Comfort, quality, value, hospitality, location - the Iron Horse has it all. Planning a last minute trip to Deadwood (during the final Sturgis Rally weekend no less), we were so thankful to get the large Queen corner room #308. We stayed 9 nights and just hated to leave. We've stayed in several great rooms at the Iron Horse over the past few years, but think we have a new favorite. It was spacious, beautifully decorated, with huge windows to let the sun in as it rises over Mt Moriah (or shades that completely block it out if you'd rather sleep late), a ceiling fan that combined with the AC to keep us comfortably cool in the hot weather, and soft comfy bedding. The sheets were thick but very soft, and when combined with the lightweight down comforter, ensured a peaceful sleep. The bath towels were heavy, soft, and smelled wonderful. Even in the height of the summer tourist season (with Rally bikes), our room was absolutely quiet - we were amazed we couldn't hear the traffic and noise from outside, yet we had a great view of the street and outdoor patio of the Wooden Nickel. During our stay, the staff was replacing older TV sets with new flat screens.
Ah - the staff... Owners Mike and Cynthia, and their entire staff are the most amazing group of people! Even after a couple weeks of nonstop Rally visitors, they were still as accommodating and cheerful as ever. Most of them hadn't had a day off in weeks but you would've never known it. The first weekend we were there, they staged the 5th annual Corn Fest, which was a huge success, but added to their already heavy workloads.
There are 4 entities that share space on this block - Iron Horse Inn, Martin & Mason Hotel, Wooden Nickel Casino, and Lee Street Station Cafe'. All the employees work together like a family for the benefit of everyone. They're all very involved in community activities and treat their guests like old friends. We come to Deadwood to relax and forget about the stress of our daily lives back home, and we love to wander around town. But without a doubt, we are the happiest and most relaxed when we're back at the Iron Horse and spend most of our time here, by far.
We normally visit in the winter so it was an incredible treat being able to spend every day/night on the patio of the Wooden Nickel, a fantastic spot to people-watch! There are several tables and chairs, many with large umbrellas, so you can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner out there courtesy of the Lee Street Station Cafe'. Or you can just relax in the beautiful weather with a beverage of your choice. There's also an indoor bar with a large screen TV, and we loved their choice of music playing throughout the gaming areas. Wi-Fi is available throughout and there are sitting areas with huge couches and chairs and wonderful period furnishings. The Wi-Fi can be a bit spotty in some of the hotel rooms, but always works fine in the lounge areas. I also noticed they have a Business Center set up near the check-in desk for anyone needing to use a computer, printer, fax, etc...
Each visit here is better than the last and we can't wait to plan our next one!
You get to see the sun rise perfectly in Room 308 (at least in the summer).
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