Welcome to

Die Heimat Country Inn


Your Amana Home

Nestled along the banks of the Iowa River, just off Interstate 80 and close to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, you'll find a rare peace and tranquility in a former utopian and communal German religious community. Welcome to our country inn in the Amana Colonies, offering couples, friends and groups a chance to rekindle love and friendship and to "come back home". You'll be glad you came.

Die Heimat Country Inn

As you step inside, you'll see a hallway of photos from the past - real people, real events right here in our little utopian village. Die Heimat Country Inn is a simple, but beautiful structure built in 1856, perfectly restored to give you a taste of days gone by while you experience the calm, comfort, conveniences and tranquility of the present.

Here, you will experience warm and authentic down-home hospitality, homemade food (breakfast is included), comfortable homey rooms and beautiful spaces to enjoy family and friends as you breathe fresh country air, and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the quaint and fascinating seven villages of the Amana Colonies.

You will have access to our knowledge of the history and present day events of the Colonies. Let us help you plan your stay based on your interests; whether they include history, wine tasting, hiking, shopping, food, and much more.

Welcome! We'd love to host you.

Year-Round Hospitality

Relax in the quiet comfort of your room, outside on our beautiful grounds, or enjoy socializing with the innkeepers and other guests in our common area.

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Your Home Away From Home

Welcome to Die Heimat (German for "homeplace") Country Inn where you will experience "Gemutlichkeit"; warmth, friendliness, and a down-home welcome.

Die Heimat Country Inn is located in the picturesque little village of Homestead; one of the seven villages of the Amana Colonies, Iowa. Homestead is just 3 miles (5 minute drive) from the largest colony of Amana, where most things are located.

We are a smoke-free, pet-free environment and we do not allow emotional support animals.

We are conveniently located: 

  • We now have an EV2 Electric Car Charging Station for your convenience.
  • We also have an outdoor lift, making our building accessible, if you choose a room on the first floor.

See what others have to say about us...

We had a family gathering here in September 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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