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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cary, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a three night stay at this super clean and friendly bed and breakfast. The home was comfortable, with a wonderful front porch with rockers. I enjoyed utilizing the bikes to ride to the river or explore town each morning before breakfast. Breakfast was served very elegantly in the dining room and was delicious. Our hosts... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn! We enjoyed meeting you both very much and sharing our knowledge of Southport! We love sharing this special historic and coastal City as well as the Robert Ruark Inn with guests. We hope to see you again one day! Please stay... More

Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

Thank you so much for your review! It was wonderful meeting you both. We enjoyed talking with you both and telling you about Southport and showing you around via the golf cart tour. It is always so nice to see our guests enjoying themselves and relaxing!!! We are happy you had a great time and hope to see you again... More

Waynesboro, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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

Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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Additional Information about Robert Ruark Inn

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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