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Bettles Lodge

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We had a great time in the lodge. Eric and Heather were fantastic folks. Eric started our stay with a personal tour of the lodge, Bettles and the nearby community of Evansville. Very informative and interesting. We stayed at the Aurora section of the lodge....More

Thank mosocwbrian
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you folks with us if even for a short time and hope you come back to see the majesty of the Arctic in Winter! Give us a call when you're ready to return to the North....More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Being canoeists and living up to the reputation of being cheap we elected to sleep elsewhere but partake of the Lodge's hospitality. We found the food good and filling. I particularly liked the portion sizes and side choices. Being diabetic and counting carbs I did...More

Thank worth-voyageur
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 23 August 2017

Hi "Worth-voyageur", Thank you for the review of our restaurant and am glad to hear that you were pleased with the meals you ate at our Lodge. We are a year round operation, based completely out of Bettles and live here all year. We are...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Visited Bettles Lodge in December of 2016 to see the Aurora Boreaiis. Not only were the lights incredible, but Eric and Heather made the experience so personal.They and their staff make it their mission to serve their guests in any and every way possible. This...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We just wrapped up our visit to Bettles Lodge. I can't say enough good things about Eric & Heather and their small staff. They made our visit to arctic Alaska outstanding. We did the all inclusive package plus the National Parks Collector trip. The accomodations...More

Thank Frank B
Response from Eric F, Owner at Bettles LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words Frank! We hope to see you folks back up here in the Arctic soon!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

If your Bucket List includes these two National Parks and you want the absolute best experience you can have then contact Eric or Heather Fox the owners of Bettles Lodge in Bettles Alaska. Eric will take care of your flight from Fairbanks, Alaska to Bettles,...More

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Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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USD 595 - USD 1,192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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USD 595 - USD 1,192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
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Alex P
6 January 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
16 October 2017|
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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
29 March 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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"Some room have ensuite not all so Enquiry when booking"
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"The winter lodge has 4 rooms equiped with wirlpool/jetted tubs."
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"Listed as "luxury" due to cost of getting/staying there. Accommodations are rustic but perfectly..."
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"Different amenities in the 2 different lodges. Ask for details when booking."
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