|The South Beekota Specialty Lodgings are located in Belvidere, SD, Exit 163 on I-90.
The houses are completely furnished from potato peelers to pillowcases,
and sit on spacious private lots,located near the Belvidere Church* and City Park.
~*Add a Country Beeyard Tour to your stay at Grace's House.*~
We are now offering, by appointment only, a choice of two tours to our area beeyards in the scenic back country
you never get to see from the interstate. Learn about the business of beekeeping and enjoy some of the beautiful
sights of the Dakota prairies.
This charming house was once a bank, but with a
move and the addition of the porches, it became
the home of Tommy and Grace Thomas. At that
time, Belvidere was a thriving railroad town.
However, as with so many of the train
communities, Belvidere is slowly becoming a
The walls of Grace’s House are decorated in
photographs of our local scenery, cattle drives,
and branding crews; one of the last remaining
vestiges of Belvidere early roots.
This house was the home of Frank and Toni Obr
and family. Frank was one of the earliest
business owners in Belvidere. He was the town
blacksmith, and owned the first Ford dealership
It has been said, “He could build anything.”
He purchased the blacksmith business from
Ernst (Hans) and Emile Thode. Hans’ son Earl
Thode was the first All-Round Champion
Cowboy in 1929 and PRCA Champion Saddle
Bronc rider in 1929 and 1931.
There is a monument in honor of Earl Thode in
the Belvidere Park.
|Be sure to visit the
See the Sights
page to see the
variety of activities
you can do during
|The Belvidere Church welcomes you to join them at 9:30am for Sunday
Worship , Fellowship at 10:15 and 11:00am Sunday School.