Only 3 weekends left this summer. July 13, August 3 and 31. Reserve on Airbnb.
Reserve a room in our 1865 store completely remodeled and located in the Strawtown historic district of Pella only a few blocks from downtown.
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Before Pella was 10 years old, Adrianus Jan Cornelis ten Hagen and his wife Charlotte built the home, either in 1856 or 1857. The home was constructed from native lumber, flooring was built from planks measuring up to 20” wide, the wood siding was walnut, and some of the floor joists (logs) still have bark on them.
In time, Mr. ten Hagen passed away, but Charlotte continued to live in the home until she sold the property in 1876 to Garret and Catharina Stegeman. Garret, then 49, proceeded to build additions to the west and north, more than doubling the size of the house. With the added space he turned the southeast room of the home into a store. Little is known about the store, but it is said to have operated for several years. Mr. Stegeman passed in 1887 after a two-year battle with throat cancer, but Catherina continued to live in the home until her death in 1903. Following her death the home had several different occupants.