Grey Gables Bed 'n Breakfast Inn

P O Box 52 Highway 52, Rugby, TN 37733 USA (Show map)


On the outskirts of the 1880's historic Victorian English village of Rugby,Tennessee Grey Gables offers the best of Victorian English and Tennessee Country heritage. The 10 bedrooms decorated with country and Victorian antiques, reflects the grace of the English and the comfort of country. Our fare includes: Lodging, Plateau Gourmet Dinner, Country Breakfast. In the tradition of our forebear, guests will receive a warm welcome, a restful bed and a full table. Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau offers to those who come a potpourri of historic landmarks, recreation attractions, and the best of Nature's Splendor. It is a place that calls to all ages, incomes and interest.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining5

Our first B & B stay

4.4 on July 01, 2010

We stayed at Grey Gables in November I think. We absolutely loved it and have stayed in two other B&B's since. Bill and Linda were soooo sweet and they took such good care of us. The food was wonderful and plentiful. We loved the rooms and hope to stay there again soon. The porch was so relaxing. My ONLY suggestion would be a new mattress.

A little piece of heaven on earth

5 on November 06, 2009

The early Victorian lifestyle of rugby is a theme carried out in this delightful bed & breakfast. The food is unsurpassed and Linda and Bill are both the perfect host & hostess.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind comments. It is our hope you will return and we pledge to make your stay a positive memorable experience. My sincere regards, Linda

- Linda Brooks Jones (innkeeper)

Absolutely Wonderful

4.8 on September 15, 2009

My husband & I just spent a weekend at Grey Gables and I can't recommend them enough. Linda & Bill are friendly, warm, and sincere people. The inn is beautiful & the setting more-so. The bed was squeaky, but that was minor compared to the spacious room & comfy setting. The food was outstanding & more than enough at each meal. We hope to return to Grey Gables within the next few months. I highly, highly recommend Grey Gables!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind comments and review. We appreciate your presence and pledge to do our best to make your time with us a positive experience. Please come again. Let me know which bed squeaked and we will see what we can do to eliminate the sound. My regards, Linda

- Linda Brooks Jones (innkeeper)

An unexpected delight

4.8 on October 30, 2008

The accommodations were great; innkeeper were a delight.- bright,informed, and most accommodating- helped with everything from shopping to history info. this was one of our best experiences.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We will endeavor to live up to your fine comments. Linda

- Linda Jones (innkeeper)

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Location Type

Big South Fork River and Recreation Area, Countryside, Small town


Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee-Tyson) 80 miles

Directions to property:

From I-75: Exit 141 onto 63 to 27. Turn left or south on 27 to flashing signal and 52 Turn right on 52. Eight miles on left. From I-40: Going East Take Monterey Exit 300. Turn right on 62 to 127. Turn left or North on 127 to 296 East. Right on 296 which becomes 52. At three-way stop, turn left. 1 mile on right. From I-40 Going west. Take highway 27 exit at Harriman. Follow 27 to 52. Turn left. Eight miles on left

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Historic Rugby English Village, Frozen Head State Park, Scott County Museum and WWII Remembrance Museum, Big South Fork Scenic Railroad, World War I hero Sgt. Alvin C. York Home, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 Eastern
  • Check Out:: 11:00 Eastern
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card for Confirmation
  • Cancellations: A confirmation deposit of 30% is required on room reservations. Refundable up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
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Bill & Linda Brooks Jones

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About the innkeepers

Linda has written two cookbooks with historic narration, pictures, poems and recipes. Bill is storekeeper of R.M. Brooks General Store which is on the National Record of Historic Places and has been in Linda's family for four generations.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Chicken with Sherry
Pounded Chicken breast, dipped in beaten egg and rolled in Italian bread crumbs is browned in melted butter or margarine until golden. Transfer to casserole dish. In drippings add chopped garlic, cooking sherry and chicken broth. Cook until flavors are blended. Pour over chicken breasts. Cover tightly and cook in 300 degree oven 35 to 40 minutes.

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