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Design a beautiful Charcuterie Board (and eat!)

Our Valentine 2020 Package includes an evening of arranging food items on a lovely charcuterie board. Friday evening, Feb. 14, 2020 at our Next Door Event Center Charcuterie is the new and fancy name for a meat and cheese tray. Charcuterie officially means the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and other meat products. […]

Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

“Wheel of Murder” Saturday, February 15, 5:30 pm  Old Creamery Theatre presents a dinner theatre at the Price Creek Event Center in Amana ” You’ve been invited to enjoy a delicious meal and attend a taping of the hit game show Wheel of Money! The contestants are DYING to win big, but unfortunately the only thing […]

Broom Making in the Amana Colonies

The Amana folks were fairly self-sufficient when they arrived in Iowa in the mid-1800s. They performed all the traditional crafts in each village – Crafts such as wood-working, rug-weaving, quilting, blacksmithing, and tinsmithing, among others. They also made brooms. Today the broom-maker still makes brooms at the Broom and Basket Shop in West Amana. Amana […]

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ONLY IN IOWA

Only in Iowa featured us last fall. And it still applies to this fall. So click on the link below to see what they have to say about us. It’s all about a great fall getaway to the Amana Colonies and Die Heimat Country Inn. Only in Iowa offers suggestions for trips, events and unique […]

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Girls Getaway Weekend is November 1-3, 2019

There’s nothing like getting away with some women friends. The Amana Colonies are the perfect place to do it! From the Amana Colonies website: It’s been a busy year and the holidays are just ahead, time to take a break and get away.  We planned the first weekend in November as a perfect time for […]

Smiling innkeepers, June and Marc

Reflections on Five Years of Innkeeping

This surprised us too! Unlike many innkeepers we didn’t set out to find the perfect B&B; in fact we didn’t set out to find a B&B at all. Other than the occasional “oh wouldn’t it be fun to own a B&B or a campground” running an inn was not on our radar. Pre-Die Heimat We […]

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No Two B&Bs are the Same – YAY!!

When Marc and I travel we like to stay at other B&Bs or inns.  As innkeepers ourselves, we notice things in a different way and are constantly getting ideas for how we can improve or do things differently. Sometimes we are pleased that we are doing it “better”.  But almost always we pick up little […]

Die Heimat Country Inn Bed and Breakfast sign with purple clematis growing next to it.

Amana Colonies in Bloom

History of flowers in Communal Amana During the communal era, leaders of the Amana Colonies discouraged growing flowers. Vegetable gardens filled the yards and surrounded the communal kitchens. Land was not to be wasted, so grape trellises were attached to the sides of homes to provide fruit for wines and jellies. Trellises also shaded the […]

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Enjoy a Communal Meal

Special Offer during our 5-year Anniversay Celebration in July Marc and I have poured our hearts into Die Heimat Country Inn for the past five years and now it’s time to celebrate our five-year anniversary of owning this place. We have planned five days of special things for you; something unique each day. On Wed. […]