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APRIL 2020: OPENING DAY IN LIGHT OF COVID-19
In normal seasons, we would open Memorial Day Weekend, and that is still a possibility.  But 2020 is anything but normal, and we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely.  We will provide an update on our seasonal opening by early May.  Of course, the health of our Innkeepers and our guests are paramount, and we are evaluating procedures and options from enhanced cleaning protocols to social distancing for guests.. In the meantime, we appreciate your willingness to make reservations and plans to enjoy the Idaho backcountry this summer.

CANCELLATION POLICY
We recognize that some of you have made reservations for 2020 and may wish to cancel due to concerns about COVID-19.  Here are details:

  • Should we not open Memorial Day weekend, any guests who are affected until the date of the opening will be fully refunded.
  • For cancellations made more than 48 hours before arrival and with a check-in date on or before June 30, 2020:  we will refund your credit card for the amount charged less 6% which partially covers the credit card fees for the initial reservation plus the cancellation.  As a non-profit institution, we hope you understand this policy.
  • For cancellations made less than 48 hours of arrival and with check-in dates on or before June 30, 2020:  we will refund your credit card for the amount charged less 30%.
  • For cancellations from July 1-October 12 (closing date):  We will provide a credit for future stay at Big Creek Lodge, usable for 24 months.
  • Cancellations can be made via email to office@bigcreeklodgeidaho.com.  Please provide the name the reservation is under, number of rooms, and dates.
  • Should circumstances warrant later in the season, we will announce adjustments to this policy.

JULY, 2020:  Due to a private reservation, the lodge will be closed July 21 – 22 to lodging guests, and July 22 for walk-in meals.

AUGUST 2018:  Great video from Rich Weltner-checking on construction before the Lodge opened.

Rich Wellner Video

 

JULY 2018: Meteorologist Roland Steadham from Boise’s KBOI Channel 2 visits Big Creek Lodge just before the Open House.

Roland Steadham

 

OCTOBER 2017: A time lapse of the Big Creek Lodge construction.

Construction Time Lapse

 

2017: Idaho Public Television’s Outdoor Idaho: Where the Road Ends—Big Creek.

Where the Road Ends—Big Creek

 

OCTOBER 21, 2015: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) coverage after ground breaking.

Idaho’s Big Creek Lodge Taking Shape

 

JULY 30, 2015: McCall Star News coverage of logistics of rebuilding Big Creek Lodge.

A Showcase for How to Get It Done

 

JULY 23, 2015: National Public Radio/Boise State coverage of why Big Creek Lodge is being rebuilt.

Why A Remote Lodge In Idaho’s Backcountry Is Being Resurrected

 

JULY 18, 2015: Idaho Aviation Foundation’s 25 year history of flying disabled children, adults and wounded warriors into the Idaho backcountry to enjoy a weekend getaway.

Wheels Down in the Wilderness

 

JULY 17, 2015: National Public Radio/Boise State coverage of ground breaking.

Volunteers Rebuilding Iconic Backcountry Idaho Lodge After Fire

 

JULY 16, 2015: Idaho Statesman coverage of rebuilding Big Creek Lodge.

Pilot group to rebuild backcountry lodge in Payette National Forest

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Dinner for Forest Service employees last night. Dinner for Forest Service employees last night.
Things are warming up at Big Creek! Things are warming up at Big Creek!
Beautiful day at Big Creek, no matter the weather! Beautiful day at Big Creek, no matter the weather!
The Salmon River area turned out pretty well from The Salmon River area turned out pretty well from a snowpack perspective. We hope to open in late May but check back for Covid updates early May.