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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Rosman, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Cary, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife and I chose the Robert Ruark House based upon TA reviews. We had a great 2 days. Rick and Linda do a great job running the Inn. We arrived early for check in and Rick welcomed us and showed us to our room. Highly recommend Rick’s offer of a golf cart riding tour of Southport; you'll learn so... 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 and for your feedback on the room. We enjoyed meeting you both and hope we will see you again one day. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Inn, Rick's tour, your room and our amenities. All our very, very best, Rick and Linda More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I had participated in a wedding in Southport and were really intrigued by the charm of the town and people. We booked a weekend stay at the Robert Ruark Inn based of TA reviews and the fact that I'm a huge Robert Ruark fan. We were not disappointed! Rick and Linda are gracious hosts and the house... 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. We enjoyed meeting you both very much. It's so nice to hear how much you enjoyed your time at the Inn and around Southport. We were blushing over your kind comments about us as well. We enjoy owning and operating the Inn so much. Meeting wonderful guests like you both are a... More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our one-night visit could not have been better! Rick and Linda are masters at hospitality. My husband, who is not easy to please, even said "they've thought of everything!" I enjoyed the complementary golf-cart tour best. I can't get enough history and Rick (a lover of all things Southport), told us of the deep history of the town as well... More 

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

Thank you so much Angela for the wonderful review. We greatly appreciate hearing about the things you liked at the Robert Ruark Inn. You made Rick's day, too. He loves giving the tours and is always thrilled to hear our guests enjoy them as much as he enjoys giving them. We hope to see you again one day and really... 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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