The Prairie House Manor

209 Hwy.25 S. and 3rd St. , De Smet, SD 57231 USA (Show map)

About

Our home belonged to, Banker Thomas Ruth, one of the characters in the Little House books that Michael Landon made popular in Little House on the Prairie series. We love to have families come and enjoy the town that author Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about. Our home is open all year. Rooms are decorated with antiques but have all luxury of the present (TV, air conditioned, private baths await you) for a restful evening. The morning brings the aroma of waffles, French toast,omelletes, pancakes and even a pancake man. Fresh fruit and juice are always served with a smile between 7:30 and 9:00 AM. We will look forward to your arrival in De Smet, South Dakota. The little town on The Prairie. We have 2 in-room jacuzzi's in two of our 1st level rooms. Japanese Garden and Forever Blossoms. Try one out for that special week-end or evening. Great Luxury for a reasonable price.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Loved Our Stay

5 on April 26, 2016

We stayed there for my birthday. Jenny made us feel right at home. Breakfast was great too. We will definitely be back


Where the Heart Is

5 on February 08, 2016

If you are on the Laura Ingalls Wilder trail, or happy to be passing through this part of South Dakota, come to the Prairie Manor for home-style comfort and an old-fashioned welcome.


5 Star Stay With Personal Touch

5 on January 07, 2016

I was delighted to stay here. The house is beautiful and wonderfully maintained. I can't imagine how much work has gone into crafting this home, let alone keeping it in such pristine condition. Innkeepers Andy and Jenny go far, far out of their way to make you comfortable here. They made dinner recommendations (most everything was closed for the holiday, helped us find a great place to eat regardless) and even let us change rooms when we wanted to try something else on short notice. Their breakfast menu had many tasty offerings, and the food was impeccable. They have some kind of prestigious culinary credentials they are too modest to brag about-- I am sure of it! Best place to go and get away from it all and have every detail taken care of beyond your satisfaction. I've stayed in very nice and well well recognized hotels in big cities-- their amenities and service do not compare to what you will find here in DeSmet. I know I will give them more business in the future.


Little Gem on the Prairie

5 on October 14, 2015

This was one of my first experiences staying in a B&B and I must say, it exceeded my expectations! My sister and I stayed in the “My Rose Garden” room and it was absolutely wonderful! The beds and pillows were the comfiest I have ever used. We both slept very well during our stay. Very nice bathroom and the water pressure in the shower was strong which is a huge plus in my books. And I really appreciated that there was a fridge and microwave in the room. This made meals during our trip much easier. And Jenny’s breakfasts were absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I loved that we had different options each morning and it was always something that I hadn’t had before. And the coffee was so good! And I really appreciated that there were so many options for flavouring it. It helped made morning coffee a little bit special. Andy and Jenny have a wonderful place and have really managed to make it feel like a home away from home and they are so welcoming to their guests and make sure that they are taken care of. I really enjoyed our little chats in the morning with Jenny about our plans for the day and what we had done on our trip so far. If you get the chance to stay here, you should!


Relaxing on the prairie

4.8 on October 11, 2015

Our hosts were extremely nice and accommodating. The breakfasts were outstanding and the room relaxing. From our point of view this is the best of De Smet!


Relaxing Stay

5 on September 04, 2015

We enjoyed a very relaxing stay at the Prairie House Manor. Breakfast was delicious and I wish we could have stayed another day and spend more time on their porch.


Thank you, thank you, thank you for the perfect stay!!

5 on August 18, 2015

My teenage daughter and I stayed at the Prairie House Manor for 2 nights. Our stay was absolutely perfect! Jenny and Andy greeted us right away- very friendly and made us feel so welcome. Our room "Forever Blossoms" was very clean- the bed, pillows, and sheets were very comfortable. A great place to relax! The breakfasts were absolutely the best- so delicious!! We were given several different food choice options as well as a time best for us. You have to try Jenny's yummy raspberry puffed pancakes!! The outside landscaping is beautiful- lots of flowers, very good curb appeal. Overall, my daughter and I both would HIGHLY recommend this wonderful B&B. A very charming and inviting atmosphere. Thank you, Jenny and Andy, for making our trip to DeSmet so wonderful.


Wonderful stay!

5 on August 11, 2015

A stay in the historic Prairie House Manor is an experience every visitor to De Smet should be lucky enough to enjoy. Built in the early 1890s by “Banker Ruth” of the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, it has been maintained in all its Victorian splendor. No matter how historic a bed and breakfast may be, what travelers are really concerned with are cleanliness and comfort. Prairie House Manor excels in both areas. Everything from the floor to the light fixtures is sparkling clean. You don’t have to worry about stray hairs or dust bunnies here! And it seems the innkeepers, Andy and Jenny Todd, live to make visitors comfortable. From the beds and pillows in the guest rooms, to the sofas and books in the living room, to the kid-friendly sunroom, you can relax in a homey environment. Hot chocolate, and lemonade are always available. There’s lots for the family to do while here, including toys for young ones, a pool table for the bigger “kids,” puzzles, trivia, and books for all ages. Or, just hang out and watch TV or surf the web on the free WiFi. Be warned, however: if you get a room with a Jacuzzi, you might not want to get out to enjoy all the other amenities! Let’s not forget the breakfast part of the deal. This is not merely some stale pastries and weak coffee. You get a real breakfast of your own choosing from a varied menu, always served with fresh fruit and your choice(s) of beverages. Pancake men are popular with children, while adults often choose egg strata, oatmeal, omelets, Belgian waffles, or other “grown-up” fare. Served at the time of your choosing in a pleasant breakfast room, breakfast is always delicious. This is the way to start your day. If you have any special needs or requests, the Todds will do everything they can to accommodate you. They treat everyone as they would want to be treated, so you will likely find that while you arrive as a guest, you leave as a friend. And that’s a wonderful thing.


