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 »

News & Happenings

Enjoy the Big Creek area from a bicycle! The road over Profile Pass is open for driving. Keep in mind that it's a good idea to bring a chainsaw to take care of fallen trees. ... See MoreSee Less

July 7, 2020  ·  

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Good Morning from Big Creek! Drop in and relax with a hearty breakfast from 7:30 to 10:00! ... See MoreSee Less

June 27, 2020  ·  

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Unloading supplies to feed the hordes that are coming now that the weather has decided to cooperate. . . ... See MoreSee Less

June 20, 2020  ·  

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Moose on the loose at Big Creek today! Moose on the loose at Big Creek today!
Dinner for Forest Service employees last night. Dinner for Forest Service employees last night.