We are located in the little village of Homestead, one of the original seven villages of the Amana Colonies—Homestead offers a village market, the Amana church museum, and close proximity to the Nature Trail for hiking and biking. The Old Creamery Theater and the famous Amana family-style restaurants are within a five minute drive.
Ours is a rich history; legend has it that Die Heimat (The Home Place) was the original stagecoach stop for the colonies. As early as 1858 it was used as an inn for travelers. From 1906 to 1932 Die Heimat operated as a communal kitchen. Then in 1962 Die Heimat was renovated to accommodate, once again, the travelers who have found a warm welcome for more than fifty years!
Die Heimat is very much in keeping with Amana traditions, such as “Amana-blue” walls, simple wooden structure, and 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)
Small groups and retreats are welcome. We recently acquired the old Homestead General Store, a historic building right beside us. We have named it Next Door: Die Heimat Event Center. With our 16 rooms and Next Door, we are an ideal location for family reunions, retreats, or other events. Please call and let us help plan your next group event or your weekend getaway for two.