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The Prairie House Manor

De Smet, SD 57231 USA (Show map)
4.7
188 Reviews
$89 - $149
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Prairie hospitality

4.8 on August 19, 2014

We enjoyed a restful stay in this historical Bed and Breakfast. I really enjoyed that it had connections to the Laura Ingalls Wilder story. The hosts were very welcoming and breakfast was delicious!


A very restful stay!

4.8 on August 18, 2014

My Dad and I spent two nights at the Prairie House Manor while in South Dakota visiting relatives. Our two guest rooms, the Manor's common rooms, and the town of De Smet were the pleasant and restful places we needed after long days of traveling to/from and visiting with family in multiple communities. The front porch is a lovely spot to read and sip coffee or quietly wrap up a busy day of sightseeing. Andy and Jenny have a special knack for making their guests feel at home while attentively attending to the important details of meeting their guests needs. Offering a choice of delicious breakfasts and separate seating daily in their pleasant Breakfast room are just two of the generous and thoughtful touches Andy and Jenny put into providing their guests with a comfortable B&B stay. Their integrity, warmth and kindness shone in every detail of our visit. I highly recommend staying at this house on the prairie for singles, couples and families alike! Hope to return...


Great place to stay when doing the Little House thing

4.4 on August 11, 2014

We were on a three day trip with granddaughters, age 6 and 9. They loved staying "in a fancy house." The location is perfect---three houses down from the house Pa Ingalls built in town. The inn is very kid friendly---imagine S'more pancakes!


Lovely

4.8 on August 10, 2014

The room was lovely. Great breakfast. Very convenient to visiting Little House on the Prairie.


Warm, Welcoming, Wonderful!

4.8 on August 08, 2014

We had a delightful stay at the Prairie House Manor. The couple who runs it are very friendly and professional. It was great to stay in an historical home, just three doors down from Pa Ingalls' house! Our room was snug, clean and had everything we needed to be completely comfortable: microwave, fridge, tv, lots of books, extra linens, etc. Our hosts were able and willing to give us lots of information about the area, best places to eat, and so on. When we returned from an evening out, we were greeted with a plateful of fresh cookies! The wrap around porch is so comfy with couches and chairs, and lots of fascinating reading material, games and even a billiards table! In the morning, we ate a delicious and unique breakfast, made to order, and served in style. We liked that we were able to eat sort of 'on our own' at our own table, but would have felt very welcome to visit with anyone else nearby. A perfect mix of friendliness and privacy in the whole setting. We would definitely go back! (We took one star off the 'rooms' rating, only because the decorating could use refreshing...but it was very clean and tasteful and comfortable!)


Nice, nice people and beautiful house!

5 on August 03, 2014

I wouldn't pass up on staying here again if given a chance. I hope to return someday and I sure hope Andy and Jenny are still there. This was a highlight of our road trip. Thanks so much and God bless, The Istvan Family


Excellent Enhancement to Your Laura Ingalls Wilder Experience

3.6 on July 31, 2014

Stay here to make your Prairie visit extra special! The carefully chosen room decor is intended to enhance your Laura Ingalls Wilder experience. The owners are very nice and breakfast was great. Loved the little pancake man, just like Ma used to make. Our room (Roses) was "cozy" for 4 people with a bathroom that was not fully enclosed. Could have used better lighting. Can't beat the location and the ambiance -- two houses down from the house that Pa built!


Loved it!

5 on July 30, 2014

We stayed here for one night, though wish we'd had time for a few more. The owners were wonderful - welcoming, courteous, helpful. They were personable, remembering each of us by name. The home itself is beautiful. Tons of books available to peruse over morning coffee and tea. The enclosed porch was beautiful in the morning. A perfect place to play checkers with my daughter and my sister read while waiting for breakfast. Our room was comfortable and had everything we needed. A mini fridge for our cooler contents, a microwave, private bath, private entrance (which in some B&B's this would be very important depending on comfort levels upon arrival - however, once we arrived and saw how wonderful this B&B is and how it is run, the private entrance was of less importance to us.) Loved the Prairie Manor House and hope to return again. Would recommend to everyone. Oh, and the mattresses were wonderful - both on the king bed and the murphy bed. Cannot beat a good mattress when you're away from home. :)


The place to stay in De Smet, SD

5 on July 29, 2014

This B&B is housed in the former home of "Banker Ruth" from Laura Ingalls Wilder days, and has a pleasant atmosphere and peaceful decor. A variety of rooms are available including some downstairs rooms for those who might prefer not to climb stairs, and a room with twin beds perfect for children. We stayed in "Here's My Heart", a cozy room with a queen bed and windows overlooking the north and west. There was a deck just by our room accessible from the hallway. The bed was comfortable and although it was quite high, they provided nice stepstools for each side. Breakfast: At PHM, you are given a menu of choices the night before, and you submit that before bedtime. We stayed three nights, so we got a great variety of menu choices. Everything we ate was delicious and the portions were just the right size. Breakfast is served in a sunny breakfast room and you can select the time of service from 7:30-9:30. A lovely sitting room was a place we enjoyed putting up our feet and reading after a day of exploring the area. And a covered screened-in porch provides further activities such as pool and games. Don't be afraid to bring your family, as there are fun things for the kids to do out on the porch. During our stay, each night at least one guest had children with them. Access to the historic sites from Prairie House Manor is easy! We left our car parked quite a bit and just walked "downtown" (one block away) and to the LIW Society (6 blocks away). We only had to drive out to the Wilder and Ingalls homestead sites and the cemetery. Truly, this was a highlight of our trip. What a blessing to share in the history of De Smet in one of the historic homes, and only three doors down from Pa & Ma Ingalls' final home in De Smet. We are recommending De Smet and PHM to all our friends who are LIW fans, homeschoolers, or just parents looking for a vacation that doesn't involve long lines and $7 bottles of water. We loved every second and miss it already!


DeSmet visit

3.8 on July 26, 2014

We were there to see the Little House pageant and historical sites. The B & B was beautiful and the best place to stay in town..except for the covered wagons of course..but if you want luxury, stay at the Prairie House Manor. Breakfast was great and Andy and Jenny do their best to make you feel at home.


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

North on I 29 to Brookings and West on HWY 14 to DeSmet. In DeSmet turn North on HWY 25 and go 1/12 blocks to 3rd st. We are on the West corner

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Trained and well behaved pets

Terms and Conditions

  • 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

1 Cat , 2 Dogs , our pets not in B&B area Others

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


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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