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The Dwelling Place B&B

935 Main St. , Pella, IA 50219 USA (Show map)
11 Reviews
$90 - $225
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Upon entering The Dwelling Place you will be stepping into the 1918 era of Craftsman style homes, but completely updated, creating a lovely environment to refresh your spirit, soul and body. Dining and shopping in the quaint boutiques and restaurants are within 1-2 blocks of our home. Enjoying the many gardens in town that are also within walking distance is a favorite to all. The original house where founders, Peter and Mareah Schlolte came and settled from the Netherlands, is just behind our house. Visit the gardens with 25,000 tulips in the spring, and flower gardens in summer as well as touring the house takes one back in time, 1850's to be exact. We were thrilled to be honored by The Pella Historical Trust Society for the restoration and historical preservation of the house in 2013. With both Doug and Beverly experiencing restoration in their personal lives because of Jesus love and transformation power, we too desire others to experience His great love for them. He is first and foremost in our home. Therefore, creating a place of refuge in our home where you will experience the Presence and Glory of The Lord would be our greatest desire. We wait for your call and look forward to meeting you. The Innkeepers Doug and Beverly



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 05, 2014

My husband and I have gone to many bed and breakfast places, but this one is by far one of the BEST!! It is beautifully kept, quiet, a refreshing oasis in a neat college town. Beverly and Doug are wonderful hosts and the breakfast was delicious. If you are looking for a lovely get away this is among the best! Sandy Schneekloth

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Thanks! You were both delightful guests!


4.4 on September 25, 2014

great location in pella

Refreshing, Warm and Inviting

5 on September 25, 2014

From entering the Dwelling Place you feel inspired, uplifted, welcome- You have found your Dwelling Place! The B&B is beautiful, the conversation is amazing, and the location is a very short walk from historic Pella- Windmills, flowered parks, quaint shops, and bakeries.

Secret Place Nice & Quiet!

5 on August 02, 2014

The breakfast Bev served was wonderful. Steps away from the local sights and shops. Bev and Doug are beautiful people to visit with. This B&B is very clean and has internet. I will return again.


5 on June 25, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Iowa. We were so pleased with our accommodations at The Dwelling Place. Beverly and Doug are gracious hosts who made us feel at home. Pella is a charming town.

The Dwelling Place is a Wonderful Place!

5 on June 08, 2014

My wife and I had never stayed in a B & B before. We were always a little concerned about what it would feel like to stay in someone's home that we don't know. All of those fears were gone in moments. After meeting Bev and Doug you realize you are truly welcomed as one of the family. This was very much like staying with that part of your family that you really like! The home is beautiful and it's restoration has obviously been a labor of love for them. If you have never stayed in a B & B before or if you do it all of the time, you will love the Dwelling Place. I can't imagine a warmer, more peaceful place or better hosts than Doug and Bev. My wife and I both highly recommend the Dwelling Place. We will be telling all of our friends and will consider this a wonderful gift idea for anniversaries or other special events. Thank you Doug and Bev for your obedience to the Lord and for making our first B & B experience such a joy.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind and genuine words. They are much appreciated. It was a pleasure to get to know you both and to hear of others living out their faith in a family setting.

The Dwelling Place, A Home Away From Home

5 on October 01, 2013

Doug and Bev do not run this as a business, they run it as their home and guests become part of their family!! The main meal, breakfast, is delicious and beautifully plated. The Terpstra's kitchen remains open for guests beyond breakfast to help themselves to coffee, water, soft drinks, or even ice cream at any time. Conversation at the breakfast table can continue in the warm and comfortable living room where Doug and Bev welcome people to kick off their shoes and escape from life's worrisome problems. They will also, when requested, offer spiritual guidance for some of us grieving, lost souls. I, personally, do not consider Bev and Doug Terpstra, new acquaintances, but new members of my family. Thank you Bev and Doug, Carol Reardon

Innkeeper Response
Carol, words cannot express our gratitude! Thank you and may The Lord continue to meet you.


5 on September 03, 2013

We just loved our stay at The Dwelling Place. Doug and Bev have done a wonderful job breathing new life into their beautiful home. They are fantastic hosts. We stayed in their upstairs suite which is spacious, and felt like home. They are located so convenient to downtown Pella. It was nice to be able to just walk from their home to explore stores and restaurants. The breakfast Bev served was delicious! I would gladly return on another visit, and would highly recommend The Dwelling Place to anyone traveling to the Pella area.

