News & Updates

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

A Bed and Breakfast Vacation Review This post continues from the previous as I share about the B & B’s we stayed in on our trip. The next place we stayed was in the Smokey Mountains.  Brookside Mountain Mist Inn was nestled in the mountain town of Waynesville, North Carolina.           … Read more

Mary helens house in snow

Seasons at a B & B Have you ever wondered if the seasons effect a B & B?  The answer is “Yes, they do”.  For us, winter is the slow or low time.  Being in the Mid-West, people tend to stay close to home and don’t travel as much.  So for innkeepers, in general, it … Read more

Magician David Casas

  Call or stop by Zuber’s to purchase your tickets to the Saturday, March 12 magic show by nationally known magician David Casas! Tickets are $22/adults and $17/children ages 5-13.   Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8pm at the Next Door event center, just down the street from us here in Homestead. … Read more

Lily pond in winter

Winter in the Amana Colonies I think, many would agree that for the most part….winter is a peaceful, quiet, and beautiful time of the year.  As with many statements, there is of course the exception to this sentiment…when the temperature drops to negative 27 with the wind chill, when we have an ice storm, a blizzard, … Read more

The Amana Colonies are known for their great food! Many people visit the area to dine on dishes that were traditionally prepared in community kitchens and can now be found in local restaurants. Our hotel shares a part in the Colonies’ rich food history, having formerly operated as Bill Zuber’s Dugout Restaurant from 1949-2006. Over … Read more

green and pink teapot, cup, saucer, creamer and sugar

Enjoying “Old” — Excited for “New” This is a busy time of year in the Amanas.  Oktoberfest begins the month.  This year we celebrated the 50th Oktoberfest.  It was a wonderful weekend – great weather, fantastic food and lots of people came to the Amana Colonies to celebrate.  Now as the leaves are turning colors, … Read more