What's It Like To Stay at a Bed-and-Breakfast?
Most of our guests decide to stay at the 1899 Inn for a unique experience that's different from a typical hotel, but many of them have never stayed at a bed-and-breakfast before. Every B&B is a little different, but here's a list of things you might expect.
- It's usually pretty quiet. Inns and bed-and-breakfasts are usually small and intimate. We have just five guest rooms at the 1899 Inn, so you won't bump in to very many other people. And because the inn is a historic house, most guests are very respectful about noise levels.
- It's one-of-a-kind. One of the main reasons travelers stay at a B&B is to have a special travel experience that's different from average, ho-hum, run-of-the-mill chain hotels. That comes out in the architecture, decor, and amenities. Here at the 1899 Inn, we have wicker chairs on our covered porch where you can sip a cocktail in the evening. We have a piano and vintage pump organ that our musical guests love to play. And, of course, we have three cats - who can sometimes be persuaded to visit your guest room if you're an animal lover.
- The food! Most bed-and-breakfasts are known for their food service, and the 1899 Inn is no exception. We serve breakfast in our formal dining room on silver and china that's nearly a century old. Our dishes are made fresh in-house every day, and include goodies like artisan sourdough bread and jellies made from wild fruit harvested by hand from the forests in the Black Hills. It's a special dining event that you can't get anywhere else.
- It'll seem like a house... Because the building is a historic home, there are things that'll be different from a chain hotel. Some of our rooms don't have closets, for instance. We also don't have hard line telephones or 24-hour staff, and most of our guest rooms don't have space for a desk. But because it's an intimate space, we have the ability to add some unique touches, like high-thread count sheets, free Netflix access, and complimentary bottled water.
- ...With a lot of extra service. For the most part, things will seem pretty familiar. Your room will be cleaned daily by staff, who will also take care of any dirty dishes or special requests.
- Did we mention it's quiet? Small inns and B&Bs are usually located away from the hustle and bustle of city centers. We get a lot of guests who want to experience Deadwood's history, but they also want to avoid the slot machines and gambling tables downtown. We're far enough away from the noise and lights to seem secluded, but the nightlife and important historic sites are still only a five-minute walk away.