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.