Monday, June 25, 2012

Newbury House

The 1880 Newbury House was built as a boarding house and continued in that role well into the 1920s. Today it is operated as a B&B by Historic Rugby, Inc., and has served as the overnight lodging for numerous visitors who have gone on to buy property in Rugby. We stayed there several times in the 1990s. A decade later it was showing signs of needing some serious TLC. We are proud to say that has been accomplished, and the Newbury House is once again an inviting spot to relax and enjoy a week or a weekend.

My favorite spot is the sun porch on the back, overlooking Newbury Pond. It's been freshly redone and is about as inviting as any spot can be.

Or spend a winter evening in the spacious parlor. It's a most Victorian spot to read or enjoy a glass of wine with friends.

All of the guest rooms are decorated with period furniture. The Thomas Hughes suite is spacious and comfortable.

Or choose one of the single rooms, such as this one named for the author's mother, Margaret Hughes,

or this smaller one named for his niece, Emily. And now you can check rates, availability, and make reservations on the Historic Rugby web page.


  1. Love the picture in the snow.

  2. I could certainly enjoy a good book and a glass of wine in that parlour. Very inviting.

  3. We love to stay at B&Bs. When my husband had major surgery in a nearby county, I stayed at a wonderful one near the hospital. They treated me like family. Can't tell you how great that clawfoot tub with all the wonderful salts and soaps felt after a tiring day as a visitor.