Plan Your Stay in the Amana Colonies

There’s always something to do in the Amana Colonies! Whether you’re here for a festival or just to relax, learn more about the area and plan your visit. Before you book your stay, check out our specials & deals on hotel rates!

The Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) provides a wealth of information to help you during your stay, including:

Zuber’s Homestead Hotel is conveniently located near many attractions…
Antique shopping, fine dining, live theatre, historical interests, museums, wineries, meat whops, Millstream Brewing Company, furniture factories, broom and basket shops, picnic areas, artist galleries and tours, clothing boutiques, gift shops, bakeries, and chocolate shops.

For our guests who enjoy nature and recreation…
Bike trails, bird watching, cross-country skiing at golf course, golfing, hiking the Amana Nature Trail or Bike Trail, hunting, swimming at community indoor pool, tennis courts, community playground, watching the lotus lilies in full bloom in late July or early August.

Zuber’s Homestead Hotel is located 25 minutes from Coralville/Iowa City and Cedar Rapids on Junction Highway 6 and US 151. Enjoy all the sports and cultural events of the University of Iowa, Coe College, Mount Mercy and Kirkwood Community College.


Upcoming Events

Don’t miss your chance to visit the Amana Colonies during these upcoming special events!

The Festivals in Amana site provides details and schedules for all the major festivals.

2017:

Tannenbaum Forest – Opens November 24, runs through December 17

  • Thanksgiving Weekend – November 24-26
  • Prelude Weekend – November 30-December 3
  • Children’s Weekend – December 8-10
  • Final Weekend – December 15-17

Prelude to Christmas Festival – December 1-3

Major events in the Amana Colonies for 2018 will include:

Winterfest – January 27

Romance Weekend – February 16-18

Easter – April 1

Take a Bite: 3-day food fest – April 20-22

Maifest – May 5-6

Mother’s Day – May 13

Renaissance Fest – May 26-28

Becksterfest – June 2-4

Wurst Festival – June 16

Colonies in Bloom – June 23

Firecracker 4th Antique Show – July 3-4

Bike and Hike Weekend – July 14-15

Kinderfest – July 21

Colonies in Bloom – July 28

Festival of the Arts – August 11

BRIC (Bike Ride of Iowa County) – August 11

Throwback Saturday/Model A Day – August 18

Woodfest – August 24-26

Catiri’s Fresh Paint – August 31-September 2

Festival of Iowa Beers – September 2

Apfelfest – September 15

Oktoberfest – October 5-7

Girls Getaway Weekend – November 2-4

Tannenbaum Forest – November 23-December 16

Prelude to Christmas – November 30-December 2

Rooms fill up fast for festival times so book now!


Ronnenburg

Located in nearby Amana, the Ronneburg Restaurant has been a tradition in the Amana Colonies for over 50 years serving delicious traditional American and German Food. Breakfast is served seasonally. Lunch and dinner offers guests a variety of platters, luncheons, salads and traditional Amana family style meals.