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Robert Ruark Inn

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, let me say that this place was exactly what I look for in a B&B...and if you are a Ruark fan it will completely blow you away. As for the B&B side of things, we arrived for our stay and the house was already spectacularly decorated for Christmas. The proprieters, Linda and Rick, make you feel like old friends,...

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and all your detailed comments. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and experience. We are always so happy to hear guests had a wonderful time and your comment about surpassing your expectations means a lot, too! We are so thankful you chose our Inn and that we...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Robert Ruark Inn is a beautiful historic home with excellent service. I especially enjoyed the gorgeous Christmas tree already lit for the holidays. It inspired me to get in the Christmas spirit early. Thank you for the warm hospitality.

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much Charity for the review. It was wonderful meeting you both. I'm so glad you enjoyed our early Christmas & Holiday decorations. We took advantage of the warm weather to get everything up early. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again one...

Locust Grove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've already discussed the rooms, the breakfast, and the extra touches. The owners, however, really make the place special. Rick and Linda are attentive and extremely helpful and very friendly. Additionally, If you've read and enjoyed the works of Robert Ruark, you'll really appreciate the library, which includes many of his private letters. Finally, the location is wonderful. Southport is...

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful seeing you both again! It is always an honor to have guests come back and visit. We enjoy seeing you both very much! Great to hear you had a great time and enjoyed Southport again. We also liked hearing you mention the Robert...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Rick and Linda go above and beyond for their guests. The accommodations are wonderful; the rooms are comfortably furnished; and their attention to detail is impeccable! We are already planning our next visit!

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of your stay at the Robert Ruark Inn. Rick and I are humbled by your comments as well. It is our primary objective to make sure our guests have a wonderful time and all details are covered. We appreciate your comment about "details." We feel it is very important for the overall experience...

Albany, United States
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Absolutely the best experience I have had at any B and B. Linda and Rick are warm, congenial and extremely available to their guests. From the initial tour of Southport to the magnificent room... I couldn't have been happier.

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

We love hearing such great reviews and knowing our guests had a fabulous time! We also appreciate the humbling comments about us. We truly enjoy having our home as a Bed & Breakfast and sharing this historic Inn, property & Southport overall with all our guests. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we hope to...

Lumberton, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We adored the property, owners, & the breakfast! Incredible weekend celebrating our anniversary in this quaint, sweet, and charming home. We enjoyed the bikes, porch sitting, & the restaurant suggestions made by Linda & Rick!

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much Nikki for the review. We enjoyed seeing you both and are so glad you had a wonderful anniversary weekend! Nice to hear you enjoyed the restaurants we recommended as well. We always like to know our guests are happy with the Inn and as they tour and dine around Southport!!! We want you to have the...

Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 October 2016

One of the best bed and breakfasts we have ever stayed in!! We will return!!!! The inn is beautifully decorated and everything is so nice!! The food is delicious!!!! We really enjoyed our golf cart tour of Southport!!!

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Robert Ruark Inn. It was such a great pleasure meeting you both. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and your time in Southport. We are also humbled that you chose the Inn via a referral from a family member. That is one of the...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a great time spending last Thursday evening with Linda & Rick & then the next 3 nights with Lisa & Hugh at their B&Bl Linda & Lisa are twins who have B&B's less than a block away in Southport & it's like getting 2 for 1 when you stay with them. They are not your typical B&B of...

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful and fun review! It was so great and nice meeting you both! We always like getting to know our guests and for our two Inns to welcome guests together. We were able to get to know you both better and enjoy having you here longer. It has been such a fabulous experience owning...

West Jefferson, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A wonderful and relaxing place. The innkeepers take great care and treat you like a most treasured visitor. Breakfasts are sumptuous, the snacks and beverages always available and afternoon wine and cheese are added treats. A tour of this wonderful town, use of bikes - this inn is just delightful!

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We greatly appreciate your review and for you choosing the Robert Ruark Inn. We enjoy making our guests feel special and knowing they had a great time! Rick loves giving the tours, too! It makes us happy knowing our guests have a good overview of Southport and know key spots to explore and enjoy themselves! We wish you all the...

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Both my wife and I enjoyed our long week end in Southport. The owners of the Robert Ruark Inn were charming and help made our visit a great experience. We appreciated the tour they gave us which helped us get situated. The Inn is very well located yet very quiet.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at the Robert Ruark Inn! We love hearing our guests had a nice time and that you referred to our Inn as "charming" and "well-located" and "quiet." Those are all things that made us first gravitate to the Inn. We are grateful for you choosing the Robert Ruark...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the quaint village of Southport, NC and featured in Coastal Living in 2015 and 2013 , The Robert Ruark Inn is a beautifully restored Inn built in 1890 and restored in 2008. The entire Inn is decorated in fine antiques from the spectacular suites (all with own bath) to the parlor, formal dining room and throughout. There is a lovely front rocking porch, a warm and inviting brick courtyard with rockers and small bistro tables and plenty of bicycles to tour Southport, NC. A full, delicious breakfast is served every morning, wine & tea with light hors d'oeuves are complimentary every afternoon and a 24/7 coffee/tea service available.Service is a high priority at the Robert Ruark Inn. Exquisite linens, Aveda bath products, tours of Southport aboard the Inn's six passenger golf cart and service, service, service complete the picture. Whether touring or escaping for a weekend or few nights, the Robert Ruark Inn has the beauty, charm and service you should expect from any exclusive, elegant Inn. Come join us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Robert Ruark Inn

Address: 119 N Lord St, Southport, NC 28461-3819
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Southport
Price Range: £110 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport
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