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. (Please note that Newbury House lodging after July 15 is limited 50% capacity. The Thomas Hughes Suite & two upstairs rooms are available, with a 2-night minimum on account of deep cleaning issues. As usual, check availability and book online.)
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 2020, 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 @ PERCY COTTAGE. (During 2020, limited to a 2-night minimum stay because of deep cleaning issues.)
All lodging facilities are within a two-block area in the National Register Historic District.
The Harrow Road Cafe is in the center of town. It reopened May 16, 2020, for breakfast, lunch & dinner on Friday/Saturday (9-9 EDT) and Sunday (9-6 EDT). Call 423-628-2350. On other days, lunch options are available at R.M. Brooks Store nearby: 423-628-2533.
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, custom menus, reduced tour rates, and entertainment arrangements are available for groups. Additional lodging in privately owned facilities can sometimes be arranged.
When You Lodge At Historic Rugby You Help Restore and Preserve this Special Place!