With 16 guest rooms, some with two beds, Die Heimat Country Inn B&B is an ideal place for groups, large or small. If the group is small – under 10 or so – our dining room serves well for a place to gather in the evening, after a day of exploring, for a drink and to chat or play games. Larger groups, rent our Next Door Event Center, where there is ample space to eat and play together, have a meeting, work on a craft, or make music and dance together.
Last week we hosted a group of folks who had worked at YMCA's all over the country – they get together twice a year and chose to spend a night and a day in the Amana Colonies.
We also hosted a family group with members from several different states -Nebraska, Colorado, and Iowa. The 80+ year-old parents treated their children and grandchildren to several days together here in the Colonies.
This week we have five sisters here for three nights from Ohio and Michigan; this is their first visit to the Amana Colonies and from the looks of their shopping bags, they are immensely enjoying their time here in Iowa.
This is just a sampling of the many groups that come our way. Of course, most guests come in twos for a quiet getaway. But the fact that we are larger than most traditional B&Bs means that we can accommodate groups.
Groups are already planning reunions and weddings for next summer, 2018. We welcome all types of groups, large or small. It is our pleasure to get to know individuals and to serve the needs they have when they visit. We serve a full hot homemade breakfast to start off their day. We also have a lovely yard, flower gardens, and outdoor seating when weather permits.
We enjoy sharing about the history of the Amana Colonies and orienting folks to what they can do and see during their visit. Many come back year after year!