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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall 2016 building


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 […]

Committee in CA with sunshine

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 […]

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 […]