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Bettles Lodge

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Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited Bettles Lodge in December when the temperatures outside were below zero, but inside it was warm and cozy. Eric and Heather are awesome hosts. They attend to every detail and our stay was perfect. Every meal was delicious and the portions were plentiful. We definitely did not leave hungry. Eric's tour of the town was very informative. Heather's...

Thank Pat S
Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went to see the Northern Lights and it was great. Eric was so nice and informative. He drove us around and pointed out the sites. He even took pictures of us at the lake. The scenery is beautiful and peaceful.

Thank autumnblc
Mukilteo, Washington
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I needed to cross 2 National Parks off my bucket list and this venue was perfect for my short time allotment. The Bettles Lodge was very comfortable. The staff was very friendly. Would highly recommend the room with the private toilet (and Jacuzzi tub that we never used). The shower down the hall didn’t bother us. The common room was...

1Thank BucketOn
Lacombe, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My wife and I recently spent three wonderful days and nights at Bettles Lodge. Our hosts and the owners, Eric and Heather, could not have been nicer and more hospitable, always checking with us to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying our visit. Our primary reason for traveling to Bettles was to visit Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk...

2Thank littleking2254
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Thinking about visiting Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks? Bettles Lodge is your first stop! We wanted to visit both and the only way in is by air. Bettles Lodge offers a comfortable place to stay, home-cooked meals and air service to inside the parks. Hospitality is excellent at Bettles Lodge. All the staff and the owners...

Thank Travellyn1012
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

An incredibly insightful 2 days into a place we really did not expect. It was in some ways like the TV show 'Lost'. Truly relaxing, great hosts in Eric and his wife who were excellent. This place is not luxury but it is an absolute gem in so many other ways

Thank _pws5
Aromas, California
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We recently spent three days at Bettles Lodge, AK. What an amazing experience! The staff was excellent and very personable. Our room at Aurora Lodge couldn't have been better. The food including the bakery goods was superb. And everyone remembered our name. Kevin, our pilot, did an excellent job of flying us to Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley...

Thank sldean45
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The owners of the property are awesome hosts. There isnt a whole lot to do out there unless you take a float plane to the Gates of the Artic etc. or some other flightseeing adventure. The visitor center for the National Park is right near the lodge but other than that not much else there. Unfortunately we were only able...

Thank jbk51691
Enid, Oklahoma
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here on their Park Collectors package to be able to set foot on the ground at Gates of the Arctic NP and Kobuk Valley NP. Other than hiking or rafting into these 2 parks, this was the best and most convenient way of getting into these parks that I could find. I thoroughly checked out...

Thank okiedent
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We recently visited Bettles as a launching pad to see Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks. We were pleasantly surprised to find such wonderful and hospitable people working there- from the front desk staff (Grace and Kate were so fun!) to the owners (Eric and Heather- we loved the tour of both new and old Bettles-so amazing),...

Thank BRosswog

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Bettles Lodge

Address: 101 Main St, Bettles, AK 99726
Region: United States > Alaska > Bettles
Price Range: $161 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Bettles Hotel Bettles
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“Specify in-suite if you have a preference, as the historical lodge and the Arora lodge vary in this regard.”
 of 5 bubbles markhF5856MO, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask about bathroom facilities, some rooms have them and others have the showers/toilets down the hall and are very private and accomodating.”
 of 5 bubbles mlwitzke, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we opted to get a smaller room, and share the hallway bath - it worked out just fine for us.”
 of 5 bubbles kackian, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are rustic with comfortable beds and warm covers. We went with the jacuzzi room.”
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 of 5 bubbles Dhboring, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have heavy quilts; in winter that's the most important thing!”
 of 5 bubbles 28lesliel, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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