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Availability:

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Rates:

Base - $400
Summer - $500 (June - August)

(We are also required to charge an additional 6% hotel/motel tax for the State of Illinois.)

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Amenities:

  • 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

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Description:

The Hyrum Smith Farm is perfect for extended family get-togethers! This historic farm is just one mile from the temple and sleeps up to twenty comfortably. A complete remodel was finished in May 2008 and the home was made ready for families to enjoy beginning June 2008.

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.

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Pictures:

Different views from outside the home:

Family room with sofa sleeper, dining room, kitchen, and full bathroom inside front entrance:

Downstairs parlor with queen size sofa sleeper:

Downstairs bedrooms with queen beds:

Upstairs master bedrooms with king beds and full bathrooms:

Bunk room with four sets of twin bunks:

Bonus room with hot-tub and full bathroom:

Two-Car Garage:

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Map:

Directions from Nauvoo Temple (A) to Hyrum Smith Farm (B)

View Larger Map with Directions

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History:

  • “In due course, Hyrum Smith succeeded in acquiring a farm, which was a blessing, as it provided food for the family and some income. It was located one and a half miles east of the Temple site. The green acres of grazing and farm land provided a place for recreation. Happily, the children explored and played to their hearts’ content, got acquainted with the animals, and helped out with little tasks. The place was dear to the family and became a vital part of their lives.” - Mary Fielding Smith, Daughter of Britain by Don C. Corbett, published in 1966 by Deseret Book. Page 127.
  • The Hyrum Smith Farm is included in BYU's Religious Education Image Archive, click here to see the archive which includes other historic homes.
  • The farm is mentioned in the first paragraph of this entry on gospelink.com.

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