Bush Bash August 10 at 7:00pm until August 12 at 10:00am
Bettles Lodge has hosted many an event with live music over the years. We are happy to announce another gathering which is long overdue.
Fly above the Arctic Circle and over the Yukon River to the foothills of the Brooks Mountain Range. Enjoy talented local Alaskan musicians Sweating Honey and Cold Country, not to mention fun contests, good food, cold beer, great company and rural Alaskan ambiance.
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Aurora Photography Workshop September 2012, March 2013
While enjoying his stay at the Bettles Lodge Al Piecka fell in love with the arctic through a camera lens. Al decided to come back and teach a class dedicated to Northern Lights Photography. This will be Al’s third annual workshop, in 2011 the workshop was a great success with many photos taken and lots of smiles and memories had.
Al Piecka is a freelance photographer living in East Wenatchee WA and spends most of his time teaching photography seminars and hosting various on-site nature and wildlife workshops. He has been fortunate to have been published in several magazines. Al believes that “Bettles is the best place to photograph the Aurora."
Fly into Fairbanks, Alaska and let Al take care of the arrangements from there. Roundtrip tickets to Bettles, meals, lodging & activities will all be included in the tour package. Show uip with a camera & tripod, the Bettles Lode will provide Arctic Gear to keep you warm while capturing the lights on camera. We do recommend that you bring a pair of light gloves and a head lamp for a hands free light & warm fingers while working that shutter! The Aurora Viewing Cabin provides the perfect warming hut to visit while you wait for the Lights to appear, or to step in and warm up. Hot beverages and home bake goods provided during the evening to keep that pep in your step while you eagerly see what Mother Nature has to offer from night to night.
Please inquire for more info on the workshop details, itinerary, and pricing. www.alpieckaphotography.com
The Alaskasana Yoga Retreat: January 2013
The Yin and Yang of Alaska is offered to you at these two Yoga Retreats. In the land of the extreme, experience the unknown in yourself and in the outdoors of rural Alaska.
In June you will delight in the Alaska Solstice Sun. The sun will not set during your retreat, making these Sun Salutations the most memorable and authentic you have ever done. The Midnight Sun, shining the entire 24 hours per day, will not only inspire your Yoga practice but your imagination. The sun gives energy, gives light and gives life to new beginnings – a place for transformation. Find yourself meditating under the arctic sun, in a pristine wilderness. Optional tours will be offered throughout the retreat, from flight seeing to boating to sled dogs. This yoga retreat will leave you centered, relaxed and empowered – fitness, adventure and travel rolled into one package.
In January you will see the darkest time of the year in Alaska. This will offer us the most opportunity to see the Northern Lights. The sun will hide from us while we practice in a heated room, protected from the cold temperatures by firing up our bodies, spirit and mind. Enjoy the wood fired Sauna before and after practice. Invigorating practice offered in the evening to spark up the night, awakening your senses for the Aurora Borealis. Meditate under the Northern Lights, harness the energy from the majestic Aurora. Optional tours will be offered throughout the weekend, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sled tours and Aurora Viewing cabin excursions.
If you have never tried yoga, do not feel intimidated! Our instructors will assist you throughout the weekend. The Arctic experience is a great option for both advanced Yoga students as well as beginners: all of our activities are developed with personalized attention to each guest’s preferences and goals. Joining us in these two great adventures will be The Alaska Yoga Project. Local Alaskan Natives from the surrounding villages will be given a chance to attend the workshop, offering a combination of Alaskan spirit and culture to enhance their own practice and dreams – while enriching yours.
Bettlesville Triathlon July 4th Weekend 2013Join us for the Bettlesville Triathlon. Paddle, Bicycle & Run ! The 3rd annual 4th of July event. This fun event has attracted people from all over. Some fly in their own airplanes from other places in Alaska, some are guests at the lodge. Joining us this past triathlon were a lot of local Alaskans, visitors and pilots passing through. A total of 33 people entered the race in the last event, fun costumes and team names – this is as close to a Bettles parade as it gets. The triathlon is designed for anyone to be able to join, from novice to athlete. Paddle across the float pond lake while airplanes taxi for takeoff, 3.5 mile bicycle trek back to Bettles and a 1.5 mile run make it fun for the whole family. Join a team OR do the events solo.