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1880 Newbury House at Historic Rugby

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5517 Rugby Hwy, Rugby, TN 37733
1880 Newbury House at Historic Rugby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed in the Thomas Hughes Suite which sleeps up to 4, 1 Q and 2 T on the first floor. The room and beds (very squeaky) and pillows were comfortable. There is a large and well kept kitchen area, living room and porch area with TV/movies for guest use (we did not use any of it). The grounds overlooking... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Newbury House is a comfortable though not luxurious Bed & Breakfast run by the nonprofit Historic Rugby organization. There is a nice large parlor for the use of guests, as well as a kitchen and a sunroom with a small TV (this is the only TV in the building). Individual rooms are furnished with antique furniture including full size (not... More 

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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My wife and I had the whole house to ourselves during a three-night stay. We stayed in the Sarah Walton on the second floor. The house has been completely redone back in the 80's but looks as though you've stepped into a house straight from the late nineteenth century, as it should. The amenities remind you, however, why advances were... More 

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Kemptville, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I've stayed at Newbury House in Historic Rugby three times (with a fourth coming up this month). Whenever we've gone, we've been the only guests, which was quite nice - we could pretend we owned the place! Everything you need to prepare meals is in the kitchen, and a lovely breakfast is prepared 'in town'...a very short walk from the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I had heard of Historic Rugby on and off for years and finally got around to visiting 10 years ago. It's a small village from the 1880s about 75 miles northwest of Knoxville, accessible only by winding 2-lane roads in the middle of nowhere. Go there late at night, as I sometimes have, with a light fog covering the road,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I specifically asked before booking if this place was haunted. He laughed and said he hasn't heard anything since he has worked there. After a night of hearing things all around us and having a very disturbing experience (like electricity through my whole body) we decided not to stay our second night. When we turned our keys into the nice... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the newbury house last weekend. We were drawn there by the haunted nature of the property. What we found was amazing. We too arrived after dark but had no problems finding the visitors center or the b & b as they were well lit. Once we got our keys we let ourselves in and... More 

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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
26 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

While the original community of Rugby failed, as a artful, interesting piece of history, Rugby is first rate. The entire community is composed of Victorian and neo-Victorian buildings. This includes Newbury House. A five or six room house with a Viictorian feel in and out allows for a restful visit while you explore the area. We were three couples and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My sister and I took a long weekend just to travel around in Kentucky & Tennessee. I checked tripadvisor for B&B in the Jamestown area of Tn and found Rugby. Made a reservation for two nights, staying in the "Sarah Walton" room in Newbury House. Arrived after dark, was difficult to find our way to visitor center to pickup key... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

Historic Rugby preserves and cherishes a unique Victorian village built by English and American settlers in 1880 as a cooperative community, under the leadership of Thomas Hughes (author of Tom Brown's Schooldays). This authentically preserved and charming B&B is in the heart of the village, which itself is in the heart of the romantic and isolated Cumberland Plateau. I went... More 

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