A piece of History   


We may not have a sign out front, but we have Rex!  Watch for him. He is in our front yard and usually pretty easy to spot. He surely doesn't seem like he belongs here, but we love the touch of Whimsy. We love when you take your picture with him, just try and share the love and tag us or tell people where we are at. 


Experience and enjoy a glimpse of Amana's past in this beautifully restored 1862 Amana brick home.  One of the original communal kitchens in Homestead.

You’ll enjoy seeing all of the unique characteristics of an Amana brick home including the hand-hewn timbers and exposed interior brick walls.

Come visit us for your perfect adult getaway. 

We pride ourselves on providing the perfect relaxing getaway. May it be a romantic couple retreat or a place for a girls getaway weekend.


Amana shops and restaurants are open.

a few shops have mask requirements

We are open
But we we will be making a few changes (some will be temporarily, some permanent)

*We will be reserving in limited numbers  to keep our guest number lower.

*2 day minimum stay required. For your safety and ours,rooms will  have a 2-3 day buffer period before and after rentals, and as usual rooms will be throughly cleaned and disinfected. 

*During your stay we will not be freshening up your room, please place your used towels  in covered hamper in room. Also if you need anything, more towels or run out of anything you may let us know. (you may text or call me at 319-660-0390 any time) You may also tie garbage up and place outside door if need be and we will collect it. 

*at end of stay please tie up garbage and place towels in hamper in room.

*cups and glasses in room will now be wrapped and we will switch to travel size toiletries and not have large size bottles of shampoo/soaps etc...in bathroom

*pamphlets.brochures, magazines will no longer be in rooms. Amana brochures and maps will be located at entry.Magazines are still available, and will be located in second sitting room/ library. Please leave all borrowed books,magazines,games or dvds  in your room.

*We will be disenfecting public area hard surfaces,door knobs, light switches etc...throughout the house on a more frequent basis throughout the day.

*Breakfast/snack area will have things individually wrapped and coffee bar will be disenfected frequently.  Breakfast when served, we will follow social distancing.Each room/family will have their own table. In instances of more than 3 rooms or families, each couple will sit at opposite ends of tables. Each couple/family will have their own water, juice and coffee carafe. 

*Gloves and disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, will be placed in areas if you feel you need them. ( please only use what is needed as we have very limited supply) 

*we will social distance in as many ways as we can.

We are taking many precautions for your safety and ours in this difficult time. 
Thank you for your understanding and as always we will strive to give you a great getaway.

Jeff and Lisa Roads 
Rawson’s B&B


We are located in one of the 7 villages of the Amana Colonies in Iowa. Just 3 miles south of  the main village of Amana, A perfect spot to experience a bit of history and our villages charm. Want some extra fun? We are located close to Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids. See a Iowa University game or visit the Czech Village among numerous other attractions to enjoy.  

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Wake up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee and come down to join us in the breakfast room for a full sit down breakfast which could include; a breakfast casserole or stuffed French toast, homemade muffins, fruit, yogurt, assorted cereals, toast and several beverage choices. Breakfast is served on fine china. In the winter you may eat in front of the fireplace in the breakfast room. coffee/tea/hot cocoa available 24hrs a day.

The rooms are nicely appointed with; queen sized beds, cable TV and WIFI, private baths and are individually air conditioned.

Beautiful country setting for your wedding

We consider ourselves a hidden gem in the colonies, you will notice we DO NOT have a sign in front of our building. We love our home and love the private  quiet getaway we have. Not having a sign helps us give you that experience also. We are located on V st between Die Heimat Event Center and the Troy Thomas Kitchen Art studio. Large brick building,  entrance is the door on  East side with the metal railing. 

​​​​A Glimpse of Amana  -Rawson's Bed & Breakfast

4424 V street, Homestead, IA, 52236 
319-660-0390   319-225-8011 

Please call for reservations  8am-8 pm
or email  lisa@rawsonsbandb.com for questions or to reserve