The Dwelling Place B&B Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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All The Comforts of Home!

5 on August 27, 2018

We were in Pella to visit our granddaughter after her first week as a Freshman at Central College. We wanted someplace near the campus and downtown that captured the charm, warmth, and history of Pella. The Dwelling Place could not have been more perfect! We asked Bev, the “Innkeeper”, for some background of the inn, and the story that followed was both intriguing and inspiring! We would definitely recommend The Dwelling Place, and hope to return!

Great place to stay!

4.6 on July 06, 2018

The host were very accommodating and friendly. Bev made breakfast for us very early due to an early departure. We felt very welcome in their beautiful home. We would definitely revisit!

Perfect place to stay

5 on September 09, 2017

We stayed in the "well" basement bedroom. Cute, quiet, cozy and just perfect. The house was beautiful and welcoming. The hosts were very friendly and made sure we had what we needed. The breakfast was outstanding! If ever in the area again, I would book another stay!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much! We love hosting!

- Beverly Terpstra (innkeeper)

Jeet and guri

5 on July 03, 2017

Beautiful house, great couples dev and bev. I would love to come again in future. The breakfast was awesome. Overall everything was outstanding

Wisconsin Bopa

4.6 on October 11, 2016

Great location, beautiful home.

Great place for an overnight stay

4.0 on May 23, 2016

Very relaxed atmosphere; very comforting environment; very encouraging conversation with the owners. We highly recommend it!

Girls get away

3.8 on May 05, 2016

Enjoyed our stay at The Dwelling Place. It is conveniently located within walking distance to the main town square in Pella. Beverly and Doug were friendly and accommodating. The home is very clean and tastefully done. The breakfasts were delicious. Sharing a bathroom might be a drawback for some.

Pleasant and Peaceful

4.4 on April 22, 2016

Elegant and serene, easy walking distance to the tulips, shops and restaurants on the square at center of Pella.

A Blissful B+B

4.8 on February 04, 2016

A lovely, immaculate B+B with everything done to perfection. Doug and Bev Terpstra are a delightful Christian couple. The have transformed a former dentist office into an elegant B+B with Doug doing all the carpentry work himself. Beverly served a delicious breakfast and presentation was picture perfect!


5 on February 04, 2016

The owners have completed restored this 100-yr old home with beautiful woodworking and decorating. They made us feel completely at home and made our overnight getaway very enjoyable. Breakfast was terrific. Location is convenient. We will definitely return.

The Dwelling Place B & B - A Lovely Arts and Crafts Renovated Home

5 on September 02, 2015

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at The Dwelling Place in Pella, Iowa. We spent a weekend there for The Tulip Festival. We could walk to most of the activities and restaurants. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to our friends.

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

Innkeeper Response
Thanks! You were both delightful guests!

- Beverly (innkeeper)


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.

- Doug &Beverly (Innkeeper)

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.

- Doug and Bev (innkeeper)


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.

A real gem!

5 on August 10, 2013

We were exceptionally pleased with the warm hospitality Doug & Beverly provided. This B&B is a beautifully decorated home with many items of interest throughout. It's quiet but close to the main downtown areas of Pella. We would come back to The Dwelling Place as our first choice and strongly recommend it to friends. Be sure to take a little time to get to know Doug & Beverly, they're delightful people and happy to share their Christian fellowship. We also felt the value for the price was great.

The Dwelling Place B&B


  • Nightly Rate $125 - $240
  • Reviews (22) 4.8
  • Rooms 5
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone 1-6416604962
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