After a week on the John River (with canoe rentals and float plane drop courtesy of the Bettles Lodge), we spent the night at the lodge before heading south. The staff at the lodge is incredible. Every member is pleasant, professional, and exceptionally competent, from pilot to cook to the front desk clerk. They learned our names immediately and made us feel welcome. Every detail of our trip was well planned and we can't wait to go back, maybe for one of Sven's winter camping/sled dog trips.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bettles Hotel Bettles