Corporate Retreats and Business Meetings

We host corporate events and business meetings. There is plenty of room to spread out Next Door for meetings and fun and relaxing activities with Die Heimat Country Inn located right next door with its 16 guest rooms and breakfast/dining room area.

Next Door was once the Homestead General Store, a thriving center of commerce for the surrounding community. Later it was a museum. Now it is used for private and corporate events of all kinds. The historic building with wood floors and tin ceilings is a great place to get inspired. It is large enough for groups of 150 and has moveable partitions that also make it suitable for small groups. The building is geothermally heated and cooled and comes with a full kitchen and tables and chairs for 100 people. There is a place suitable for wall projection and high speed Internet is provided for all our guests.

Die Heimat Country Inn sign

Die Heimat Country Inn was originally a stagecoach stop in the 1850s when it was first built. Later it served as a railroad inn and then as a communal kitchen when the Amana people settled in Iowa. In 1960 it was remodeled and became the first lodging in the Amana Colonies. It has served as a place of welcome and hospitality ever since. The historic building offers you the charm and simplicity of the Amana past with the conveniences of the present.

We welcome your corporate events and can help you plan for catering meals at Next Door or for experiencing the fine German restaurants in the area. There is much to see and experience in the seven villages of the Amana Colonies. We are happy to arrange a tour of the area for your group with our experienced and knowledgeable guide.

Die Heimat Country Inn and Next Door Event Center may be the perfect places for your next event. For an exceptional and out-of-the-ordinary venue, call 319-622-3937 for more information and to plan the details of your retreat or meeting.

Next Door - Die Heimat Event Center

Business groups that have met here recently:

  • Modus Engineering
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Pampered Chef
  • Iowa Pharmacy Board
  • Pen Tech Health