The Prairie House Manor

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

The best stay ever

5 on August 27, 2016

I'd just like to say that this was the very best place to stay. The room was great and very homey, beds were extremely comfortable. The food was great and the owners were very friendly and nice. We stayed an extra night since it was much better than the camping we had planned for the next night and the price was right. My kids even loved everything there. We will definitely come back next time!!

Wonderful experience!

4.8 on August 25, 2016

The owners were friendly and gracious. The breakfast was expertly prepared and beautifully served. The house was quaint and so comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

Very Nice Family Friendly B&B for Laura Lovers

4.8 on August 22, 2016

We had a wonderful stay overnight with our 4 kids. You read that right. They have rooms that can accommodate larger families. The rooms are clean and cozy and cheerful and decorated beautifully. The owner was friendly and our breakfast was great. The kids especially enjoyed their pancake men. There is a nice front porch to relax on with toys for children of all ages. We also like all the history books and local info available. If we pass through again we would definitely stay. We wished we had more time just so we could enjoy it longer.

A One Night Stand

4.2 on August 21, 2016

We enjoyed our one night stop over at the Prairie House Manor. Andy and Jenny were very gracious and pleasant. We felt very comfortable and welcome.We stayed in the Japanese Garden room with the hot tub and it was delightful.

Beautiful home/family-friendly

4.8 on August 12, 2016

Comfortable home, friendly innkeepers who live on-site, fresh blueberry pancakes with cream cheese filling, excellent service at breakfast, info available about area attractions, great place for extended stay

Prairie House B&B

4.4 on August 12, 2016

Warm, accommodating, friendly owners! We loved our relaxing experience. Such a wonderful alternative to the "sterile" hotel room feel. We felt right at home in the beautifully decorated house. There is even a small area in front porch to keep our kids occupied while we relaxed with a cup of coffee:)

Great One Night Stay

4.2 on August 09, 2016

I was in town for the last night of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant. Wish I'd had longer in that beautiful Japanese Garden room! The bed was incredibly comfortable, the jacuzzi tub was relaxing, and the hosts were helpful and accommodating. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and I got to talk to some other guests who I ended up meeting up with later in the day out at the Ingalls Homestead. Great location in town and and overall great experience.

Ein Traum

5 on August 08, 2016

Die Unterkunft ist einfach genial. Liebe Gastgeber. Es passte einfach alles. Wir kommen wieder.

Beautiful place, wonderful people!

5 on August 06, 2016

My 12 year old daughter and I stayed here in July. We were on a 3 1/2 week vacation changing hotels every night except for 2 several night stays. We were so glad we chose this as one of our places to just take our time in. Andy and Jenny were very friendly and helpful with tips on what else to do and where to go when asked. They checked on us making sure we had what we needed as well. Breakfast was delicious every morning!! The table came complete with a Little House on the Prairie trivia book which we enjoyed using while we ate. The room and bathroom were clean, beautiful and comfortable. One night we got back early with some down time and they have a nice size enclosed porch with games and toys for all ages so we enjoyed that as well.

Nice Find in DeSmet

3.6 on August 02, 2016

We came to see the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial and Homestead. The B&B is in the perfect location for touring both. The home was beautiful and we enjoyed seeing the uniqueness and charm of each room in the house. Andy and Jenny were wonderful hosts and provided a great breakfast. We loved the front porch and small town feel. Would have liked to have stayed two nights.

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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 Type

Small town


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,,, 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,,, DeSmet Museum, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • 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.



Andy and Jenny Todd

Languages spoken


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

Special meal options

Vegetarian Diabetic