We have several guest rooms in our historic 1899 Queen Anne home in Deadwood, South Dakota. The house is in the Presidential District (all the streets in the neighborhood are named after American presidents), which is one of the oldest quarters in the city. No more than a five-minute walk from the important stuff, including the casinos and historic buildings on Main Street, the Adams Museum and the Mickelson Trail. The Adams House is just five houses over (you can catch the Deadwood trolley there), and Mount Moriah Cemetery, the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, is a few minutes walk to the top of our hill.
The home itself is one of the biggest Victorians built in Deadwood, with six bedrooms and four bathrooms. It has original woodwork and stained glass, but the plumbing and heating are all (thankfully) new. It was constructed in 1898/1899 by H.B. Wardman, one of those rich-but-never-famous Deadwood businessmen who was mayor of the town in the 1920s. The house still has a lot of the original fixtures and 19th century technology (call bells, gas lighting fixtures, etc.).
This listing is for our first-floor bedroom, which was the home's original library. We've moved our library to the second-floor for now, and opened this room up to guests. It has an en suite private bath with jetted tub/shower, with a separate water closet with pull-chain toilet. The room has just been re-furnished with a three-piece walnut bedroom set from the 1870s: there's a queen bed, plus a dresser and a washstand with marble tops. It also has a nine-foot tall barrister bookcase with antique books (and a few other objects). Other bedrooms are available as their own Airbnb listing.
We have coffee and fruit available for all our guests, but full breakfast isn't typically included in our Airbnb rates. If you'd like to add formal breakfast in our dining room to your stay, just let us know. Our normal rate is $10 per person.
Full disclosure: the house is in the process of being restored, and some areas of the house aren't fully fixed yet. Expect some unpainted walls, a few pieces of unfinished trim, and a kitchen straight out of the 1970s.
Because it's an old neighborhood with limited space, parking can be tricky. There may be a small space available on the street; if not, there's a free city parking lot that's a three-minute walk down the hill.
Everything on the first floor (except for this bedroom!) is common space: there's the kitchen, dining room and two sitting rooms, one of which has an HDTV connected to Netflix.
Let us know when you'd like to check in and check out.
The house was beautiful and Laura was a gracious host as we descended on her as part of a large party of wedding guests.
Great stay in Deadwood. We were passing through for a night, and Dustin made everything super easy. Room was very clean, well-appointed, and well located for downtown and sights. Dustin went the extra mile by providing real-time restaurant recommendations while we were walking through downtown for dinner. Happy to recommend this place for anyone staying in Black Hills area.
Beautiful B&B in Deadwood SD. Very friendly and helpful hosts. I arrived around 8pm and Dustin was there with dinner suggestions and directions to Main St. His recommendation for dinner was spot on. Located on a quiet street about three blocks from all the action in Deadwood. Free coffee and tea is a nice touch. Would stay again in a heartbeat.
The house is beautiful, and Dustin and Laura were gracious hosts. Breakfast was fantastic, and we even got to charge our electric car. We had a wonderful stay!
I was welcomed at the door by the hosts, who helped carry my bags in and gave me a tour. The house is beautiful and my accommodations were perfect. Everything was VERY clean (I am a real stickler!) and I was encouraged to come and go as I needed. Though I did not go out, the house is convenient to downtown Deadwood. They go out of their way to proactively provide what guests might need -- very professional and well-organized hosts! I would stay there again and encourage my friends to do so, too.
What a wonderful experience! A "must do" if you are in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Best bed we slept in over the past two weeks. Ask them to prepare breakfast for you. It's worth it! Easy to find. Walking distance to the center of activity, like the # 10 Saloon and the Deadwood Social Club.
This was my first airbnb experience and Dustin and Laura made it a great one. Dustin was helpful and accommodating from the beginning. He was available by email and phone, gave us a recommendation for lunch in Deadwood, then detailed directions to the house, and was waiting when my niece and I arrived.
After showing us our room (the Old Library - gorgeous) and the adjoining bath and WC, he showed us the rest of the common space, information on the area, and also how to log in to his Netflix account. Laura later met with us and spent some time getting acquainted. My niece especially liked spending time with their resident cat.
Although we were there for just an overnight trip (most of the time was spent sightseeing through the Black Hills), it was still a great place to call home. The neighborhood is very residential and safe and is just a short walk to the main attractions in Deadwood. I am already thinking about another stay there in September - this time with my husband!
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Ad guy, retired travel writer, and Futurama aficionado. Married to hot archeologist/bookkeeper. Benevolent overlord at TDG Communications, a PR & ad agency in Deadwood, South Dakota.
My wife and I moved into our house in 2010, after the home had been foreclosed on and left vacant for about three years. We've gotten the major stuff taken care of (roof, foundation, plumbing), and now we've moved on to the fun stuff: trim, stained glass, lighting and the like. Four years down, 16 more to go.
Since we have this giant house and it's just the two of us (and the cats), we figure we should share the extra space. We do Airbnb mostly to meet new people and raise a few extra bucks to help us renovate (stay a couple of weeks and we might name an architectural feature in your honor).