Historic Rugby Lodging – A Special Experience


All lodging is currently closed. Percy Cottage and Pioneer Cottage will reopen on January 2, 2015.

Historic Newbury House will reopen on February 14, 2015. The entire building will now be available for rent at reduced rates!


Step back into Victorian times at restored Historic Newbury House, built in 1880 as the first boarding house in the Rugby colony. 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 for movie viewing only in sunroom. Newbury House will accommodate up to 14 people depending upon the mix of couples and singles.


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.


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 third bedroom, kitchenette/sitting room, formal parlor and two full bathrooms. Percy will accommodate up to five people. FREE WIFI @ PERCY COTTAGE (picture right)


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

PLEASE NOTE: Historic Newbury House is currently closed and will reopen on February 14, 2015. It will then be possible to rent the entire building at a specially discounted rates. Please contact us for more information!

Lodging Rates


Historic Newbury House

Room, tour and breakfast – Newbury House Suite $130 – Newbury House Private Bath $115 – Newbury House Shared Bath $100 – Percy Cottage $160 Rates do not include tax & gratuity.

• $70 – $110 Dbl. occupancy – Mid-Week Rates
• $99 – $130 Dbl. occupancy – Weekend Rates
• including a full breakfast at the Harrow Road Cafe & site tour.

Percy & Pioneer Cottages

• $80 – $115 Dbl. occupancy – Mid-Week Rates
• $105 – $135. Dbl. occupancy – Weekend Rates
• $20 each additional person
• includes Site tour
• Does not include breakfast – cottages have equipped kitchens

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