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The Esmeralda Inn

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chimney Rock is a great getaway, and this is a fabulous place to stay. Super personal service, great food, and lots to do. The kids loved the game room - foosball, air hockey, tons of board games - we would have stayed there just for that. Definitely recommend it.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had driven through Chimney Rock several times and had always wanted to spend a few days there. I waited a little too late to get a room right on Broad River, so I reserved a room at the Esmeralda Inn even though it was somewhat more expensive than average. I'm glad I did! Right from the time we walked... More

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Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An unexpected night and stay at the Esmeralda Inn was one of the best parts of our trip to Asheville. The new owners Kim and Don Cason are the "personality" of the Inn ... They are young, fantastic, pleasant and so helpful. The Inn speaks for itself with it's beauty, well-planned rooms, landscaped to perfection, and the sense of total... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled onto the Esmeralda Inn as we drove into the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area doing our normal sporadic decide as we go vacation. We were met by Kim at the front desk, who was very friendly and accommodating. We decided to stay and found that every aspect of our visit was very warm and comforting. We truly felt like... More

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

Dean, Ronda and Joshua, Thank you so much for allowing us to serve you and get to know you during your visit with us. We so much enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the kind words on Trip Advisor. We hope that others will come to visit and experience the same. We will look forward to your return visit again... More

Columbia, South Carolina, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was my first time in Chimney Rock and it was a very great experience I would most definitely go back. It had one downfall the rooms had no refrigerators in them other than that it was a very nice place.

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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 your stay with us. We are sorry that we do not have refrigerators in the rooms but hoped that the small refrigerators were able to be used on the 2nd and 3rd floor for our guest. We will look forward to your return soon. Don... More

Raleigh, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here one night between dropping off kids at summer camps in nearby Black Mountain. We looked at hotels in Asheville, and the Esmeralda was priced comparably to generic chains there, so we opted for the inn. Great choice. The beautiful scenery was a given, as the place is within view of Chimney Rock and right across from the... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. As the new owners we will look forward to your return visit. We are all ready in the process of implementing new changes to the menu and restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Mooresville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had a party for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary and all of my family and cousins came from several different state to be with them as we celebrated at the Esmeralda over a long weekend. The rooms were great and plenty of room for our little girls pack n play. The restaurant served great food (a little slow... More

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

Thank you for your kind words about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn. As new owners of the Inn as of August 1, we hope that you will come back in the near future to stay with us again. Thanks and we will see you soon! Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Esmeralda just before the new ownership transition, and we liked it so much we booked our wedding here! We were thoroughly and continually impressed, from Scout at the front desk checking us in to the fantastic pigs-in-blanket gourmet breakfast as headed home. Everything was awesome. The weather didn't cooperate that weekend but it didn't matter. Our... 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 delighted that you had a wonderful stay and we look forward to your wedding. Thanks again! Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Garner, North Carolina, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent inn. Staff is very friendly, welcoming & helpful. Rooms are beautiful, comfortable, even the tp is exceptional! Views are beyond amazing, game room is great, restaurant is superb. Stay here!

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed the food, fellowship, and all of our amenities. We enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to your return soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful weekend stay at the Esmeralda Inn, from Scout at the front desk to the new owners Kim and Don. With the high energy level of these 2, can't wait to see what they have in store for an already incredible inn. Highlights are the hugh outdoor hot tub, room for 15, it's the size of a small... More

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

Thank you for the nice review. We were delighted to have meet you and serve you at The Esmeralda Inn. We look forward to you returning in the near future. Thank you, Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

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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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