white crib

Enjoy two days of antiques to browse through and find your favorites to purchase! I have shopped here several years and ALWAYS find something to bring home with me! 🙂 It’s Finally Here! Amana’s Firecracker 4th of July Antique Show is July 3rd & 4th. Early bird buying begins 8am – 12pm: Monday July 3rd … Read more

pink and yellow rose

Do you enjoy flowers and gardens?  If so, then the next event in the Amana Colonies is for you! Colonies in Bloom begins tomorrow – Saturday, June 24th.  This is the 3rd year for this event. It is not a huge event like Oktoberfest, but is a leisurely self-guided viewing of the gardens and yards … Read more


Help dad celebrate Father’s Day by coming to the Wurst Festival on the 17th!  OR just come and enjoy, you don’t have to have dad along!! 😉 Enjoy taste testing several different kinds of sausage, see if you agree with the judges in their choice of “The Best of the Wurst”.  Join “Wurst University” and … Read more

man serving ice cream and people sitting and eating ice cream

With summer comes our weekly homemade ice cream night!    Thursdays from June through August you can enjoy homemade ice cream either here at Zuber’s or at the Die Heimat                                      (we take turns hosting). The facts to … Read more

hosta plant

I have enjoyed this huge hosta plant that has been growing on the North side of our building.  But in the last two years it has grown so much it has begun to overtake the sidewalk and has been causing a little foundation problem.  I decided to move it to the yard just across the … Read more

Charlie installing door

With the change of the seasons, the “Spring To-Do” list plays an active part of daily life around the hotel.  Top of our list this season was to change out the front/North doors on the building.  A noticeable feature of the style of the 1860s hotel, the 3 white front doors have seen many seasons … Read more

side front of Zubers with fall decor

Of all the fun parts of owning a Bed and Breakfast, probably the most rewarding part is meeting all the guests who come to stay with us and having the chance to visit and get to know them. We have been fortunate to get to know and develop friendships with a wonderful group of couples … Read more

World guest map

Just about a year ago I put up a set of maps in our entry hallway. Asking the question  “Where in the World” do our guests come from.   There was/is a map of Iowa, the USA, and the World.  The purpose was to have fun watching to see where our guests come from when … Read more

Zuber's Homestead Hotel ad

Zuber’s Homestead Hotel has been included as #7 on the Best of Iowa website’s list of “The 10 Coolest (and Most Unique) Hotels in Iowa!“. What an honor! See their article and Facebook post to read what they had to say and see where else made the list.

Tea set with purple flowers

Take A Bite Festival On April 21 – 23 there will be more food taste testing, classes, specialty meals, and food demonstrations than you can take in during the 3 day event!  This is our 2nd “Take A Bite” food festival.  There are even more things to see, do, and eat than last year! There … Read more