The Homestake Mansion was Built in 1933 by William Randolph Hearst , using European Craftsmen. His father, George Hearst, was the founder of the very rich and famous Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, South Dakota.
The 27-room mansion, composed of 5 bedroom suites, 7 bathrooms and 3 half baths, retains the elegance of the period in its unique Tudor architecture. The mansion boasts of its own greenhouse previously used to grace the home with flowers.
A breezeway separates an opulent attached Carriage House kitchenette suite from the main home.
Nestled prominently in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the historic mansion displays all the nostalgic memories of the Ruggedly Romantic West and frantic quest for Gold. The very prominent exterior framed in triple brick construction with pure bright copper accents of roof ridges, gutters and downspouts crowned with 10 beautifully designed end caps. All copper will take your breath away as the sun shines brightly at any given moment. The MANSION, sitting on 1.8 acres, is totally surrounded by 80 to 100 foot cedar, pine and aspen trees as if to host the angels who oversee and guard the property. Notice the carefully designed retaining walls and pillars constructed using native stones as they appear to fortify the grand entrances.
The interior presents the Victorian architecture featuring the opulence of the period. Highly finished glowing oak wood accents frame the interior throughout. The specially crafted oak floors, the “S-shaped” crown style ceiling molding, the colonial baseboards, the custom door and window molding point to a very rich warm touch.
Notice the hand beveled leaded glass inserted into the solid oak doors and the elegant interior solid oak pocket doors. The impressive one of a kind chandeliers and light fixtures, unattainable today , add to the very unique feel of the home. Solid Oak stairways allow for easy flow between the upper and lower floors. Wrought iron railing through out were designed and formed in the mine’s foundry.
Now comes the 6 fireplaces, each with their own design and size, while feeding into the very prominent and artistic chimneys rising proudly above the roof as if to meet the massive surrounding Forest, never to be intimidated
It is located just three miles south of Historic Deadwood. The “Big House” as it became known, was built to serve as residence for general managers. While in use, the mansion was the site of lavish social entertaining. It was later used for fine lodging, weddings and receptions, family reunions, meetings and corporate retreats.
The present owners continue to host all events, but no longer offer lodging. The ambience of the mansion interior, the surrounding park setting and the encompassing Black Hills is unsurpassed in the area. This is an extremely popular site for the ceremonies and receptions. There are two spacious “Great Rooms,” one
on the main level and one on the lower level; each can seat 70 to 80 guests. Outdoor weddings allow for seating of 300 or more. There is a beautiful patio off the elegant
formal dining room and expansive lawn space where the mansion tent and furnishings can be set up.
The mansion went through a total interior restoration from October 2011 to October 2012. Visitors are astounded at the beauty and elegance of this unique
Property. The present residing owners state, “We are so grateful that God has entrusted us with this great treasure which we dedicate to His glory.”
Updated on September 5, 2023 at 12:33 am