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JULY 2020:  COVID-19 Information
The health of our Innkeepers and our guests are paramount, and we are constantly 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.

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:

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  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.

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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