Getting Here

The Monastery of St. Gertrude is located in Cottonwood, ID.

Our address is:
465 Keuterville Road
Cottonwood, ID 83522



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 55 N to US 95 N at New Meadows
Lewiston US 95 S
Missoula US 12 W to Kamiah (see directions below)
Seattle Interstate 90 East to WA 26 to US 195 S to US 95
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 becomes Front Street before passing the railroad trestle. Coming up the hill, Front Street  becomes Keuterville Road. Follow signs to the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, about 2.5 miles from downtown Cottonwood.


Northwestern Stage Lines 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



Lewiston Regional Airport is 60 miles from the Center for Benedictine Life, and Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport is 90 miles away. Each offers connecting flights from larger airports like Seattle, Salt Lake City and Denver. Car rentals are available. Arrangements can be made to shuttle visitors from the airports for a fee.