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Hyrum & Mary Fielding Smith's Historic Farm Sleeps 20 Comfortably

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Hyrum Smith Farm is perfect for extended family get-togethers!

2 King Size Beds (in each master suite)

2 Queen Size Beds (in each bedroom)

4 Twin Size Bunk beds (in one large 16x24 bedroom)

2 Queen Size Sleeper Sofas

Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave

Washer & Dryer for Guest Use

Wireless Internet and Cable TV/DVDs in Parlor and Family Room

Dishware, Utensils, Towels, & Linens Provided

One Full Bath on Main floor with Tub/Shower Combination

One Full Bath with Shower Only

Two New Baths being added Upstairs in Master Suites

Central Heat and Air Conditioning

Bar B Q and additional tables and chairs

LDS Art and Library

Sleeps 20

More Details

Property Manager
Sam Bragg
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

What makes this house unique

The original pioneer brick home is 16 x 24 and is used as a dormitory with four bunk beds. The two story brick addition added in 1850 contains two master bedrooms upstairs with king beds, and two bedrooms downstairs with queen beds, plus a parlor with a queen size sofa sleeper. A later addition to the home has a family room with another sofa sleeper, TV/DVD and full bath and laundry. Adjacent to the family room is a full kitchen with all the appliances and kitchenware needed for all the guests in the home. Another addition to the north side has another bedroom with queen size bed, and a large game room and full bathroom. Remodeling included new paint, carpeting and furnishings throughout this home plus the addition of two more bathrooms for convenience and central heat and air for comfort! All utensils, dishware, linens, and towels are provided. A washer & dryer are also provided for guest use. High speed internet is available as well.

The original 180 acre farm was purchased by Robert & Mercy Fielding Thompson when they came to Nauvoo in 1839. Land records show that Robert (who was Joseph Smith’s secretary) sold the farm to his brother-in-law, Hyrum and his wife Mary Fielding Smith on January 7, 1840. The owners are currently researching the land records for a complete history. This large family home with nearly 4000 square feet has the charm and nostalgia of the past plus the modern amenities to enjoy your stay in Nauvoo, and currently retains 29 acres of the original farm. Enjoy Nauvoo art and a small library of early LDS church history, especially Nauvoo’s.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nauvoo in Appanoose

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On The Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , King Suite has it's Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , King Suite has it's Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bonus Room with Hot-tub and Full Bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Size Beds in This Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Size Bed in This Room
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Bunk Bed , 8 People Sleep in the Bunk Room with 4 Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Queen Size Sleeper Sofas
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming


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Hyrum & Mary Fielding Smith's Historic Farm Sleeps 20 Comfortably
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect place for a family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this property. We came to Nauvoo for a family reunion and to visit the LDS historical sites. We had a large group of 25 and there was plenty of room for all of us. The fact that there are 4 bathrooms was great! The kids loved the hot tub and our tween/teen girls loved that fact that they could all be together in the bunk room. The kitchen is large and accommodating. We loved that we could bring several days worth of groceries and be able to store all the food in the kitchen (getting groceries in Nauvoo is tricky so it was nice to come prepared so that we didn't have to travel across the river to shop). There is a gas grill, we were able to have burgers one night. There is also a crock pot and a deck on the side of the house so you can eat outside. There is a 2 car garage and there were lots of folding chairs you could use outside. There is a washer/dryer and clothes line outside in a large grassy back yard. The house is across the street from a nice city park with a playground that the kids loved. It is close to all the Nauvoo sites which is convenient especially on the nights when you stay late in Nauvoo at the shows. We also loved that the home is connected to Hyrum Smith. There is a beautiful portrait of him that hangs in the dining area and a binder with information about him and his family. This place was absolutely perfect for us. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nauvoo is an historic town established by the Mormons in 1839. It grew to be the largest town in Illinois, along with Chicago, with a population of 15,000 - 20,000 people. After the martyrdom of the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, in 1844, Brigham Young led the Saints from Nauvoo to the Great Salt Lake over the Mormon Trail. Only about 1100 people remained in Nauvoo after the exodus of the Latter-day Saints. In the 1960's a descendant of one of the Nauvoo pioneers purchased his ancestor's home and began restoration. Nauvoo Restoration Inc. was established and since then over thirty historic homes and businesses have been restored or reconstructed, and are available for free tours. The Nauvoo Pageant is held every summer with thousands of visitors to the city to watch the performance of song and dance relating the Mormon history in Nauvoo. In addition, the Nauvoo Temple was restored in 2002, and is modeled after the original temple which was destroyed by arson in the late 1840's, and later by tornado in the 1850's. Visitors to Nauvoo enjoy the free tours and entertainment, where there is fun and education for the entire family! It is an extra treat to 'make your home away from home in Nauvoo!


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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £355.1
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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