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

Nice Rooms & Meals, Great Location and Great Price

5 on July 02, 2015

The house is very nicely decorated and comfortable. The hosts are friendly and make a very good breakfast. The price is very reasonable.

Our Stay at Prairie House Manor.

4.6 on June 28, 2015

Wonderful restoration, friendly hosts, DeSmet a nice little town.

Swampy 4

5 on May 11, 2015

Very comfortable and relaxing. Good company and great food.

fabulous time

5 on October 06, 2014

We absolutely loved the three season porch and the fact we could bring our dogs with. We stayed in the Chinese garden and it was big and spacious, neatly decorated and had a Jacuzzi, much needed after a long drive there. The service was grand and the breakfast delicious. Would definitely revisit again especially in the early fall when its warm but not to hot to sit on the porch.

Wonderful Prairie House memories

5 on September 23, 2014

My girls and I drove from Colorado up to Prairie House Manor in August of 2014. It was a long drive and we arrived much later than anticipated but when we arrived all travel pains were soon forgotten. The room we chose was as lovely as the pictures and made us feel like little princesses. We were greeted by the hostess with cookies (delicious!) and hot chocolate and juice. The bed was very comfortable and after a quick soak in the hot tub we slept soundly. We are already plotting for a return trip. It was a truly wonderful experience.

Great experience

4.6 on September 23, 2014

We stayed in the Rose Garden room and loved it. We loved being able to relax and play game on the porch. The hot cocoa and cappuccinos were wonderful. We would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast to our friends. Thank you.

Awesome stay!

4.8 on September 11, 2014

The host/hostess were amazing and treated us so kindly and really made us feel at home. My daughter and I had a great mother/daughter retreat!

Not just for Laura Ingalls Wilder fans

4.8 on September 11, 2014

The accomodations were perfect for our small family reunion (seven of us at one point). There was plenty of space to spread out and visit, either on the large, comfortable porch or the inviting living room, or both. This has to be one of the best lodging options in eastern South Dakota for any purpose (internet and cell access were good). Having endured a seemingly endless series of "free" breakfasts at chain motels, the Prairie Manor breakfast should be a destination in and of itself. Kudos to Andy and his family.

Great part of our Laura Ingalls Wilder trip

5 on August 30, 2014

So glad that we picked "The Prairie House Manor" to stay at on our De Smet part of our Laura Ingalls Wilder trip. Andy and Jenny were so friendly and personable. The snacks in the evening and the breakfast selections were all delicious. If we make it back to De Smet in the future this will be the place we will be staying at. Such a homey feel!


4.6 on August 27, 2014

Excellent stay.

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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