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. 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.
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!
Die Heimat 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 provide guests with enhanced amenities and an experience of “Gemutlichkeit” (friendly and welcoming).
Marc and June purchased Die Heimat Country Inn in July 2014. They are happy to be back home in Iowa where they grew up. They have lived in New York, Pennsylvania, Nicaragua and in Tanzania, East Africa where they were the country directors for Mennonite Central Committee, a relief and development organization.
Marc is a mechanical engineer, a creative problem-solver and extraordinarily skilled at building renovations and fix-ups. June was a teacher and an administrator. At Die Heimat she loves hosting guests, cooking breakfast and learning about online marketing.
Marc and June enjoy welcoming guests from many places around the world to Die Heimat Country Inn, which in German means “the home place”. Marc and June hope that each of their guests will feel a sense of home and belonging at Die Heimat Country Inn B&B during their visit.
Marc and June have three grown children. They love to travel and spend time with family.