Nestled along the banks of the Iowa River, just off Interstate 80 and close to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, you'll find a rare peace and tranquility in a former utopian German community, the Amana Colonies. Welcome to Die Heimat Country Inn, offering couples and groups a chance to rekindle love and friendship and to "come back home".
Die Heimat Country Inn B&B is located in the picturesque little village of Homestead, one of the seven villages of the Amana Colonies in Iowa.
Ours is a rich history; legend has it that Die Heimat was a stagecoach stop in the 1850s. Die Heimat also operated as an Amana communal kitchen. In 1960, Die Heimat was renovated to accommodate the travelers who have found a warm welcome for nearly sixty years!
Current Innkeepers, Marc and June Hershberger, purchased Die Heimat Country Inn B&B in July 2014.
Die Heimat (which means the 'homeplace') is a perfect blend of history and modern comforts. Its decor is in keeping with Amana traditions, such as "Amana-blue" walls and Amana-made furniture. Ours is a simple wooden structure, with the charm and quirks of an 1850's building. We are constantly updating and renovating to provide guests with enhanced amenities and an experience of "Gemutlichkeit" (friendly and welcoming). Our bountiful homemade breakfast is served each morning in the dining room.
Groups and Events:
Imagine your event in the old Homestead General Store, a historic building right beside Die Heimat, now Next Door: Die Heimat Event Center.
It is large enough for groups of 130 and has movable partitions that also make it suitable for smaller groups. The building is geothermally heated and cooled and comes with a full kitchen and tables and chairs for 100 people. High speed Internet is provided.
With our 15-room Inn and Next Door Event Center, we are an ideal location for reunions, retreats, meetings and other celebrations and events.