About this listing
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 bathroom as a single-sink vanity, jetted tub/shower and separate water closet with pull-chain toilet.
Dustin and Laura welcomed us to their beautiful home and made us feel right at home. The home is beautiful and charming with it's wooden floors and lovely lighting, woodwork and touches from yesteryear such as the old fashioned bathroom fixtures. They had lots of information about the area such as restaurants, trolley, and attractions in the area. They provided all the "little touches" that make a guest feel special, such as a hair dryer, lovely and abundant towels/washcloths, bedding, toiletries, tea, coffee, etc. They were generous with their own private kitchen area allowing us to use their ice, microwave, etc. Even the cat was friendly and welcoming. We LOVED staying here!
We had a great stay with Dustin & Laura!!! They were friendly & helpful, had great recommendations for where to visit, eat, & shop. After several long days of driving we loved that we were able to walk to all the sites we visited - the cemetery, 76 museum, A shoot out reenactment, & a wonderful dinner at Legends. I highly recommend staying at the 1899 inn!
The 1899 Inn was delightful, comfortable, clean & quiet at night. Hosts very gracious. Laura very helpful and made our stay very pleasant. Walking distance to town & many historical buildings. Jason good with communications & questions. Highly recommend the Inn, and plan to return. BP
Dustin and his wife were amazing hosts. Their place is the perfect location for anyone visiting Deadwood. It's walking distance from downtown and the Mt. Moriah cemetery. They also gave great recommendations for restaurants and places to see in the area. We will definitely be recommending their bnb to our friends and family.
Fantastic place! We loved every little detail. Will definitely stay there again if we are in the area!
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.
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About the Host, Dustin
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).