DER PLATZ Bill & Ila's B & B

515 East 3rd Ave , Mitchell, South Dakota Mitchell
Innkeeper(s): Bill & Ila Rumbolz Randy Rumbolz, Hunting Guide
  • Introduction

    DER PLATZ Bill & Ila's B & B is conveniently located in Mitchell, South Dakota. Four bedrooms upstairs.


    About the Innkeeper 

    I have operated a B & B – DER RUMBOLZ PLATZ  by Ethan, S D for 16 years in my husband, Bill’s grandparents homestead house. We have rented the farmstead to a young family & moved to Mitchell, purchasing the former FLAVIA’S PLACE from Lelia Guilbert. 
     The name has been changed to DER PLATZ – Bill & Ila’s  B & B .  It is a 2 story Italian Bracket 1880 vintage home.  We now offer 5 guest rooms – 4 are on the second floor – one has a private bath, the other 3 share a bath in the hall.   There is also a room on the main floor which has a private bath & a king bed .  There are 2 beds in each room on the upper floor.  One room has a pair of full beds, 2 have queen beds & a twin.   The one with private bath has a king bed & a twin.  Also TV in all rooms & WI FI.  We are walking distance from the Corn Palace, 5 movie theatres, antique shops, fine dining & small café’s & a water park.   Also in driving distance, Lake Mitchell, Rodeo grounds – annual Rodeo 3 rd week end of July,  Hanson Wheel & wagon make & restore vintage stage coaches, tours available,  Prehistoric Indian Village, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mc Govern Library.  Entire house available for family gatherings & reunions 

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  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Bill & Ila Rumbolz for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Possibly interest in old Victorian homes.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Close access to many of Mitchell’s amenities – within walking distance for eating, movies, Corn Palace, antique shops. I love the variety of guests.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Corn Palace is the most widely known attraction.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    “Super hospitality.”

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Warm friendly people.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Tour the Corn Palace & soverineer shop, check the antique shops, Dakota Weslyan University Mc Govern Library & Pioneer Museum, many city parks, New Acquatic center, week end garage sales, 5 movie theatres, Cabela’s offers a variety of activities, including kids fishing derby, Lake Mitchell – downtown offers a large variety of shops, the visitor center, just off of I 90 is a great guide to what is available in Mitchell, Pepsi Cola Theatre.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Lots – 5 movie theatres, Pepsi Cola theatre, fine dining, small cafés & ice cream shops, a quilting & fabric shop, hair salons, Post Office, UPS Store, auto service, a Quick Stop is less than a block from the house, several churches (one less than a block – several only a few blocks walk, parks, the aquatic center.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Depot – originally the Milwakee train station in Mitchell .

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Of course, just off I 90 exit 332 is the Mitchell tourist info center.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    5 guest rooms all with 2 beds – 2 with a queen & a twin –1 with a king & a twin – 1 has 2 full beds, all with large closets & TV in the rooms. The upstairs has one room with private bath – the other 3 share a bath across the hall. Another room with king bed on the main floor has a private bath. A room on Lower Level has a twin bed & also shares our bath with whirl tub & shower – for an emergency last minute guest.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes we accept pets & also have access to horse boarding on our farm 15 miles out of town. Also take pheasant hunters in fall.


  • Breakfast


    Breakfast served between 7-10 am in our casual country kitchen. Enjoy German pancakes, corn meal or Belgian waffles served with fruit, scrambled eggs and muffins, bacon, ham or sausage and coffee, juice, milk. We do whatever necessary for special diets.
    Just a few minutes off Exit 332 of I 90 take the Right off,  proceed on Hiway 37 which at th Havens
    intersection becomes Burr St, proceed North, down a short hill, under a RR bridge get onto R lane & stop lite at 1 St Ave - 2 blocks to 3 rd Ave, which is a one way going West - we are the 3 rd house - tall white with green trim - park on left side of street in front of the house.   We enjoy people hope you will enjoy your stay with us ! 
  • History


  • Pheasant Hunters

    Here on the farm are horses, chickens, ducks, perhaps a tub of turtles. You may go on a trail ride through the surrounding country. Walk down a quiet country road, pet, feed, ride a horse, watch cattle feeding, planting harvest or just sit in the shade and listen to quiet country sounds. There is also pheasant hunting (in season). Oct. 20 thru Dec.


  • Pets Welcome

    Pets are welcome! Please call for details.