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Bettles Lodge

Bettles Lodge

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Bettles is located 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle in one of the last true pristine wilderness areas in the world. The small village of Bettles resides on the banks of the Koyukuk River, in the foothills of the Brooks Range – the northernmost mountain range in North America.  It is known as the “jumping off” point of adventure into the Brooks Mountain Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, Noatak National Preserve, and Kobuk Valley National Park.  Bettles Lodge offers complete trip packages as well as those individual services you may require. We offer unguided or guided wilderness trips including fishing, backpacking, canoe & rafting, photography and flight-seeing. In the winter, come enjoy the Northern Lights viewing, dog mushing and cross country skiing. There are no limits to the possibilities that await you in the Last Frontier.

Bettles Lodge has specialized in custom trips to the Brooks Range for the past 30 years. Creating a unique experience, Bettles is far from the beaten path, a real Alaska Lodge with plenty of character and characters! Bettles Lodge offers all-inclusive Summer and Winter Tours; Hotel, Restaurant, Gift Shop, Bar, and Aviation Fueling & Parking for those who travel in their own airplane. We specialize in accommodating your modern adventures.


Switch off your cell phone, escape and relax! Bettles offers the ultimate experience for the outdoor enthusiast, Alaska traveler, and Northern Lights seeker. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the Arctic any time of the year.

In Bettles village, stay at one of our two accommodations, the Historic Bettles Lodge or the Aurora Lodge.
  • Historic Bettles Lodge - Built-in 1952, the original Bettles Lodge became recognized as a National Historic Site in the year 1996. Offering a billiard room with pool table, full-service kitchen, and gift shop with local native arts & crafts.
  • Aurora Lodge - All of the luxury you need while away from home is waiting for you in the Aurora Lodge. Our Deluxe rooms offer Jacuzzi bathtubs and private bathrooms. A full-service kitchen is also located in the Aurora Lodge.
Property amenities
  • Free parking
  • Sauna
  • Free breakfast
  • Canoeing
  • Billiards
  • Baggage storage
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Bar / lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Special diet menus
  • Vending machine
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Outdoor furniture

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