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Robert Ruark Inn

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been on the road for 12 days and stayed at 5 other "inns"as well as time with old friends... Our stay here was just like staying with our friends... My ratings as follows: Location=6... Southport is a charming town and the trip to Bald Head Island by ferry was terrific; the Inn is walking distance to everything in... More 

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Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best I would rate this Robert Ruark Inn a 100 if the scale went that high. Very, very, very, very satisfied. We loved the room and the house. The Southport tour was very detailed and Rick knew a lot about Southport. the food was the best I have ever... More 

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

It was wonderful meeting you both!!! Thank you so much for providing a review of your experience at the Robert Ruark Inn! We always welcome feedback and are so thankful for getting it and for hearing that you had a wonderful time. We appreciate the wonderful comments on the room and house as well as the breakfast. And....Rick loved hearing... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming inn in the heart of the historic district in Southport. The owners are delightful and make every effort to make you feel at home. Rick offers a tour of the town with highlights from history going back to prerevolutionary times,through the civil war and up to the present with a focus on the many films and... More 

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

Thank you so much Marcia for the review and kind words. We enjoyed meeting you so very much. We love hearing that our guests enjoyed the tour, breakfast, accommodations, sweet treats, sherry, etc. We also like to hear that our suggestions for restaurants, shops, museums, etc. were helpful. We appreciate you choosing the Robert Ruark Inn and hope to see... More 

Chateauguay, Quebec
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Everything was nice. It was our first B&B experience and we did not regret opting for the Robert Ruark Inn. A golf cart tour of Southport ponts of interest was offered at our arrival by the owners, who were very welcoming.

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

Thank you so much Claude for the review. We enjoyed meeting you both very much. It's always nice to welcome people from different countries who are touring and getting to know special small American towns like Southport. We love sharing the history and culture of our little seaside village. It was so very nice meeting you both!!! We hope we... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This was our second trip to the Robert Ruark Inn. It was a great stay yet again. Comfortable accomodations and a tasty breakfast - all with the historical Victorian charm you're hoping for. This Inn certainly captures and reflects the charm and comfort of the town of Southport. Close to everything - even had chairs, bikes and anything else we... 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 and kind comments. We love knowing that you both had a wonderful time at the Inn & in Southport. We are very humbled and honored that you returned to our Inn and chose it for your special weekend! We love all our guests but get very excited when we see a familiar name... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had the most wonderful stay! This is one of the best places to visit if you're heading to Southport. The house is beautiful and our room was cozy and very clean. The innkeepers Rick and Linda treated us with best-in-class hospitality. Breakfast each morning was delicious. And their free golf cart tour around the town was a special treat!... More 

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

Thank you Laura for taking the time to write a review and for your comments. We like getting specific comments on rooms, too. We are glad you liked the bed and enjoyed the private balcony. It was a pleasure meeting you both! Have a wonderful summer! Hope to see you again one day. All our best, Linda & Rick More 

Avon, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

It was an awesome trip to Southport! The Robert Ruark inn was perfect! It had a great location to everything and Rick and Linda were great(very gracious and sweet). The room was comfortable and breakfast and snacks all day were very nice! We will be back!

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

Thank you so much for the kind review. We enjoyed meeting you both and seeing you and your daughter enjoy spending time together exploring and relaxing. We are always glad to hear guests comment about our location, too. We love where we are located right in the Historic District near the waterfront but it is nice to hear it from... More 

Bear Creek, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Exceptional place to stay. Every attention to detail possible is provided. Rick and Linda are amazing innkeepers. The house is beautiful and breakfast is wonderful. The house is set on a corner lot and whether you choose to sit in the rockers on the front porch or in the secluded courtyard, it is so peaceful and within walking distance of... More 

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

Dear Sandy, It was wonderful seeing you both again! We always feel honored when guests keep coming back and equally honored when they choose to celebrate special events like anniversaries and birthdays with us. Thank you, too, for mentioning the benefits of our corner lot, courtyard and rocking porches. I have always felt they are so important to the overall... More 

Wendell, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We were welcomed by Rick the owner who made us feel very comfortable. He showed us around the property and gave us dining recommendations for dining. We were treated to a fantastic breakfast and afterwards Rick carried us on a tour of Southport, which proved to be very informative and quite interesting.They provided champagne for our anniversary....I highly recommend the... 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. We love that you felt comfortable and relaxed here. We always hope our guests feel like the Inn is their home away from home. Rick greatly appreciates your comments about the tour, too. It is something we added for our guests four years ago. We feel like it helps them get to know... More 

Redding, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We stayed in Robert's room. Comfortable bed, larger then expected bathroom (claw foot tub is a little tight once you close the curtain). Rick and Linda were great, they have a wealth of knowledge of the area. It is great to come back to the inn after a day of site seeing and grab a glass of wine and some... 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. It is always nice to hear of our guests' experiences. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here and enjoyed your room as well as our garden/courtyard and porches. Thank you, too, on your comment on the claw foot tub. Rick and I have pondered the thought... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the quaint village of Southport, NC and featured in Coastal Living in 2015 and 2013 , 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 

Additional Information about Robert Ruark Inn

Address: 119 N Lord St, Southport, NC 28461-3819
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Southport
Price Range: $140 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport
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