Hosting Your Group

Spirit Center is a 21,800 square foot, state-of-the-art retreat facility located on the beautifully secluded, historic Monastery of St. Gertrude. Located on 150 acres of wild, scenic Camas Prairie country, the site offers views of Gospel-Hump Wilderness and Seven Devils mountains. Constructed in 2005 using multiple sustainable building techniques, Spirit Center was carefully engineered to leave as small an ecological footprint as possible.


visionary design

Spirit Center was designed for flexibility and is able to accommodate your large or small group in an intimate and comfortable atmosphere. Our largest meeting room holds up to 120 participants in theater-style seating or 80 people at tables. Other meeting rooms provide break-out space and adaptive configurations, including soft seating and informal group spaces.

Spirit Center comfortably accommodates up to 44 overnight guests. The 22 double-occupancy rooms feature private bathrooms with showers, one double bed or two twin beds, desks and rocking chairs. One room is handicap-accessible. Bedding, linens and homemade lap quilts add the comforts of home for your retreat or meeting participants. An elevator offers easy access to all three residential floors and each floor includes a lounge and kitchenette.

A galley kitchen provides space for your group to prepare and serve snacks or light meals. Visitors are invited to join the sisters in the Monastery dining room for delicious home-cooked meals. Other amenities include a guest library, art studio, prayer chapel, outgoing mail service, and laundry room.

Spirit Center provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Guests are invited to explore the Monastery forest. The Clearwater, Snake and Salmon rivers are just minutes away.

“It was great. In fact I would definitely plan on using the facility again. My only complaint was that we didn’t stay longer. The staff was courteous, the food was great and the views from the top of the hill were worth the hike.”

Mike Howell

University of Idaho Extension

“Spirit Center is an ideal place to hold a retreat or training. The beautiful and peaceful setting provides an opportunity for attendees to take a deep breath and open their hearts and minds to new learning and insight.”

Lisa Stoddard

Community Action

“Each time we come here the setting, the hospitality, deep rest and peace at Spirit Center help make change for the better possible. We have been able to weave your Benedictine values of simplicity, hospitality and peace into our LCSC Yoga Retreat and our lives. Thank you.” 

Meredith Robbins and Jeanette Gara-Betzold

Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology at Lewis-Clark State College, and TRIO Program Retention Specialist

peace and inspiration

This peaceful and inspirational setting makes Spirit Center the ideal location for your next meeting or retreat. Previous retreats have included team-building encounters, off-site strategic planning meetings, church groups and organizations, and educational workshops.


To inquire about availability and specific amenities, please complete this Group Inquiry Form and our Hosted Group Coordinator, Kay Totten, will contact you. Alternately, you can call her at 208-962-2004 and her email is