Slightly east of Des Moines, and on the western side of Iowa City, Amana Colonies exemplify Iowa's past and act as a reminder to the way life used to be on the Iowa prairies. If you're planning on exploring this vast area and National Historic Landmark, lodging in the Amana Colonies is ideal. Situated along the beautiful Iowa River Valley, Amana Colonies motels and hotels afford guests close proximity to a sprawling area where settlers once worked the land and raised their families. Striking vistas, rolling hills, and architecture original to the celebrated historic area offers even more to look forward to.
Visitors seeking a charismatic atmosphere should consider one of the many wonderful bed and breakfasts for lodging in the Amana Colonies. For travelers mindful of a stricter budget, there are several Amana Colonies motels that offer terrific value with many great amenities. The Guest House Motel, situated in the center of Amana village, is right in the heart and soul of the settlement. It makes a fantastic base from which to explore the region as well as enjoy local dining, shopping, and many other things to do. The name of this accommodation slightly belies the charm and grace of the century-old sandstone home, now converted into one of the top lodging choices in the colonies. Twelve elegant guest rooms are available in this former home and once communal kitchen of the colony members. For even more affordable accommodation there is a twenty-six room adjacent motel for guests. All rooms feature satellite television and air conditioning.
Another terrific choice in Amana hotels is one located in the Amana Colonies
village of Homestead. Zuber's Homestead Hotel offers excellent lodging in the
Amana Colonies and features many excellent amenities and surrounding attractions.
Based on a prairie theme, each guest room is unique and designed with plenty
of influence from wildlife, local historic landmarks, and the natural allure
of the outdoors. If you're looking for Amana Colonies motels or hotels with
a unique edge, this is the place to stay. The original character of this 1850s
home is well maintained and its transformation from a 1949 restaurant into one
of the most renowned of all Amana Colonies hotels was seamless. Though boasting
elegant, historic charm, Zuber's Homestead Hotel affords guests the best of
modern amenities like flat screen TVs, wireless internet, stylish furnishings,
and attractive, modern bathrooms.
Another notable and wise economical choice in Amana Colonies hotels is the Heritage Inn Amana Colonies Hotel and Suites. The country theme throughout offers a calming and gentle affect for guests touring the area. A combination of modern conveniences and host of nearby attractions creates and ideal lodging choice for guests, whether on a budget or not. In addition to standard amenities like a hairdryer, coffee maker, and television, The Heritage Inn also offers guest laundry facilities, onsite parking ideal for car rentals, and an indoor heated pool and a spa. Rooms are basic yet clean and well equipped.
Divided into seven distinct, historic villages, Amana Colonies is a great place to explore for a few days. Amana Colonies hotels offer a perfect way to delve into the many wonderful aspects of the area. Wonderful antique shopping, delicious home-style cooking, plenty of area attractions, and a rich culture and history all make the Amana Colonies intriguing and fun. Some of the most interesting area attractions include visits to Cedar Rapids, the Iowa Children's Museum in Coralville and the Amish settlement of Kalona, the largest on the western side of Mississippi. East of Amana the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library/Museum in West Branch generates a lot of interest among tourists and locals while historic Iowa County, only minutes from most Amana Colonies motels and hotels, is a delightful area featuring museums, charming brick paved avenues, one-of-a-kind shopping and excellent recreational facilities.