Innkeepers posting for photo with man and lady

Groups: Large and Small

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 […]

stairs leading up to entrance

Our Building is Now Accessible

Our inn is now accessible without using steps! Marc has been busy redoing the entrances at Die Heimat. The front has new, sturdy steps made with treated cedar-tone lumber. The back, which is our main entrance (off the parking lot), has new steps as well. The steps are not as steep as they were and […]

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Green, Green, Green

Reduce use of Electricity  We replaced incandescent light bulbs with LEDs to reduce electrical consumption (expensive? Yes, but they pay for themselves quickly) Magical lighting – When guests walk into the hallways and dining room they are greeted with lights activated by motion sensors. We have those lights and our outside sign lights on timers […]

Map of Amana Colonies

Tour All Seven of the Amana Colonies

There is a lot more to see in the seven villages of the Amana Colonies than you might think. It’s easy to make a quick stop in Amana, dash in to the General Store, maybe walk through the historic Woolen Mill and Furniture Store and end with a meal at one of the three German […]

Historical view of two buildings

Die Heimat Country Inn Is Packed With History

One winter morning a few weeks ago we had breakfast here in our dining room with Harold Pitz. His is a famous name in our hallways. Harold is the gentleman who, along with Harlan Geiger, (recently deceased), owned and remodeled this place into a B&B in 1960. Harold is no youngster but he has a […]

Amana Style Quilts

I had a delightful conversation with Amana quilt expert, Carolyn Trumpold, last week. She had a large quilt in frame in her upstairs quilt room when I stopped by. The wooden frame that filled the room reminded me of the one my mother still owns and uses occasionally at age 86. Amana quilts are “whole […]

Quilting Traditions I Grew Up With

My mother sewed all our clothes growing up. I have three sisters and one brother so that kept her busy. The brother had only the occasional homemade shirt but we girls rarely had a store-bought outfit. I have vivid memories of standing on a chair so mom could get the hem of a new dress […]