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Robert Ruark Inn

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119 N Lord Street, Southport, NC 28461
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Robert Ruark Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Southport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nebo, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent 3 nights at this comfortable B&B. We booked about a month ago and had hoped to have good weather. Well the weather was terrible but Rick and Linda made sure our time at the Inn was an experience to remember. It is the little extras that made it so perfect. Attention to detail, recommending reataurants and making... More 

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

Dear Sandi, Thank you so much for the review. It was such a pleasure meeting you both and having you as guests of the Robert Ruark Inn. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and your time in Southport. We love hearing from our guests. We wish you both all the best and hope to see you... More 

Amherst, New York, United States
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ststed one night at this Victorian decorated small inn. We were greeted warmly, showed to our room and explained all of the service. A late afternoon snack was available and delicious dining room breakfast. We met interesting guests over breakfast. The location is convenient to the waterfront or shops.

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

Dear Marsha, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you and your husband and hope your travels home were safe and enjoyable. Thank you for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn. All our best, Linda and Rick More 

NYC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My old college pal and I hadn't seen each other in years and for a girlfriends weekend, we spent a night in Southport. The Ruark Inn was the perfect place to stay, especially since Robert Ruark was in my friend's husband's family. The innkeepers were friendly and welcoming and recommended a great restaurant for dinner. I've been to many Victorian... More 

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

Rick and I greatly appreciate the kind words and wonderful review. We enjoyed meeting you both and were thrilled to see your interest in Robert Ruark and the history of the house and City. We are always so grateful for the opportunity to share our home with guests and delighted to hear they enjoyed it so much. Thank you for... More 

Rosman, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had an excellent stay at the Robert Ruark Inn. We will definently be staying there again for future visits. Rick and Linda were great. Thank you for the incredible breakfasts: Thank you Linda for the fresh ginger ale and crackers in our room. It really saved the day. Thank you.

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

It was wonderful meeting you both. We enjoy being part of special surprise celebrations and always enjoy having fans of the Inn's namesake, Robert Ruark. We do hope to see you again one day and wish you a very, very Happy Holiday Season and New Year!!! All our best, Linda & Rick More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Once again, our stay with Linda and Rick was perfect! We were there Halloween night and were able to enjoy handing out candy and seeing neighbor goblins with them on their patio that evening. Food was great, room was super, and conversation at breakfast was enjoyable with other guests. We loved getting on the bikes and touring the town. We... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. It was wonderful seeing you both again! We enjoyed your company and were so happy to have you during our big Halloween night. It is so fun sitting in the courtyard around the fire on a brisk night. It is even more fun enjoying with special guests and on a goblin-filled night. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We are extremely pleased with our accommodation at the Inn. Also the afternoon snack and breakfast were both very good. Special thanks to Alice for her friendly service and advice, great to meet you. Too bad we didn't meet the owners, they left for Europe before we arrived

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

Thank you so much for the review. I made sure I shared you great comments with Alice. She enjoyed meeting and hosting you. We regret not getting to meet you ourselves and hope we will have the chance to do so in the future. In the interim, we greatly appreciate you choosing the Robert Ruark Inn and for your wonderful... More 

Charlotte, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We spent two nights here for our 25th Anniversary at the end of September. It was our first trip to Southport, and we found it delightful. It's a sweet, sleepy(at least this time of year!) port town, and we enjoyed walking around the main streets, riding our bikes, jogging in the mornings on the flat roads, taking our bikes on... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy you had an enjoyable time biking and walking around our cute boutiques, galleries and shops. It is also great to hear you enjoyed our wonderful restaurants and relaxing in our quaint Southport. We feel so blessed to be able to share it with our guests and to enjoy... More 

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were drawn to this B&B because of the reviews. I hope people will now read my review and be curious enough to stay. I went here with my wife for our third wedding anniversary. We could not have picked a more romantic place. From the moment we arrived Rick and Linda made you feel like you were one of... More 

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

Dear Ken and Karen, Thank you so very much for the beautiful review and for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn for your anniversary celebration! We are always honored and humbled when people choose our Inn to celebrate special anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, R&R weekends, etc. We are delighted to share our historical Inn and our sweet City of Southport. We are... More 

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My wife and I made our much anticipated return visit to Southport and the Robert Ruark Inn over the past three nights. The only thing that was wrong about our stay was having to leave. Rick and Linda continue to set the bar as hosts. It's a wonderful well cared for home. I'm sure you can't go wrong in any... More 

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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. You made our day! Rick and I greatly appreciate your comments and you choosing the Robert Ruark Inn again. We loved seeing you both again and are so happy you continue to enjoy the Inn and return to Southport. It is so neat to have you as guests!!! We can tell you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I chose the Robert Ruark House based on the previous reviews I read. Boy was that a good choice! The house is immaculately kept and everything worked like it is supposed to. Rick and Linda are outstanding hosts and the tour of the town in the golf cart was perfect for us to get to know the history. This stay... More 

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

Dear Mike, Thank you so much for the lovely review. You made our day! We love to know our guests had a great time and are pleased with our property, service, et.al. Every day we strive to surpass expectations and every day we are very thankful for our guests and for the opportunity to own and operate a historical property... More 

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Address: 119 N Lord Street, Southport, NC 28461
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Southport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport

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