First of all, we admire you for taking on the effort of planning a family reunion! In order to make that process a bit easier, we have compiled the following information. Call or email if you have any questions not answered below.
When should you make a reservation?
With limited accommodations in Nauvoo, planning for large groups can be difficult, so we recommend reserving as early as possible in order to have more options. We take reservations up to a year in advance.
What is required to secure your reservation?
A security deposit equal to one night's rent is due upon reservation. If you have more than one location, there will be a seperate deposit for each location. We are willing to split costs between multiple credit cards if needed.
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What locations are best for large groups?
This may be the most common question, but it depends on each group with the varying ages and preferences. Here is a list of homes that accommodate 12 or more people (depending on age) in descending order:
Hyrum Smith Farm - Up to 20
Gatehouse - Up to 16
Riverview Retreat - Up to 16
Bywater House - Up to 14
Hilltop Retreat - Up to 14
Anchor Inn - Up to 12
Barnett Bungalow - Up to 12
Gallery House - Up to 12
Rufus Abbott B&B - Up to 12
Many groups are also made up of multiple families who may want the privacy of their own home. The following groups of homes are well suited to rent together based on proximity to each other:
In Nauvoo on S. Barnett a few blocks from the temple: Barnett Bungalow and Barnett Colonial - Up to 22
In Nauvoo across the street from each other on Wilcox: Hopper House and Gallery House - Up to 22
Along the river north of Nauvoo (not walking distance to each other): Anchor Inn, Gatehouse, and Riverview Retreat - Up to 44
Also in town are the Bywater House (up to 14) and Hart House (up to 10) which are not casual walking distance to the others, but they are a very short drive. If you haven't been to Nauvoo, it's not a big town!