I have recently returned from a three night trip to Bettles Lodge and it was incredible. It was my first trip to Alaska and I wanted to experience it in the winter time. The staff was great and catered to your every want or need, even a night cross country ski, thanks Melissa. The food was excellent and I think I put on about 20 pounds from Matt's cooking. I did cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog mushing and even snow machined. Of course there was also the Aurora Borealis, which I was fortunate to see on my last night with a bon fire and Jeff's s'mores, totally an amazing night. It was the trip of a life time. Bettles Lodge is definitely the place to go to experience it all and where staff treats you like family. I give it an A+. I hope to return to experience it all again. Thanks again Melissa, Matt and Jeff for making my first trip to Alaska an experience of a life time. Oh, and Matt, you have me totally hooked on snow machining!! You guys were the best!!!! I can\'t thank you enough for all your hard work and the enjoyable time that I had there with you all. I hope to see you all again someday. I had a great time.
We had a great time! First you literally fly to the
doorstep of the lodge and are immediately greeted by the
friendly staff. we saw the aurora lights dancing on our first
night here and it was spectacular. see it from the viewing
cabin. it's almost a surreal experience. try dog sledding and
snow mobiling over the frozen river to see old Bettles.
definitely worth it. this place is remote but beautiful.
everyone was friendly , helpful and welcoming. no complaints.
The Ultimate Vacation.....We came to see the Northern Lights. We got what we came for. The lights were amazing both nights. We were also amazed by the comfort and treatment at Bettles Lodge. I requested a snack tray and wine be placed in our room as a Valentine surprise for my husband. While we were on a walk, a huge tray of smoked salmon, smoked meats, cheeses and crackers along with a fabulous bottle of wine. All served on a candlelit table. It was beautiful. From the time we walked through the doors at Bettles Air, we were treated like family. My husband was allowed to fly as co-pilot and he was thrilled. The treatment at the lodge was also like family. We were equally amazed with the lights and the luxury of this tiny lodge. Food was Excellent. We love Minnie! We will most definitely be back. Hopefully soon!
Jerry and Kari McBride Fort Worth, TX
I will tell you that all the food was great. The dog sledding was so much fun and the dogs were very nice. If you go on vacation I will tell you right now this is the place. I had gone snowshoeing for the first time this year I walked two or three miles into the woods and it was just so beautiful and peaceful. All the activities were just so pleasant and the service was very good. I love this place and i don't want to leave but I am coming back with the family in the summer!!!!! They were amazing, with great service. And all of them are very nice! The food was awesome and all the staff really were just so fun as well.
Henry Montalto, On Hudson, NY