Historic Rugby Lodging – A Special Experience

All lodging available seven days a week.


HISTORIC NEWBURY HOUSE: Step back into Victorian times at  restored Newbury House, built in 1880 as the first boarding house in the Rugby colony. Recently refurbished, it has six Victorian furnished bedrooms, four with private baths and two sharing a large bath in the hall. The two-room Thomas Hughes Suite has queen and twin beds and a working fireplace. The large guest parlor with ceiling fans and fireplace, the verandah, and pondside deck are great places for quiet relaxation. TV with DVD in sunroom. Newbury House will accommodate up to 14 people depending upon the mix of couples and singles. It is now possible to rent the entire building. No minimum stay on upstairs rooms, but please note that the Thomas Hughes Suite is available with a 2-night minimum on account of deep cleaning issues. It is also possible to book the entire facility, however. As usual, check availability and book online or call 423-628-2441.)

PIONEER COTTAGE:  Restored Pioneer Cottage (picture left) has a more rustic atmosphere and includes a large parlor, equipped kitchen, screened-in porch, three bedrooms with a total of five double and twin beds, a full bath and half bath. Pioneer was literally the first structure built in Rugby in 1880. Founder Thomas Hughes stayed here on his first visit to the new colony as did many other settlers in early years. Its hand-planed poplar walls could tell many tales if they could speak. Pioneer will accommodate up to 8 people. TV w/DVD Player for movie viewing only. (During 2021, limited to a 2-night minimum stay because of deep cleaning issues.)

PERCY COTTAGE:  Historically reconstructed Percy Cottage, adjacent to the founder’s home and garden, offers charming lodging within this quaint little cottage.  Three bedrooms feature a queen bed in master suite (first level) and a queen bed in one of the upstairs guest rooms and a twin bed in the third bedroom, kitchenette/sitting room, formal parlor and two full bathrooms.  Percy will accommodate up to five people. FREE WIFI next door at Visitor Centre. (During 2021, limited to a 2-night minimum stay because of deep cleaning issues.)

IVY COTTAGE ANNEX (Newly opened, Sept. 2020) :  This rustic, cozy apartment is dog and family friendly. It sleeps up to four in a queen sized bed (see below) and a full sized sofa bed. Includes a full kitchen with stove and mini-fridge.  Decor is 1970s vintage. Booking is exclusively through Airbnb. It borders a quiet, wooded area. A handy outdoor picnic table is at the entrance (see below), and private parking is included. Availability & booking at this link:  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/45116971?source_impression_id=p3_1600010988_fjUXumWsWkp984PB

All lodging facilities are within a two-block area in the National Register Historic District.

The Harrow Road Cafe is closed, but lunch/takeout available daily except Sundays & Wednesdays at R.M. Brooks Store nearby: 423-628-2533. And each Historic Rugby lodging has its own kitchen facilities.

Historic Rugby is an ideal location for group lodging, for retreats, seminars, reunions, etc., for up to 30. Rate discounts may be available depending upon facilities used and length of stay. Meeting rooms, reduced tour rates, and entertainment arrangements are available for groups. Additional lodging in privately owned facilities can sometimes be arranged.

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When You Lodge At Historic Rugby You Help Restore and Preserve this Special Place!