Local Lodging


Local Area Accommodations

Call each location for more information, a brochure, and current prices. We strongly recommend making advance reservations since Rising Sun is a popular spot for folks to come to relax. Rising Sun is the home of the Grand Victoria Casino and Resort so most of the accommodations owners will be pleased to provide you with passes to the Casino if you would like to visit. The 18-hole Links Championship Golf Course opened in May of 2000 and the Grand Victoria also has a year-round concert schedule so, in addition to being beautiful, Rising Sun is a great place to stay and play.

Bed & Breakfasts and Small Inns

Where: The Mulberry Inn &: Gardens - (812)438-2206 or toll free (800)235-3097
Description: The Mulberry Inn is a wonderfully renovated home nestled in the quiet of Mulberry Street. Each of the five rooms has a private bath and one has a luxurious spa bath, fireplace and canopy bed. From two of the rooms you may stroll out directly into the gardens where you can get away from it all while watching the fish swim lazily in the pond, listening to the waterfall or contemplating the Japanese rock garden. Janet Willis, the owner, offers an absolutely sumptuous breakfast that should not be missed. (No children, pets or smoking.)
Location: 118 South Mulberry Street
Price Range: $79 - 125 plus tax

Where: Anderson's Riviera Suites - (812)438-2121 or toll free (888)243-6446
Description: Wow, what a location! Barb and Greg Anderson, the owners, live in what is probably the best spot on the river. The Riviera Suites allow you to share this secluded, special place with them. Each of the five suites has a queen-size jacuzzi tub, wet bar, coffeemaker, and a small refrigerator. Barb and Greg leave an in-room continental breakfast in each room for you to enjoy at your leisure while looking out your french doors to the River. Four of the rooms have two queen size beds and one has a queen bed and a fullsize sleeper sofa, making it easy for your children to join you. Inside the room, you are surrounded by Barb's wonderful taste in decoration and outside, on three sides, the Suites are surrounded by a new 18-hole Championship Links Golf Course by Hyatt.
Location: 119 Industrial Access Road
Price Range: $89 weeknights and $99 on weekends

Where: The Rising Sun Courtyard Suites - (812)438-4035 or toll free (877)438-4035
Description: The Courtyard Suites combine the historic setting of a refurbished row house, the Ohio River just outside the windows of many of the rooms, a courtyard garden and a lovely restaurant. You can meander past the waterfalls, fish ponds and gazebo, to the Courtyard Craft Shoppe for a bit more diversion. The eleven rooms have private entrances, cable TV and some have kitchenettes. Monte and Darlene Denbo, the proprietors, also welcome your children. The Courtyard has one four room suite that sleeps up to six, so you and your friends can get away all together. (No pets)
Location: 127 North Front Street
Price Range: $50 - 120 plus tax

Where: The Empire House Historic Hotel - (812)438-4064 or toll free (800)313-1996
Description: Karen and Steve Berger have gone to amazing lengths to restore a real Rising Sun landmark. The Empire House has six rooms, one suite and an unmatched sense of history. All of the rooms have private baths, cable television, private entrances and access to the huge balcony which faces the river. Two of the rooms and the suite also overlook the Ohio River. Some kitchenettes are available and your children are welcome. The Empire House is within walking distance to restaurants and the beautiful new gardens, which Karen and Steve have planted, are always available for strolling. On the First Friday of every month, the Empire House teams up with the Rising Sun Pendleton Art Center and Harrington's Coffee and More to offer a special Weekend Getaway package. (Well trained pets are gladly accepted in one of the lovely rooms.)
Location: 114 South Front Street
Price Range: $55 - 130 plus tax

Where: The Jelley House Country Inn Bed & Breakfast - (812)438-2319 or toll free (877)429-0695
Description: Jeff and Jennifer Moore use all of their 23 years of hospitality experience, fourteen of them at the Jelley House, to welcome you, your children and your beloved pets to this historic Rising Sun home. The five rooms are furnished with antiques, local crafts and creativity. All of the rooms have private baths.
Location: 222 South Walnut Street (SR56)
Price Range: $85 - 150 plus tax

Where: The River View Cottage - (812)438-4057
Description: This cottage features a view of the Ohio river as it slips past. In the Riverview Cottage Suite, you will enjoy a private entrance and, in addition to a queen size bed, there is a sofa sleeper to accommodate your children. An outdoor hot tub will melt away your cares. The Cottage also has a kitchenette, including a microwave, coffee maker and a stocked refrigerator, so that you can be comfortable staying and relaxing for a few days. Continental breakfast and other snacks are also provided. Bill and Cathy Ruch will be happy to make you, and even your small pets, especially welcome.
Location: 222 South Front Street
Price Range: Sunday through Thursday $55, Friday and Saturday $75

