Upon entering The Dwelling Place, you will be stepping into a 1918 Craftsman style home. It is our hope that you would have a Bed and Breakfast experience like none other. Sometimes a person that has not experienced a bed and breakfast are a little hesitant to do so. But we hear from guests often their experience at the Dwelling Place is excellent in every way. So we invite you to step into our home in a completely updated historical house, that creates a lovely environment, not only to refresh your body, but your spirit and soul as well!! It is our prayer that you would encounter not only rest, but delicious food and a place to encounter HOPE!
We find at the table that Jesus loves to come and dine with you offering drink from His living water! You see He invited himself to Zacchaeus table and Mary and Martha invited Him to dine with them.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…”Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.” Matthew 25:35-40
The Dwelling Place guests repeatedly thank us for hospitality and they sense peacefulness in our home. Often God meets them in an unexpected yet very welcomed way. Divine appointments that only God could make happen are set up by heaven alone. One of those testimonies, a couple was searching for a new place to move to and searching out various communities. I said, Oh I was reading in the word today that some in that day were experiencing persecution so they fled to a small town, named Pella in Israel. It was like an arrow from heaven, encountered them both, and they knew they were to move here. They now live here!!
Pella is a community rich with Dutch heritage and architecture. Our property sits on what was once the garden area for Mareah Scholte. The house Peter and Mareah Scholte built when they immigrated here in 1849 from the Netherlands still stands and is within a short walking distance from the bed and breakfast.
In the fall, Pella plants 300,000 new tulip bulbs for the spring enjoyment of the many travelers coming for Tulip Time festival in May each year.
The Dwelling Place is within walking distance of many historical buildings, shopping and Dutch cuisine. Pella hosts many community events and festivals year round. Download the Pella Now app to keep tabs on upcoming events and a listing of local restaurants and businesses. The Historical Society website features area attractions in more detail.
Check out the unique shops and dining uptown.
Make sure to give us a call if you have any questions about scheduling a time to visit Pella and book your stay today!