Category Archives: Blog

innkeepers, Brian and Bonnie

The Homestead Homemade Ice Cream Socials are back again for the Summer!  Visit either Zuber’s Homestead Hotel or Die Heimat Country Inn every Thursday at 6:30pm until the ice cream is gone! Just look for the little red wagon to see which place is serving.

yellow spring flowers

Spring in the Amana Colonies   Where does the time go?  Officially spring begins in March and with that in mind, the “Things to do list” grows as do the early flowers poking through the mulch.     Here at Zuber’s we are working through our list of things to do which involves painting, adding […]

front of Chestnut Street house, red with white banisters

Bed and Breakfast in North Carolina   The final stop on our trip was Asheville, North Carolina.  Asheville is a unique city unto itself and well worth a visit!  Lots of history and varied architecture.  Looking for a B&B online I found the Chestnut Street Inn. It is a beautiful old house, with lots of detail […]

South Carolina B&B   Our next B & B was on Folly Beach, South Carolina.  Water’s Edge Inn has a real “island” feel – you actually are on an outer island – James Island!!!  You drive across a bridge to get there, you can see many kinds of boats, marshes, there are palm trees all […]

A Bed and Breakfast Vacation Review This post continues from the previous as I share about the B & B’s we stayed in on our trip. The next place we stayed was in the Smokey Mountains.  Brookside Mountain Mist Inn was nestled in the mountain town of Waynesville, North Carolina.           […]

Mary helens house in snow

Seasons at a B & B Have you ever wondered if the seasons effect a B & B?  The answer is “Yes, they do”.  For us, winter is the slow or low time.  Being in the Mid-West, people tend to stay close to home and don’t travel as much.  So for innkeepers, in general, it […]

Magician David Casas

  Call or stop by Zuber’s to purchase your tickets to the Saturday, March 12 magic show by nationally known magician David Casas! Tickets are $22/adults and $17/children ages 5-13.   Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8pm at the Next Door event center, just down the street from us here in Homestead. […]

Lily pond in winter

Winter in the Amana Colonies I think, many would agree that for the most part….winter is a peaceful, quiet, and beautiful time of the year.  As with many statements, there is of course the exception to this sentiment…when the temperature drops to negative 27 with the wind chill, when we have an ice storm, a blizzard, […]

The Amana Colonies are known for their great food! Many people visit the area to dine on dishes that were traditionally prepared in community kitchens and can now be found in local restaurants. Our hotel shares a part in the Colonies’ rich food history, having formerly operated as Bill Zuber’s Dugout Restaurant from 1949-2006. Over […]

green and pink teapot, cup, saucer, creamer and sugar

Enjoying “Old” — Excited for “New” This is a busy time of year in the Amanas.  Oktoberfest begins the month.  This year we celebrated the 50th Oktoberfest.  It was a wonderful weekend – great weather, fantastic food and lots of people came to the Amana Colonies to celebrate.  Now as the leaves are turning colors, […]

Welcome to Our Blog

Thank you for checking out our blog at Zuber’s Homestead Hotel! As owners we have the daily pleasure of visiting with our guests. Often we are sitting in our Wagon Wheel Room and have our conversation over a cup of coffee (or tea)!

Our blog will be a reflection of those conversations. We often share stories about Zuber’s Homestead Hotel and the history of this wonderful place! We also share information about events and happenings in the Amana Colonies.

We invite you to enjoy these stories by reading our blog. Feel free to ask us questions and we’ll do our best to give you an answer. So sit down, grab your cup of coffee (or tea) relax, and share in our stories.

We look forward to the day that you’ll come and experience Zuber’s Homestead Hotel, and the Amana Colonies for yourself!

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ZUBERS HOMESTEAD HOTEL
2206 44TH AVENUE
HOMESTEAD, IA 52236

PHONE: 319-622-3911