Category Archives: News & Updates

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 […]

For the last several years, each Fall visitors to the Amana Colonies can travel the ‘Scare Crow Trail’ through the outer villages. Each scare crow is unique and fun to look at! You can pick up a list of the locations of each scare crow at the Visitor Center or several of the businesses, then […]

We are officially in the season of Fall. Such a beautiful time of the year! Already trees are changing colors and there are mums and pumpkins all around! Another ‘sign of Fall’ is Oktoberfest! Due to COVID, Oktoberfest was cancelled for this year. However several smaller weekend events/activities have been planned! Here is what will […]

Another week has gone by, and another full day on Saturday cleaning up our back yard. We were fortunate to have help again this weekend.  Our daughter enjoyed using the chainsaw so much that she was back to use it again!   Her fiance, his daughter, and his parents also came along to help.  We got […]

As you probably know, last Monday, Iowa experienced a ‘Derecho’.  While we’ve not heard that term before, there was no mistaking the definition of that word – “….a line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms and sometimes thunderstorms that moves across a great distance and is characterized by damaging winds.” I was at our home […]

Wurst Festival and Oktoberfest will both be held this year, but with some modifications due to COVID. The statements below were recently sent out to businesses in the Amana Colonies.  I am sharing this with you to help keep you up to date on changes that will be involved.  Specific questions about any event are […]

This week I want to share a few pictures of the blooming bushes and tree on the ‘front’ or north side of Zuber’s. Individually they are pretty, but WHAT a view when all are blooming at once! Behind all of these blooming beauties, our “Buckeye or Chestnut Tree” had just finished blooming. I so enjoyed […]

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my summer “To Do” list, and how I am working to check things off. Well, Diane finished the touch up painting, I finished the drapes for The Red Carpet room, and I can now check off a new hosta garden! The only thing left will be to […]

We are almost to the end of May, school will really be out after this Friday! 🙂 We were so happy to have the hotel half full on both Friday and Saturday nights this past weekend! People are ready to get out and enjoy the season and we are ready for guests!!! We are doing […]

As you may or may not know, we also own Lace Lodging in the Amana Colonies. Staying at Lace Lodging is a more independent stay. You have a 4 room suite as opposed to at Zuber’s you have your bedroom and our Wagon Wheel Room to relax in. I enjoy the opportunities each place provides […]

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