This was our first vist with Linda and Rick at the Robert Ruark Inn. And our expectations were exceeded! They have thought of every comfort imaginable. There was fresh fudge and brownies under the glass 'cake' cover every day, watermelon ice water on 90 degree days, wine and afternoon nibbles laid out daily, coffee pot on the table for early risers by 7:30, and even a canvas bag with their logo upon our arrival (our gift!) for our shopping ease and comfort. Always bottled water at the front door. Rockers on several of its porches. Breakfast was great and we had a great conversation with the others at the table.
We walked to 'Fishy Fishy' and 'Provisions' one way, then walked to the swings at the water front, the other way - an easy stroll to the antique stores (a block away). For those longer tours, we rolled out two bikes and had a cool ride through town. Take bug spray, however.
We had the larger Captain's room upstairs. Great kingsized bed, a door open to a small outside seating area, good TV and a double vanity in the bathroom. The clawtub shower was a 'big step' to get in and out of, but with a little assistance, the shorter people can do it.
We will go back again, for sure! Beautiful ... and great location in this great little town!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Robert Ruark Hotel Southport