Where Family and Friends Gather


This nostalgic home was built in 1918 by the Jacob Fredine Family. Jacob immigrated from Sweden in the 1800's and settled near the Missouri River where he set up a general goods store. When the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul passenger train clanked and pulled into the area in 1900, the City of Platte was established. Like many others, Jacob relocated his family and business to Platte. He purchased a lot on the Boulevard and built a family home in 1905. In 1918, Jacob's daughter Ella married and Jacob deeded the south half of the lot to the young couple, upon which they built this beautiful home. In the late 30's, Dr. Neisius and his wife opened a medical practice, and the home was used as a hospital.  There are folks in Platte who remember coming to see the doctor for pneumonia, fix a broken bone or deliver a baby. A few years later, Dr. Neisius relocated to Sturgis, SD, and tended to returning WWII Vets. In 1943, Felix and Ruth Marion married and purchased the home. It was the perfect location to raise their 7 children as the Boulevard had many growing families and everyone enjoyed playing together - whether swinging on the swings that Felix hung from the rafters in the old basement, or making floats out of large cardboard boxes and staging a parade!  Fifty some years later, in the mid-1990's, the Middendorp family (famous for their fresh-baked goods, aka the Dutch Oven Bakery) purchased the property and lived here for a few years.  In 2008, the property was once again "on the market" and Donna Travis purchased it with the vision and intent to create an affordable and alternative option for guests seeking overnight accommodations in Platte, as well as create a venue for special events. In 2010, after nearly a year of renovations and updates, Molly's Manor B&B became a reality and soon thereafter, the reservation book quickly started to fill up.

The renovations began with the excavation of the original rock basement to create "The Apartment Suite", which is available for a one-night, multiple-night or extended stay.  On the second floor, the original 4 bedrooms were remodeled to add private ensuite bathrooms.  The Sunroom, the room in which Dr. Neisius would see patients, was redesigned into a common area for guests. The main floor was also redesigned to create a large dining area for guests. The renovations continued with replacing the original front porch, adding private living quarters for the owner, and most recently, renovating the original old dilapidated garage/carriage house into a private dwelling to accommodate guests who seek accommodations with no steps.  

​Molly's Manor is a favorite place to stay for folks who travel to Platte to vacation or visit family and friends.  Platte offers many activities and amenities throughout the year. The Missouri River, located a short 15 minute drive from Platte, is famous for fishing, boating, jet skiing, water skiing and camping. And, hunters find the Platte area to be a haven for hunting pheasants, geese, prairie dogs, deer - anything in season! 

Looking for a unique venue to gather for that special occasion?  In addition to overnight accommodations, Molly's Manor is available to host your special events and private functions as well.  Whatever the occasion, let us cater to your needs. Molly's Manor is a perfect site for birthday parties, graduation parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, family and class reunions, tea parties or a group of friends gathering together for any reason. 

For reservations and more information, call or text us at 605-680-1685, or send an e-mail to donnatravis@midstatesd.net