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Cheltenham
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rick greeted us on arrival and showed us around and to our room. Both him and Linda are on hand if you need anything. A really lovely couple with interesting stories to share. Breakfast was a lovely experience. We especially enjoyed being able to participate in the cheese and wine in the afternoon whilst rocking on the rocking chairs and...

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit with Linda and Rick was even better than our initial visit 3 years ago. Rick continues to accommodate gluten-free diets with first class breakfasts and afternoon treats. Both are so willing to provide insightful suggestions about the area. Mr. P's Bistro within walking distance is a must visit for serious seafood fans. We plan to continue staying...

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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 for taking the time to detail your recent stay with us. We were thrilled to see you both again! It is one of the nicest things about owning the Inn. We love to see all our returning guests and to know they continue to enjoy the Inn and Southport! Thank you, too,...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes returning to a place you once lived can be a little disappointing, but my week at the Robert Roark Inn was more than I hoped for. Rick and Linda are gracious hosts and the Inn is beautiful. It is a short walk to the water front --a great way to start or end or your day. Take advantage of...

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

Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Inn and your time here. We enjoyed meeting you so much. It is always nice to welcome someone who loves Southport like we do. We are so happy you were able to spend good quality time visiting friends and seeing the local sites and places you once...

New Bern, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we entered the inn until it was time to go it was a wonderful experience. A basket of bottled water awaits at the front door for your walk around town. A great mattress for a restful night followed up by a delicious breakfast. Couldn't ask for a better stay. We will definitely be back!

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

Thank you so much Donna for your review! It was a pleasure seeing you both! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here and we greatly appreciate you noticing all the touches like the bottled water and beds. Our goal is to provide our guests with a spectacular experience every moment they are here! When Rick & I would...

Inwood
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This was our second time at the Robert Ruark Inn and we loved it just as much as the first time we visited 6 months ago. We wanted to celebrate our 30th Anniversary somewhere special so we chose Southport and this beautiful bed and breakfast. The owners, Rick and Linda, treat us like family and are always so accommodating. The...

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

It was wonderful seeing you both again and having you as guests of the Robert Ruark Inn. Your review made our day! We are so glad you came to stay again and that you have had a great time at the Inn. We love greeting every guest but feel very special when guests return. It is always nice to see...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 22 January 2017

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

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

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...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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: ₹ 9,022 - ₹ 14,177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport
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“Charlotte's room has a small bathroom but it adds to the charm”
VikkiCheltenham, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Charlotte's and Robert's Rooms are both wonderful.”
Hobie1Kenobe, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Adkins suite has its own private balcony to enjoy early morning coffee while listening to the awakening of this wonderful town. ”
donnacS6606QA, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Robert's Room is a good bet if you are a fan. Captain Adkins room looks even more grand (didn't stay there but saw pics online)”
KVM135, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Robert Raurk room and it was perfect!”
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