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The Esmeralda Inn

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have traveled lots, by car, ship, motorcycle and this beautiful historic Inn is the best. Besides being impeccably clean, having the best soft towels, comfortable beds and pillows, bathrobes, Eco friendly amenities in bathroom, great breakfast, fantastic fire pit area with jacuzzi, S'mores, the view is simply spectacular. Complimentary coffee, tea, was just outside our door each am for... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed all the amenities that The Esmeralda has to offer. We so enjoyed serving you during your stay. We will look forward to your return visit with us. And yes.....Just GO - Says it all....... Thank you, Kim Cason Innkeeper More

Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughters' wedding was held at The Esmeralda 8 days after the new owners had taken possession. The change in ownership was seamless. Don and Kim were gracious hosts and took great care of us for 3 nights. The inn and grounds are beautiful and were immaculate. We had filled the inn up for the weekend with the wedding party... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words on Trip Advisor. We so enjoyed serving you and your family and friends for the weekend of your daughters wedding. What special memories we will always have of our "first" wedding at The Esmeralda Inn. Thank you again and we hope that you will return time and time again. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Waynesville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here before but WOW what a change. It was always nice, but never felt that the Owners really got hospitality...not as Inn keepers anyway. This visit was different. The Esmeralda has new owners and they get it. We have traveled all over New England staying at some of the finest Inns, and Don and Kim understand hospitality.... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the WOW on trip advisor about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn. We truly enjoyed your visit with us and we enjoyed serving you! We will look forward to your return visit. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Kissimmee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most incredible stay EVER in the mountains. The Cason's make you feel at hime as soon as you arrive and their hospitality extends to every area of service. The Inn was very well maintained with beautiful furnishings and decor. Clean and comfortable rooms. Fantastic game room and "living room" . They have this gorgeous outdoor fireplace and patio perfect... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. We really enjoyed visiting with you and look forward to your return visit soon. We are so glad to hear that you truly had an AMAZING VACATION AT THE ESMERALDA INN!!! Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, fabulous accommodations, lovely people. Excellent hospitality--very quaint and personable feeling. Breakfast was delicious. The large hot tub outside was very nice and relaxing. Room was small but nice. Coffee served outside our door in the morning was awesome! Overall our stay was very enjoyable. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a Wonderful Experience at The Esmeralda Inn. We so enjoyed serving you while you were here. We look forward to your return visit with us in the near future. Thanks again and we will see you soon! Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Jamestown NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...We've been wanting to stay here for years....and it was worth the wait. It was the most delightful place we've ever stayed...a beautiful view of Chimney Rock outside our window, the most delicious breakfast every morning, fresh homemade cookies outside our door every afternoon at 4:00, wonderful meals in the dining room and s'mores by the outdoor fireplace in the... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We so much enjoyed your visit with us. We will look forward to your return visit with us soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just came home from a 5 day stay at The Esmeralda. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts and I must say that this has been our favorite thus far. The Esmeralda is centrally located to Lake Lure (5 minutes) and Chimney Rock park (3 minutes). "Down town" Chimney Rock is located about 3 minutes from the Inn.... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We so much enjoyed serving you as our guest at The Esmeralda Inn. We look forward to your return visit with us. We are so glad that you had an amazing stay!! Thank you again for your kind words. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely operation, run by lovely people. We picked the Esmeralda blindly, and as a retired firefighter I was delighted to see the overhead sprinklers and smoke detectors. Our room was rather small, but comfortable. Breakfasts were absolutely first class, served in the restaurant dining room. And the chef was not expected to arrive until next day! There... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We so much enjoyed your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed the game room and all the amenities here. We will look forward to your return visit. Thanks, Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More than I expected. Great value, close to everything..will stay again ASAP. Breakfast was perfect. Room was Large, loved the Game Room. Close to Ashville (Biltmore), and Lake Lure. Staff was very friendly and helpful

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We will look forward to your return with us again. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in the lobby, I knew we had chosen the best place to stay in Chimney Rock. Our experience was one of the best we've had at a hotel EVER! The new innkeepers are lovely people who went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The Inn is gorgeous from the exterior, to the... More

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time at The Esmeralda Inn. Your kind words were so thoughtful. We are glad that you enjoyed the small touches of hospitality that you can always expect at The Esmeralda Inn. We will look forward to your return visit with us again real soon. Vacations with families are... More

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Additional Information about The Esmeralda Inn

Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Location: United States > North Carolina > Chimney Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Esmeralda Inn 3.5*
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