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 »

The IAF

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 »

News & Happenings

Lost in Big Creek Keys and a phone...Did you lose it?Claim to own!Phone was found on the runwayKeys were found on the road to elk Summit ... See MoreSee Less
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Big Creek beauty beckons allLeaves are turning. Now it's fallSoon we leave. The season doneThanks for all the crazy FUN! ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcoming so many bikers, families, hikers, hunters, pilots and campers...Our last day is Octobet 6, so come visit in September !!! We look forward to seeing you. ... See MoreSee Less
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