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Wilson, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Host were outstanding. Loved the location and the home. The downstairs bedroom has and awesome shower. Nice porches and sitting room to enjoy with an afternoon glass of wine. It is a short distance to walk to restaurants and the beach. Lovely sitting areas at the beach too.

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

Thank you so much for your review Ruth. It was a pleasure meeting you both and welcoming you to the Inn. We enjoyed reading your review and appreciate the helpful and kind comments. They are very helpful in knowing what is important to our past and future guests. We appreciate you choosing the Robert Ruark Inn and the time you...

Johns Creek, Georgia
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We recently returned for another visit to the Robert Ruark Inn and found new things to love! The owners, Rick and Linda, go out of their way to be welcoming and accommodating. We received all of the amenities of a world class bed and breakfast as well as a feeling that we were staying with our best friends! A visit...

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Thank you so much for your review Susan. We feel so fortunate to meet such wonderful guests and are always so happy when we have the opportunity to welcome guests back to the Inn. It is such a great compliment and feeling to have guests return to the Robert Ruark Inn. We have enjoyed getting to know you both better...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Being at a bed and breakfast is always such a civilized way to stay in my opinion. It's like visiting friends you don't even know you have.This lovely Inn makes you feel that way from the moment you drive up to it's white picket fence with bright cheerful flowers greeting you. Up to the front porch several rocking chairs are...

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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 enjoyed hearing that you enjoyed your experience here and all the details of the Inn. We strive to exceed every expectation our guests have of a B&B. It is always nice to hear such great feedback. We keep evolving and aiming to make every guest experience the best! Thank you so...

Yorktown, Virginia
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We had a very pleasant stay at the Inn. Rick was very helpful, making dinner reservations for us for both nights and even took us on a personal golf-cart tour of Southport, which was very educational and lots of fun! He and Linda were very kind, nice and personable and fabulous hosts. The breakfasts were delicious. The inn is in...

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

Dear Kate, Thank you so much for the lovely review. It made our day to read all your wonderful comments. It was such a pleasure meeting you both. We are so happy you had a great time at the Inn as well as in Southport. Thank you again for taking the time to review the Robert Ruark Inn and our...

Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Linda and Rick are the perfect hosts at this lovely bed and breakfast. It's an authentic southern house with four rooms for guests. We had our own bathroom. The living room is shared. It's a small b&b in a small but beautiful town. We definitly recommend to stay at this b&b, thumbs up.

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

Thank you so much Christian for the great review. You described our Inn so nicely. We really appreciate it and are so very happy you both enjoyed your time here. It was great meeting you both!!! We hope you had a super time in your travels along the coast and have the chance to come back to Southport one day!...

Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed here on an overnight trip up the east coast. We booked it at the last minute, but luckily there were 2 rooms available. Rick greeted us at the door and showed us around the property. There were snacks already set out including red and white wine. The facility was very clean and kept up very well. Rick offers a...

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

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was wonderful meeting you all. We appreciate you taking the time to review the Robert Ruark Inn and for choosing our Inn for your trip to Southport! We hope to see you again one day! All our best for safe travels and flight wherever you go. Thank you again,...

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 May 2015

My Mom and I had the pleasure of staying at the Robert Ruark Inn on our girl's trip to Southport, NC. We had a great time and the innkeepers, Rick and Linda, could not have been more gracious, welcoming, and helpful. The location is superb, the inn immaculate. The home is decorated beautifully inside and out. We stayed in Virginia's...

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

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. Rick and I just read it and you made our day! We love hearing that our guests had a wonderful time and that the amenities we think are important really are to our guests. We enjoyed meeting you both very much. We feel fortunate that we have such great people stay with...

Richlands, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We have stayed numerous times and this is such a lovely B&B! My husband and I love the captains room, which has a king bed & baloney. The breakfast is out of this world. Assortments of fine teas! Great wine in the afternoon! Rick & Linda make you feel your at home. The Robert Ruark Inn has great history &...

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We enjoyed seeing you both again and appreciate the wonderful review. We are always humbled by such nice comments and the compliment of returning guests. We love our historic B&B and are so happy we get to share the Robert Ruark Inn with you and our other guests. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you so much...

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 26 April 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 1st Anniversary at the Robert Ruark Inn. We had a wonderful visit. Rick and Linda are fabulous hosts, the Virginia Room was elegant and comfortable with a luxurious shower. A private patio offers a terrific setting to enjoy the wine and hor dourves provided in the afternoon. Rick's breakfast's were outstanding both mornings we...

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn and Southport as your special place to celebrate your first anniversary. We are honored that you let us be part of it. It was great meeting both of you. All our very, very best for a wonderful life together! We hope to see you again...

Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay. Truly deserves the high ratings. Hope to come back soon. Clean and charming rooms, great shower in Virginia's room, neat tour, and delicious breakfast. Owners are very friendly! Loved all the little extras...

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Thank you for the great review and for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn for your anniversary getaway! We love hearing that our guests enjoyed the Inn, breakfasts and tour! Thanks for the input on Virginia's Room and the shower. That shower is pretty popular. It gets a lot of great remarks. Thank you again for the time you took to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: RM624 - RM980 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport
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