The Cambre House and Farm currently offers many public events throughout the year, including the annual Memorial Day Craft Show, Painting Classes, and Ghost Tours.
You can also rent The Cambre House and Farm to host your own event! Dating back to the 1800s, this historic house and surrounding farm offer an enchanting location to host outdoor weddings, family reunions, and other events.
Several picturesque locations throughout the property are available for perfect photographic opportunities. Take your picture overlooking the Mississippi River or next to one of the outbuildings, including a barn and wellhouse, from the time when the property was an apple orchard and working farm.
The property boasts more than 20 secluded acres overlooking the Mississippi River and historic Mormon Springs, a natural mineral spring. The house is on the National Historic National Historic Register of Historic Places, built in 1867 by French Icarian cabinet maker, Adolphe Cambre.
Four generations of Cambres lived on the working farm until it was sold to Relly and Lois Fowler in 1979. The Fowlers preserved the home using the property for the annual Salt Box craft show in the 80s and early 90s. Many of the Fowler family gatherings were held on the property through the years including two weddings, many Easters, birthdays, and picnics.
The property is currently owned by Rebecca Williamson, granddaughter of Relly and Lois. She is dedicated to preserving the house and sharing it with the public.
The house itself has three bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, and modern kitchen facilities. There is a large open space in front of the house with a patio, and another open area behind the house surrounded by trees with glimpses of the Mississippi River. A large 20 by 40 foot outdoor patio overlooks the forest ravine which makes a beautiful and relaxing area for sitting or dancing.
Located halfway in between Nauvoo and Niota Illinois on the Mississippi River, this rustic location is a perfect getaway for a quiet and peaceful event.