wonderful stay on tour of Little House on the Prairie

4.8 on August 11, 2015

Our family stayed at the Prairie House Manor and found the owners and facility to be fabulous. The location was perfect for walking through the town and we were a short distance from the Ingalls homestead. The owners were friendly and helpful. We had a great stay!


Fabulous

5 on August 09, 2015

Our family has never stayed at B&B before, the Prairie House Manor was absolutely wonderful. Andy and Jenny are very kind people. They open their home in a very comfortable way. Hot treats waiting in the afternoons and evenings, coffe, tea, cappuccino juice at your finger tips. The breakfast is made to.order and is very, very good. Services are off the charts. We really did feel at home. Took advantage of the parlor/living room to unwind. Jenny has opened her love of history with her books for your browsing pleasure. Enclosed porch with games, toys and seating for gathering also. De Smet South Dakota should be proud with this business in their town. The town and all of its businesses and residents are very pleasant and vwry proud of its history. Would we stay again absolutely. We give the Prairie House Manor total family thumbs up!


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Rooms & Rates

My Rose Garden

My Rose Garden room has a king size bed,a single bed and a fold down full size murphy bed. This is a great set up - the bed is down at night and up during the day- therefore giving more space. The bathroom is a large room also and has a tub and shower. Each of our rooms have a micro-wave/small fridge and HD flatscreen TV-family friendly

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $119 - $149

Americana Medley

Americana Medley is our biggest family room. It will sleep 6 persons. Each room has a private bath, microwave/fridge. Also in the room is a HD flatscreen TV & reading lamp. There are 3 beds in the room - 1 queen, 2 double beds - one being a murphy bed. Special Rate for 2 people $99 - no other discounts apply (non-pageant night).

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $149

Bird Song

Bird Song has two twin beds. It is a second floor room with a large master bath. Some of our guests want to share a room and not a bed, so this is the room for them. We have had alot of mother/son and father/daughter combinations as well as just 2 friends. The room has a micro/wave and fridge , HD Flatscreen TV & two reading lamps. Come on by we have the right room for you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $89

Here's My Heart

Here's My Heart has a queen bed. It is one of our more quaint rooms. Two reading lamps - a cozy room with many books to read on the shelf with all of the ammenities - microwave & fridge plus a HD Flatscreen TV and a private bath. The room is located on the second floor . We have forced central air heating and cooling.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $89

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden has a standing shower/private bath. A queen bed adorns the room with the quaint fireplace - it also has a 2 person Jacuzzi spa for your special night out or just relaxing. Great back jets help you relax. All of our rooms have a micro-wave, reading lamp, fridge and a HD flatscreen TV. Come stay with us and relax for a special evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $119

Forever Blossoms

Enjoy this beautiful room with a comfortable setting. The jacuzzi is calling you for a special relaxing night or even a weekend getaway. We have a frig, microwave, reading lamp and a HD flatscreen TV in this quaint yet spacious room. We look forward to you staying with us.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $119 - $149

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Sioux Falls, SD (FSD-Joe Foss Field) 90 miles

Directions to property:

45 miles West of I-29 on Hwy 14 - 2 blocks North on Hwy 25.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Laura Ingalls Wilder pagaent, ingallshomestead.com, Discoverlaura.org, Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead, Hunting, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Piano , Homemade breakfast w/menu choices, in-room Jacuzzi spa's, Homemade breakfast w/menu choices, home-made snacks & beverage nook, Pool Table on porch, Free Pool Passes Year Round, 32" HD Flatscreen TV in Commons Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Country club - good dining, Laura Ingalls Wilder Tours, Ingalls Homestead tours, ingallshomestead.com, discoverlaura.org, DeSmet Museum, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm - 11pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Trained and well behaved pets
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% plus the tax is taken 2 weeks prior to your stay.
  • Cancellations: After the full amount is taken it is non-refundable! We will give you a 100% credit for a future stay with us.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Andy and Jenny Todd

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , our pets not in B&B area

About the innkeepers

Host and hostess are very active in the community and church. We have 4 children and keep very busy during the summer months. Jenny is the cook and enjoys her culinary & home-making skills. Andy loves golf; we work hard at the B&B. Both of us are people persons and will make you feel right at home. We enjoy learning about our guests and their families. Kids are a plus around here.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30--9:30
  • Serving Location: Front porch, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Diabetic