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Communal Meal during Take-A-Bite weekend 2020

During the warm summer months Amana Communal Dinners are held in the only remaining kitchen in Middle Amana. The Ruedy Kitchen is now part of the Amana Heritage Society which has big plans for creating an authentic Amana homestead on that site. In April, the kitchen which isn’t heated, is not used. This year, during […]

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Take-A-Bite Weekend in the Amana Colonies

“Take a Bite” is an award winning 3-day food experience that features sampling, hands-on demonstrations, and special dinners.  Voted the Outstanding new event by the Iowa Tourism Commission, each evening features a special dining event like a historic Amana Colonies communal dinner served in the only intact communal kitchen or a Vintners Dinner that pairs […]

Book Direct

#Book Direct

#BookDirect There’s a movement in our industry to educate guests on why it’s best for them to BOOK DIRECT for their stay at independent inns and B&Bs. Sometimes I assume that people know they will get the best rate by booking directly on our website or by calling us. But it’s become the norm to […]

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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 […]