News & Updates

green teaset with pink flowers

  Tea and Tales At Zuber’s Homestead Hotel November 5, 2016 1:00 – 2:30 p.m   Relax and enjoy a 3 course afternoon tea with tales! We’ll begin with some history and etiquette of the “event” of having tea. Next a local storyteller will share stories about life for women in Amana. All the while we’ll keep … Read more

barn on shelf

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Come to Woodfest! This event is held at the Amana Colonies RV Park and Event Center.  There are many woodcrafters and all kinds of things made out of wood.  You can watch some of the craftsmen at work and (in the past – hopefully again this year) there … Read more

lily pond close view

Summer is a very busy time in the Colonies.  Thousands of people come to the Colonies to shop, eat, relax, and see what The Amana Colonies are all about!  We get to meet and work with visitors to the Amana Colonies daily!  We have the great fortune at Zuber’s that the guests stay all night … Read more

man serving ice cream and people sitting and eating ice cream

Homemade Ice Cream on Thursdays in Homestead! This summer we continue our collaboration with the owners of Die Heimat offering homemade ice cream every Thursday night.  Anyone can come and have a bowl of ice cream, and then sit around and visit as long as you want.  We have some faithful locals who come …… … Read more


“Where in the world….are you from?” Probably the best part of owning and working at Zuber’s is meeting all the people who come to stay with us!  It is so fun to talk to the guests and to hear where everyone is from.  We have had guests from all around the world in just the … Read more

newspaper wurstfest

This weekend is Wurst Festival!  You might ask, “What is ‘Wurst Festival’ ?”  Well….it is all about SAUSAGE!  June of 2015 was the first Wurst Festival in the Amana Colonies.  It is a one day event.  Made for sausage lovers!  Last year it was  voted the “Best New Festival of 2015” in Iowa! “What is there … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more