4 bed 2 bath - beds and bedding for 11 (with extra roll-aways)
- English, Japanese
About Robert Allen
We love Nauvoo! We have spent many enjoyable months getting to know the people, history, and stories of this wonderful place. Many of our ancestors came through here at one point or another. It is a blessing to re-connect with them and learn more about ourselves. When my wife and I first visited Nauvoo in 2004, we knew we wanted to come back and bring our family. We came back the very next year and have been there at least part-time for 7 of the last 10 years.
Robert Allen purchased this House in 2005
Why Robert Allen chose Nauvoo
This home is a piece of history. We love it. Our family has created some of our happiest memories here and we want to share that with others. The home is over 100 years old and has a stone foundation. It is fun to see the updates made over the years (especially evident in the various styles of light switches). New kitchen, roof, and Air Conditioner make the home very comfortable. Nestled at the end of a tree-lined street, this home is the perfect place to relax and get away while being within walking distance to the nearby Nauvoo temple and historic district. Historic Nauvoo boasts an abundance of activities, plays, musical performances, pageants, restored homes and shops. There is so much to do nearby. Our home offers a great place to relax between activities or for some family members to nap and re-charge while the rest are off exploring.
What makes this House unique
1/3 acre with room to play, park, or camp on the lawn. Angel Moroni on the temple top is visible from the upstairs bedroom window. Deer and fawns often visible on the lawn in the evenings or early morning. Great place to watch or catch fireflies :)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great Place to stay in Nauvoo
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this house.
Cool old house! Excellent location!
Pros: good showerhead and water pressure; well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms (plenty of paper towels, sandwich bags, small appliances, toilet paper, etc.); lots of beds; nice proximity to Nauvoo Temple and sites; quiet location; WiFi worked okay for basic internet needs; nice big dining table; owner very responsive and manager very helpful.
Cons: old musty house smell; finishes and furnishings felt a little hodge-podgey, but perhaps the owners are in the process of making improvements? ie: carpet had been removed from dining area and thresholds were missing and holes were patched); no tv channels (just dvd/vhs, so bring your own movies - especially considering the sites are only open from 10-5, so you’ll be spending a fair amount of time at the house); very steep stair acces to the upper floor, which may prove to be a challenge for older folks; bathrooms are accessed via bedrooms/sleeping area, so privacy can be tricky; parking is limited to small grassy area next to house.
Cozy home that’s so accommodating to a large group!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was very comfortable for all the children upstairs and adults downstairs. Kitchen was very well stocked and convenient. Location was fantastic, and so close to the temple. We hope to come stay again!
Charming Home in Nauvoo
We so enjoyed the stay in this beautiful home in Nauvoo Illinois. It is in amazing condition and it is clear there has been a lot of love put into the restoration and upkeep. We loved that it is in a slightly secluded neighborhood yet still close to downtown and everything that Nauvoo has to offer. It is just a few blocks from the LDS Temple and all the historical sites are just a short drive. The home is well taken care of and very clean. We had 8 adults and could have easily fit another 5 or 6 as well as a few young children if they didn't mind sleeping on the floor. The kitchen is well stocked with all the pots, pans, and utensils that you would need for any cooking that might be done, which I recommend as the restaurant choices in town a a bit limited.
A nice home in a great location. We stayed for 2 weeks and had a blast. We will stay again!
Experience Old Nauvoo
Nestled between the Great River Rd and the Mississippi River - this quaint town will capture your heart.
In 1839, early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—called “Mormons”—established this place of peace and beauty on a great bend in the Mississippi. Today, Nauvoo is one of America’s premier historic communities. Visitors can explore more than 40 historic sites from the 1840 time period. -historicnauvoo.net
Each summer Nauvoo hosts its musical show spectacular - the Nauvoo Pageant -a Broadway style play about early Nauvoo.
Free nightly shows year-round
Free wagon rides all year round
The Nauvoo Temple (2 blocks southwest from the home)
The Nauvoo Fudge Factory - enough said
Free Blacksmith Tours
Free Browning Gunsmith Tour
Pioneer Games and Activities
Antique shops, quilt shops, needlework, gift shops, homemade custard, free tours of baxter vineyards, etc.
25 miles to Carthage Jail
Many historic sites within walking distance to keep you and your guests exploring for days.