First of all, I must say that I have not stayed at this wonderful B&B but feel the need to write a review after my experience yesterday afternoon with the owner. Rick went out of his way for me, my wife and friends to give us a guided tour of this picture postcard town on a delightful Saturday afternoon. Having met him outside the town welcome centre, the four of us rode with Rick in his modified golf buggy to his historical house known as the Robert Ruark Inn. His place was immaculate but at the same time felt like a well-loved home. The rooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated with tasteful soft furnishings that incorporated the setting. We then were given a guided tour of the town, in between Rick checking in guests! I will say on behalf of our quartet that Rick's hospitality was such an added bonus and totally unexpected considering we were not registered guests and only on a day visit. This will definitely be the recommended place to stay for anyone I ever come in contact with that is looking for accommodation in Southport.
- 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