Built in 1931 by Ed Budge, the resort consists of seven log cabins in a serene setting adjacent to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area in the White River National Forest, 40 miles from the nearest hard-surfaced road. Guest cabins are lit by gas lamps and heated with gas stoves and the main lodge has electricity.
The resort was originally called "Budges." Construction was started in 1928. Materials were brought in on pack animals from down river, over Blair Mountain and down Wagon Wheel Trail. Hike the trail behind Cabin #1 and see what an exciting experience that must have been. Old timers tell us that the trail got it's name from the wheels of broken down wagons left at the top of the trail. After you take your hike, you'll understand why wagons didn't survive the trip.
Elevations in the area range between 9,000' and 12,000'. There are many trails leading from the resort to high meadows and dark timber, where deer and elk abound. Cutthroat, brookies and rainbow trout thrive in the rivers and high lakes. Wild flowers are at their peak in July and the yellow aspens in the fall and are a sight to behold! Always take your camera along.
In the winter of 2017, Budge's Lodge was acquired by Wolf Creek Outfitters, LLC from former owner, Larry Parks. Wolf Creek Outfitters looks forward to continue and improve the tradition of excellence that has come to be known as Budge's Lodge.
Budge's Lodge offers primitive lodging in one of our seven spacious cabins on site that vary in size. While in a remote location, modern amenities are the norm. The main lodge has a full commercial kitchen, restroom, dining and living room area. Meals are prepared twice a day and served family style in our central dining room.
BIKING & HIKING TRAILS
full course breakfast & dinner served daily
"Professional outfitting service that goes above and beyond expectations & the views & meals are spectacular."~Steve M. (Wisconsin)
"Budges Lodge is one of the most unique places on earth. We love it!"~David O. (Kansas)
"Great, affordable and clean place to explore the Rocky Mountains. Lots of wildlife to see & the staff make you feel at home." ~Rachel D. (Colorado)