A touch of Europe, in the midwest! Set on the town square in historic Pella, Iowa, the second story aspect, combined with the Dutch architecture gives your stay at The Guesthouse a distinctly European flavor! The street-level veranda serves as premier seating for local festivals and parades!
Fill your days with high-energy outdoor activites or leisurely strolls through gardens, specialty shops and museums! Then regroup in cozy comfort with your favorite blended beverages and signature snacks, shared at the large country-cottage, kitchen table or in one of the more private alcoves!
While each queen-bed room is luxuriously appointed and equipped with large-screen cable TV, DVD player, radio/alarm clock and extra linens; The Volendam offers a credenza for writing postcards or emails and is nearest the bathroom; The Piccadilly offers extra dresser/drawer storage for extended stays, extra in-room seating and a queen-sized sleeper sofa for extra guests; The Antwerp, down the hall offers the most privacy. Recently added, The Stockholm is a private studio unit with a queen-size bed, it's own bathroom, a kitchenette and covered deck as well as the TV, DVD player & on-site laundry.
Old-world style furnishings in a downtown loft setting, create an exraordinary out-living experience!
Keywords: guesthouse, bungalow, loft
I'm not a Gershwin fanatic, but I loved being An American in Paris!...and in Venice, and in Lake Havasu! Atop the list of my best-days-ever are all those I've spent traveling; either abroad or here in the States. I've visited at least one place I've never been before, every year since 1992. Some years that's been with my husband & sons, sometimes with my parents & sisters and sometimes with dear friends, but ALWAYS in search of what's out there that's different! And... you know what?...They Can't Take That Away From Me!
'Pella' means 'City of Refuge' and vistors to The Guesthouse will find exactly that; a calming, refreshing kind of solitude, set above the bustle of the street. If it's Solice for the Soul you seek, choose from one of 25 churches inside the city limits. If it's retail therapy you need, explore the the specialty shops that line the streets. There's a lake for watersports, river bluffs for nature hiking, and Bald Eagle sightings, bikes trails to bike, jog, walk or cross-country ski, a bowling alley, swimpark, movie theater, ethnic and American eateries; ALL inside a 5 minute car ride. I'm born and raised a 'Pella-can' and Dorothy, there's no place like home!
The Guesthouse is the only lodging available on the Pella town square which puts no less than four Dutch bakeries and meat markets within smelling distance! The first floor boutique and Aveda salon lay all kinds of beauty, literally at your feet! Visitors won't fight crowds or lines anywhere unless it's the annual Pella Tulip Time festival, in which case you're still in luck because The Guesthouse's street-level veranda is prime seating for the Volks Parades and centrally located between all the poffertjes, vetbollen and pork-chop-on-a-stick stands!
Pella Tulip Time Festival, street-level Aveda salon, municipal swimpark includes waterslides & lazy river & children's waterplay area & indoor pool for off-season, 5 minutes from Bos Landen Golf, 5 minutes from Lake Red Rock, 15 minutes from the Knoxville National Raceway, 20 minutes from Tassel Ridge Winery, 30 minutes from Maytag Bleu Cheese, 45 minutes from the Iowa State Fair, Iowa Cubs baseball, Iowa Chops hockey and Des Moines Science, Art and Civic Centers.