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“Fabulous B & B in Laura Ingalls Wilder country”

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Heritage House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 De Smet B&B and Inns
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous B & B in Laura Ingalls Wilder country”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

What a find! This beautifully restored building is in the tiny town of De Smet within minutes of the Laura Ingalls Wilder houses. The owner was friendly and everything was immaculate. Our suite was perfect - large and beautifully furnished.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Scandia MN
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

The bathroom was immaculate! The whole suite was immaculate! Good water pressure. I have asthma, so I have a very sensitive nose and there were NO musty, old building smells at all and the rooms were NOT perfumed to cover odors. Most of all the beds were nice and firm not bumpy and soggy the bed smelt clean and crisp. The windows open so you can get a nice breeze if you would like. It felt like a step back in time, the woodwork was really cool.. The furniture, old style but very comfortable. Cable TV and Internet made it nice in the evenings. We did'nt have dinner but the Chicken smelt so GOOOOD... I know my nose liked it!! Loved th e place, loved it, loved it... We will go back...

Room Tip: Two bedroom suite with sitting room and loft with 3 bed more for kids or teens
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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ZIRCONIA
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

This historic bank building where the Ingalls family had accounts is a fabulous place to stay in the little town of De Smet, SD. It has been remodeled and decorated in the style appropriate to the era, and we just loved it. Perhaps the Ingalls family's savings were kept in the huge safe that is still visible on the ground floor. Who knows? It is such fun to imagine what the building was like during the late 1800s. All of De Smet is historic and we so enjoyed our visit.

Room Tip: All the rooms are upstairs, and we thought ours was beautiful.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Irvine, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2011

Incredible restoration project on the bank Caroline Ingalls was supposed to have held an account. It is an historical treasure lovingly rebuilt by the owners. The area is quiet, although centrally located. The rooms and home are beautifully appointed with historical pieces and photographs. The beds are comfortable and it feels like home. On a three week road trip, home can be a haven on the road. That is this place. Comfy, clean, friendly with a sophisticated appeal, we can't wait for our next chance to stay here.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Port Huron, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2011

This is a really neat old building. We stayed in a beautiful suite with three rooms and a loft. It had cable TV, which my kids appreciated, and internet, which I appreciated, and a nice, big bathroom, where everyone could wash off the prairie dust. It was extremely hot in South Dakota when we were there, but the room stayed pretty cool and was a nice retreat from the heat. This was my family's first Bed and Breakfast experience, and it went so well, it will probably not be the last. Breakfast was nice and the room was perfect.

Room Tip: "Laura's Loft" is really nice.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Paragon, Indiana
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

We booked the South Dakota State Fair and could not find a room in Huron. We found the only room within 45 minutes of Huron. Kim and Carl's Heritage House in De Smet. It was perfect and so relaxing. They have a wonderful place and they are wonderful hosts. We will stay there every year we go to the fair. It is out favorite of all. Thank you for making our first trip to South Dakota our most favorite trip we have ever taken.

TAS & LPS-- Indiana

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Minnesota
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Reviewed 28 August 2010

We (mom and two kids) stayed in the Heritage House Bed and Breakfast as part of our visit to the Laura Ingalls Wilder sites in De Smet. We chose the Heritage House and were glad that we did. It is a beautifully restored former bank building. The rooms were comfortable, and immaculately clean. Do not let the fact that it is located on the "main" street of De Smet dissuade you from staying here. It was INCREDIBLY quiet. The main street of De Smet gets virtually no traffic after about 5:00 in the evening. Very peaceful, and happens to be right across the street from where "Pa" had his store front, and also a hop, skip and a jump from the Lofthus store. Price was more than fair, and (of course) included a nice breakfast the next morning. If we have reason to stay here again, I'd definitely make this my choice again. Way more character than a standard hotel room (and note that the only motels in town ARE located on the highway), and really more of a small inn than a house. Nice, nice place.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Heritage House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 126 Calument Avenue, P.O. Box 123, De Smet, SD 57231
Region: United States > South Dakota > De Smet
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in De Smet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4

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