Wilder Guest House

Wilder guest house exterior
Wilder Guest House was acquired by the University in 1980, and is named in honor of William H. Wilder who served as President of Illinois Wesleyan University from 1888-1898.

Wilder Guest House welcomes guests of Illinois Wesleyan and its faculty, staff and students.  Alums are welcome when present for University business.  

The guest facility is an historic, two-story house containing a living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor, with private sleeping rooms on the first and second floors.  All bedrooms are air-conditioned.  The living room has a television.  The bathrooms (one on the first floor/one on the second floor) are common areas which are shared between guests and are provided with locks for privacy.

In times of crisis or emergency, the facility is used to meet institutional needs, and therefore, the right to cancel or modify reservations that conflict with greater institutional needs is reserved at all times in all cases.

Learn more about the interiors and guest rooms at Wilder Guest House, and the answers to frequently asked questions.  


Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Updates

While Illinois remains in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, Wilder House reservations will be limited to two (2) family units per day (one per bathroom), and no less than 3 business days between reservations.  Our reduced capacity will limit the number of reservations we can take this fall and spring, and we apologize if we are unable to accommodate your request! 

All guests must wear masks while on campus, including in the common areas of the Wilder House.  We request you monitor your symptoms and cancel your reservation should you feel ill with a fever, cough, sore throat or any other symptom listed by the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html. 

Finally, a waiver will be required to be signed prior to your arrival on campus; check in materials will not be prepared until the signed waiver is received.  Thank you!