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1880 Newbury House at Historic Rugby

5517 Rugby Hwy, Rugby, TN 37733
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Ranked #2 of 2 Rugby B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013
Wilbert47 Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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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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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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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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norther cincinnati
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

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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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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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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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
2 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

A friend surprised me with a weekend in Rugby for my birthday. I was hesistant at first when I realized the size of the town and no TV at the Newbury House. To my surprise it was the best weekend I have had in years! Total relaxation, wonderful and friendly people and great hiking trails. After 2 days I still... More

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Address: 5517 Rugby Hwy, Rugby, TN 37733
Location: United States > Tennessee > Rugby
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Lodge where early Rugby colonists stayed at 1880 Newbury House B&B and cottages. Antique and book-filled, with five upstairs rooms and Thomas Hughes suite down with queen bed & fireplace. Guests' parlor, kitchen facilities, tranquil, wooded setting in unique historic village, open daily offering national award-winning history film, historic building tours, museum shops, and hiking trails. Adjacent to Big South Fork National Park. ... more   less 
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