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Beautiful Historic Nauvoo Home - Experience Pioneer Home In Nauvoo

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Amazing Two-Bedroom Pioneer Home, Sleeps 8

The Mix House is a beautiful early Nauvoo pioneer home with authentic antiques and period reproductions. Being nestled among the quiet farms of Parley street offers a unique peacefulness. From the crackling fire in the hearth to the soft comfortable furnishings - you will love staying at the historic Mix House.

Our guests often leave notes in our guest book and the feedback has been unanimous. Whether it has been a couples get-a-way or a family vacation stay in Nauvoo, the Mix House has been a centerpoint of their Nauvoo memories.

Nancy & Lon Simpson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

What makes this house unique

The Nauvoo Mix House affords visitors the rare opportunity to stay in an original pioneer home that retains all of it's original features and floorplan. The seamless addition of modern comforts will insure the historic ambience is not lost.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Nauvoo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , antique cast iron pedestal tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , walk-in shower
  • Two full bathrooms - including a large claw foot tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , and additional bed & bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed
  • Two beautiful bedrooms with extra beds & bedding
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Beautiful Historic Nauvoo Home - Experience Pioneer Home In Nauvoo
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Picturesque home with period charm

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Nauvoo Mix House. We've stayed in Nauvoo several times, but this time we decided to try a house instead of a hotel suite. The Mix House is just a few minutes from shopping on Mulholland Street, the temple, Old Nauvoo sites, Nauvoo State Park or Joseph Smith family sites. The restored house takes care to keep the overall feel of the 1840s period while not sacrificing modern amenities. You'll have to roll up your sleeves and hand wash dishes, but that's a small price to pay for absorbing the feel of this lovely home. Wall decor throughout the home offers small glimpses into the historical nature of the home and past residents. We loved reading about how a former Nauvoo mayor added on to the house so he could sleep in the city limits. The bed in the dining room made a lot more sense with this story in mind. We would gladly stay in the Mix House again on future visits to Nauvoo.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kindness and for choosing the Nauvoo Mix house for your stay in Nauvoo. We love this house and are so glad you enjoyed your stay. So sorry we didnt get to meet you and your family. We hope you get to come back to Nauvoo for a future visit.
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Beautifully restored historic home

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time in Nauvoo and our stay in this beautiful home added to our experience.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the history. Great hosts. Met our family’s needs. Nauvoo is special!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet rural setting. Convenient to church historical sites. Enjoyed the swing! Unique and interesting home!

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely a historical home

  • 4 of 5

The Mix House is a well-done restored historical home giving the 1846 house modern conveniences of AC, kitchen appliances, and nice bathrooms. It definitely added to the pioneer experience to actually stay in a home like this while touring Nauvoo. The location is beautiful and not too far away from historical Nauvoo. However, just to note, we had 7 people in our family and it was a little cramped. There are only 5 spots in real beds. And the bedrooms don't have very much extra space for cots and luggage. Also, the wifi never worked for us. We tried on multiple devices and asked Nancy about it but it was non existent for us. All in all, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the Mix House. It brought a wonderful touch to our visit to Old Nauvoo. We loved sitting on the back porch in the evening watching the fireflies, bunnies in the front yard and the morning dove nesting above the front door. The home is obviously older and for us added to the experience. Also we loved the yummy cookies Nancy made for our family the last night. We would definitely recommend this home for anyone wanting a memorable family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have your family stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed it. We love sharing the home with visiting families.
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Great Historic House

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay and be part of the history. We enjoyed our stay at the Mix house.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington, IL
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Fort Madison, IA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 96
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hotel Nauvoo
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Nauvoo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
off season
1 Jun 2019 - 27 Nov 2020
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$386.06

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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