My wife and I were looking for a weekend vacation close to home so we decided to get a Bed & Breakfast in Amana. What a great weekend. Prairie Rose is extremely convenient to the bulk of the shops. Easy walking distance to Restaurants, Antique shops, Wineries, etc. Marye was a great host and cook. After I made the reservation (about 2 weeks before we went) I got an email from Marye telling me about an dinner and wine tasting at White Cross Cellars Winery and the Ox Yoke Inn. We decided to go and had a great time and outstanding food. The Breakfasts at Praire Rose were wonderful. The one day we had Amana Bacon (she made so much we couldn't possibly finish it) and it was wonderful. In addition there was fresh strawberries, blackberries and grapes and Pancakes with pear. The second day we had waffles, sausage and fresh Peaches and raspberries. In our room there were some high quality chocolates - Lindt and Godiva which was a nice touch. The food here is definitely high quality and plentiful.
When we got back from Dinner on Friday, she had 2 home made brownies waiting for us (glad we didn't have dessert at the restaurant). They were great and made with real butter. The house is modern in its decor and is spotless. It actually is one of the original communal laundaries so there are some interesting aspects to the architecutre. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious with a small refrigerator and wine glasses. The only minor complaint was that the rooms had a slanted ceiling (due to the roof line) so if you were on the one side of the room and got up quickly (and forgot) you could (and did) hit your head. The common area was very nice and comfortable with 2 couches and plenty of room to relax.
The house has central air (no noisy room air conditioners like in some hotels) and it worked well. The temperature was kept comfortable and we were never hot or cold (like in some hotels). This was no small trick as the temperature out side on Friday was very warm (90+). Pillows and bed was very comfortable.
Marye was a great host and extremely helpful. She new the area and made good recommendations and she truly made you feel like you were at home.
I would highly recommend Prairie Rose to anyone looking for a quality B&B in the Amana area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prairie Rose Bed and Breakfast - located in the heart of the Amana Colonies, just 2 blocks from downtown Amana, yet nestled in a private, lovely setting. Originally the Wash Haus, this home has been renovated with beautiful oak finishes, yet still highlighting the original nooks, crannies, and massive beams. We offer 2 bedrooms: The Rose Bower - decorated in cheerful reds, has a queen bed and an attached garden bathroom with walk-in shower and 2 sinks. Our second bedroom -- Wee Violets, only refers to the wild violets growing on the property -- is a large room which is soft and peaceful. It also has a queen bed, personal robes, and the private bath is a few steps down the hall. We feature a delicious breakfast, with entrees such as French Toast, Pear Waffles, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and a selection of meats. Our site is large, and we have lots of parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Prairie Rose Bed And Breakfast Amana, Iowa