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1880 Newbury House at Historic Rugby

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Florence, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is part of a historic restored town designed to be utopia for English noblemen. It is rustic and definitely not luxurious but a lovely, quiet place to stay away from all modern noise and rush. It is a very small area. I probable would not stay more than 2 nights. Very interesting history here. Unique. There are several festivals... More 

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NewburyHouse, Manager at 1880 Newbury House at Historic Rugby, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review! We are glad you've enjoyed your time relaxing at Newbury House and Historic Rugby, and we hope you get a chance to return soon. The fall is particularly beautiful. More 

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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My family and I stayed for one night in the Thomas Hughes Suite. It's a queen and 2 twin bed. The queen bed SQUEAKS so bad! Honestly I didn't sleep at all because every time I would move it just squeaks loud. The room just smells to me. I realize it's old and historic but it has this distinct smell.... More 

2 Thank Whit1991
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Wilbert47
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

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 

3 Thank earlster12
Kemptville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 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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norther cincinnati
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank readhead00
Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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  • Free Internet
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodge where early Rugby colonists stayed at Historic Newbury House or one of our cottages - Percy Cottage or Pioneer Cottage. Newbury House is antique and book-filled, with five upstairs rooms and Thomas Hughes suite down with queen bed & fireplace. Guests' parlor and kitchen facilities. Percy Cottage is historically reconstructed with three bedroom, two bathrooms, a kitchen and two sitting rooms. Historic Pioneer Cottage has a more rustic atmosphere and includes a parlor, equipped kitchen, screened porch, three bedrooms with a total of five double and two twin beds, a full bath and half bath. All are set in a 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 and Rugby State Natural Area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1880 Newbury House at Historic Rugby

Address: 1331 Rugby Pkwy, Rugby, TN 37733-5008
Location: United States > Tennessee > Rugby
Price Range: $62 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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