Lochsa Lodge

cabin 1
Main Lodge Building
Clearwater National Forest
Winter in the mountains
Main lodge with fresh snow!
Gift Shop
Country Store & Sinclair Station

Four Season Mountain Lodge in North Central Idaho

Lochsa Lodge is a year-round mountain resort, restaurant, tavern, country store and outdoor recreation paradise. We offer a mostly off-grid experience for Hot Springs Enthusiasts, White Water Adventure Seekers, Mountain Bikers & Hikers, Bicyclists & Motorcyclists, Snowmobilers, ATV & UTV Riders, Hunters & Fishermen, Wildlife Lovers, Family Vacationers and Wilderness Explorers.

Located just over an hour from Missoula, Montana on the Wild and Scenic Lochsa River in Idaho. From the Lodge you have access to the Selway - Bitterroot Wilderness, Natural Hot Springs and the Lolo Pass Recreation Area.

About Lochsa Lodge

A hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation lodge since 1929, Lochsa Lodge offers year-round recreation in the wildest country outside of Alaska. If you want to escape the city and invasive technology we offer seasonal and possible year-round live/work experience in an outdoor paradise!

We offer flexible scheduling and varied work duties to keep your work interesting and to provide you with the time to explore and enjoy all this area has to offer. We offer positions including housekeeping, restaurant (serving), restaurant (cook/dish), country store clerk, maintenance, groundskeeping, and front desk/gift shop.

Check out our website:  www.lochsalodge.com and look us up on Facebook too!

The Employee Experience

Now accepting applicants for Housekeeping, Prep Cooks, & Dishwashers!

Hiring for 2024 Summer Season, with season end dates in mid/end October 2024.

All team members work and live here!   It's an amazing place in the forest.   Off-grid living for the most part.  Some employees buy satellite TV and/or internet, but the main lodge has satellite WiFi employees are welcome to use when they're off work. The Country Store has a pay phone ($1 for 5min anywhere USA), but there is no cell phone signal for over an hour either direction.

We have excellent and recently renovated employee housing which is super affordable and pet friendly!  If you have your own RV or camper van, we have parking & hookups.  We offer generous 50% off meals in the lodge restaurant for employees and 25% off in the lodge gift shop.

We do attempt to give employees 2 days off back-to-back so you can enjoy the great outdoors!  Hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, backpacking, etc......    It's an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true!

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate enjoys the outdoors more than anything. We look for individuals that want adventure and exploration. Individuals who thrive on meeting new people, exploring new trails, and doing a hard day's work.   We always enjoy proactive can-do attitudes and those who can jump right in and work hard while getting along with others!

Our location is remote.  No cell service for over an hour away in either direction.   The lodge does have satellite internet and we allow employees to use it, within reason, when off shift.   The country store has a payphone (old school) for $1 you can call anywhere in the USA!   The closest town is Lolo Montana, over 50 minutes away.   

Room and Board

We offer a mix of employee housing options; ranging from private rooms, duplex units, shared bunk rooms, to RVs depending on the season and employment arrangement. We charge very reasonable monthly rental fees for employee housing, depending on the accommodations provided, and rent includes utilities (water, sewer, power, heat, and trash). 

We offer 50% off our standard restaurant menu prices (no discount on alcohol) Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner daily.    We allow employees use of the Satellite WiFi and landline telephone in the main lodge.   We do offer limited Satellite based WiFi in the employee housing lounge & laundry room!

Employee Perks

Employees get 50% off food & nonalcoholic beverages in the restaurant. Team members can enjoy complimentary beverages such as coffee, tea, and fountain sodas while on shift. We do offer flexible scheduling and everyone who works here truly enjoys being here!

We are pet friendly, so employees with pets are welcome (at our discretion). Pet Deposit is required.

We offer training and cross-training options for those looking to grow the job into a career or just to keep things interesting with shifts in other departments or areas of the lodge.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Located just over hour from the nearest transportation hub (Missoula Montana) it is highly recommended that you have your own vehicle for town supply runs and to access local recreation areas.  Missoula also has the closest airport & bus station to the lodge.   

Lochsa Lodge is physically in the state of Idaho, but we have a Montana mailing address.   We're about 10 minutes from the Idaho/Montana state line and Lolo Pass on US Hwy 12 in the small ranger station community of Powell, Idaho.   We're right along the MST/PST time zone border as well, but the lodge operates on Mountain Standard Time.

For Fun

Our staff enjoys white water rafting, blue-ribbon fishing, hunting, backbacking, camping, hiking, hot spring soaks, river floats, evenings by the bonfire, mountain biking, skiing, and trips into Missoula, MT for awesome concerts, restaurants, and weekend fun.

How to Apply

Send your resume and introduction to: matt@lochsalodge.com

Please tell us a little bit about yourself, what you're looking for, expectations you have, a summary of what skills & experiences you bring to the table, what you may want/need for housing, and when you can start and how long you're hoping to work at the lodge.

Contact Lochsa Lodge