What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Big Creek Lodge 1936

The History

Built in 1934, the log cabin-like Big Creek Hotel attracted generations to this outdoor wonderland. Until, in 2008, a fire burned this piece of Idaho history to the ground. Many thought this unforgettable destination was lost to the past. Until we gave it a new future.
Back in the Day »


Basically, the Idaho Aviation Foundation exists so aviation destinations that often fly under the radar keep existing, too. This dedication is exemplified in Big Creek-a remote, rare gem in Idaho's rich aviation heritage.
Making it Fly »
Ponderosa pine trees
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness sign

The Area

Big Creek lies on the lip of a vast 2.4 million acres of untamed land known as the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. By and large, it's pretty epic out here.
The Place to Be »

The Crew

Go behind the scenes to see who makes the magic happen. Our fabulous crew is here to help you.
Meet the Caretakers »
Mike and Theresa Giery

News & Happenings

Road to Big Creek update: Hats off to Miri (a local cabin owner) who provided these photos and comments from a couple days ago. There is about 2-3’ of snow at Profile Pass and much more at snow drift spots. But there are also many, many trees down on both sides of the pass...including multiple trees more than 2’ diameter. It will be a few weeks before it is passable for regular cars. ... See MoreSee Less

June 12, 2019  ·  

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June 10, 2019  ·  

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It was actually snowing awhile ago. The fire is crackling and the guests are enjoying a quiet day after days of hiking and mountain biking ... See MoreSee Less

June 7, 2019  ·  

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