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Lumberton, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We adored the property, owners, & the breakfast! Incredible weekend celebrating our anniversary in this quaint, sweet, and charming home. We enjoyed the bikes, porch sitting, & the restaurant suggestions made by Linda & Rick!

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

Thank you so much Nikki for the review. We enjoyed seeing you both and are so glad you had a wonderful anniversary weekend! Nice to hear you enjoyed the restaurants we recommended as well. We always like to know our guests are happy with the Inn and as they tour and dine around Southport!!! We want you to have the...

Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 October 2016

One of the best bed and breakfasts we have ever stayed in!! We will return!!!! The inn is beautifully decorated and everything is so nice!! The food is delicious!!!! We really enjoyed our golf cart tour of Southport!!!

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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 review your visit to the Robert Ruark Inn. It was such a great pleasure meeting you both. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and your time in Southport. We are also humbled that you chose the Inn via a referral from a family member. That is one of the...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a great time spending last Thursday evening with Linda & Rick & then the next 3 nights with Lisa & Hugh at their B&Bl Linda & Lisa are twins who have B&B's less than a block away in Southport & it's like getting 2 for 1 when you stay with them. They are not your typical B&B of...

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful and fun review! It was so great and nice meeting you both! We always like getting to know our guests and for our two Inns to welcome guests together. We were able to get to know you both better and enjoy having you here longer. It has been such a fabulous experience owning...

West Jefferson, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A wonderful and relaxing place. The innkeepers take great care and treat you like a most treasured visitor. Breakfasts are sumptuous, the snacks and beverages always available and afternoon wine and cheese are added treats. A tour of this wonderful town, use of bikes - this inn is just delightful!

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We greatly appreciate your review and for you choosing the Robert Ruark Inn. We enjoy making our guests feel special and knowing they had a great time! Rick loves giving the tours, too! It makes us happy knowing our guests have a good overview of Southport and know key spots to explore and enjoy themselves! We wish you all the...

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Both my wife and I enjoyed our long week end in Southport. The owners of the Robert Ruark Inn were charming and help made our visit a great experience. We appreciated the tour they gave us which helped us get situated. The Inn is very well located yet very quiet.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at the Robert Ruark Inn! We love hearing our guests had a nice time and that you referred to our Inn as "charming" and "well-located" and "quiet." Those are all things that made us first gravitate to the Inn. We are grateful for you choosing the Robert Ruark...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Linda & Rick, your innkeepers are lovely folks and quite knowledgeable about the area. Many movies made in Southport, NC over the years. The little town is a short walk away and the shopping & restaurants are excellent. The water is also a short walk away and dining on the riverfront is awesome. The B&B itself is a beautiful historic...

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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 are so happy with the restoration that was done on our historic property and are grateful to all those who help us maintain it on a regular basis. We hear many great comments about our location as well so we appreciate you noting that as well. I am sorry you had trouble...

Broomfield, Colorado
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We/ve stayed at the Robert Ruark B&B each Summer for going on 5 years or so when visiting NC on family business. It's a great get-away. Rick and Linda (and now Moby) are friendly, and knowledgeable about Southport and nearby locations - be sure to take Rick's free tour of Southport

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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 is always wonderful seeing you both and catching up! We hope your trip home was enjoyable. We'll look forward to seeing you both again and will be thinking of you often and hoping you both get plenty of R&R and family time over the next year. All our very, very best today...

Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated. Bed was very comfortable. Very relaxing place to stay. Look forward to staying again. Breakfast was delicious. Owners were great and easy to work with. Would recommend for couples. Close to inlet. They have bikes available to use.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on the Robert Ruark Inn. We always welcome feedback and are very happy you had a relaxing stay here. We look forward to seeing you again and wish you all the best today and always. Thank you again, Linda & Rick

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband and I stayed here August 6th and 7th When we arrived I rang the doorbell and we were greeted by Linda. The Inn had a very fresh smell upon entering and the living room was so inviting. We reserved "Charlotte's Room" on the top floor which has a four poster bed, lovely decor, high ceiling,and a stained glass...

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We greatly appreciate the time you took to write a review and detail your experience here at the Robert Ruark Inn. It is nice to hear your comments about Charlotte's Room as well. I always think "charming" is the best way to describe that room, too. Although it is our smallest room, the big windows, high ceiling and stained glass...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is the second time we stayed at the Robert Ruark Inn. The atmosphere is wonderful. The inn is right up the street from the waterfront and shopping. Rick and Linda are delightful! We enjoyed our conversations with them. Breakfast each morning was inviting delicious! We definitely recommend staying at the inn when you are in Southport.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Robert Ruark Inn. We appreciate you choosing the Inn the first time and now a second time. We are grateful for the opportunity to host you once again. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves and we appreciate the recommendation and kind words. It is always great to see...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Southport
Price Range: $183 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport
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