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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson
historic Big Creek Lodge

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

Payette National Forest posted a need for a volunteer this summer at the Big Creek Ranger Station (this is separate from the Lodge). ... See MoreSee Less

April 14, 2018  ·  

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The Idaho Salmon River Mountains had a good snowpack this winter, along with much of the mountainous parts of Idaho. That’s good news overall but it may mean not getting to drive into the site til early July. ... See MoreSee Less

April 14, 2018  ·  

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It’s here! The new Big Creek Lodge website will allow you to explore the lodge, the area and make reservations (rooms, cabin and yurt are available starting Aug 1). Many thanks to CLM Marketing for their creativity and hard work on our new site! Enjoy it at BigCreekLodgeIdaho.com ... See MoreSee Less

April 4, 2018  ·  

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