Lovely Stay!

5 on September 02, 2013

This is a fine bed and breakfast in such a lovely town. The location, just a few houses off downtown, is perfect for walking and visiting the local sights and shops. The entire house is kept EXTREMELY clean and tidy. Food was tasty. The couple that owns it are sweet, godly people. You won't find something this perfect many other places.

Craftmanship like few others

5 on August 12, 2013

This B&B was a delight to the eyes and refreshing to the soul.

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Rooms & Rates

Under His Wings Room

The wrought iron QUEEN size bed, with soft cotton sheets, extra pillows and comfy mattress to induce a great nights sleep. Ceiling fan above bed for your convienience. A quiet room with writing desk for computer or laptop or writing postcards to friends. Internet access in your room. Water available in guest refrigerator outside room. Shower in hallway a couple a steps away with handheld shower head. Full breakfast in dining room at 8:30am.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $125

Nightly Rate: $90 - $125

The Secret Place Room

In a cozy back of the house a room with a QUEEN size bed and luxury linens and extra pillows. Internet access is available with password, just ask innkeeper. Complimentary water is in the guest refrigerator for your convenience. The bathroom and shower is in the hall just a couple steps away from room. The bathroom is only shared when the other room is occupied. But most generally it will be a private bathroom. A robe is in the closet, soaps and shampoo available in the bathroom. The Secret Place is a quiet room tucked away.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $125

Nightly Rate: $90 - $125

The King's Chambers

The suite a favorite for all who enter its doors! The high Queen size bed has luxury 1000 thread count linens and bedding along with extra pillows. You will enjoy the tranquility of the room with a sitting area for reading or visiting. The decor is warm and inviting In neutral colors. Guests can retreat to a relaxing hot bath in the jacuzzi. Soaps and shampoo are in the shower. It boasts a private entrance upstairs and secluded from the world. You won't be disappointed!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $225

Nightly Rate: $155 - $225

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Location Type

4 blocks from Central College, 6 blocks from Pella Corp., Vermeer 1 mile east, 4 blocks from Pella Regional Health Center, 1block from city square, Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Nature area, Tulip Time Festival May, Vermeer manufacturing, Central College, Pella Corporation, Lake Red Rock, Religious Services, River, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Fireplace, Internet Service, Washer/dryer , Ceiling fans, Ice cream and all the fixings in evening, Walking distance from shops and bakeries, Fireplace in common area, Delicious full breakfast, Jacuzzi in Master Suite

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Business travel, Knoxville nationals 15 miles away, Tulip Time Festival first weekend in May, Central College Sports Activities, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 pm to 10pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We prefer to keep the air clean and friendly healthy for all
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Ask Innkeeper if any questions
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There will be a minimum stay required for tulip time and for Knoxville nat'ls
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require credit card information to hold room for reservation.
  • Cancellations: A cancellation is accepted 72 hours prior to day of arrival or you will be charged full amount of stay reserved Any cancellations without notifying innkeepers will result in being charged full amount for the room For Tulip time and Knoxville Nationals a 15 day cancellation notice is required or you will be charged for entire amount of stay Thank you for understanding, we are a small business and when we turn someone away because we are full, and then have a cancellation it affects us greatly.



Doug and Beverly Terpstra

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About the innkeepers

Doug and Beverly have need up their home in hopes you may fine a place of peace and refreshing. We have enjoyed creating a place of beauty where you may encounter the Living God. We like to visit about the things of God and his ways. We also like to encourage the broken and pray for those in need of hope. Doug like landscaping nod building small woodworking projects. Beverly loves the 15 grandchildren and doting on them in a little of her spare time.

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Continental if requested

  • Time Served: 8:30 or negotiable
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Signature Dish

Our quiche is delicious and served with a variety of tastes. Doug's favorite blueberry coffee cake is a mouth watering delight. A full breakfast includes a quiche, or another hot egg and meat dish, or pancakes and waffles with fruit, a fresh fruit so some kind served in a lovely dish along side. You will also be privileged to enjoy a homemade coffee cake or healthy muffins or maybe even pastries from a bakery. Bev enjoys preparing your breakfast with the extras. Coffee and tea are always available. Come and experience our lovely environment and leave refreshed.


935 Main St. , Pella, IA 50219 USA (Show map)

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