About This Listing
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 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 attic apartment, which is a large bedroom with private bath on the third floor. It's a good climb up the stairs, but the room is large and the bathroom was built just a few years ago. There's one king bed in this space (pictures are not up to date since the new bed arrived), plus two dressers and a television. The rest of the attic is unfinished, so you have the entire floor to yourself. Other bedrooms 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. There are several unpainted walls, a few unfinished pieces of trim, and the kitchen is straight out of the 1970s. If you don't mind a few rough spots, it's a beautiful historic home to stay in.
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.
Be sure to let us know when you'd like to check in and out.
Dustin and Laura were perfect hosts. They stayed in contact, welcomed us warmly, and answered all our questions about the area. The home is a beautifully-restored Victorian that makes you want to stay longer. This is a fabulous bnb.
The 1899 Inn was a fantastic experience for our stay in Deadwood. We stayed upstairs in the attic and it could not have been better. The room was clean and prepared for us when we arrived and the attached bathroom just made the entire experience seamless.
As for the house itself, it's filled with charming touches as well as original details from 1899 scattered throughout. It's definitely a very cool experience.
The location couldn't have been better either with the main downtown area just a few minutes walk away. Other attractions are within walking distance as well such as the Adams house and Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Overall, Dustin was a fantastic host who was very accommodating. He had great suggestions of where to eat in town as well as what route to take on our trip trough the region. We'd certainly recommend the 1899 Inn to anyone passing through the area.
What a wonderful experience. First of of all Laura and Dustin were extra accommodating with our unanticipated late arrival. We really appreciated the flexibility since we were driving across country and unsure how long things would take. After a long days drive it was wonderful to arrive at the 1899 historic victorian. The room was fantastic!! Private, beautifully restored, homey, and a very comfortable bed. From the description I was expecting to see some signs of construction/restoration, but the entire house was beautiful and I would not have known it was not already completely restored. We had a lovely breakfast for an additional $10/person that was well worth it! We also immensely enjoyed talking with Laura about the house and the history of deadwood. One of the most enjoyable times of our drive across the country.
Dustin and his wife were great hosts; very helpful and gracious. Their house was in a great neighborhood; walking distance to everything in Deadwood. I would highly recommend them and would certainly stay again. Thank you again.
The 1899 inn and Dustin were way more than we might have expected for the price. The home and rooms are great (we stayed in the attic) and it's a short walk to downtown Deadwood. We were just passing through for the night, but seriously, don't stay at some boring hotel, check out the 1899 inn!
This was my first time using Airbnb, and I could not have asked for a better host. The room was just as advertised - well, bigger actually - and Dustin and his wife were so fantastic. I didn't get to try the food they prepared, unfortunately, because of a weird departure time - but it smelled delicious. So try that as well! Thanks again to Dustin - I know where I will be staying next time I visit the Black Hills.
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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).
If you like casino buffets, this is easily the best one in town. It was just redone in July 2011, and it's beautiful. Great Vegas-style options (brick oven pizzas, dessert bar, good wine).
Easily the best food in Deadwood. Great steaks, excellent Italian pastas, great vibe at the martini bar, massive wine list, outdoor terrace... what's not to love?