My how time flies!  What a joy it has been meeting and enjoying getting to know guests at Zuber’s for 9 years!   The the day we purchased Zuber’s, there was one couple staying at the hotel.  We had gone to the bank, signed the papers, and poof!  We are innkeepers WITH guests!  We went back … Read more

This weekend I put out a few bunny decorations for  Spring/Easter time. I found several at an antique shop I was in in Kansas City recently.  They all look at home throughout the Wagon Wheel Room!

When we purchased Zuber’s, the theme of this room was hunting, which you’ll still see throughout.  I added to the theme to reflect all types of ourdoor recreation in the area.  Now you’ll see ideas of outdoor activities such as snow skiing, snow shoes (these skiis were in the Wagon Wheel Room when we purchased … Read more

The Trumpeter Swan The Trumpeter Swan is our first room when you go up the two steps into the lodging part of Zuber’s.  This room has a queen bed in it and the bathroom has a shower and a jet tub. The theme of this room connects to the Amana Colonies in that Trumpeter Swans … Read more

This is the first in a series of blog posts about the 15 rooms at Zuber’s Homestead Hotel. The theme for each of our rooms has a connection to the Amana Colonies and to the state of Iowa.  The theme for this room is baseball. Bill Zuber is the Amana connection as he had a … Read more

As we begin the winter and things slow down in the colonies,  I decided it would be fun to start a string of blog posts that share information about each of our rooms as well as bits and pieces of information you may not know about the hotel and Amana Colonies history. As you may … Read more

I had fun this past week pulling out my Christmas decoration boxes and putting things up around the hotel!  Here are a few pictures of some of our decorations!

Teaset with pink teapot

I have struggled with this decision, but I have decided not to do any teas this year.  I have gone back to full time teaching during this COVID situation, and sadly I do not think I would have enough time to prepare for a tea and provide the quality of experience that I strive for. … Read more

October brings many events and activities in the colonies, fall decorations, and the annual Scarecrow Trail.  This weekend I put together our baseball player scarecrow!  I’m including some pictures of putting this all together.  We get the haybales from Amana farms and the pumpkins and mums I get at area pumpkin patches.  I really filled … Read more

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