Robert Ruark Inn reaches Service Excellence Milestone TripAdvisor!

We are proud to announce that not only  has the Robert Ruark Inn received Trip Advisor’s Service Excellence Award for the past five years, it recently passed a significant milestone according to TripAdvisor.

The Robert Ruark Inn recently received its 200th review of Excellence!

Linda Pukenas, one of the Inn’s owners said she and her husband, Rick are “humbled and grateful” for all the wonderful guests they have had at the Inn. She said she and her husband are honored to receive such feedback and look forward to welcoming and sharing the Robert Ruark Inn, Southport and the entire Cape Fear Coastal area with guests from all over NC, the southeast, the USA and the world.

Linda added, “It is a privilege to share our historic and maritime Southport with visitors. We love being able to welcome them to our circa 1890 Inn and celebrate the history in a quite, luxury-oriented atmosphere.  We feel fortunate to be able to share the Inn which was lovingly restored in 2008 and is maintained by  us  via many local craftsman and talented individuals to whom we are extremely grateful.”Robert Ruark Inn

Most of all, Linda stressed “We are so very grateful to our neighbors and the citizens of Southport who have supported our business throughout the years. We are thankful for Southport’s tireless and magnificent Visitors’ Center Volutneers & our wonderful Tourism Department headed by Randy Jones. We are also so very grateful to the Southport-Oak Island Chamber, the Brunswick TDA and all the businesses and citizens of Southport who make this City and our Inn so very special. ” She added, “Every day we are thankful for finding and being able to live in Southport. And…every day our guests tell us how much they enjoy their time here as well. It is a true blessing and very humbling.”


Fun in Downtown Southport August 5 & 6!

A lot to enjoy this weekend Friday, August 5 and 6 in Historic Southport! Highlights include:


Music in Franklin Park -free- 6-8

Friday Night Art Walk around downtown galleries & shops until 7 pm

Flag Lowering at Waterfront Park (sunset 8:08)


“This is Our Town” Clean-up at Nash & Howe Streets 9-12

Brunswick Arts Council/free performance in Franklin Square Park 7 pm (flyer attached)

Saturday, August 6

Saturday, August 6

Southport July 4 Celebrations are off to a great start!

July 4 Events

Free Historical Tours in Southport!

Looking forward to taking advantage of the free burying ground tour and extra hours at the Brunswick County Old Jail Museum! If you haven’t been to these two treasures and the Maritime Museum and the Southport Museum/Visitors’ Center you should make time now! These are great sources of history, interest, intrigue and fun!!!!


Jail Tours

Southport July 4 Celebration will be packed with Fun!

Southport shows signs of getting ready for North Carolina’s July 4 celebration starting next week!

We are looking forward to celebrating our independence and wonderful Country!

Have a safe and enjoyable celebration!!!




Sat. June 11 free movie in Franklin Park! ‘Something of Value’ by Robert Ruark!

AAAAAASomething of Value Movie Ad

Southport Flag Ceremonies May 21-June 4 +++ at sunset!

Flag Ceremony May 21Flag Ad for Spt Mag

Southport & Robert Ruark Inn Featured on Time Warner News

Great Article for “Around Carolina,” Time Warner News!––southport.html

NatureFest 2016 April 30

NatureFest 2016 April 30

NatureFest 2016 April 30




Songwriter Festival to be a big hit in Southport! April 18-24

Songwriter Festival 2016