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One of my favorite events that happens in the Amana Colonies is Catiri’s Fresh Paint! This event has been held on the Labor Day weekend for 13 years!  It has grown every year.  Artists from 5 states come to the Amana Colonies and paint beautiful pictures!  Each artist has their own style of course, but … Read more

We had never stayed at a B & B until we started thinking about owning and running one.  Then we stayed at or visited several in our search for “the right one”.  What we discovered then and enjoy now as we continue to stay in B & Bs, is that no two are alike.  Every … Read more

When we first bought Zuber’s we were serving regular and decaf coffee.  As a coffee lover, I sought out a local coffee roaster who was just expanding his business into Cedar Rapids.  We did a coffee tasting and began to serve some of his coffees.  Flavors we added and continue to serve are: Carmel Hazelnut … Read more

As we see the calendar getting ready to turn another page, and August is on the next one, the summer is not over yet – there is something to do each weekend in August! August 7th Maggie Vandewalle Solo Show at Catiris Art Oasis Maggie is a nationally recognized whimsical artist. Festival of Arts at … Read more

During last year’s derecho storm, we lost several trees and many branches in our backyard. We have one tree that took a beating and is still standing, that we are considering having carved or shaped into something…..but aren’t sure what, yet! We are looking for suggestions of what me might do with this tree. With … Read more

We are always looking for new things to offer for breakfast. This past winter I was looking around on the internet and came across a waffle bowl maker. It looked fairly easy to make, the bowl form would give us lots of options for filling, and it is something you don’t find too many places. … Read more

Zuber’s is proud to be the recipient of a Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award for 2021! This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe, having earned great reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. Thanks so much to our guests that shared their experiences with the Tripadvisor community. You … Read more

We are happy to see so many guests ready to be out and traveling!  The Amana Colonies are open and ready for guests!  As May starts, I think the majority of shops will move to summer hours, so hopefully it will be easy to get to any shop you want!  There are several new shops … Read more

A little over two years ago during a long, cold winter, I decided to check something off my bucket list and decided to write a children’s book.  A teacher friend of mine shared an ABC book that she wrote and this gave me the idea for the format and topic for my book.  It would … Read more

With the weather turning warmer…..we decorated for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend!  We look forward to seeing you soon!