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!

Major events in the Amana Colonies for 2017 will include:

Winterfest – January 21

Romance Weekend – February 17-19

Easter – April 16

Take a Bite: 3-day food fest – April 21-23

Maifest – May 6-7

Mother’s Day – May 14

Renaissance Fest – May 27-29

Becksterfest – June 2-4

Wurst Festival – June 17

Colonies in Bloom – June 24

Firecracker Antique Show – July 3-4

Bike and Hike Weekend – July 15-16

Kinderfest – July 22-23

Colonies in Bloom / Lens on the Amana Colonies– June 29

Festival of the Arts – August 5

Throwback Saturday/Model A Day – August 19

BRIC (Bike Ride of Iowa County) – August 19

Woodfest – August 26

Catiri’s Fresh Paint – September 1-3

Festival of Iowa Beers – September 3

Apfelfest – September 16

Oktoberfest – September 29-October 1

Girls Getaway Weekend – November 3-5

Tannenbaum Forest – November 24-December 17

Prelude to Christmas – December 1-3

Rooms fill up fast for festival times so book now!


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.