209 Hwy. 25 South, De Smet, SD 57231-9428, USA    
(800) 297-2416, (605) 854-9131
- $109

Book a Room $79 - $109

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Andy Todd, Jenny Todd

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Circa 1894. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about the first owner of this house in her novel, "The Long Winter." The homey, country bed & breakfast offers rooms with items such as white iron beds, pedestal sinks and hardwood floors topped with rag rugs. Wilder was a resident of DeSmet, and the town features a church her father helped to build, as well as a schoolhouse where the author once taught. In addition to the six rooms in the main house, the innkeepers also offer a sportsman facility that is popular in the fall for pheasant hunters. Stay there in the summer to enjoy the great fishing at Lake Thompson, the state's new park. There's a game cleaning shed and freezers. The cottage has its own fully equipped kitchen and is self catering.

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$79 to $109

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.


This property has 6 total guest accommodations with private bath. The types of beds available include King, Queen, Twin and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Fax

Pet Restrictions

Well-behaved, trained, prearranged
  • Pets Allowed
  • Well-behaved
  • Trained
  • Prearranged

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Reservation/Cancellation Policies:


14 days - return 80%, under 14 days full deposit held


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Live Theater
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Laura Ingalls Wilder Author's Museum Tours

Historic Interest

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Applied)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Applied)
  • City Historical Site (Applied)

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