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Empire House Hotel

114 South Front street, Rising Sun, IN 47040
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Ranked #1 of 6 Rising Sun B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015
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    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Booked here because of the reviews. Pictures are not up to date. Outside of hotel is fading and make shift repairs are noticeable. Front door was locked when we arrived and had to wait a while the friendly manager. Yes, the hotel is quaint and takes you back in time but it is in need of sprucing up and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The hotel is so quaint and intimate I would recommend it to anyone for a weekend getaway. Very clean and peaceful right on the river. Staff is very polite and welcoming. A quick walk to the casino, a 30 minute drive to the Creation Museum and a 50 minute drive to Cincinnati.

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Gallatin
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16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were in town to visit family and chose the Empire House because of its pet friendly policy. The room was decorated with antiques. Charming decor. comfy bed. slept great. Innkeeper was very friendly and welcoming. We would stay here again if we are in the area again.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Lovely 1816 building exudes character. Although not restored to pristine condition, the building has it's own warmth and was just plain comfortable. Good quiet location. We enjoyed the 2nd floor suite. It has old clean quilts on beds, kitchen furnished with dishes, pots/pans, etc., bath has been upgraded and has large shower. 2nd floor porch has chairs, swing, even a... More 

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Churchville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This old hotel dates to 1816 and is as quaint as it gets. Fronting right on the Ohio River, it provides a unique experience. It is super quiet in a very quiet little town. The noisiest thing in town is the squeaky bed. If you are not a sound sleeper, prepare to awaken with every move. But that is part... More 

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Ohio, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We arrived and found our hotel in a great location, fronting the Ohio River and across the street from a beautiful riverfront park with benches, shade trees and walking trails. First impressions were of a very old, historic hotel with some peeling paint on the outside. We were greeted by gracious host Marsha, who was very friendly and keeps a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Don't let the peeling paint in the front dissuade you from staying at this historic hotel. The guest rooms at the Empire House are clean and kept. Our room was small but worked just fine. Right across the street is a nice park right on the Ohio River. We walked easily through Rising Sun and to the casino.

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Huntington, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed this week. Owner, Marsha very accommodating. She has done an amazing remodel on this hotel. Would definitely stay again and recommend it highly. She has preserved the historic aspect while incorporating modern conveniences. The front porch is so relaxing to sit and watch riverboat traffic

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I stayed here on a work trip in 2010 on a reccomendation from a friend. It is the most unique place I have ever stayed! The owner Marsha is very nice. It made staying away from home for work a pleasure instead of work.

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Reno, NV
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

On a recent trip to Ohio, I wanted a quiet place to relax with a view of the Ohio River. My search led me to Rising Sun, IN and the Empire House. There are only two rooms at the hotel that have a view of the river so I called the hotel directly and reserved the smaller of the two... More 

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