with friends and had one of the best experiences ever. We took the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks which was incredibly scenic - saw Mt. Denali very clearly as well as other beautiful mountains and amazing animals. Flew on Warbelows to...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

My husband and I travel quite a bit, have been to beautiful Mediterranean areas, Germany, Jamaica, etc etc. Our 4 day vacation at the Bettles beats all of them. The natural beauty of the place is unreal and the lodge is peaceful and rustic-comfortable. Eric,...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We arrived by bush plane and were met and taken to the lodge to check in and shown our room. The people are very friendly and efficient. The lodge has great food and snacks with an endless coffee pot. The owner gave us a run...More

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US$115 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Alex P
5 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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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
28 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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