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The Esmeralda Inn

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910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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  • 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My mom, aunt, and I stayed here when we went to Chimney Rock a little over a year ago, and found it beautiful and relaxing. The view from the rooms was breathtaking, and wonderful to wake up to in the morning. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A very special and warm place. One afternoon, we took the liberty... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived, we knew we were at a special place. Young Andrew gave us a tour of the exquisite building and beautifully landscaped grounds before settling into our traditional king room (number 106). The room was adequate in size although not large. There was a nice Bose stereo to enjoy and a flat screen TV (which we... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom, my teenage daughter, and I loved having a Girls Getaway to this Gorgeous North Carolina Mountain area called Chimney Rock. Famous people who visited include U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Legendary Actor Clark Gable. We loved the amenities, including their hot tub with room for up to 15 people, but we had it all to ourselves. The... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind words and sharing your experience with others. We enjoyed visiting with you all and look forward to your return visit at The Esmeralda Inn. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. Kim & Don Cason Innkeepers More 

Newark, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Esmeralda Inn was a last minute choice, and a wonderful surprise. Upon check in we were warmly greeted by the owners Kim and Don. They are so kind and pleasant, it's hard not to smile along with them. Don gave us a personal tour of the facility after we checked in. There are just so many... More 

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

Wow!!! Your review was wonderfully said. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We look forward to your return visit. Thanks again and we will see you soon. Kim & Don Cason Innkeepers More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to stay!! Lovely views of the mountains, room was spacious and clean, friendly and helpful staff and awesome food. We were so happy with our stay, we got a gift certificate for my father in-law for Father's Day!

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

Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to you coming back. Thanks for sharing your experience with purchasing a gift certificate before you left. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. Kim & Don Cason Innkeepers More 

Carrboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm confused about how this hotel can have so many positive reviews. It was nothing special and in fact I had a very uncomfortable night because of the giant stiff pillows (I called the front desk but they apparently do not staff the desk overnight). Also, the heater makes a lot of noise and there was a distracting bright green... More 

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Logan, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, Step-Daughter and I stayed here for a few days while traveling through the area. The Inn is lovely. The views of the mountains are spectacular from their rooms and especially from their 2nd story veranda. The room was well appointed and clean. At breakfast both mornings the service was friendly and the food was great. The short drive... More 

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We take pride in helping our guests enjoy every moment of their stay with us. We hope you will come back again soon. Don and Kim, Inkeepers More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed 3 nights at this inn...and simply loved it! We started out in the Jacuzzi after a long drive to get there. Then off to the game room (they have pool table, chess, scrabble, poker, foosball, other board games, tvs, etc.). On to dinner and a nice selection of local craft brews and wine, and a wonderful menu. We... More 

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

We are so pleased to hear such a wonderful review. Our staff at The Esmeralda enjoy meeting new people, making new friends and growing The Esmeralda family. We look forward to your return visit with us soon. Thank you for sharing your experience. Don and Kim, Inkeepers More 

Lake Lure, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
3 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cold January night when we visited the Esmeralda Inn for dinner. The wonderful fire in the lobby was most welcome and relaxing as we awaited the arrival of our friends who were joining us for dinner. I could have sat by the fire in that beautiful old room for hours. The wait staff was most courteous and... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review and kind words. We have a caring staff at The Esmeralda, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Don and Kim Cason, Innkeepers More 

Greer, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful rustic Inn rich with history with just the right amount of modern amenities. Comfortable rooms, great outdoor jacuzzi/fireplace, yummy cookies to munch on while enjoying an afternoon visit to the game lounge. Early morning coffee is a plus and the hot breakfast fills you up. On-site restaurant for dinner option is a plus. The location is great for... More 

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

Thank you for your nice comments. We are glad you had a good time. We hope to see you soon for another day trip or maybe even longer. The afternoon cookies will be waiting. Don and Kim Cason Innkeeper More 

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