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Bettles Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence
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AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The lodge is VERY clean and comfortable, Eric and the staff treat you like family. The rooms are spacious with a comfortable bed. Great food and plenty of it, snacks, cookies etc. Just a short plane trip from Fairbanks and definitely worth it to be...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge (located 35 miles north of the arctic circle) is a lovely, comfortable, well maintained lodge that felt like a homey bed and breakfast (with all meals though). First the highlights, then the details of what you need to know before you go. I...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Lynda D
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lynda, Thank you for your kind words, and great advise to other travelers! We hope you two will return to see the amazing transformation during our summer months, and we'll go do some gold panning. Eric :-)

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 days at this great wilderness lodge in the Arctic. From the moment you get off the small plane and get welcomed by Eric, you feel caught up in the wonderful magic of the Arctic Wilderness. The silence and beauty of this area...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank DebbieBest1955
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks Debbie! We enjoyed your stay as well. We hope you two come back soon to our Arctic paradise! Eric L Fox Co-Owner/GM Bettles Lodge

Reviewed October 1, 2018

If you are interested in seeing all the National Parks (as we are), there are two in Alaska that are very remote with no roads but can be reached via plane from either Bettles or Kotzebue, Alaska and these locations are very different. We had...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Eric F, Manager at Bettles LodgeResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! Come back to see our Arctic paradise in Winter, and go for a sled dog ride or snow machine tour with us. Winter is our FAVORITE time! Eric L Fox Co-Owner/GM Bettles Lodge

Reviewed September 18, 2018

This lodge has the friendliest staff and some of the best food we encountered on our trip. We were on a three week trip to manage to get to all eight of the Alaska National Parks. Our family handicap is my health (I am in...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded September 19, 2018

Hi Brownbb57, Thank you for the kind words, and we were so glad the weather worked out to get you folks up, out, and on the ground in both of our spectacular, unspoiled National Parks. Give me a call when you're ready to come back!...More

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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 More 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! Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Sauna
Shuttle Bus Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
$115 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bettles Hotel Bettles
Location
United States > Alaska > Bettles
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
$115 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bettles Hotel Bettles
Location
United States > Alaska > Bettles
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Traveler (157)
Dining (7)
Room & Suite (6)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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alexp126
January 5, 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
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Eric F | Property representative |
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
March 28, 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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Room Tips
"We had room 17 at end of hall. Very quiet!!!"
281lyndad
2 weeks ago
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"Check for rooms with private bathroom."
109AnnG
Sep 10, 2018
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"Any room would have to be great!"
T4227WDsusanm
Aug 21, 2018
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"The Aurora Lodge here has en suite bathrooms"
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Aug 11, 2018
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