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“Wonderful B&B experience”
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Robert Ruark Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Southport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 3, 2012

My husband and I attended a wedding in Southport and stayed at the Robert Ruark Inn. Rick and Linda are the new owners of this property, and they are wonderful! They had a fabulous breakfast every morning and great recommendations for restaurants and things to do around Southport during our stay. We felt very much at home there, and Rick & Linda made sure we had whatever we needed whenever we needed it.

The inn is beautiful and very clean, and the bed was very comfortable. It is in a wonderful neighborhood that is a very short walk to all the downtown restaurants and shops.

I highly recommend this inn for your next trip to Southport.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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RobertRuarkInn, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2012

It was great reading your review. We appreciate the time you took and the comments very much. It was a pleasure meeting you both and having you as guests of the Robert Ruark Inn. We hope to see you again.

All our very best,
Rick and Linda
Robert Ruark Inn

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Reviewed March 18, 2012

We were looking for a lovely getaway B&B with a relaxing atmosphere, great food and a few activities close by. My family and I hit the jackpot with the Robert Ruark Inn!! The gourmet breakfasts were wonderful and the accommodations were superb! We stayed in the Captain Adkins room and the Charlotte room for our daughter----both of them lovely! Linda and Rick were so gracious and made us feel so comfortable. Rick was kind enough to take us on a little tour of the town and had great suggestions for dinner choices. We did a little fishing during the day, perused the shops in town, and went and had a delicious dinner that evening --- all within walking distance of the B&B. We have been to a lot of B&Bs and this one was simply outstanding!

Room Tip: We loved the Captain Adkins room. It was beautiful with nice hardwood floors, comfy large bed, spac...
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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SeaDog39, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2012

Thank you so much for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn. We enjoyed meeting you all very much. It was a pleasure chatting and getting to know you all and we hope you will come back and visit soon! Thanks, too, for taking the time to post a review. This helps us a lot with making sure we are keeping our guests happy.

Take care. All our best, Linda and Rick

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

My husband & I came to Southport for the weekend and stayed at the Robert Ruark Inn. The Innkeepers made us feel like family and were very accomodating. The iNN is beautiful and everything in it has a history. Virginia's Room was the best, absolutely loved the shower. Breakfast was wonderful and got our day going. Rick & Linda gave us many tips for enjoying our day in Southport. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to visiting again very soon. Thank you Innkeepers!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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RobertRuarkInn, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2012

Thank you so much for your review. We really like hearing from our guests and appreciate the feedback. Thanks for staying with us at the Robert Ruark Inn. Hope to see you again very soon!

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Reviewed March 5, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Robert Ruark Inn for an anniversary weekend. We love the Southport area and have been visiting for years. This was our first B&B experience and we could not be more pleased. Linda and Rick were so wonderful and accommodating. They made us feel very welcomed and taken care of. Even though it was their first time hosts, they seemed like "old pros". Breakfast was delicious and just enough to get the day started right. The Inn is in a great location and absolutely gorgeous. The room we stayed in (Robert's room) was marvelous. We will definitely stay again some day and highly recommend this to everyone, though I'd like not to only to keep a room available for us.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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SeaDog39, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2012

Thank you so much for your post and for staying with us at the Robert Ruark Inn. We are honored that you chose our Inn and the beautiful town of Southport to celebrate your anniversary. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Take care and thanks so much! Rick and Linda

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Reviewed December 16, 2011

First off, the Inn is gorgeous inside and out. The gracious host, Jim, led us to our room (which was the writer the B&B is named for) and we felt like we were staying at a very wealthy friend's chateau. The bed was comfortable and, after a great afternoon exploring Bald Head island and perusing the local dock restaurants, we had some of the best sleep ever. The tomato basil quiche served at breakfast was delicious enough to make us want to book another night. Unfortunately, they were already booked for several weeks as we came at the height of the season. Reserve early, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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SeaDog39, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2012

We greatly appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again at the Robert Ruark Inn in Historic Southport.

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Reviewed September 17, 2011

My husband and I were pleased to call the Robert Ruark Inn "home" while spending several relaxing days in Southport. The Inn is beautiful and our room was just great. Jim and Terry are wonderful, accomodating hosts and made us feel welcome the minute we walked through the door. We enjoyed three over the top breakfasts, one with two of Jim and Terry's best friends, who shared some great Southport stories and history with us. I would recommend the Inn to anyone looking for a great getaway.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

My wife and I spent a weekend in Southport and stayed at this B&B. It's location is perfect, it is off the main road but still within walking distance to nearly everything in Southport. Breakfast in the morning was absolutely delicious. The beds were comfortable and rooms were quiet. Jim and Terry went out of their way to help my wife and I celebrate our 5th anniversary.

We will definately return and highly reccomend this to everyone.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Robert Ruark Inn

Address: 119 N Lord St, Southport, NC 28461-3819
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Southport
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Southport
Price Range: $140 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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