Where: The Spring Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast - (812)438-4484 or toll free (877)794-7383
Description: Corey Potts and his family have really worked to renovate The Spring Tree Inn. This beautiful 109 year-old Victorian home has been redone from top to bottom and furnished with period antiques throughout. Each of the four rooms has a private bath and the two downstairs have two person jacuzzi tubs and gas fireplaces. The two upstairs rooms share a joint common room so they are perfect for couples who are vacationing together. The Spring Tree is located just two and one half blocks from the Grand Victoria and, more importantly, two and a half blocks from our Harps On Main harp gallery. A sumptuous breakfast is served off of a full breakfast menu. (No pets, no children, no smoking.)
Location: 206 North High Street
Price Range: $99 - 119 plus tax

Where: The Driftwood Inn
Description: Located a bit outside of town, the Driftwood Inn has seven rooms and offers some exceptional amenities including high-speed internet access, an electronic game room and a eautiful garden, a fishing pond for meditation, relaxation, swimming and, yes, fishing. There is even a basketball court for those who want to unwind at a higher rate of speed. The Driftwood is furnished with antiques and has two large rooms, one of which sleeps four and one of which will accommodate up to six. (Pets, children and smokers are welcome.)
Location: 4371 SR 56 North
Price Range: $55 - 135 plus tax

Where: Victorian Sunrise Home Rental - toll free (877)688-4777
Description: Located right on the banks of the Ohio River, these wonderful two and three bedroom homes each have seven beds and one two room suite is also available. The homes are fully furnished and have all the ammenities. They are perfect for a golfing weekend getaway or family reunion. The backyard lawns ease down toward the river and your children and pets will have a terrific time. These charming homes both have full kitchens and Victorian Sunrise is located within walking distance of the Grand Victoria Casino and Resort.
Location: 318 Short Street
Price Range: $100 to $225


At this time, there is only one large hotel in Rising Sun and it is the only game in town in the truest sense of the word. Please do call in advance for reservations as the Grand Victoria is a popular destination.

Where: Grand Victoria Casino & Resort - (812)438-1234 or toll free (800)GRAND11
Description: There is no doubt that the Grand Victoria is a Hyatt. With 196 well-appointed rooms, four suites and one presidential suite, the Grand Victoria is the center of the action in Rising Sun. The East Wing of the hotel has an excellent view of the river. Guests receive two complimentary casino admissions. to keep things interesting, Grand Victoria often has special packages so be sure to call and ask about them. For your convenience, the Grand Victoria has several dining choices: Wellington's (where reservations are suggested) the Riverview Buffet (voted best Casino Buffet in the tri-state area), Piccadilly's Snack Bar, Coffee Corner, and the Victoria Pub. Adding to your resort experience,this Hyatt has an indoor pool, fitness room, a jacozzi and a sauna. For your enjoyment, The Grand Theatre has an 1,100 seat showroom with a year-round concert schedule and the 18-hole Championship Golf Course, Links at Grand Victoria. Created by renowned golf course designer, Tim Liddy, The Links is a par 71 course reminiscent of Scottish courses from the early days of golf, with narrower fairways and challenging bunkers. Set along the Ohio River, The Links is both scenic and challenging. To get to our shop from the Grand Victoria, you can just hop aboard the Rising Sun Shuttle trolly car which leaves at regular intervals from the Hotel. (No pets)
Location: 600 Grand Victoria Drive
Price Range: $69 - 139


Where: Little Farm on the River - (812)438-45001
Description: Everyone is welcome at The Little Farm on the River. There are camping cabins, full RV hook-up sites and primitive camp sites. The continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday is a perfect way to start you day at The Little Farm on the River. The Little Farm features a large pond for small boats and river access for large boats, stables for horseback riding, a pool, playground and game room. Fun continues with the hourseshoe pits, shuffleboard and basketball courts, pony rides and pond fishing. There is even a petting zoo for little ones. The large group outdoor picnic facilities and indoor common room are perfect for your club or family events. You can even catch the trolly into Historic Rising Sun or to the Grand Victoria if you want to continue your adventure.
Location: 1343 Bellview Lane
Price Range: Cabins are $59.50 to 89.50, RV sites are $24.50 to 29.90, Water and Electric sites are 20.50 to 25.50 and Primitive sites are $16.50

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