About Us

Location of Southport Inn

This wonderful little Southport bed & breakfast is located within walking distance of exceptional dining and restaurants, eclectic shopping and stunning views of the Cape Fear River.Experience history as you walk the streets of Southport, North Carolina, with it's massive live oak trees and charming coastal cottages. Due to the historical beauty of the Southport area, it has been a popular filming location for movies and television. 


We are happy to offer the following specials.  The Off-Season (Nov.-Mar.) rate is $15 less per night when two or more consecutive nights are booked*. 

*excludes holidays  

Your Hosts - Mary and Elias

After raising two children and traveling extensively with them we decided to seek a new location to call our home.  Upon entering Southport we new it was the place for us.  We were fortunate enough to stay at The Southport Inn, and immediately bonded with Mark and Jane Ramach.  When the opportunity arose we bought The Southport Inn, and now are welcoming you to the "Happiest Seaside Town" in America.


Historic Home

As a guest of the recently remolded Southport Inn, you will enjoy the cozy quaintness of an 1894 home along with the conveniences of modern life. An extended continental breakfast (croissants, fresh baked muffins or sweet bread, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee and juice) is served daily at 9:00am. All of our guest rooms are located on the first floor and include an attached private bath. 

TV & Wifi

Each room has a flat screen TV enhanced by the many choices offered by DirectTV, including the ability to record your favorite program to watch at your leisure. High-speed wireless Internet access (Wi-FI)-is available throughout the Inn. 

Rocking Porch

Relax on our porch swing or rocking chairs where you can watch the horse drawn buggy go by or watch as the ghost tour heads to the cemetery. Sip a beverage or enjoy a sandwich from one of our local sandwich shops on our outdoor patio while enjoying the breeze from the Cape Fear River. Perhaps you might want to cool off in our common room while enjoying the majestic view of historic Nash Street. 


Breakfast Room

Please enjoy the breakfast room at any time during your stay. We serve an extended continental breakfast consisting of croissants, sweet bread and/or rolls and pastries, yogurt, and fresh fruit each morning at 9:00. 

Roasted Pears

Breakfast Sampling


119 N. Davis Street, One of the original 100 lots of Southport

The Southport Inn is a historic landmark of Southport, North Carolina and was originally constructed by Samuel S. Drew for R.W. McKeithan and his wife, Amelia, in the spring of 1894.Robert W. McKeithan, born January 20, 1843 was an enlisted Confederate in the NC 1st Artillery Regiment, Co. E. Later in 1896, he was selected as a delegate to the state's Democratic Convention. During the turn of the century, McKeithan manufactured turpentine in nearby Supply. He died June 8, 1931.The high interior ceilings are crafted with tongue and groove bead board in concentric patterns. The floors are original painted heart pine. Southport bow trim, a trademark of North Carolina coastal craftsmen, adorn the windows and doors.In 2004, The Southport Inn Bed and Breakfast was spared the wrecking ball. There is a passion to preserve the sacred and bring history to the present. The true beauty and history of this historic Southport, North Carolina home has been lovingly updated with respect to its architectural integrity and historical significance.