Tuggles Folly Bed and Breakfast

9377 Holmes Hill Road , Rising Sun, IN 47001 USA (Show map)
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Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River & Valley area. Tuggles' Folly surrounds you in casual good taste while enjoying close proximity to Rising Star, Hollywood & Belterra Riverboat Casinos. Art, photo, antique and pottery shops, plus several wineries are within an easy drive. Let us help you with reservations at one of our many fine restaurants before returning to the game room. Nestle into the aroma of line-dried sheets before arising to a full country breakfast. Enjoy the peace of the countryside. Ample parking for cars, trailers & RVs (with hookup). Covered parking for bicycles & motorcycles. Friendly pets in residence. Pet friendly.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Awesome Stay

4.8 on May 25, 2018

We just stayed two nights with Debbie and Dean. We had a great time. The Breakfast were wonderful. Fried Peaches and pecan waffles. They attended to all the little details and were very friendly and helpful. Would sure stay again.

Innkeeper Response
Linda & Connie -- You were so very pleasant to have in our home/bed & breakfast. We felt as if you were family members that we hadn't seen for a while. We are hoping that your travels will bring you back to us in the future. In the meantime, have safe travels and only fair winds in your lives. -- Debbie & Dean

- Iowa Sisters (innkeeper)

Birthday weekend getaway

5 on May 06, 2018

Beautiful country setting!! The interior is is awesome with numerous figurines lining the shelves. Dean and Deb have done a wonderful job with this B&B!! Dean made the pie safe entertainment center which is really cool. There dog is a 135lb baby and was wonderfully behaved as well as super friendly!! And don't get me started on breakfast!!! It's no holds barred. The biscuits and gravy are a must have. The beds are firm and extremely comfortable. We didn't get to see the sunrise (foggy morning) but the view from the front porch over looking the rolling hills and Ohio river is picture frame worthy. They make you feel comfortable and we just sat and chatted with them for several hours after breakfast. A+ job Dean and Deb!!!

Innkeeper Response
Jon -- When are you coming back???? It was a pleasure to have you and Amy here with us. You're the type of folks for whom we opened Tuggles' Folly. Stay safe and have a great summer. Ring our doorbell again soon!

- Birthday Boy (innkeeper)

Felt like home

5 on July 22, 2017

After a 12 hour drive, we were warmly received by Dean and Debbie. We arrived later than expected but Dean and Debbie were happy we had arrived safely. We had a restful night's sleep, a delicious home cooked breakfast and good conversation. My AC went out on my van during our 12 hour drive and Dean brought me into town and helped me get my van in to get the AC fixed right away. Thank you!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We were glad to receive you later than expected -- simply thankful that you arrived safely. It's good to hear that Dean's buddies were able to fix the AC problem quickly to get you on your way again. Hope the balance of your vacation and return home was without further frustrations. Stop in again when passing thru. You & Lillijan were a pleasure to host.

- Debbie T (innkeeper)

Love the Inn.

5 on July 09, 2017

Been to TUGGLES FOLLY now for the 3rd time. Always stay here when we go to Nascar race in Kentucky. It's actually out of our way to stay here, but with the friendliness of Dean and Debbie, the quality of our rooms, the great tasting breakfast that is served, we feel it's worth going the extra miles to stay here at the Inn. They make their guests feel like they are part of their family. Country style setting and the beautiful views of the mountains are also worth the stay. Floyd Ballard....Maryville, TN.

Innkeeper Response
Floyd, You and your friends are simply the best. Thank you for returning to Tuggles' Folly as our guests. We are glad you enjoy us, as we thoroughly enjoy you. Please return whenever you can.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Ohio River Trip

5 on July 05, 2017

My husband and I stayed at Tuggle's Folly as part of a trip we made along the Ohio River. It was my husband's first stay in a B&B. I think he was surprised at how much he enjoyed it. We both had a great time. The house is beautifully decorated in antiques and family heirlooms and is very warm and cozy. The breakfast was amazing! The best part of the trip was talking with inkeepers. It was like staying with friends we had known for years. They graciously make you feel welcome. Great stay!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, Jackie. The feeling was mutual. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and Allan here as our guests. Please stay safe in your travels in that beautiful Vette and keep up the good fight. Life is fragile and beautiful. Return soon!

