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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:
May 19, 2017

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.


Nauvoo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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 , tub , antique cast iron pedestal tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower
  • Two full bathrooms - including a large claw foot tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , and additional bed & bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • 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 theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Historic Nauvoo Home - Experience Pioneer Home In Nauvoo
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful historic home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mix House! We loved the rural location just outside of town, and also enjoyed being a 5 minute drive from all of the wonderful charm and history Nauvoo has to offer. The home has been lovingly restored and is in immaculate condition. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate it.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Mix house for 3 nights with our family of 5 (including 3 teenagers). We walked in and instantly had smiles from ear to ear! The house was so cute, furnished in pioneer style, but had all the amenities/necessities necessary. With an older house like this you might expect a musty/old smell and feeling but that was not the case -- it felt fresh inside and smelled wonderful! The beds & pillows were so cozy and we slept so well each night! My kids LOVED the yard and we spent a lot of time outside enjoying the fresh air, chirping birds (we even spotted some red cardinals!), and beautiful countryside views. Just a wonderful, relaxing spot to settle during our time in Nauvoo. We were there over Easter and the owners (who live next door) delivered an Easter basket with eggs full of candy. My kids loved it! // A few more notes: Loved that we had access to a full washer/dryer. The kitchen was small but had everything we needed. We did have to kill 1-2 big spiders inside the house each day - you are in the country, so it is to be expected. There was no cell service, and we were never able to connect to the Wifi. It was a little frustrating at first, but it ended up being a good thing allowing us all to be fully present with one another. There is a TV with satellite & a DVD player -- we watched movies each night. // We were sad to leave the house and continue on our road trip. Even my husband who is not into the "vintage" kind of thing really enjoyed the house. I definitely recommend the Mix House if you are staying in Nauvoo.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate you choosing the Nauvoo Mix House for your stay in Nauvoo. I apologize for the poor Internet service, that seems to be par for the couse in Nauvoo.
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Wonderfully Unique

  • 5 of 5

The house gave us the feel of living in old Nauvoo, yet with the essential modern day comforts. It truly enhanced the entire Nauvoo experience. We loved it! Lon and Nancy were so kind and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you have a safe trip home. We wish your son the best of luck.
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  • 5 of 5

This historic home was beautifully decorated to match it's time period but still had all modern necessities. Very nice bathrooms (tub, shower, sinks, toilets seemed new), lovely family rooms and cozy bedrooms (beds were very comfortable). This home really felt like home away from home very quickly. The property owners were very sweet and accommodating and even dropped by and left us a treat!

Will be recommending this home to my family and friends who stay in Nauvoo.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments. Lon & Nancy
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Historic property with all the modern conveniences

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our experience in Nauvoo and a big part of it was staying in the Mix House. We were just delighted to stay in a property that gave us the feel of walking back in time but still had wi-fi and hot showers (we never ran out of hot water either!) There was plenty of room to sleep all 8 of us. We had everything we needed with plenty of linens and blankets to keep us cozy on the chilly November nights. The house looks and feels like you have traveled back in time. If you are visiting the winery, it's just a quick walk down the road. If you are interested in the historic homes and Mormon sites, they are just a 5 minute drive away. We were so glad we were able to stay in this great property instead of a regular hotel room. We had the freedom to cook our own food, and not have to be right in town. Though town is just 1 mile away if you want to do some shopping. The Mix House is your best choice for everything you could want to see and do for a historical trip. Thank you Simpson Family for lovingly restoring such a great part of history and sharing it with our family. You made our trip so special.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great historic proterty

  • 5 of 5

My short stay at the Mix house was comfortable and relaxing. The property was immaculate and interesting with its historic features. Nancy and Lon are great hosts and ambassadors for the community. Enjoyed the Pumpkin Parade and dining at the Hotel Nauvoo. Looking forward to a return visit next year. Jeff

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • 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

Nauvoo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $280
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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