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Another week has gone by, and another full day on Saturday cleaning up our back yard. We were fortunate to have help again this weekend.  Our daughter enjoyed using the chainsaw so much that she was back to use it again!   Her fiance, his daughter, and his parents also came along to help.  We got … Read more

As you probably know, last Monday, Iowa experienced a ‘Derecho’.  While we’ve not heard that term before, there was no mistaking the definition of that word – “….a line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms and sometimes thunderstorms that moves across a great distance and is characterized by damaging winds.” I was at our home … Read more

Wurst Festival and Oktoberfest will both be held this year, but with some modifications due to COVID. The statements below were recently sent out to businesses in the Amana Colonies.  I am sharing this with you to help keep you up to date on changes that will be involved.  Specific questions about any event are … Read more

This week I want to share a few pictures of the blooming bushes and tree on the ‘front’ or north side of Zuber’s. Individually they are pretty, but WHAT a view when all are blooming at once! Behind all of these blooming beauties, our “Buckeye or Chestnut Tree” had just finished blooming. I so enjoyed … Read more

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my summer “To Do” list, and how I am working to check things off. Well, Diane finished the touch up painting, I finished the drapes for The Red Carpet room, and I can now check off a new hosta garden! The only thing left will be to … Read more

We are almost to the end of May, school will really be out after this Friday! 🙂 We were so happy to have the hotel half full on both Friday and Saturday nights this past weekend! People are ready to get out and enjoy the season and we are ready for guests!!! We are doing … Read more

As you may or may not know, we also own Lace Lodging in the Amana Colonies. Staying at Lace Lodging is a more independent stay. You have a 4 room suite as opposed to at Zuber’s you have your bedroom and our Wagon Wheel Room to relax in. I enjoy the opportunities each place provides … Read more

Well a positive side to the COVID virus is that we have LOTS of time to get jobs done around the hotel! I always have a “To Do” list, and this year, we may get through everything on my list! A big project was making new drapes for The Red Carpet Room. It has been … Read more

Bill Zuber is probably most known for his success in baseball and with Zuber’s Restaurant. We are fortunate that people often give us items that are connected to one of these two ‘successes’ in Bill’s life. Zuber’s restaurant had a baseball theme to it which was apparent from the moment you looked at a menu. … Read more

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This week I want to update you on temporary changes that I’m aware of in the colonies. The Ox Yoke Inn posts that they are doing carry out meals only until April 1st. They have a posting on their website with current hours/service. The Ronneburg Restaurant has reduced hours now and is only offering carry … Read more