Eat

For details on our opening date and COVID-19 precautions please go to our Reservations Page

Healthy & Hearty. Focused on healthy, filling cuisine to fit backcountry tastes, our meals change, depending on what’s in season and inspiring us.  You won’t order off a menu—but we’re sure you’ll enjoy what the Innkeepers have dreamed up for you on your day.  For breakfast, enjoy a hot cup of coffee as the sun warms the lodge porch and your breakfast is cooked. Lunch and dinner are wonderfully prepared specialty meals, and we have limitations on how many we can serve, so reservations are needed (see information below).

 

Setting the Scene

With a centerpiece of a grand 40-foot fireplace made of native rock, our open dining room seats 20, with potential overflow space in the neighboring lounge. A large wraparound porch offers a bonus place to drink coffee or grab a bite with a view. Although the Lodge is not a general store, we do have an assortment of wine, beer, and other beverages for sale.

Why are reservations required for lunch & dinner?

Although we would love to accommodate drop in visitors for lunch or dinner, we are a very small ‘boutique’ operation with just a couple of employees.  With no phone on site or grocery store within 3 hours, it makes meal planning difficult.  So, we hope you understand that we cannot serve ‘drop in’ guests for lunch and dinner.  Lunch and dinner reservations need to be confirmed 48 hours in advance—to do so simply drop a line to managers@bigcreeklodgeidaho.com with your date, headcount, and if there are dietary requirements.  The Innkeepers will let you know if they can accommodate your request.

Please note that the lodge is closed for meals on Tuesdays, although Monday overnight lodge guests will be served Tuesday breakfast if desired.

Due to a private reservation, the lodge will be closed July 22nd for walk-in meals.

Dining In

The lodge is open for meals Wednesday through Monday at the hours listed below.  Monday overnight lodge guests will be served breakfast Tuesday morning if desired.  Please note reservations are required for lunch and dinner as noted below.

BREAKFAST: open 7:30 am to 10:00 am – $20/meal

No reservations required, but if you have a group  of 6 or more, it would be nice if you could drop us a line in advance at managers@bigcreeklodgeidaho.com.

LUNCH: open 11:30 am to 1 pm – $20/meal

Reservations required 48 hours in advance.  Lunch is served between 11:30 am and 1 pm; Inquire for reservations to managers@bigcreeklodgeidaho.com.

DINNER: Seating from 6:00 – 6:30 pm – $25-35/meal

Each dinner is specially planned for a limited number of guests, so reservations are required 48 hours in advance, and the Innkeeper/Cook will confirm if they can accommodate your request, and provide a sitting time for your reservation. Email managers@bigcreeklodgeidaho.com

DRINKS: A range of beer, wine & other beverages are on the menu.

Big Creek Lodge asks that guests refrain from bringing their own alcohol into the common areas of the lodge.

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