About Robert Ruark Bed and Breakfast Inn
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 dÃ©cor 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!
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.
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.