Just up Parley Street from the Midwest's largest collection of restored historic preservation sites, nestled behind a canopy of 145-year-old trees, sits an unexpected historic treasure, the Nauvoo Grand. This turn-of-the-century home was built by Cecil J. Baxter whose family had come to Nauvoo with the Icarian movement in 1855. The Baxters planted vineyards and opened their winery, originally living in an old Mormon home until they built the two-story brick home which stands today on the same site. The basement walls display a number of stones salvaged from the original Nauvoo Temple just a few blocks away. Today, the old Baxter home has been transformed by Cassie and Kent Barrett into luxury accommodations, offering the grace and intimacy of Victorian times. Perched on a gentle rise, the Nauvoo Grand is still surrounded by the Baxter family vineyards and sits directly across the street from Illinois' oldest winery, still owned and operated by descendants of the founders.
5 on July 28, 2013
This is the second time we have stayed there and will never stay anywhere else while in Nauvoo!!! We love the log cabins and have such a great time there!!!
4.2 on March 10, 2012
We had an enjoyable stay in the Ellen's Orchard room in March,2012. We had the entire home to ourselves. The downstairs is filled with beautiful antiques and a small nook of books and DVD's to enjoy. The kitchen was left open for us to use. We enjoyed the jetted bath and didn't mind it being down the hall since it was very large with plenty of hot water. The bedroom has a unique, pretty chandelier. For breakfast we were served a hot frittata, zucchini bread with a fresh fruit tray in the formal dining room. A few details could be added to the room to make it more convenient such as an alarm clock, a comforter in addition to the bed spread and bathrobes. However, for the price, it is nice. It makes for a lovely, romantic getaway with a good meal. It is off the beaten path but still convenient to the historical homes and temple. We have stayed in Nauvoo many times and recommend this Bed and Breakfast.
Countryside, Small town, Wine country
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Wine Tasting at Illinois' Oldest Winery, Geneology Searching, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Agritourism/Farmstay
Bath robes, Board games, Internet Service, Library, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, DVD Player, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Kim Orth and Brenda Logan
Brenda Logan and Kim Orth are a mother-daughter team managing the Nauvoo Grand Bed & Breakfast as well as operating Baxter's Vineyards, Illinois' Oldest Winery. Both Kim and Brenda are very active in the community and with other volunteer activities.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian