1899 Deadwood Victorian:Old Library

House - Private room · Lincoln Ave, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States
Your host, Dustin
53 Reviews
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The Space

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.

Guest Access

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had such a great experience with Dustin and Laura! We stayed 3 nights with them in their beautiful home, which was so clean and really interesting to learn about. Breakfast was fantastic every day, and they were so great about accommodating what time each guest preferred to eat. We were able to eat with other guests one of the mornings, which was really fun! Our hosts had great suggestions for dining and things to do, and were just so kind and fun to talk to. We very highly recommend their home!!

    July 2014
  • The Onstar directions were a little schetchy, but once we arrived , it was a very closely location and all within walking distance. The house and hospitality was amazing! We would certainly return again to spend more time.

    June 2014
  • Dustin and Laura were great hosts, and their place was centrally located in a nice neighborhood of Deadwood. The room we stayed in, along the with the sitting room opening onto it, were rather tastefully and interestingly decorated too.

    June 2014
  • I had a great time staying here, the house is beautiful and inviting. I wish I would have stayed more than just one night, the location is a quick walk to everything in Deadwood. The room and bathroom were very clean, and the decor was really cool. I enjoyed chatting with the host, and other guest. The neighborhood felt safe walking back from downtown late at night too. I would plan on staying here again when I return to the Black hills, it's nice to know my money is helping to restore such an awesome home to its glory days.

    June 2014
  • As a solo traveler, I was safe and at home staying in this charming Victorian home.

    June 2014
  • The location of this house was great. Definitely walkable to the downtown area. The house itself was very pretty, though (as advertised) a work in progress. Our room's furnishings were simple but serviceable. We didn't meet the owner, but he was very friendly and easy to work with via email.

    September 2013
  • A group of us stayed at Dustin and Laura's during Kool Deadwood Nights. We loved our rooms and the character of their home (built in 1899)! They are so friendly and eager to welcome you to their home and community. We were treated to a good nights sleep and an amazing breakfast in the morning! We hope to make a return visit next year!

    August 2013
  • Beautiful house in Deadwood, close to everything, five of us were able to fit in one of his rooms. Our stay was short but perfect for what we needed, would definitely stay again.

    August 2013
  • Beautiful house, nice hosts, excellent location (5-10 min from the center by foot) and good breakfast. Definitely the place to stay !

    August 2013
  • Stayed here with my sister and her 12 year old daughter; we were on a long sightseeing trip together. Beautiful home, full of charm and character of it's period in time. We had a room with sleeping accomodations for 4 and a private bathroom. Comfortable and private and perfect for us after we spent long days driving and sightseeing. Dustin & Laura are still doing work to bring it back to it's former glory, but there is nothing that impeded our enjoyment of the stay or got in our way at all. We felt comfortable, welcome, and although we were in a total sightseeing mode for two days and were not there to have breakfast, it smelled and looked wonderful. We did enjoy great coffee both mornings before we rushed out to visit Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park. Dustin and Laura were more than accommodating with info on places we should stay, what to see, and where to eat. The town of Deadwood was a great, active, and fun area with real western charm. We had a great time and the area and towns of the Black Hills were a real surprise (we didn't realize it was mountainous, forested, and lots of lakes and rivers) and we totally loved that whole area of South Dakota.

    July 2013
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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).
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