Spirit Center – Getting Here

Spirit Center


Flying: Lewiston Regional Airport is one hour away from Spirit Center and offers connecting flights from Seattle, Washington and Boise, Idaho. Car rentals are available at the airport, or we can transport you for a fee of $25 each way.

Driving: Take Cottonwood exit off of US 95. On Main Street (becomes Keuterville Road) pass under the railway trestle. Follow signs to the Monastery of St. Gertrude. Spirit Center is 6.5 hours from Seattle, 4.5 hours from Boise, 4 hours from Missoula and 3 hours from Spokane.

Take in the view. Take your time.

Monastery ForestFor your retreat, consider the bus! Have someone else drive while you take in the scenery. Some people have found that riding the bus is not only a less stressful way to travel in winter, but more peaceful and economical at all times of the year. The Cottonwood area is served by Northwestern Trailways and we are happy to transport you from the bus stop and back. Find affordable rates and purchase tickets at NorthwesternTrailways.com.

Retreatants coming from a distance often extend their stays by a day or two, making the experience “worth the trip.” While one person might choose to come a day early to pray and prepare himself to go into retreat, another might elect to stay a day afterwards, in order to process her experience before returning to daily life. A night’s stay at Spirit Center is $85 donation, which includes meals. Ask about the opportunities to come early and stay late when you register for your next retreat. Call us at 208-962-2000 to learn more and/or schedule to be picked up.