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 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.

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