3D Tour of the Robert Ruark Inn!


We are excited to share this link to our new 3D Tour of the Robert Ruark Inn! Please link then hit the arrow in the bottom left to start the tour!!!



Southport’s Spring Festival March 25 & 26!

Southport's Spring Festival is this weekend on Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26! Join the fun!

Southport’s Spring Festival is this weekend on Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26! Join the fun!

Victorian Tea at Robert Ruark Inn on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 from 1-4 pm

In honor of the Holiday Season and the first annual Dickens’ Festival in Southport, three of the City’s Inns (Robert Ruark Inn, Lois Jane’s and Bell Clemmons) are hosting a special Victorian Tea!

Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1 from 1-4 pm each day on the hour (1, 2, 3 & 4). The tea fee is $10. Tickets to be purchased at the Inn the day and time of the event.




November 30 & December 1 Victorian Tea from 1-4 pm on hte hour $10

Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have & are serving our wonderful Country!

Many thanks to all Veteran’s who dedicated so many days, months, years and a lifetime to keeping our Country safe. We appreciate your sacrifices and commitment and for keeping us safe.

We hope you have a wonderful day and know that so many people are in awe of what you have and are doing for the United States of America as well as all the Countries around the globe that need our help.

Thank you!!! Happy Veteran’s Day!

Rock and Roll Show Returns to Amuzu!

Last week’s Rock & Roll show at the Amuzu Theater was amazing! And….all that great talent is going back to that beautiful, historic theater Sept 21, 22 & 23! A super treat for anyone living or visiting Southport! The show was fantastic! Don’t miss your chance to “Rock & Roll” to the best tunes around. Visit the Ricky Evans Gallery or Southport/Oak Island Chamber to get your tickets to the show that SOLD OUT last weekend!

Just in from the fabulous Maritime Museum in Southport, North Carolina!

The Mullet Wrapper
• September 1:
Historical Bike Tour
• September 15:
Fall Into History
• September 18:
Member’s Potluck
• September 20:
Knotheads Meeting
• September 26-29:
Wooden Boat Exhibit
• September 29:
3rd Annual Southport
Wooden Boat Show
September 2012

Members Potluck
Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program
September 18th 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Bring a dish to share, enjoy good company and hear the
latest updates on the Museum.
Please call 910-457-0003 to register.
Fall Into History Symposium:
Lighthouses, Pilots, and Plying the
Lower Cape Fear
Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This September, join the Museum for “Fall Into History,” a program day filled with
lectures, lunch and learning. Enjoy the sun glistening off the mouth of the Cape Fear
River as September signals the end of summer in Southport.
“The Lost Lights of the Cape Fear” by the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society’s
Rebecca Taylor and Gayle Keresey, bring their passion for lighthouses and
history to discuss the life saving beacons that are now absent from the region. Find
out about NC’s oldest standing lighthouse with Mary Beth Springmeier’s lecture on
Old Baldy, “Bringing Home the Light.” Learn about the Foundation’s plans to build a
new museum to house the Cape Fear lens and its long journey to Bald Head Island.
Wrap up the morning sessions with Bald Head Island resident, Captain Don Albert’s
lecture, “Cape Fear Shipwrecks & Shoals.” He will select a few intriguing wrecks
and nautical stories of the region, spanning from pirates to the present.
After a morning that fills your mind, lunch will certainly fill your constitution with
boxed lunches from Moore Street Market, a local favorite. Participants will enjoy
sandwiches stuffed with fresh, crisp veggies or boar’s head meats, with a side of
delicious potato salad, and a treat.
After lunch, naptime will not be on the agenda! Lunch and learners will join Captain
Bert Felton on Southport’s water front to learn about the families that were, and
some that continue to be, Cape Fear Riverboat Pilots. Discover a history of people
who have been here since the earliest beginnings of Fort Johnston. This necessary
business brought commerce, trade, and sustenance.
$30.00 members / $40.00 nonmembers. Please call the Museum at (910)457-0003
for more information and to register. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

Movie Time for the Robert Ruark Inn

Come join the fun in Southport today! See the July 4 parade and craft/vendor fair being created for the production of the movie SAFE HAVEN! Wonderful directors, crew, stars (Julianne & Josh) and more are in to wrap up shooting on this fabulous film of N. Sparks’ SAFE HAVEN.

The Robert Ruark Inn will be at the craft/vendor fair next to Baked With Love. Many wonderful Southport businesses, neighbors and visitors are pulling together to create Wed. July 4 on Wed. August 8.

Robert Ruark Inn, Bed & Breakfast in Southport

Robert Ruark Inn, Bed & Breakfast in Southport
Earns Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The Robert Ruark Inn, located in coastal Southport’s historic district recently earned a Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

According to TripAdvisor, the certificate program honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor’s website. The award is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive the award annually.

The Robert Ruark Inn is a luxury Inn that opened in 2009 after a full restoration. Boyhood home of Robert C. Ruark, the property as well as Southport overall is featured in two of the author’s books.

The Robert Ruark Inn is open year-round and greets guests from as close as Wilmington to as far away as Germany. It is positioned as a popular weekend retreat for area residents throughout North & South Carolina as well as Virginia.

The Inn’s website is www.robertruarkinn.com and phone number is 910.363.4169. It has been featured in numerous magazines and is regarded as one of the most historical and luxurious Inns within the local and statewide B&B community.

TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide.

For more information on the Robert Ruark Inn, please call 910.363.4169 or visit www.robertruarkinn.com or view it on TripAdvisor at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g49552-d1237147-Reviews-Robert_Ruark_Inn-Southport_North_Carolina.html.

For more information on Southport and surrounding areas, please visit http://www.southport-oakisland.com/

Fireworks & Fun plus “Lights, Camera & Action!”

Everyone who attended the July 4 celebration in Southport was treated to good food, great shopping, awesome music and spectacular fireworks! Everything was “picture perfect” in America’s Most Wonderful Coastal & Historical Southport!”

Now….it’s “Lights, Camera & Action” as folks get ready to see the crew for ‘Safe Haven’ to be filmed in Southport, NC! Filming starts this week with an impressive crew and some pretty impressive sets.

Come stay at the Robert Ruark Inn and see film history in action! Plus….there’s so much to offer in Southport. Charm, history, the beach, the river, the Intracoastal, fine dining, casual dining, great shopping, super museums and sites and …of cousre….the Robert Ruark Inn.


Filming for Nicholas Sparks’ SAFE HAVEN starts w/o July 1

There will be a few extra visitors around Southport next week as filming for SAFE HAVEN begins. Nicholas Sparks’ book is being made into a movie staring a number of popular stars.

Lots of fun around town next week. Don’t forget the fabulously popular July 4 celebration in Southport!