Tuggles Folly Bed and Breakfast

9377 Holmes Hill Road , Rising Sun, IN 47001 USA (Show map)


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

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.

Gem in the country

5 on October 07, 2016

If you are looking for a quiet scenic country setting outside of Cincinnati Ohio, this is the place to stay. Aside from the private bedrooms, you were able to roam the whole house. There is a separate room filled with books, games, play pool and pin ball machine while your friends sit around a table interacting with conversation. Coffee was readily available as well as snacks and beverages. And the best treat is a full breakfast elegantly served on china with the host and hostess joining you. The view from the front and back porch was beautiful. One could just sit back and imagine a mint jullip was being prepared for you. We strongly recommend this B+B and would stay again should our travels take us that way. An added bonus is the inn is within a short distance of the Ark and Creation Museum. the Duntley's from Wisconsin.

September stay at Tuggles

5 on September 23, 2016

Tuggles Folly is rather misleading as this cozy B&B iis no folly. Tucked away from traffic, noise, and town. Debbie and Dean fed us breakfast worthy of a dignitary -- more than one could/should consume. Don't leave without trying the fried peaches. Rooms, private bathes etc are all neat and clean. IWe especially enjoyed watching the kittens while sipping our coffee on the back porch. If one goes away dissatisfied you're way too hard to please.


5 on July 12, 2016

Dean and Debbie are both wonderful people and made their home feel like our home for the 3 days we stayed there. Their home is the perfect place for a getaway in the country. It was not a bad drive to Sparta, KY for the Nascar race. Also, the Tuggles' serve an amazing breakfast!!! You will not be disappointed.


5 on February 10, 2016

Dean and Debbie very warm and inviting with Great company, great good all around great time!

Loved our Stay

5 on January 21, 2016

We, a party of 4, had the pleasure of spending 2 nights with the hosts. Really enjoyed this out of the way setting. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were wonderful. Really enjoyed their house dog (which is VERY well behaved and friendly). We will definitely be staying there again when in that area.

Innkeeper Response
We thoroughly enjoyed having you here as our guests. We sincerely hope that you will plan another getaway weekend with us. P.S: We told Freya that you paid her a compliment. She "woofed" a Thank You.

Unexpected Treasure

5 on August 17, 2015

I stayed here the weekend of August 15th and would highly recommend it to everyone. Great value, very comfortable bed (and I'm picky). good food, entertaining and warm hosts. Given a future opportunity to be in the area I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Kurt Cook Salt Lake City, UT

Concert weekend

5 on August 09, 2015

We spent a delightful weekend with Dean and Debbie in July. We were greeted warmly by Debbie and sat in the backyard chatting until Dean came home and the he joined us with the family dog. We felt like we were visiting family. Another couple soon joined us and the conversation just continued. The house is very clean and full of antiques. The beds were very comfortable and we slept well. We all gathered in the kitchen while our hosts prepared sausage gravey, biscuits, eggs, bacon and coffee. We all ate together in the dining room and sat talking for 2 hours! Great visit! And the views are fantastic. Thanks Debbie and Dean for sharing your home with us. Gayle and Bill

A delightful stay overlooking the Ohio river

4.8 on May 12, 2015

A delightful stay with charming hosts and a wonderful breakfast. Would go again.

Wonderful 2-night Stay with our Dogs

5 on February 13, 2015

We recently took a trip to southern Indiana for our anniversary celebration and were fortunate to have found Tuggles Folly B&B. It was very close to our snowboarding destination at Perfect North Slopes, and dining/night life in Newport, KY and Cincinatti, OH. The Tuggles treated us like family the entire trip and made us and our two dogs feel very comfortable and at home. The meals were delicious, and it was great getting to know the Tuggles. I would highly recommend Tuggles Folly for anyone venturing to southern Indiana.

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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: $115 - $135

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: $115 - $135

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: $115 - $135

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

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.



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.