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Beautiful Historic Nauvoo Home - Experience Pioneer Home In Nauvoo

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

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.


Owner
Nancy & Lon Simpson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 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.

Amenities

Nauvoo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , and additional bed & bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Two beautiful bedrooms with extra beds & bedding
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Historic Nauvoo Home - Experience Pioneer Home In Nauvoo
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience staying in this authentic pioneer home. Wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words. I wish you could have stayed longer.
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Riverton, Utah
5

Beautiful historical home

  • 5 of 5

First off, Nancy and Lon (the owners) were beyond kind and helpful. Lon took us on a personal tour of the house, and told us all about its history. Nancy shared produce from her garden as well as some ingredients we needed.

The house is furnished with antiques, and is very old. One of my daughters was over the moon with all the furnishings, dishes, it's location in the country, etc. Another daughter was bugged by the squeaky floors, spiders, inconvenient light switches, lack of a dishwasher, and lack of wifi.

So it depends on what type of person you are. Personally I thought it was wonderful for a few days, I enjoyed the distraction-free time with my family, and loved sitting on the swing in the front yard at night watching the fireflies.

Just a few things I wish I had known-- there is wifi, but it is pretty spotty. I was never able to connect. There is no grocery store in town. The closest store is 20+ minutes away. And there are a few dining options in town, but not many. So bring everything you need. There is a Walmart in Keokuk, about 30 minutes away. There is no dishwasher, so bring paper products or be prepared to wash all your dishes by hand. There is a place in town that does takeout pizza that's supposedly good. We heard that cell phone coverage is spotty unless you have Verizon (which we do, and we never had a problem).

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Keri for your kind words and input. It was nice to have you and your family as our guests.
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4

I loved the original details of the property, especially the family pictures from that time period.

  • 4 of 5

The master bedroom bed was so comfortable and we slept very well. We never could get the internet to show up on our devices. I understand that Nauvoo internet is spotty. Luckily we came to do other things than be on devices, but it was non existent for us. We love Nauvoo, and it was interesting to live in a period house for a few days. It was a bit more period authentic than I expected.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henderson, NV
5

Cozy!

  • 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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5

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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Tennessee
5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Burlington, IL
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hamilton
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Fort Madison, IA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 96
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hotel Nauvoo
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Nauvoo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$180
 

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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