Mountain View Retreat– a place and time for connection
You don’t have to travel far or spend a fortune to find a beautiful setting for your personal or group retreat.
Whether you come for strategic planning, religious retreat, or personal renewal, you’ll find the freedom to focus clearly on your goals.
Mountain View Retreat has hosted non-profit boards, school district administrators, church groups, therapists, martial artists, yoga practitioners, musicians, and healers and, of course, our on-going classes and retreats.
We’re dedicated to helping you create a positive future, and we want you to succeed.
Mountain View Retreat House is located on Cataldo Mountain, on 86 acres of forested land bordering the Coeur d’Alene River in Northern Idaho. At our doorstep lies the 72-mile Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, offering extensive opportunities for walking, biking, blading, and in winter, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.
Guests encounter an array of wildlife, from summer’s tiny hummingbirds to the rare wildcat. We also share the land with turkey, owl, moose, bear, deer, and elk.
Retreats and Meetings
The retreat house looks out on the surrounding Bitterroot Mountains. The main room features cathedral ceilings and expansive views. At 1300 square feet, it affords ample space for your group’s activities: large and small meetings, prayer and meditation, exercise and movement. The room can be arranged in a variety of configurations to meet your specific needs.
The meeting room is equipped with CD, tape, and DVD players, massage tables, and martial arts mats.
The downstairs includes five double-occupancy bedrooms, bathroom and laundry facilities, wood-heated sauna, and fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.
You can prepare your own meals or request catering for group events. A small café is within walking distance and open from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., seven days a week. You’ll find groceries, gasoline, and movie rentals in the village of Pinehurst, 5 miles east of Cataldo. Rural Idaho has no public transportation.
Weather and Clothing
Winter weather requires dressing for snow: hats, boots, and gloves. Winter temperatures range from 0-40 F (-16 to 2 C ). Spring and fall have lows of 30 F (0 C) to highs in the mid-sixties (15 C). Summer temperatures are between 60 -100 F (15 to 36 C), and evenings are often cool. Bring casual clothes, good walking shoes, and slippers. Layering in all seasons is wise.
How To Get Here
Mountain View Retreat House is located in Cataldo, ID, 60 minutes east of Spokane, Washington on Interstate 90.
Book flights to Spokane International Airport (GEG) on Alaska, United, Delta/KLM, America West or Southwest. Rental cars are available at the airport. Payless Airport Shuttle provides door-to-door transportation from the airport. Make reservations at least 24 hours in advance by calling Payless, 208-762-7433. Guests are responsible for their own transportation.
From I-90 (east or west) take Exit 40, Cataldo. At the bottom of the freeway off-ramp, turn right. Go one block to the stop sign. Turn left onto Canyon Road and cross the silver bridge. About 100 feet beyond the bridge is the CCC Road on your right and a driveway. Don’t go down the CCC Rd; do go up the driveway. The address, 35691 E Canyon Road, is posted at the base of the driveway. Come up the drive to the switchback. The two-story building on your left is the retreat house. Park in front. Welcome and make yourself at home!
If You Have Time
Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes: 72 miles of biking! More information here.
Route of the Hiawatha: biking through 11 tunnels and over 6 train trestles. Spectacular! Moose sighting almost guaranteed. More information here.
Silver Mountain Ski Resort: Winter downhill skiing. Summer mountain biking, concerts, horse-back riding. More information here.
Lodging with meals and meeting room
$40.00/person/day—single occupancy may be available, depending on size of your group. $74/person/day with three meals.
Meeting room $125/day for all day use without lodging.