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Reviewed 12 March 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...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 March 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....

Nebo, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 February 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...

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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...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 24 February 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

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

My old college pal and I hadn't seen each other in years and for a girlfriends weekend, we spent a night in Southport. The Ruark Inn was the perfect place to stay, especially since Robert Ruark was in my friend's husband's family. The innkeepers were friendly and welcoming and recommended a great restaurant for dinner. I've been to many Victorian...

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

Rick and I greatly appreciate the kind words and wonderful review. We enjoyed meeting you both and were thrilled to see your interest in Robert Ruark and the history of the house and City. We are always so grateful for the opportunity to share our home with guests and delighted to hear they enjoyed it so much. Thank you for...

Rosman, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We had an excellent stay at the Robert Ruark Inn. We will definently be staying there again for future visits. Rick and Linda were great. Thank you for the incredible breakfasts: Thank you Linda for the fresh ginger ale and crackers in our room. It really saved the day. Thank you.

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

It was wonderful meeting you both. We enjoy being part of special surprise celebrations and always enjoy having fans of the Inn's namesake, Robert Ruark. We do hope to see you again one day and wish you a very, very Happy Holiday Season and New Year!!! All our best, Linda & Rick

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Once again, our stay with Linda and Rick was perfect! We were there Halloween night and were able to enjoy handing out candy and seeing neighbor goblins with them on their patio that evening. Food was great, room was super, and conversation at breakfast was enjoyable with other guests. We loved getting on the bikes and touring the town. We...

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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 was wonderful seeing you both again! We enjoyed your company and were so happy to have you during our big Halloween night. It is so fun sitting in the courtyard around the fire on a brisk night. It is even more fun enjoying with special guests and on a goblin-filled night. Thank...

Reviewed 14 November 2014

We are extremely pleased with our accommodation at the Inn. Also the afternoon snack and breakfast were both very good. Special thanks to Alice for her friendly service and advice, great to meet you. Too bad we didn't meet the owners, they left for Europe before we arrived

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

Thank you so much for the review. I made sure I shared you great comments with Alice. She enjoyed meeting and hosting you. We regret not getting to meet you ourselves and hope we will have the chance to do so in the future. In the interim, we greatly appreciate you choosing the Robert Ruark Inn and for your wonderful...

Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We spent two nights here for our 25th Anniversary at the end of September. It was our first trip to Southport, and we found it delightful. It's a sweet, sleepy(at least this time of year!) port town, and we enjoyed walking around the main streets, riding our bikes, jogging in the mornings on the flat roads, taking our bikes on...

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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 are so happy you had an enjoyable time biking and walking around our cute boutiques, galleries and shops. It is also great to hear you enjoyed our wonderful restaurants and relaxing in our quaint Southport. We feel so blessed to be able to share it with our guests and to enjoy...

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We were drawn to this B&B because of the reviews. I hope people will now read my review and be curious enough to stay. I went here with my wife for our third wedding anniversary. We could not have picked a more romantic place. From the moment we arrived Rick and Linda made you feel like you were one of...

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

Dear Ken and Karen, Thank you so very much for the beautiful review and for choosing the Robert Ruark Inn for your anniversary celebration! We are always honored and humbled when people choose our Inn to celebrate special anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, R&R weekends, etc. We are delighted to share our historical Inn and our sweet City of Southport. We are...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • 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: $187 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport
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