The 1899 Inn is a historic restoration-in-progress in the heart of Deadwood's Presidential District, one of the city's oldest quarters. We're a five-minute walk from the saloons and casinos on Main Street, the Adams Museum and the 114-mile-long Mickelson Trail, an old railroad now used for mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and snowmobiling. 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 is one of the largest Victorians in Deadwood, with three rooms available for guests: the large Attic Room, the first-floor Old Library, and the cozy Maid's Chambers, all with private baths. The house has original woodwork, fixtures and stained glass, with updated plumbing, heating and air conditioning. We're fortunate that the house retained much of its original historic character over the years, though the home is a restoration-in-progress. While you'll never hear noisy contractors at six in the morning, you may find missing trim that's being repaired, cracked plaster being patched and a few sticky doors. We always note any current projects to our guests during the booking process.
The Attic Room is a large bedroom with private bath on the third floor. It's a good climb up the stairs, but the room is spacious and the bathroom was added just a few years ago. There's one queen bed in this space, plus two dressers and a television. The rest of the attic is unfinished, so you have the entire floor to yourself.
The old Maid's Chamber is a little smaller than the other bedrooms in the house, but has a queen-size bed, dresser with mirror and a TV with basic cable. Views are of the historic barn next door and meadow behind the house. The bathroom is private but not en suite - it's a quick walk down the hall. Newly restored, the bathroom features a giant clawfoot tub and heated tile floor.
This is our only first-floor bedroom, which was the home's original library. We've moved our library to the second floor, and opened this room up to guests. It has an en suite private bath, with a separate water closet with pull-chain toilet. The room has a bunked bed (full on bottom, twin on top) with a full-size sleeper sofa. It's a little more dated than the other rooms, but has a large bathroom with jetted tub and easy access to the kitchen.
4.6 on February 17, 2014
Dustin and Laura were wonderful hosts who made us feel like home. Loved our stay....house was beautiful...they have and are doing an excellent job on remodeling...next time we are in Deadwood we will enjoy staying at the 1899 Inn again!!!!!
4.2 on October 15, 2013
This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. The couple was very nice and the breakfast was great. They didn't mind us coming in late and leaving early. Staying at a bed and breakfast is different from staying at a hotel. You don't get the privacy you do in a hotel.
3.8 on August 18, 2013
The couple who hosted us were wonderful. When they finish fixing this house up it will be a gem. We were within walking distance of down town. Thanks
5 on May 13, 2013
From our arrival (which was pretty late) we felt welcomed like we were with friends. The attic room was a climb but we were able to see more of the beautiful house. The room was big and very comfortable. The breakfasts were very delectable and we enjoyed talking to Dustin and Laura while they prepared the meals. The sitting areas were clean and comfortable. The B&B is not far from main street and many attractions, we left our car at the inn and didn't have to drive anywhere the entire weekend. This experience was well worth twice what they are charging. We will return and recommend that all that visit Deadwood stay here.
Forest, Hills, Trees, Mountains, Small town, Village
Rapid City, SD (RAP) 54 miles
From Rapid City Regional Airport, follow Airport Road south to the intersection with SD Highway 44. Take a right and travel west toward Rapid City for approximately 5 miles. Watch for signs indicating an exit onto Elk Vale Road and access to Interstate 90. Take a left to enter the highway and travel north for about 2.5 miles. At the intersection with Interstate 90, take a left and enter the freeway traveling westbound. Proceed by following the directions above for "From the East."
Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails
Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Homestay
Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Bike rental, Board games, Clothes dryer, DVD Player, Outdoor grilling, Piano, TV Video games, Washer/dryer
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails
Dustin and Laura Floyd
ASL, English, French
Laura has an archaeology background and heads up a summer dig program every year for local youth. Dustin is a regional travel writer and history buff. We both love hiking and travel, and know quite a bit about things to do in the Black Hills, the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming.
Western Breakfast Burritos
By special request (on weekends only, alas), Laura will whip up a batch of Western Breakfast Burritos. Made with maple-cured bacon, breakfast sausage, country potatoes and scrambled eggs served in a flour tortilla with cheese, they're simple, a little spicy, probably not very healthy, but incredibly tasty. A baked egg dish or fresh bread and pastries are available every day.