In the Middle Ages, "Liagarden" ("the farm on the hillside") was a crossroads of local church roads and the pilgrimage route towards Nidaros (today's Trondheim). The recent history of Lia Gård begins in 1976. After the farm was abandoned since the mid-50s, Sigmund and Ingeborg Bø moved there and reside there again. Three years later, a small group gathered for the first family retreat. Lia Gård had become a retreat, a place for new encounters.

Ingar Bø, son of Ingeborg and Sigmund, who was a FEG pastor for 5 years in Germany, lives and works since 2011 with his German wife Mareike and the two small children in Lia, to take responsibility and direction.