Coming to the spirit center?
Please plan to arrive at Spirit Center between 1:30 and 4:00 pm due to our prayer services and meal schedules. If this is not possible, please call 208-962-2000 so we can make special arrangements. Also, if you are delayed (or ahead of schedule), please call us so someone will be here to greet you.
When you turn right onto the Monastery grounds, The Welcome Center and Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will be on your left as you start up the driveway. Spirit Center will be on your left as you continue up the pavement. When you arrive please pull up to the Spirit Center door and unload your luggage. We will then direct you to one of our parking lots or to our handicapped parking spaces.
The Monastery at St. Gertrude’s is approximately 6.5 hours from Seattle, 4.5 hours from Boise, 4 hours from Missoula, and 3 hours from Spokane.
|Boise||US 95 N; US 55 N to US 95 N at New Meadows|
|Lewiston||US 95 S|
|Missoula||US 12 W to Kamiah (see directions below)|
|Seattle||Via Vantage, Colfax and Lewiston|
|Spokane||US 195 to Lewiston, US 95 S|
|Walla Walla||US 12 E to Lewiston, US 95 S|
Either from the North or the South, take US-95 and exit at Main Street in Cottonwood. Continue on Main Street, which will become Front Street before you pass under the railroad trestle. As you come up the hill, Front Street will become Keuterville Road. Follow signs to the Monastery of St. Gertrude, about 2.5 miles from downtown Cottonwood.
Northwestern Trailways serves Cottonwood from both Spokane and Boise. Some people find that riding the bus is more peaceful and economical year-round and less stressful than driving in the winter. We are happy to shuttle you to-and-from the bus stop. For affordable rates and to purchase tickets, visit NorthwesternTrailways.com.
Lewiston Regional Airport is 60 miles from The Monastery and Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport is 90 miles away. Each offers connecting flights from larger airports like Seattle and Boise. Car rentals are available. We are also willing to shuttle you for a fee each way.