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Ruddick-Nugent House

1210 16th St. , Columbus, IN 47201 USA (Show map)
72 Reviews
$79 - $119
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Our historic home is in the heart of Columbus, Indiana, an All-America city noted internationally for its significant modern architecture. Our property occupies an entire city block, dominated by the house itself, a columned Colonial Revival remake of an original Victorian. The porch is filled with wicker chairs and the grounds offer a park-like setting we are developing into extensive gardens. Furnishings and decor reflect the various periods in the house's history since 1884. Full candlelight breakfasts are served in the formal dining room.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Suprising Gem

5 on March 05, 2014

My wife and I were in Columbus, IN for a night and debating between this and a hotel and I am extremely pleased we chose the Ruddick-Nugent House. The rooms were large and very comfortable. The bathtub, fireplace, and balcony were very charming. The hosts were extremely friendly, and good cooks to boot. We ended up spending the entire morning at the breakfast table covering a range of topics. We are looking forward to returning in the not-to-distant future!

Highly recommend

4.6 on October 29, 2013

We enjoyed our two nights very much. Dennis was an attentive host, the breakfasts were creative and tasty, and the house itself extremely interesting. A plus: Columbus was an unexpected and wonderful place to visit. Martha's room is nice but would probably select Williams next time as tub/shower is not separate from bedroom in Martha's.

Many thanks to Dennis and Joyce!

5 on August 24, 2013

We had a wonderful two-night stay at the Ruddick-Nugent House and enjoyed touring Columbus very much. The candle-lit breakfast "parties" were really a treat because of the delicious fare and interesting conversation with our hosts and other guests. Our accommodations in "William's Room" were very comfortable, and the beautiful bathroom with old-time fixtures was an experience not to be missed! Highly recommend this B&B and a visit to Columbus! Susan and Warren Cook

Best B&B we have experience so far!

5 on June 28, 2013

We had a wonderful two night stay at this charming, historic home. The rooms were spacious, inviting, and so restful. Dennis and Joyce made us feel like family rather than just guests. They shared their knowledge of the Columbus area so we had great information to select where to find antiques, shop, eat, explore, and more. If you have never experienced a B&B, you are missing out. Include this home on your to do list.

Loved our stay at the Ruddick-Nugent House!

5 on June 25, 2012

On a recent trip to Indiana for a friend's wedding my daughter and I decided to stay at a bed and breakfast. We absolutely loved the Ruddick-Nugent House!! A wedding was finishing on the grounds as we arrived...such a lovely locale for such an event. Dennis, the innkeeper, was very welcoming and showed us to our room, gave us details about the house, and then shared ideas for where we could have dinner in downtown Columbus. He was very helpful and quite knowledgeable about the area. Our room (the Inez room) was spacious and comfortable, beautiful views out the windows of the grounds, and although historical, it had modern amenities. After a good nights' sleep we had breakfast with six other guests in the gorgeous and elegant formal dining room. Dennis and his wife had prepared a delicious meal for us and conversations flowed. Thank you for a WONDERFUL stay at your charming inn. If we ever return to that part of the country from our homes in Texas, you'll be sure to see us again :)

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Location Type

City, Small town


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From airport, take I-465 south to I-65. Take I-65 south toward Louisville. At Exit 76, take the ramp south on US31 to Columbus. After about 7 miles, you will see a turnoff labeled "Columbus Downtown," but do not take it. Stay on 31. Just after you cross the river bridge, go through the light at Washington St. At the next light, turn right onto Home Avenue, and follow it until it ends at 16th St. We are the property to your immediate left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Architectural Tour of Columbus, Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana arts and crafts, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Nashville, Indiana, Brown County State Park, Architectural tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Nashville, Indiana, Brown County State Park, Architectural tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3:00p.m
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: We enjoy children of any age
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: credit card number or one night's lodging in cash or check
  • Cancellations: $10 fee if cancelling 7 days to 2 days prior to arrival. Full cost of booking due if cancelling 48 hours or less prior to arrival.



Dennis and Joyce Orwin

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Cats

About the innkeepers

Dennis-English teacher, landscaper, racquetball, reading, canoeing, historic preservation, archaeology. Joyce-cooking, tennis, traveling

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  • Time Served: 8:30 or 9:00 or by consensus
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Bananas Exceptional
Slice bananas into individual bowls, splash with cinnamon sauce, top with sour cream which has been thinned to cream consistency with half and half, sprinkle with brown sugar/cinnamon blend, garnish with fruit in season, such as strawberries.

Details Diamond Collection

1210 16th St. , Columbus, IN 47201 USA (Show map)

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