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

With snow on our final weekend (which melted next day), a team is now putting the Lodge to bed til May. Thanks for a tremendous first season and special thanks to your hosts Theresa and Mike Giery! ... See MoreSee Less

October 15, 2018  ·  

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This weekend is our final weekend before we winterize the Lodge-we will be closed til May 20 2019. We are serving breakfast Saturday and Sunday 7:30-10am., and the lodge rooms are pretty well booked this weekend. If you can’t make it, we hope you can visit next year! ... See MoreSee Less

October 10, 2018  ·  

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It is snowing at Big Creek Lodge this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

October 9, 2018  ·  

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