The Methodist Church Retreat is nestled in the Des Moines River Valley in Van Buren County, IA., in a small town called Bentonsport. The Church was built in 1857 and served its congregation until 1988. It then became a private home. Shortly thereafter it became a rental property for those wanting to visit historic Van Buren County. Room. Visitors that stay at the Church definitely enjoy the comforts of a true home-away from home.
The Methodist Church is a comfortable home-away-from-home. The residence is in a semi-secluded area and is a beautiful, serene, and spacious rental that can comfortably sleep 11 people. There is plenty of floor space for airbeds which we will supply if needed. It has sleeping space for eleven people, a full kitchen, dining area, TV area, and two full bathrooms. The Church is perfect for family getaways, business retreats, receptions, family reunions, ladies' or men's outings, honeymoons, and much more.
Van Buren County is not only rich in beauty, but also in history. Towns are within short distances of each other. Bentonsport has several shops with food, antiques, and gifts. It has a formal rose garden growing within the walls of an old mill. It has the oldest truss bridge this side of the Mississippi. It was built for horse drawn carriages and wagons. It became a bridge for motorized vehicles and is now a foot bridge over the Des Moines River. Within a 6 mile drive are several dining places and also more shops. During winter, local businesses are closed, but there is still plenty to see and do in the area, if you want to be entertained.
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