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Ruddick-Nugent House
Ranked #1 of 2 Columbus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Lafayette
Level 6 Contributor
461 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and convenient”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Ruddick-Nugent house is set on a two-acre, wooded lot just north of downtown Columbus. Dennis the innkeeper rescued it from decline about 15 years ago and has made all the improvements himself to convert it to a B&B. He’s added fountains and plantings and the grounds are well maintained, but some details are neglected; benches are dirty, bird feeders aren’t filled, etc. We stayed two nights in Martha’s Room, which has a headboard made from the original double doors to the house. The mattress is Tempur-pedic and very comfortable. The area and room are quiet and we slept well. The buffet breakfast was ample and varied slightly from day to day. Dennis estimated half of his business is related to Columbus’ architecture attractions and he is a volunteer tour guide. The only other guest while we were there was from Finland, and we enjoyed breakfast conversations about travel stretching to an hour. Dennis is a fount of knowledge about the Ruddick-Nugent house and family and about Columbus generally. He’d provided our room with a memoir of one of the family members. These are all touches you won’t get in typical motel accommodations.

Room Tip: Martha's Room has walk-out terrace with a view of the grounds, pleasant in the afternoon. Only r...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We enjoyed our comfortable overnight stay in William's room. It was spacious and immaculate. The gardens are beautiful. Breakfast was excellent. It was delicious with the most enjoyable conversation with Dennis and his guests. We will definitely come back when we are in Columbus!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Ruddick-N House with Dennis & Joyce very much. The character of the house, the beautiful gardens and the splendid breakfast will not be forgotten soon. We thank them for their hospitality.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bexley, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stayed for our anniversary. It was comfortable and breakfast was great! Joyce and Dennis helped us get the last two tickets to the Miller House tour. Thanks so much! House, grounds and history were fun to explore.

Room Tip: We stayed in Lizzie's room and it was comfortable.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

The property is beautiful! Our room was large and comfortable. They had snacks and drinks available to us, as well as books, magazines and DVDs. They gave us great great recommendations for dinner and dessert. The breakfast was included and it was wonderful! We had such a great time visiting with Joyce and Dennis. They were the perfect hosts. We will definitely be back when we need to get away!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Stayed here for a work-related conference. Fabulous setting, very comfortable home with great historical interest. The room was quite private, quiet, and comfortable. The hosts were flexible and friendly with an early breakfast prepared for me.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Norton Shores, Michigan
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We stayed here on our way back from FL. booking only 4 hrs before our arrival. What a great , quiet, comfortable home. Dennis and Joyce were very friendly and accommodating and the breakfast was fantastic. We will surely make this a stopping point on our yearly jaunt to FL.

Dave and Sue M.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ruddick-Nugent House

Property: Ruddick-Nugent House
Address: 1210 16th St, Columbus, IN 47201-5654
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Region: United States > Indiana > Columbus
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 1884 home, fully restored, occupies a full city block with gardens and water features. We have Wi-Fi throughout, and each room is furnished with antiques, and has a private bath. We serve candlelight breakfast in the formal dining room, with crystal, china, and silver. While in Columbus, noted world-wide for its concentration of modern architecture, take the city architectural tour or the Miller House tour. ... more   less 

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