Backcountry Lodges and Breakfast Flights

Visit a backountry lodge for the morning, or for a week

Ship Island Lake from the Air
Breakfast Flight at the B

The backcountry lodges listed below range from rustic to luxurious. Most lodges are open from late May through sometime in September. 

Scenic Breakfast Flights: We can fly you in for breakfast (select lodges only) and back out the same morning. Breakfast flights offer a stunningly scenic perspective of the Frank Chruch Wilderness. These flights frequently start in Salmon, Idaho, since starting in Salmon offers the best price. However, we are happy to take people in from Boise, McCall, Stanley, Idaho Falls, Bozeman, Sun Valley, Jackson, etc., on a charter rate. Call to ask for a flight quote. 

Scenic Flight (without the breakfast stop!): Lodges may only be open a few months out of a year, but our mountains are always scenic. Call us about getting up in the air for an hour or more to get some sweet aerial views.

Lodge Stays: If you’re coming from farther away or are looking for a longer trip, we can drop you off at a lodge and pick you up a few days later to take you back home. During your stay, you might fish, hike, ride horses, play cards, and relax around a campfire. This is a great option for those looking for a get-away vacation in the heart of Idaho’s wilderness. 

Many lodges can also arrange a guided hunt for you, or act as a launch point for a backpacking adventure. 

Each lodge has its own character, so explore their websites and give them a call. 

Wondering where the pricing is? Pricing depends on your origination, your destination, and what kind of plane we need to use to accommodate your group. There are too many potential combinations for us to be able to post all of that here. Give us a call, and we’ll work it up for you!

B-C Ranch flights

B-C Ranch

From their website: “The B Bar C is a 200 acre ranch near the end of the forest road. The ranch has two main cabins, the Lodge and the Roadside House, two main barns, a private plane hangar, as well as numerous outbuildings. The ranch maintains a relaxed and comfortable feel that makes it a great place to escape for a few days. Solar power means that we even have the amenities of Wi-Fi despite being on the edge of the wilderness in the Salmon-Challis National Forest. We strive to provide you with as many options for adventure as possible.”

Breakfast Flights Available. 

Learn more by visiting the B-C Ranch Website.

Big Creel Lodge IdahoBig Creek Lodge

From their website: “Grounded in a near-century-old legacy, this is a whole new escape from the commonplace. (Re)built by the Idaho Aviation Foundation to be a beautiful, nonprofit public resource in the great outdoors, Big Creek Lodge opens up an off-the-grid backcountry experience unlike anything else out there.” Check out the Big Creek Lodge website.

Breakfast Flights Available. 

Wondering what to do at Big Creek Lodge? Visit their activities page. 


Flying Resort Ranches

From their website: “Flying Resort Ranches, Inc. operates two world-class ranches.
They are accessible only by air, horseback, or river boat. Guests are welcome at both ranches for meals and/or overnight accommodations. Space is limited and reservations in advance are required. For reservations or more information please contact our General Manager in the Salmon, Idaho office.”

Breakfast Flights Available

To see what both ranches have to offer, check out the Root Ranch page, and the Flying B page.

Middle Fork LodgeMiddle Fork Lodge

From their website: “The Middle Fork Lodge (MFL) sits in the middle of 2.3 million acres of the Frank Church Wilderness in the beautifully scenic central region of Idaho. The Lodge was re-constructed by the current owner during the early 2000’s. Meticulously thought through, the Lodge renovation embodies the original structural integrity and history of what came before. The Middle Fork Lodge is a place to energetically recharge one’s mind, body, and soul. At MFL, we believe in creating unforgettable luxury experiences paired with an unparalleled level of the undiscovered American West.”

Breakfast Flights NOT Available

To view the options available, visit the Middle Fork Lodge website.