1899 Deadwood Victorian:Maid's Room

House - Private room · Lincoln Ave, Deadwood, SD 57732, United States

The Space

We have several rooms available 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 and most prestigious 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 five 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 second-floor bedroom - the old maid's quarters. This room is a little smaller than the other bedrooms in the house, but has a queen-size bed and dresser with mirror. Views are of the historic barn next door and meadow behind the house. The newly renovated bathroom isn't en suite - it's a short walk down the hall - and it has a large clawfoot tub and heated tile floor. Other bedrooms in the house are available as their own Airbnb listing.

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, some 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I arrived late in the evening and stayed for only one night but Dustin still made me feel very welcome. He had lots of advice on things to do in the area and the house is beautiful. I would definitely stay here again.

    December 2012
  • Dustin and Laura have a beautiful home. I probably took as many pictures of its amazing Victorian details as I did of the Black Hills national park :)

    They were both great about making suggestions for things to do in Deadwood and in western SD in general.
    I would definitely recommend to anyone that they stay here ;)

    October 2012
  • Gracious hosts, comfortable bed, interesting town.

    September 2012
  • The room was lovely and super comfortable. We loved the Victorian architecture. Had a great night's rest before we were on the road again! We didn't get to meet them, but they had made sure that we were taken care of.

    September 2012
  • Like a fine bottle of wine, Dustin and Laura belong on the top shelf. Dustin's responsive, friendly, and informative on-line communications kept me apprised of the nuts-and-bolts logistics concerning my three-day stay in Deadwood. Laura was warm and engaging upon meeting me at the door, graciously fielding a generous handful of questions while supplying a lay of the land for their lovely Victorian-era home.

    As with many century-old homes, theirs is a continual work in progress. It oozes era-specific character for the historian and a window into the past for the amateur sociologist. The hardwood trim and charmingly creeky stairs preserve a delicious slice of a bygone era; the critical water-delivering facilities have moved into more modern times. The Maid's Room, as pictured, is in reality a more luxurious yet still accurate representation of the actual experience. Cool air flows to the room from the ceiling during the summer months, and the pillow array that sits atop a cushy mattress is enough to keep even the busiest of sleeper entertained while blasting out zzzzs aplenty.

    Airbnb should be proud to post accommodations as worthy as those supplied by Dustin and Laura. Five stars. Period.

    September 2012
  • Dustin and his wife are lovely hosts. The house is amazing and they really make you feel at home. I would stay there again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a friendly place to stay.

    August 2012
  • The house is beautiful and our room was very comfortable. Thanks to Laura & Dustin for short, but very nice time in their nice place.

    July 2012
  • A great place to stay! Peaceful, clean and comfortable. Thanks. I will certainly stay here again if the timing works out and I'm in Deadwood for another visit. A beautiful home.

    July 2012
  • We loved Dustin's home! It's a gorgeous victorian up a beautiful street with a view of the hills from all around. Dustin was very friendly and had everything ready for us when we arrived. He even made us coffee in the morning! We didn't have a ton of time to do much exploring, but from our quick walk down a few Deadwood streets, we definitely wished our stay was longer!

    July 2012
  • We had a lovely time staying with Dustin and his wife. The house and neighborhood are absolutely beautiful and were perfect for what we needed on our vacation. It was walking distance to cute places to eat and the Deadwood landmarks we wanted to check out on our trip.

    June 2012
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Ad guy. History buff. Travel writer in a past life. I like Mark Twain, Jon Stewart, Futurama, Kids in the Hall, architecture, bronze age Greece and Sid Meier's computer games. You knew me in high school. Yes, I was that guy. 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 interior walls and woodwork projects. Four years down, 16 more to go. Since we have this giant house and it's just the two of us (and the cat), 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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