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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Esmerelda Inn. The grounds are beautifully surrounded by colorful crepe myrtles. The Inn is quiet and has a fresh mountain air smell and feel to it. We enjoyed reading about and hearing about the unique history the Inn has. The hot tub is relaxing, and the front desk is very accomodating.... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Exceptional inn with wonderful rooms, ambiance, drinks available, great food, and it's especially comfortable to be there...an easy get away! Close enough to go other places-golfing, shopping, hiking yet far enough away to feel you've found a special place. Totally modern amenities make it especially desirable-no compromises! Looking forward to returning!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stylish inn along Broad River and scenic Hickory Nut Gorge near Asheville and Hendersonville. Pleasant hot tube and fireplace to enjoy cool evenings. Staff were very friendly and informative. Front desk manager was kind to give my car battery a boost and recommend an auto parts store open on a Sunday morning.

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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have a great staff. The Guest Services associate that helped you is just one example of the wonderful people we have working here. We all take pride in making your stay the best experience possible. Come stay with us again soon! More

Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure you spend some of your evening on the balcony porch off of the game room. The rush of the river and the rustling of the trees were intoxicating! Everything in the town, and surrounding towns, closes early - by about 8:00 p.m. From what we could find, there was nothing to do but relax at the hotel...Forced down-time... More

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Thank you for your review! We are in a lovely, quiet gorge, and town does close down pretty early. But you are welcome to enjoy a wonderful dinner, then sit on the deck and enjoy the night breeze. Or sit in our oversized Jacuzzi and watch the fireflies. All with the sound of the Rocky Broad River in the background.... More

Davidson, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family (wife and 2 children ages 7 and 9) visited the Esmerlda for a quick getaway for my wifes birthday. The place is awesome. It's one of my favorite places to visit. Rooms are super clean and comfortable and the hotels ammentiies are perfect (evening cocktails and appetizers and game room). The location is perfect too (across from river,... More

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Thank you for your great review! We are in a perfect location! From our front porch, it's easy to get to anything you want to do. Then you get to come back, soak in the large Jacuzzi, enjoy a glass of wine and mussels on the deck or sit by the fire on the stone patio and roast marshmallows for... More

Inman, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Trip. Everything we expected and then some. The Inn is quaint and well appointed. We had brunch before leaving and it was wonderful. We went to another restaurant in the area the night before and wish we had had dinner at the Inn instead. Can't wait to go back to the Esmeralda.

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Thank you for the great review! Sometimes what you see on a website doesn't match what you see when you arrive! We work very hard to keep our website honest. We love to hear we've exceeded expectations. Our Restaurant just keeps getting better. Chef George and his staff do a wonderful job of finding what is freshest in the area... More

Orlando, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated my wife's birthday and Easter at this incredible inn. Personal attentive service, excellent food, cozy comfortable facility. Great location to access an unforgettable sunrise service on the summit of Chimney Rock.

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Thank you for your review! You picked a perfect time to visit. Spring in the Gorge is spectacular, so many trees in bloom. Add that to the sunrise on Chimney Rock and it's magical. We have a great staff, who take pride in making our guests feel welcome. Thank you for spending these special occasions with us! We hope to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely everything was amazing. After the chaos of the US Open The Esmeralda was exactly the peaceful stay we needed. The restaurant, the staff and our amazing room were perfect. Our room had the most incredible view and at night the sound of the river lulled us to sleep. I would recommend this wonderful hotel to anyone.

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Thank you for the great review! This is a wonderful, peaceful place to rest and unwind. We are so fortunate to be in the location we're in. The area is not busy in the evening, so you get to listen to the River and enjoy the views. Our staff is family and all of us want every guest to feel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This inn was a great place to find. The rooms are very luxurious with great linens and amenities. The staff was very helpful and kind. The hot tub was great. Chimney Rock is a town that "goes to sleep" about 9 pm. So the Inn did a great job making sure there was something to do if you stayed in... More

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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We want everything about the Inn to be extraordinarily comfortable, thus the beds, linens and toiletries. You are absolutely right about the views around the Inn. With so many great public areas to enjoy those views, the rooms on the inside are a good deal! It sounds like you took advantage of all the... More

Chantilly, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this mountain retreat that is so close to the wonderful hiking opportunities at Chimney Rock. Nice restaurant. Fun gameroom. Big hottub. At night, we turned off the room air conditioner and slept comfortably with the windows open.

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Thank you for your review! We are in an ideal location. We're within about 30 minutes of many outdoor activities, as well as the cultural activities in Asheville. Open windows also let in the sound of the Rocky Broad River across the street. We're glad you enjoyed all the Inn has to offer! See you next time! 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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