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Robert Ruark Inn

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Virginia
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This was a small B&B, with only four rooms, but very homey. The hosts were wonderfully hospitable and gave us a tour of the town in a golf cart. We really appreciated the availability of coffee, snacks and other beverages during the day. The rooms were spotless and the bed was very comfortable. I would definitely recommend Robert Ruark Inn...

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We enjoy getting feedback and reviews as they really help guide us in all aspects of the Inn. Thank you, too, for letting us know you enjoyed the tour and all the beverages and treats we leave out. That, too, helps let us know it important. It was wonderful having you as...

Easley, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 March 2014

This is definitely one of the best B & B's we have stayed in. The owners were very accommodating. The location, cleanliness, and food were second to none. We will most certainly schedule a return trip! Jim and Beth

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

Thank you so much Jim & Beth for the TripAdvisor review and the great feedback. We really enjoyed meeting you both and having you as guests of the Robert Ruark Inn! Rick really enjoyed talking with you about Robert Ruark. We kept wishing the weather would change for you. It was a bit soggy to say the least while you...

Battle Creek, Michigan
Reviewed 6 March 2014

My wife and I spent three nights here while checking out the Southport area. We are NOT fans of Bed & Breakfast style inns. But the owners at Robert Ruark Inn won us over, indeed! It's all about the simple things, and they don't miss the details. From fresh brewed coffee early in the morning, to providing information (and no...

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review/feedback. We truly enjoy owning and operating the Robert Ruark Inn so it is extra special to read the reviews and hear we are on the right track. It warms our hearts to hear all your terrific comments and that you took the time to give us all your feedback. It is very...

Carroll, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 25 February 2014

My husband and I drove to Wilmington, NC from Pinehurst for the annual February camellia show. What a nice show! After that we headed for Southport, a trip that ended up being about an hour. This was a nice town! I only wish that we had more time to meander through the shops and back streets....I wanted to visit more...

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

Thank you so much for writing a review. It was wonderful meeting you both. I'm so glad you ventured from your day in Wilmington to spend your night and next day in Southport. We love getting to share our Inn and our sweet Southport with all our guests. We hope to see you again one day and wish you a...

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 February 2014

My wife and I visited the Robert Ruark Inn for a long Valentine's Weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Rick and Linda are wonderful hosts. We enjoyed the Virginia Room on the first floor. It was spacious, beautifully furnished, and comfortable. It has a large bathroom and huge shower. Rick prepared us and the other guests delicious breakfasts, one day...

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

We greatly appreciate the kind review and you taking the time to share your thoughts with us and on TripAdvisor. We value the opinion of our guests a lot! It was wonderful meeting you both. We feel honored that you chose the Robert Ruark Inn for your Valentine Weekend Trip to Southport. We hope to see you again one day...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Overall this Inn is very good. Park the car and walk every where. It is just beautiful and we would definitely return. I would ask for a different room as the bed was small and not very comfortable. Not terrible but not great. Breakfast and snacks were good.

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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 share your thoughts about the Inn and your time in Southport. We are pleased you had a nice time and would come back. We would love to see you both again, too. I will make a file note that you would prefer one of the other three rooms. Although Charlotte's Room...

Richlands, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 24 February 2014

This is a very nice BB, my husband and I would highly recommend staying here. We stayed in the captain's room,very comfortable king size bed. This room also has a private balcony. The room has a private bath also. The Robert Ruark is a charming and beautiful BB!

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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 share your thoughts about the Robert Ruark Inn! We enjoyed meeting you both a lot and hope we will get to see you again one day! All our very, very best, Rick & Linda

South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 13 January 2014

My husband and I went on our honeymoon for a few night's stay and were totally taken away by the beauty and charm of this peaceful home. The Inn is so warm and cozy, charming and beautifully decorated. We stayed in the Captain's Room with our own private balcony right outside our room. We were so thrilled to find a...

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

Dear Donna, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It warms my heart to hear you say "it was a visit you will always remember." I get so excited to think that not only did you enjoy the Inn while you were here, but that it will be a memory you will treasure. One of my favorite sayings is...

Johns Creek, Georgia
Reviewed 11 January 2014

My husband and I stay at B&Bs all around the country and often we find a beautiful place to stay, or very accommodating owners, or good food, or just a relaxing place to stay. But the Robert Ruark Inn is the total package! The Inn is gorgeous. Virginia's Room is amazingly large, with a very comfortable king-sized bed and a...

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

Thank you so much Susan for your kind words and review. We are beaming after reading that we are the "Total Package." We are so happy you feel at home and enjoy the Inn's rooms and private bathrooms. Rick loves to hear that his breakfasts are a hit, too!!! Thank you so much for your review. It validates that we...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is truly a wonderful experience you don't want to miss. We actually enjoyed it so much, we have been back and already scheduling a return trip. The home is gorgeously decorated with rich antique furniture, yet it is very cozy and comfortable. Love having a private bathroom for each bedroom. The friendly Innkeepers make you feel like family and...

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

Thank you Dottie, It was so nice of you to write a review of your experience at the Robert Ruark Inn. We do truly enjoy meeting and serving our guests at the Inn. It is wonderful meeting everyone and knowing they are having a great experience at the Inn and in our lovely coastal town, Southport. That is why we...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: £109 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport
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