Zuber Homestead Hotel

Amana Colonies

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For my husband Keith, the Amana Colonies is Christmas rolled up in a big stocking! We traveled to the Colonies the first weekend in December and went for the annual Prelude to Christmas Event.  This area is unlike any other.  It was settled in the 1850’s by a religious group of Germans. According to the […]

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Unexpected Encounters along the Amana Trail

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Most years the first weekend in December you can find us at Amana Colonies during the magical Prelude to Christmas. The colonies make us feel like we are stars in a Hallmark Christmas movie.  This year was no exception, but we had some unexpected encounters during our visit, and on the way home, this year […]

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Zuber Homestead, an Amana Getaway

If you are looking for a picturesque, quiet getaway think Zubers and think Amana Colonies. The first week in December we visited the colonies for the Prelude to Christmas event and were lucky enough to book a room at Zubers Homestead Hotel. Located in the town of Homestead, one of the seven Amana Villages, Zubers […]