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

FYI... The Lodge will be closed to the public on Tuesday the 20th and Wednesday the 21st for a private event. We'll be open again on Thursday the 22nd! See you then! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

July 17, 2021  ·  

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Shot of the sunrise shining up onto the clouds.

We wanted to spread the word on meal times again so we're all on the same page.

Breakfast is served 7:30 am to 10 am, we do take walk ins.

Lunch we serve between 12pm and 1pm, we have switched that back to reservation required. It does not need to be a 48 hour reservation, but an advance notice for lunch is required.

Dinner is 48 hour reservation required only.

For any meal reservation please email managers@bigcreeklodgeidaho.com

Look forward to seeing you all! We appreciate your business.
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June 14, 2021  ·  

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Here is another road update sent in to us within the last week.

"We went in via Warm Lake - Landmark - YP - Profile Creek - Big Creek. This route is good as far as The Red Metal Mine Road Intersection with the Profile Creek Road. From that point to the Big Culvert (aka the intersection with the old road to the Cleveland Mine) the road has solid snow cover as of 5/31/21, From the Big Culvert to Edwardsburg (aka Big Creek) the road is mostly clear of snow. Rubber tired ATVs have made the trip over Profile Gap to Big Creek last weekend. Based on our past experience on tired ATVs, travel by tired ATVs is easiest in the early morning while the snow is stiffest, and lower tire pressure helps a lot. But it is soo easy on tracks we don't do that any more.

The portion of the trip from the Red Metal Mine Road intersection to Belvedere Creek (about 1 mile south of Jacob Ladder Flat) has not been cleared of trees wide enough to pass full sized vehicles."
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June 6, 2021  ·  

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