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 house. The rooms are well fitted out and comfortable. As for the 'ghost'...I've only experienced something once and I'm still alive to tell the tale! Rugby is a wonderful step back in time. Sitting and rocking on the front porch late one night with the full moon shining through the leafless branches of the surrounding trees, and the wind blowing dead leaves across the road, we expected Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman to come riding by at any time. This historic town has been lovingly maintained and is worth the side trip if you're interested in history and want a quiet, peaceful place to stay.
- 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