wine glasses and a bottle of wine

Wine is a fast-growing industry in Iowa. It’s nothing new to the Amana Colonies though! Vintners have been making wine here for 150+ years. In the past, each village had its own vitner and vineyards. They used grapes found within the villages to make their communal supply of wine. You’ll see many buildings and yards … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

As we see the calendar getting ready to turn another page, and August is on the next one, the summer is not over yet – there is something to do each weekend in August! August 7th Maggie Vandewalle Solo Show at Catiris Art Oasis Maggie is a nationally recognized whimsical artist. Festival of Arts at … Read more

Finally…. Good bye to cold subzero temperature, piles of snow, and short hours of day light. Welcome to Spring decorations inside and out, flowers growing, and Maifest around the corner!

This winter we tried something new – as we offered a Saturday night dinner prepared by our Chef Laura, for guests who stayed on Saturday night. This special is listed on our Special Offer pull down, please note that you must reserve your dinner ahead of time – we are not doing walk-in style.    … Read more

Zuber’s Romance Weekend       February 12 – 14, 2021                                                      Build a weekend package to meet your needs! Start by making a reservation with our Retreat to Zuber’s  ‘Special … Read more

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