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 fireplace, and the bathroom is to die for. The over-sized shower has multiple shower heads making showering in the morning like a trip to the spa. The rest of the Inn is beautifully decorated and has multiple charming places, inside and out, to relax in. My favorite is the rocking chairs on the front porch where you can also wave and speak to the friendly townsfolk as they walk by. As if this is not enough, the owners, Rick and Linda, make you feel like royalty. They are charming, accommodating, and helpful and Rick gives the most amazing tours of Southport. The breakfast is also great and if you are looking for a treat later, Rick and Linda also own a charming tea house, Southport Tea House, that will complete your Southport experience. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the location also. It is perfectly placed such that we could walk to the shops, restaurants, and the water (two blocks to anything!). We never moved our car. This Inn is my favorite find and is one that we will definitely return to every chance we get.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Robert Ruark Hotel Southport