Flower Barrel with yellow and red flowers

We wanted to inform you about an important change to the Colonies in Bloom event that we included in our last newsletter. The event had been scheduled to be a two-part event happening on June 3rd and July 22nd. However, due to the weather that we’ve been having here lately, area gardens aren’t going to … Read more

This is not my usual type of post, but we are trying to think outside the box! I realize many of you are not in the area, so please disregard.   If anyone knows someone who might be interested in the opportunity to work at Zuber’s, we hope you’ll pass this information along.  Thank you!   … Read more

We have not been able to send a newsletter this month, as the company we have been working with can no longer offer this service. We are trying to find another way to post a newsletter and will post one as soon as we can.  

Romance Weekend is February 10 – 12. We still have room available for this weekend if you want to plan ahead or if you have a last minute opportunity to come! We will have some special treats at check-in (3:00 – 5:00) on both Friday and Saturday! Ackerman Winery has several activities to choose from … Read more

KAFFEESTUNDE: COFFEE & GERMAN CONVERSATION   If you live close by the Amana Colonies, you might like to take part in this new activity sponsored by the Amana Heritage Museum.  First, there is the opportunity to gather on Sunday afternoons at the Amana Heritage Museum from 3:00 – 4:00 with locals and speak or learn … Read more

Here is a look at a few touches of Christmas around the hotel! A quick note about a few of the pictures:  in the Wagon Wheel Room is a sunny picture of the Christmas Pyramid; the tin green Christmas tree and two candle holders were made by the late Bill Metz, the Middle Amana tinsmith; … Read more

In a previous post I shared that we had some volunteer fall plants coming up.  Following are some pictures to show what has grown!  Many guests had fun walking over to our “gourd bush” and spotting the gourds on the vine amongst the leaves on the bush!

An event I love to attend each year is, Catiri’s Fresh Paint – Iowa Plein Air. This weekend the Amana Colonies will have many artists in and around the villages painting all kinds of wonderful scenes.  Then on Sunday, if you purchase a ticket, you can go to the showing of all the paintings and … Read more

We often receive compliments on the flowers in the barrels on our porch.  Many ask about the purple flowered vine.  This is a short story about these PURPLE HYACINTH BEANS. When we purchased Zuber’s, Yana had these beautiful bean plants growing in the wine barrels out front.  She told me that they were easy to … Read more

For the last several years  we have participated in the “Scarecrow Walk” .  The picture on the left is the scene I created last fall.  There are lots of unusual pumpkins around our ball player.  We cleaned up the spot late in the fall, most of the pumpkins had holes in them due to critters.  … Read more