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Bettles Lodge

100 Bettlesfield, Bettles, AK 99726
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night at Bettles lodge and loved it. Jamie planned a wonderful itinerary for us which included a float down the Kuyokuk river to old Bettles, and then a flight see into Gates of the Arctic NP in a float plane. It was a great time! Staff were friendly, food was really good, and the lodge was rustic... More

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge manager, Hazel and her staff are friendly, capable and well trained. They took good care of us and always treated us like friends, not customers. Their love for Alaska was infectious. The remoteness of the lodge made the whole trip seem like a true adventure. The food was hearty and filling and the portions were just right. They... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you are looking at this property, you already know about its remoteness and uniqueness. It really is a great experience to see a village that is only accessible via plane for most of the year. We stayed only three nights. Unfortunately, the northern lights did not cooperate., despite our getting up or staying up all kinds of hours. We... More

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Brisbane, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A belated review but this trip was beyond our expectations. This is because you can't know the weather until you are there, the reality of the remoteness and the adventure into the unknown. I've read some of the other reviews and i am glad I went with an open mind. We chose Bettles in the hope of seeing the best... More

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Sacramento, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Dirty Little Secret that no one tells you about: The Northern Lights Are NOT Visible to the human eye in color as what you see in photos and videos. Even then you need expensive particular cameras which keeps the shutter open long enough to catch the color. We stayed @ Bettles Lodge from Jan 24-30, 2014 (6 nights). We... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Definitely one of the best places in the world to view the Northern Lights! The staff is awesome, top notch service catering to our every need, everyone is so friendly! The meals were great, we absolutely loved them! We went on the dogsled tour and had a blast! Despite the cold the scenery is beautiful and the weather was great.... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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90 reviews 90 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Hubby and I had a world class adventure. The auroras were heart-stopping. The meals are home-cooked and delicious; staff could accomodate my vegetarian needs (which my travel agent has forgotten to pass on). The rooms and lodge are comfortable. The female moose with a male rack on the wall was hilarious. As for the daytime adventures: snow machines and dogsleds... More

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Saint Rose, Louisiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you want to experience the Alaskan Winter, Bettles Lodge is the place to go. The lodge was very comfortable; it felt like home. The meals were home cooked and delicious. Hazel and her staff treat you like family and take care of your every need. We did the dogsled and snowmobile tours and found peaceful and beautiful scenery at... More

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Eagleville, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

An amazing experience. The lodge is adequate for basic needs, the meals have been wonderful. The activities during the day are super experiences for being in the north. Dog mushing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snow machine tours and time and space for relaxation. Sleeping between midnight at 5 am is limited because of the beautiful Aurora to which we... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband & I loved this place, but I can see where others wouldn't. It's remote and in the middle of wilderness without any place to go. If you're easily entertained and adventurous, you'll love it. We did the dog sledding here rather than elsewhere due to the remoteness, it was very serene and peaceful. We didn't get to see... More

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Address: 100 Bettlesfield, Bettles, AK 99726
Location: United States > Alaska > Bettles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
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