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
The week of Thanksgiving is always busy! Our routine used to be preparing for a family dinner and possibly preparing to travel. As business owners in the Amana Colonies, the week of Thanksgiving starts off with decorating a tree or trees in the Festhalle Barn, which turns into the beautiful and magical Tannenbaum Forest. Trees … Read more
As we are almost to the end of October, now is the time we begin to think about and plan for the Tannenbaum Forest followed by Prelude to Christmas! The Tannnbaum Forest will open the weekend of November 27- 30. It will be open weekends, closing on December 20th. The Tannenbaum forest is a magical … Read more