- Debbie (Innkeeper)

River Getaway

5 on July 04, 2017

This was my husband's first stay in a B&B and he wasn't quite sure what to expect, but he was pleased and we both loved the experience. The home is full of beautiful antiques and it is very warm and cozy. The breakfast was amazing, but the best part of the stay was visiting with the couple who own the home. It felt like we were visiting old friends even though we had never met them before. If you want a nice, slow-paced trip along the beautiful Ohio River, we suggest making a stay at Tuggle's Folly part of your trip.

Stayed 1 night

3.6 on July 01, 2017

Had a nice time staying with Dean and Debbie. They were friendly and accommodating hosts.

Very enjoyable stay

4.6 on June 27, 2017

We had a very relaxing stay at this friendly home. The breakfast was excellent, the hosts very accommodating, and the setting very pastoral. The rooms are on the small side but very comfortable. Highly recommended.

Feel like family

4.8 on May 23, 2017

I visited a second time at the end of April, 2017. I travel with my dog and we just love the large grass field for playing ball in. When I arrived, I put the dog in the kennel and came to the back door. Debbie wasn't expecting me at the back door. "But," I told her, "I feel like family." I sleep well at Tuggles Folley, and I even fell asleep on the sofa in the rec room while watching television. I expect to stay again.

Innkeeper Response
Tara, we are so very pleased that you feel like family. We view you and Guy in a like manner. We look forward to your return; and don't forget that well-mannered pooch.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Lovely home and accommodations

5 on October 10, 2016

My husband and I had an extremely nice weekend with Dean and Debbie. They were very welcoming and shared every aspect of their lovely home with us! Breakfasts were wonderful and conversations were interesting. We feel like we have made two new friends! Hope to visit them again.

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Rooms & Rates

The Library

Library: Extra long Twin beds are situated among wicker and antique furnishings, with a full leather bound collection of Louis lAmour classics within reach. Heirloom handmade quilts grace each bed. First floor with private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130 - $150

Oak Room

Oak Room: High head and footboards on a Queen sized oak bed that reminds you of visiting Grandma & Grandpa, or Mamaw & Papaw. Quilts made by Mom Wilma and Mamaw Wiley will keep you warm. Second floor with shared bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $150

Maple Room

Maple Room: Stately maple Queen sized sleigh bed surrounded by antiques of old Germany and Italy accessorized with Grandma Pearl’s hatpin holder & pins. Second floor with shared bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $150

Mobile Cottage

Mobile Cottage: Sit apart from the main house for additional privacy. Queen bed with Queen pull-out, full bath w/ shower, kitchen, dining area & fireplace. Only a few steps to the Dining Room of the main house for your sumptuous country breakfast each morning. (3 nite minimum)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

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Location Type

Ohio River valley, Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Celtic harp hand crafting, Guitar hand crafting, Marinas, Golf course, Zip line, Kentucky Speedway & dirt track, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , In-ground swimming pool, Horse stables, Kennel, RV hookup (elec. no pumpout)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking permitted outside on covered porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Notify innkeepers of children's ages prior to reservation.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Outside kennel available. Pets inside with host approval.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3-nite stay for Mobile Cottage; all others 1-nite minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit of total lodging will hold your room. Upon receipt of deposit, written confirmation will be sent.
  • Cancellations: Full refund of deposit if cancellation is received 7 days prior to scheduled arrival. All cancellations subject to $30.00 processing fee.
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Dean & Debbie Tuggle

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Aside from receiving guests at Tuggles' Folly, we keep ourselves busy with boating, antique cars, sewing, woodworking, reading and music.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Homemade sausage gravy & biscuits
Sizzling sausage covered in homemade gravy with steaming hot homemade biscuits lighter than you have ever imagined.

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