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WELCOME TO

DIE HEIMAT COUNTRY INN


- THE ORIGINAL BED AND BREAKFAST OF THE FAMOUS HISTORIC AMANA COLONIES, IOWA -

Welcome Home!

Some words evoke more than they define and this is the case with the German word for homestead, Die Heimat. Die Heimat means more, much more, than simply homestead. It means that feeling you get when you travel far, experience much, and then, finally, turn the corner in the long road to see your home. Die Heimat – the place you long for. The place where you find rest, good food and friends who are glad to see you.

Come join us and see what we are talking about.
We had a family gathering her in September 2018 and had 5 rooms and they were all great! Food was very good and the owners very accommodating and friendly. Going back next year. Would highly recommend them!
Brenda N.
The hosts are absolutely the best you will find anywhere. The breakfast are something to look forward to. It is also away from all the hustle and bustle, but close enough to historic items to go see and do. I highly recommend this as a must stop and stay.
Doyle W.
Great hosts and room was impeccably clean! I would definitely stay here again if visiting the area.
Amy D. B.
I'm going to miss this place. Whenever you want a quiet get away to the Amana Colonies, I highly recommend this bed and breakfast hotel. My husband and I enjoyed our stay. Our room is very clean, the staff is very nice, the fresh homemade breakfast is amazing and it's very quiet. It's worth the trip. The gift shop is very nice too.
Emily K.
We had a wonderful stay at this great BnB! June and Marc are great hosts and truly helped us to have a restful and interesting stay. The breakfast was scrumptious -- and June's talk while we ate made the Amana Colonies come to life. It is clear that these two work very hard to make everything right for their guests. I definitely recommend this as a lovely place to stay in the colonies!
Eileen V.
This place is just like going home to grandma's house! Marc and June really make you comfortable and are so very helpful. We were lost out in the country and Marc stayed on the phone until we Could see their home. We can't say enough about the two of them. They treat you like family and we can't wait to return. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and you don't leave hungry. If you need a place to relax and get away from life this is it!!!!!
Kim A.
My daughters graduation party was held at the event center "next door" it was beautiful, clean, air conditioned yet so warm and welcoming . Absolutely loved it! PERFECT place to have an event! Such kind owners, even had a congrats sign out front, such a nice touch! Thank You for keeping the history of the center and for making it a place that many can still enjoy to this day. I give 5 stars but deserving of ten!
Tonya S.
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Wedding Celebration
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Room 8 with King Sized Bed
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Dining Room

Your Home away from Home


Welcome to Die Heimat (German for "homeplace") Country Inn where you will Sleep Well and Eat Well.

Die Heimat Country Inn B&B is located in the picturesque little village of Homestead-one of the original seven villages of the Amana Colonies. 
Ours is a rich history; legend has it that Die Heimat was the original stagecoach stop in the 1850s. Die Heimat also operated as an Amana communal kitchen. In 1960 Die Heimat was renovated to accommodate, once again, the travelers who have found a warm welcome for more than fifty years!
Die Heimat is a perfect blend of history and modern comforts. Its decor is in keeping with Amana traditions, such as "Amana-blue" walls and Amana-made furniture. Ours is a simple wooden structure, with the charm and quirks of an 1850's building. We are constantly updating and renovating to provide guests with enhanced amenities and an experience of "Gemütlichkeit" (warmth, friendliness, and good cheer).

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Enjoy The Hospitality of Die Heimat All Year Round

Relax in the quiet comfort of your room, outside on our beautiful grounds, or enjoy socializing with the innkeeper and other guests in our common area.
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THE GEMÜTLICHKEIT OF THE AMANA COLONIES

Experience the Gemütlichkeit (warmth, friendliness, and good cheer) of the Amana Colonies!
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Our NEXT DOOR
EVENT CENTER

Plan your group event in our spacious Next Door Event Center. 
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Homemade Breakfast

Savor a tasty homemade breakfast each morning featuring specialty entrees, pastries, and fresh fruits.