Upcoming Theatre performances in November / December

Check out these upcoming theatrical performances in the Amana Colonies area. Why not stay at Zuber’s and take in a show? It’s a great entertainment option for these cooler and darker days. November 19: Teddy Returns: A Theodore Roosevelt Thanksgiving Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast and then portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt at this dinner theatre event. … Read more

Ever dreamed about being an innkeeper? If you or anyone you know might be interested in becoming a part of the rich Zuber’s history and purchasing the property, please get in touch with Bonnie at Zuber’s or contact Realtor Monica Hayes to learn more at (319) 519-4543 or via email. Our Realtor also has a video showing … Read more

Amana Nature Trail map sign

Did you know that the Amana Colonies were settled on land originally belonging to the Mewskwaki indigenous peoples? Iowa’s only federally recognized Indian tribe, the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, is known as the Meskwaki Nation, or the “People of the Red Earth.” The interactions between the Amana Colonies residents and … Read more

apple in a hand

Apfelfest is this Saturday in the Amana Colonies, and what better time to link you to some of our apple recipes?! Looking back through our archives, we found we’ve posted SO many recipes that use apples. So we’re going to spread them out over a couple of weeks instead of putting them all in one … Read more

wine glasses and a bottle of wine

Wine is a fast-growing industry in Iowa. It’s nothing new to the Amana Colonies though! Vintners have been making wine here for 150+ years. In the past, each village had its own vitner and vineyards. They used grapes found within the villages to make their communal supply of wine. You’ll see many buildings and yards … Read more

Blue sky with yellow road sign that reads Change Just Ahead

As of September 5, 2023, the following changes will go into effect at Zuber’s: Change to Check-In Times Our hotel policies have been updated to reflect a change to our check-in times. We look forward to greeting guests between 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.  If you know you will arrive later than 6:00 p.m. please call … Read more

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Grape trellises have long adorned traditional Amana homes. At Zuber’s we have a wonderful grapevine that always produces plenty of grapes. You know Summer is winding down and Fall will be arriving soon when the grapes are ready to be picked! If you also have access to fresh grapes, you might be wondering what you … Read more


Late summer is a time when we often see zucchini in abundance! Whether you find yourself overwhelmed with a bumper crop – or neighbors that keep sharing their plentiful harvest – it’s always good to know more ways to use it up!  This week we’ve got another collection of great recipes for you, all sweets … Read more

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Instead of a new recipe, this week we’re featuring a collection of some that we’ve shared in the past. We’ve been posting recipes on our website since 2014 which means there are now so many good ones to choose from! Peaches are in season in many places in August making it a great time to … Read more

Zuber’s is proud to be the recipient of a Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award for 2023! The honor is given to hotels that have consistently earned great reviews from travelers over the last year and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor. Thanks so much to our guests that shared their experiences with … Read more