News & Updates

Here is a look at a few touches of Christmas around the hotel! A quick note about a few of the pictures:  in the Wagon Wheel Room is a sunny picture of the Christmas Pyramid; the tin green Christmas tree and two candle holders were made by the late Bill Metz, the Middle Amana tinsmith; … Read more

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!

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

We had never stayed at a B & B until we started thinking about owning and running one.  Then we stayed at or visited several in our search for “the right one”.  What we discovered then and enjoy now as we continue to stay in B & Bs, is that no two are alike.  Every … Read more

When we first bought Zuber’s we were serving regular and decaf coffee.  As a coffee lover, I sought out a local coffee roaster who was just expanding his business into Cedar Rapids.  We did a coffee tasting and began to serve some of his coffees.  Flavors we added and continue to serve are: Carmel Hazelnut … 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

During last year’s derecho storm, we lost several trees and many branches in our backyard. We have one tree that took a beating and is still standing, that we are considering having carved or shaped into something…..but aren’t sure what, yet! We are looking for suggestions of what me might do with this tree. With … Read more