My wife and I spent a couple of days at the Robert Ruark Inn at the end of April. So as not to repeat what has already been posted here, I will just agree with and confirm what has already been said. We've been staying at B&Bs for two decades and have to say that RRI ranks with the very best of them. Most B&Bs pride themselves, and try to outdo one another, with their breakfasts. The RRI however, takes it to another level. The innkeeper is a former chef/restaurateur and goes out of his way to cater to his guests. We're "foodies" and he actually made us feel like we had a personal chef! There are several dining options in Southport and tons more 30 minutes away in Wilmington, but don't be surprised if your most memorable food and meals will be those you had at the RRI. We are tempted to return just to experience that again.
- 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