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Robert Ruark Inn

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119 N Lord Street, Southport, NC 28461
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Palestine, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Linda and Rick are wonderful people with great hospitality. They make you feel like you are at home. We have never stayed at a B&B before and did not know what to expect. However, after this stay we will definitely entertain the idea of staying at others in the future. We called at the last minute and was coming into... More 

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Haw River, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been staying at the B&B for five years. We just won't stay anywhere else. These are the nicest people in the world and they make you feel their home is your home. The place is beautiful, serene, with porches and patios. The food is excellent. My husband is vegetarian, and they make him a special breakfast. The Inn... More 

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

Dear Victoria and John, You are such special people and we are the ones who are so grateful and thankful for meeting you both. We are honored that you chose the Robert Ruark Inn for your first visit to Southport and that you continue to choose the RRI every time you return to our coastal city. It is always nice... More 

Wilson, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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... 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 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... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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!... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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... More 

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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,... More 

Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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... More 

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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... More 

Richlands, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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 &... More 

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

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... More 

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