Product Description

  • Two Bedrooms
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Folding Twin Beds
  • Baby Bjorn Crib for your little one
  • Spacious, open living room
  • Full Kitchen with Range and Oven, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave
  • Washer and Dryer for guest use
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Dishware, Utensils, Towels, and Linens Provided
  • Two Bathrooms
  • On Nauvoo’s Main Street (Mulholland)
  • Down the street from the Nauvoo Temple, Visitor’s Center, and Historical District
  • Centrally Heated and Cooled
  • Sleeps 6 comfortably
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Known as “The Old Stone Church,” “The Legion Hall,” “The Temple Stone Church,” or “The Old Methodist Church,” this building has a remarkable story to tell. Every group who has been in what is now Nauvoo, has played a part in its history.

The land was owned by one of Nauvoo’s first land owners, Joseph B.Teas. He purchased the property in 1827. Those who owned the land through the years include Ethan Kimball (brother of Hiram Kimball and cousin of Heber C. Kimball), Peter Fullmer, and Pulaski Cahoon (son of Reynold Cahoon).

A prominent early Nauvoo resident, Adam Swartz soon aquired the property, and it was during his period of ownership that the current building was constructed. The building was constructed prior to 1860 by Michael Baumert (who also constructed the Stone Arch Bridge in Nauvoo). Michael Baumert was an early German immigrant to Nauvoo, and was a master stone mason. Initially constructed as the English Methodist Church building, it was constructed with Nauvoo Temple Stone purchased from the Icarian’s. Joseph Smith III made the following statement in 1860:

“The Methodists, who had long worshiped in the old Music Hall, north and east of the temple lot, purchased a lot on Mulholland Street a little more than a quarter of a mile from the temple east, and built them a small chapel, using temple stones for corners, window ledges, and caps…”

From this we know that much of the building was constructed with Nauvoo Temple stone. One fragment of a star stone is still visible on the exterior.

Emma Smith played organ here, and attended with her children.

The church building was sold in 1925 to the American Legion, who held it until 1998 when it was sold to the Nauvoo Faith Heritage Society. In 2001 the building began its next phase, serving as a quilt shop, woodworking shop, and was even used as a costume workshop for the LDS film “Legacy”.

It has now been thoroughly renovated, and serves as an elegant vacation home for those visiting Nauvoo, and looking for an historic experience, with all the modern luxuries.


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    “The moment we entered the front door, we were smiling!
    Having two bedrooms and two baths on one level was perfect for us.
    The attention to detail and the thoughtfulness put into all the amenities shows a knowledge of what is wanted and needed when staying so far from home.
    -Very Impressive!
    Not only are we already talking about staying here again, we actually don’t want to leave!
    Thank you!”

    Rick & Becky W., Ramona B.

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    “‘Take me to Church’ The mantra our older children used when they heard about our rented accomodations. We came for the Temple sealing of our niece. Expected a ‘pioneer’ motif at Nauvoo’s Old Stone Church. Very pleasantly surprised at the modern, well furnished, well supplied vacation rental. Loved being here and using as our base of operations!!!
    Wonderful experience returning to Nauvoo:
    Highlights, other than of course the Temple:
    Covered Wagon Tour
    Root Beer at Joseph Smith’s Red Brick Store
    Annies Custard
    Brickyard, Blacksmith and Family Living Center
    And who will ever forget ‘Rendevous in Old Nauvoo!!’
    (If you give them a standing ovation they will talk about it for days)
    A wonderful trip-Outstanding Vacation Rental!”

    The H. Family, Mission Viejo, CA

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    4 out of 5

    Unbelievable luxury!!

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    5 out of 5

    We stayed in The Old Stone Church in July of 2016 and it was one of our favorite places ever. It was luxurious and comfortable, yet very homey. We were blown away by this amazing vacation rental. A great home away from home. I wish I could have taken the beautiful kitchen home with me. It is also close to the shops downtown and the Temple. It was really sad when our vacation was over and we had to leave this beautiful place. We highly reccommend it.

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    This was the most amazing place to stay. We’ll be coming back often. Nothing like it in Nauvoo.

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4.50 out of 5