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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for staying with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad the kids and you had such a fun time. That is what vacations are all about....memories!!!! Thanks for the visit and we hope to see you again soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you stopped in to stay with us. We enjoyed serving you and will look forward to your return visit. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here one night and it was great. You could see Chimney Rock from our room. Very romantic setting. Loved the rocking chairs and big front porch. The breakfast was delicious. The staff was warm, friendly and helpful. We highly recommend staying here.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Esmeralda Inn. The front porch rocking chairs are a great way to enjoy the views and just relax. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast. It is a perfect beginning to a perfect day in Chimney Rock/Lake Lure. Come back and see us again real soon.... More

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

We so enjoyed your visit with us and we are so glad you had a great time. We will look forward to your return visit. Thank you for your kind words and yes we truly feel that we are here for The Esmeralda Inn "The Jewel of Chimney Rock"!!! Thanks and have a blessed day! Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

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

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 2 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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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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