Kalona is home to a burgeoning craft, antiques, and local products industry. Its proximity to both Iowa City and a large Amish settlement have allowed growth in population and industry in recent years. This quaint city centers around the historic old town business section of Kalona, which features many local businesses and shops that are popular with tourists.


The Kalona Chamber of Commerce offers guided and self-guided tours for all ages. Travel back in time on scenic back roads and get a sense of the rigorous days that comprise the Amish way of life. Learn about their family ethic, while you view the homes, one room schools, beautifully manicured gardens, & working horses. Tours take about 90 minutes.  

Food & Shopping

Tucked away into every corner of this little town are quaint shops and services of all kinds. There's something for everyone: amazing homemade chocolate shoppe, famous Amish bakery (for those with a sweet tooth), historical village (for the history buff), Amish-made furniture, homey coffee shoppe, antique stores, restaurants, old-fashioned general store, and more!

Near Downtown

Our hotel is conveniently located near the downtown district of Kalona.  Just a couple minutes' drive away or, if you are up for some crisp, refreshing country air, you can take a walk and explore on foot this amazing little community.

Award Winning

Decadent home-made chocolates,  famous Amish egg noodles,  poured soy candles, organic dairy products, baked goods galore, fascinating barn quilts, shops with all kinds of antiques and crafts...Kalona, Iowa is one of those timeless places that you never want to leave!

For more information on Kalona as well as a business directory, please visit the Kalona Chamber of Commerce website.