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Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Robert Ruark Inn and have stayed there a number of times on special occasions. The breakfasts are delicious and hearty. The afternoon wine and snacks are perfect. We like to sit in the parlor and enjoy the lovely period decor while we sip our wine. All of the rooms are just beautiful. The owners do everything they...

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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 such a huge compliment when we have returning guests. We love to hear you enjoy relaxing at the Inn and that you enjoy our breakfasts, too. Rick and I are so honored to be able to share our historic Inn with you and so many other guests. We look forward to...

Buffalo Junction, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a last minute reservation, in fact called the owner from the front porch!!! We were very lucky to get such a nice room on such short notice! We took the king room on the main floor, very comfortable bed, nice dark room and an updated six head shower. The owners were very nice and the they served a...

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

Thank you for your review of the Robert Ruark Inn! We are the lucky ones! It was so nice to get your call. We were happy we had a room available as we enjoyed meeting you both very much. We are happy you enjoyed the wine and our courtyard that afternoon as well as the breakfast in the morning. We...

NJ
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The Inn is lovely. My husband and I liked that there were only four rooms. We feel this does allow for guests to get to know each other easily. We had a later and lighter breakfast suggested by Linda. We enjoyed the opportunity to share many stories and laughs with Linda and Rick. Looking forward to our return to the...

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Thank you Fran so very much for taking the time to review your experience at the Robert Ruark Inn. Rick and I enjoyed meeting you both so much!!! We truly enjoyed our conversations and having you here over the holidays. We are hoping to see you again soon and will think of you every time we travel to see family...

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I made a last minute trip to Southport and the Robert Ruark Inn turn out to be wonderful. Rick and Linda (and even Linda's sister Lisa) made us feel very welcome and made our two night stay one of the best B&B experiences we've had. The home was great, the food outstanding, and the tour of Southport...

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Thank you so much Stacy for your review! We really enjoyed meeting you both! We are so glad you had a great time and enjoyed the breakfasts, tour and our Inn overall. It always makes us happy to hear from our guests and delighted to know we exceeded your expectations. We love knowing our guests feel welcomed and had a...

Reviewed 24 November 2016

First, let me say that this place was exactly what I look for in a B&B...and if you are a Ruark fan it will completely blow you away. As for the B&B side of things, we arrived for our stay and the house was already spectacularly decorated for Christmas. The proprieters, Linda and Rick, make you feel like old friends,...

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

Thank you so much for the great review and all your detailed comments. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and experience. We are always so happy to hear guests had a wonderful time and your comment about surpassing your expectations means a lot, too! We are so thankful you chose our Inn and that we...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Robert Ruark Inn is a beautiful historic home with excellent service. I especially enjoyed the gorgeous Christmas tree already lit for the holidays. It inspired me to get in the Christmas spirit early. Thank you for the warm hospitality.

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

Thank you so much Charity for the review. It was wonderful meeting you both. I'm so glad you enjoyed our early Christmas & Holiday decorations. We took advantage of the warm weather to get everything up early. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again one...

Locust Grove
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We've already discussed the rooms, the breakfast, and the extra touches. The owners, however, really make the place special. Rick and Linda are attentive and extremely helpful and very friendly. Additionally, If you've read and enjoyed the works of Robert Ruark, you'll really appreciate the library, which includes many of his private letters. Finally, the location is wonderful. Southport is...

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Dear Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful seeing you both again! It is always an honor to have guests come back and visit. We enjoy seeing you both very much! Great to hear you had a great time and enjoyed Southport again. We also liked hearing you mention the Robert...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Rick and Linda go above and beyond for their guests. The accommodations are wonderful; the rooms are comfortably furnished; and their attention to detail is impeccable! We are already planning our next visit!

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Thank you so much for your review of your stay at the Robert Ruark Inn. Rick and I are humbled by your comments as well. It is our primary objective to make sure our guests have a wonderful time and all details are covered. We appreciate your comment about "details." We feel it is very important for the overall experience...

Albany, United States
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Absolutely the best experience I have had at any B and B. Linda and Rick are warm, congenial and extremely available to their guests. From the initial tour of Southport to the magnificent room... I couldn't have been happier.

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We love hearing such great reviews and knowing our guests had a fabulous time! We also appreciate the humbling comments about us. We truly enjoy having our home as a Bed & Breakfast and sharing this historic Inn, property & Southport overall with all our guests. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we hope to...

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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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $199 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport
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