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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Yorktown, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
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 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 1st Anniversary at the Robert Ruark Inn. We had a wonderful visit. Rick and Linda are fabulous hosts, the Virginia Room was elegant and comfortable with a luxurious shower. A private patio offers a terrific setting to enjoy the wine and hor dourves provided in the afternoon. Rick's breakfast's were outstanding both mornings 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 wonderful review and for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn and Southport as your special place to celebrate your first anniversary. We are honored that you let us be part of it. It was great meeting both of you. All our very, very best for a wonderful life together! We hope to see you again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay. Truly deserves the high ratings. Hope to come back soon. Clean and charming rooms, great shower in Virginia's room, neat tour, and delicious breakfast. Owners are very friendly! Loved all the little extras...

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

Thank you for the great review and for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn for your anniversary getaway! We love hearing that our guests enjoyed the Inn, breakfasts and tour! Thanks for the input on Virginia's Room and the shower. That shower is pretty popular. It gets a lot of great remarks. Thank you again for the time you took to... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

These innkeepers leave nothing to chance--it is our idea of what an inn should be like. From the Aveda products in the (gorgeous) bath to the linens, this upscale inn has it all. Nice setting near the Cape Fear, and the food is exceptional as well.

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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 appreciate your comments about the Aveda and linens. Rick and I dreamed of owning an Inn for many years before opening the doors to the Robert Ruark Inn. So much of what we want to provide our guests with comes from years of dreaming and visiting luxury B&Bs and fine hotels.... More 

Nebo, North Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
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87 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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 

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