The Prairie Inn, the hotel only, was purchased by Randy and Juli Huber from Prairie Inn, SD, LLC on July 17. Since purchasing the hotel, the Hubers have invested over $100,000 to refurbish the hotel.
Improvements include new lobby, new breakfast room, new TVs, new beds, new carpet, new bathrooms with ceramic tile floors and granite countertops. The improvements continue with new bedspreads and draperies, new in-room microwaves and fridges, and many rooms with new furniture.
The Prairie Inn is managed by Della Thompson.
The Hubers have been in the hotel business for over 37 years, having operated properties in Madison, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Rapid City, and Sioux City, IA.
The Hubers presently operate the Americas Best Value Inn in Rapid City as well as the Prairie Inn.
Randy, Juli and Delia invite the people of the city of Vermillion to look over the improvements and have some hors d'oeuvres and cake from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14. The Vermillion Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m.