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Robert Ruark Inn

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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  • Location
    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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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our experience here was amazing! Linda and Rick were very friendly and welcoming. The room was clean, very comfortable and full of history. There is a side patio with a fire pit, a parlor with informational books about the area and history of the area. The golf cart tour by Rick, the owner, is a must! It helped us understand... More

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our experience at the Robert Ruark Inn was amazing! The breakfast we had each morning alone was worth staying there! We also received an excellent tour from the owner at the beginning of our trip which really helped us map out our visit, as well as provided us with local history and information. My husband and I both were blown... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn! We enjoyed meeting you both and are so happy you had a great time at the Inn and in Southport. We also appreciate your comments about the tour. It helps us to know it is enjoyed and helps introduce everyone to Southport! All our very, very best. We hope to... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the Robert Ruark Inn and loved it! The position is stunning and very calm if you're looking for a relaxing break. Our room was very clean and the bathroom was fabulous. We took advantage of the informative golf cart tour by the owner which really bought the place alive; we couldn't wait to get off... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn for your trip to the U.S.A. and for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. We love offering the tours to our guests, too. It helps us make sure you know all the wonderful things and places to explore in our lovely town of Southport! Thank... More

Mocksville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed at the Robert Ruark Inn this weekend for the second time to celebrate my husband's birthday.As on the first visit we loved everything about the inn.We stayed in our favorite room again-The Captain Adkins room and feel like this is our home in Southport.Thank you Rick and Linda for another wonderful weekend and we look forward to our... 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 TripAdvisor review. It was great seeing you both again. It warms our hearts to have guests come back to the Inn and share their stories with us. We also love hearing that the Robert Ruark Inn is chosen for special occasions and is a key destination for R&R. You two are a special,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Beautiful decor, elegant design. First class. Owner Rick is a great guy. Walk all over historic Southport. Waterfront and restaurants close at hand. Highly recommended. Live oak tree lined streets taker you back to a more genteel time.

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

Thank you so much for your review and kind comments. We love to hear that everyone enjoys our Inn and service. It means a lot and tells us we are on the right track! Thanks, too, for your kind comments about Rick. He really appreciated them. As his wife and business partner, I do agree. He's a pretty great guy.... More

trayciem
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were fortunate to find our favourite place on our 3 week vacation of the east coast in Southampton, we stayed in two rooms both stunning with fireplaces and comfy beds. Perfect location for the town, beach, restaurants and pier we had planned to stay one night before heading to dc but loved it so much we drove back from... More

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

Dear Traycie, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We enjoyed meeting you both very much. It meant the world to us that you came back a second time that week!!! You both are so nice. It was great seeing your smiling faces again! Thanks, too, for your comments on the scones. I'm always trying to get them just... More

Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were back for another stay at our favorite bed and breakfast. We can never get enough of the hospitality of Rick and Linda. We tried a different room this time, Charlotte's Room, and it was charming. It has a cathedral ceiling and a claw foot shower (yes shower). The breakfast was great as always and we enjoy meeting the... More

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

Thank you so much for the review Susan. We enjoyed seeing you earlier in the month and look forward to seeing you again soon. We greatly appreciate your review and comments. We are continually looking for ways to make our guest experience the best! Your feedback helps direct us and reinforce our efforts. Thank you so much for the support... More

West Simsbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had the happy occasion to stay here during her Spring Break week from teaching high schoolers in CT. From the moment I made the reservation until we unfortunately had to depart, our experience was superb. We were greeted warmly by Rick on Monday afternoon and after checking in enjoyed a nice glass of red wine on... More

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

You made our day! It was wonderful to read your review and to know that you had such a great time here! We enjoyed meeting you both very much and are honored that you chose us as a destination for your vacation. We hope we'll get to see you again one day and are happy we got to meet you... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I had traveled to Southport previously for a day and had planned a more lengthy return for over a year. Our research continually pointed to the Robert Ruark Inn as the place to stay. I booked it for our anniversary and had to pry my wife away with the promise to return soon. I personally have never... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing our Inn for your special anniversary celebration! We feel honored that you chose the Robert Ruark Inn and that you enjoyed your time here. We were thrilled that you had beautiful weather for your long weekend....and especially your anniversary celebration. We enjoyed meeting you both very much. You are such a lovely couple. Thank... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I took my mom to stay here for her birthday. It was a awesome place to stay. The owners are so nice. My mom loved it and so did I. I would love to come back with my husband. My mom and I really enjoyed our stay here.

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

It was wonderful meeting you and your mother. We feel honored that you chose the Robert Ruark Inn for your special time together. Thank you so much for sharing your comments and taking the time to put review the Inn. We hope to see you again one day. All our very, very best, Linda & Rick 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): $$
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the quaint village of Southport, NC and featured in Coastal Living's Feb. 2013 issue, 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 
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