Lael Retreat Center

An 80-acre property near Troy, Idaho


Draw closer to God and his creation by exploring the beauty of nature at the Lael Retreat Center. Lael is a Hebrew word meaning “belonging to God.” Lael’s forests, meadows, and trails offer a chance to walk and explore its peaceful beauty. Its facilities provide a comfortable and inspirational setting for gatherings, meals, and overnight stays. 

Lael is located east of Troy, Idaho, just two miles off State Highway 8 at 1181 White Pine Flats Road. The facility is open between Easter and mid-November and may be reserved for retreats, conferences, weddings, family events, or other similar purposes subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. 


The Bozett Barn

Named after Lael’s founder, Lael’s multi-purpose event facility provides all the comforts for overnight stays. 

  • Full kitchen facilities and dining tables that seat up to 60 people. 
  • Two restrooms with hot showers. 
  • A large multi-purpose room upstairs suitable for gatherings, games, or presentations. 
  • The multi-purpose room and a third-floor loft provide segregated sleeping areas. 12 wall mounted cots with pads are provided. Sleeping bags and pads or additional cots are the responsibility of the guests.
  • The front of the Bozett Barn at Lael
    The Bozett Barn
  • Exterior view of a wooden chapel with a deck and large windows.
    The Sunrise Chapel

The Sunrise Chapel

Lael’s Sunrise Chapel sits at the crest of a hill providing a 360 degree view of the magnificent rolling Palouse landscape and Clearwater Mountains. The Chapel provides comfortable seating for up to 60 people and is wheelchair accessible. There is electricity for your group’s audio or audio-visual equipment. The large deck and expansive front windows bring the glories of God’s ever-changing creation into view for all to enjoy.

Nature Trail and Grounds 

An outdoor amphitheater, picnic tables and a fire pit beside the Barn offer options for outdoor meals and activities at Lael.  A nature trail begins near the amphitheater and winds through the meadows and forested areas of the property. Benches along the trail offer inviting places to sit and reflect among the trees or alongside the pond.  A walk around the trail loop takes about 20-30 minutes.

  • Hay bales are seen on a hilltop at Lael, with mountains and a beautiful summer sky in the background.
Two people sit on chairs in a gazebo overlooking a pond.


The newest amenity at Lael is a shady gazebo overlooking the pond along the pond loop of the nature trail. The gazebo is an excellent location to admire the beauty of the area as well as to stop and watch for wildlife such as moose, deer, birds, and turtles and frogs in the pond.


Use of the Bozett Barn is required for all events, since the barn provides access to restrooms and water. There is no restroom or water service in the chapel.

Single Day Use (generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
$125 for single daytime use of the event barn
$50 additional for use of the chapel

Overnight or Multi-Day Use
$200 per day for use of the event barn
$100 additional per day for use of the chapel

Note that there is a two-day minimum rental for weddings to allow for set-up, decorating and clean-up.


Please check availability and review our policies and procedures prior to making a reservation.

To reserve Lael, please submit a reservation form.



Mailing Address

405 S. Van Buren, Moscow ID 83843

Physical Address

1181 White Pine Flats Road, Troy ID 83871

Driving distance to:

  • Moscow: 19 miles
  • Troy: 6.7 miles
  • Deary: 9 miles
  • Spring Valley Reservoir: 6.8 miles