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Bettles Lodge

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100 Bettlesfield, Bettles, AK 99726
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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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1 Thank Sabel1971
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly the most amazing place I have ever visited. Starting from the arctic landscape beyond any words beautiful - to the mesmerising Aurora (Northern Lights) and absolutely awesome Bettles Lodge team - it really has been once-in-a-lifetime experience, really hoping to also visit this stunning place during summer period!

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Holualoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge has a very good chef, the beds are comfy, and the staff is exceptionally helpful. They make every effort to accommodate you, and are very kind. They really do have cold weather gear. If you're a plus size, just ask, and someone will check what they have to make sure if they have your size. Walking through the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my 2nd time back at Bettles Lodge. It speaks alot why i went back a 2nd time. If the experience wasn't good or if the chances of catching the Lights is not high, i wouldn't have gone back a 2nd time, and potentially a 3rd 4th 5th time. Catching the Lights depend alot on whether there is clouds... More 

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3 Thank Elaine C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Simple but comfortable lodge in the far North. Great place to go to see the Northern Lights. Good food and friendly staff. Dogsledding outings can be arranged and beautiful countryside. The lodge is well located to the Bettles airfield.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

But warm and cozy inside! The Northern Lights had been on our bucket list forever so my husband and I and another couple decided that this was the time - a 50th anniversary celebration! We read a lot about the best possibilities for having good viewing of the Aurora, and decided on Bettles Lodge, based on their location and the... More 

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Jacksonville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Bucket list #1....Northern Lights. Not only did we get the lights we received so much more. Eric and Heather (owners) are wonderful people. Ready to lend snow shoes, cross country skis, cold weather gear, phone call when lights are out and so much more. We came as guests and left as family. Chris is a wonderful chef, food was excellent... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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... More 

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