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Robert Ruark Bed and Breakfast Inn

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(910) 363-4169
119 N Lord St
Southport, NC 28461
Category: Travel & Lodging:Lodging:Bed & Breakfast Accommodations


We at the Robert Ruark Bed and Breakfast would like to welcome you to Historic Southport, North Carolina, and to the elegant Victorian residence that inspired many of Author Robert Ruark’s great literary works. We hope to make your stay a memorable and pleasant one. This magnificent Bed and Breakfast was built as a Victorian mansion in 1890 for River Pilot Captain Adkins. The high class, elegant Bed and Breakfast is graced with original stained glass lancet windows, cornice brackets and many fine examples of a local architectural elements known as the Southport Bow. Adkins’ grandson, popular author Robert Ruark, a world renowned syndicated columnist who became a house hold name during WWII, spent much of his childhood in the mansion and penned his novel The Old Man and the Boy as a memoir of his boyhood years spent in Southport.

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Captain Adkins Room

The Robert Ruark Bed and Breakfast’s most extravagant, luxurious room is the Captain Adkins Room. With a décor reflecting Southport’s rich seafaring history, the Captain Adkins Room is includes an intimate private outdoor balcony seating area with a fantastic, serene view. The large second floor room offers a king size bed, and the adjoining private bath includes a double vanity and a Victorian style over sized claw foot soaking tub and shower. It also offers a flat screen T.V., a gas fireplace and a writing desk with Internet.

Robert Ruark Room

This second floor room features a queen sleigh bed, a gas fireplace, a flat screen T.V., and writing desk with Internet. The adjoining private bath features a Victorian style claw foot soaking tub and shower. The luxury Inn’s famed former tenant might have written in this very room!

Charlotte’s Room

An original stained glass lancet window accentuates this cozy second floor room which offers a comfortable queen sized bed and a small private bath with a claw foot shower. Also included in this relaxing suite is a flat screen T.V. and a dressing table with the Internet.

Virginia’s Room

The Bed and Breakfast boasts yet another sumptuous suite, and this one features a huge king four poster bed with elegant linens. As if that weren’t enough, you also get a flat screen T.V., a gas fireplace and a writing desk with Internet access. Virginia’s room offers a spacious adjoining private bath, which features two vanities and a large double shower with body jets and ceiling spray.

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Reviews and Ratings for Robert Ruark Bed and Breakfast Inn

Average Rating
Rated 5 stars
by Gus and Lamar

March 05, 2009

"If you only visit one B&B in your life this is it. The setting, the food, the absolute best innkeeper that you could imagine. We can't wait to go back."

Rated 5 stars
by Tina

February 08, 2009

"Absolutely gorgeous home in a quaint waterfront village. The home is beautifully decorated and the innkeeper is fantastic. "

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