Here are several recipes that made it into the 2nd and 3rd printings of my cookbook, but not the 1st one. Cinnamon Syrup – this is wonderful on the oatmeal pancakes in the cookbook. 1/2 C sugar                                      […]

People in costume celebrating Oktoberfest

A Touch of Germany

Experience an Authentic German Heritage in the Amana Colonies with “A Touch of Germany” October 3-4, 2020 A Touch of Germany Oktober 3rd & 4th Weekend Events Include A Saturday Lederhosen and Dirndl Parade at 10am German Foods and Drinks German Dance German Music Special Entertainment Specials in many of the shops Check the calendar […]

Fall leaves

Autumn in the Amanas

Enjoy  a weekend in the Amana Colonies. Eight special weekends just for you. Fall is a beautiful time to visit and we are planning 8 themed weekends from Sept. 19 to Nov. 7/8. So book your room now and know that you will be avoiding the crowds, while still getting away and getting that taste […]

Derecho tree damage

The derecho that surprised Iowa

We are ok! Many of you have asked how we are doing since the storm – called a derecho – hit our area of Iowa last Monday, Aug. 10. We are fine. The inn is standing strong with no damage. We had some tree damage, with a big sycamore limb falling and narrowly missing the […]


Cookbook is here!

I am so pleased to announce that my cookbook is here and ready for purchase! During the lock down period for Covid  19 and now during a slower season than usual, I have had time to work on some other projects. I was able to create a cookbook and have it published and now it […]

Egg Roll


Egg Roll-up – serves 8-10 1/4 C. butter 1/4 C flour 12 eggs 1 C cottage cheese 1/3 C. milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 tsp. onion pwd and garlic pwd. In a large glass bowl melt the butter in the microwave. Then whisk together the remaining ingredients. Line a 10″ x 15″ jelly roll pan […]


Statement on Coronavirus

I would love to welcome you all to Die Heimat Country Inn. That is what we do – hospitality! So it goes against all our natural impulses to encourage you to do something else these days; that is to shelter in place and stop traveling any more than absolutely necessary. I wish I could tell […]

woman at communal dinner

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 […]

Ox yoke spread

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 […]