For a number of years, Donna Heffner and Annie Patterson operated The Spirit of Red Hill Shop from the Rugby Board of Aid. When that building became the location for an expanded Rugby archive, the two did something amazing: They bought property across the street and re-created one of Rugby’s historic buildings, the Alexander-Perrigo House. The Spirit of Red Hill Shop now resides there, along with addition lodging offered within our village.
The original boarding house that stood on this site was first operated by the Samuel Alexander family in the 1890s and next by Ora and Winfield Scott Perrigo. Many memories have been shared by decendants that add a rich texture to the reconstructed Alexander-Perrigo House.
The Spirit of Red Hill offers, in the owners’ own words, “Nature Art And Oddiments.” The art is multi-faceted, including nature paintings by Donna and gourd art by both Donna and Annie. You’ll find hand-crafted jewelry, ornaments, cards, and a variety of other remarkably creative items. You are invited to come and peruse the array of artwork and fine crafts that are available, complimented by a variety of antique and vintage wares. Plan time to sit a spell and enjoy the hospitality or stay a night or two in a room that is designed for your comfort and relaxation.
The Bensted Bedstead is an open, wheelchair-accessible room that includes a barrier-free shower, microwave, small refrigerator, lift chair and WiFi. A sun room and porch are also available for your private use in the evenings. Breakfast is served Friday through Sunday at the charming Harrow Road Cafe and is included in your room package.
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Alexander-Perrigo House directly.
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