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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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Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We couldn't have asked for a better stay at the Esmeralda Inn. The staff was very warm and welcoming and ensured that we enjoyed our entire time there. The view from our room of Chimney Rock was wonderful and we had a great time in the game room as well as the stone jacuzzi that the hotel offered. The food... More 

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

Thank you for your review about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We enjoyed serving you and YES, it is a Hidden Gem!!! We are glad you enjoyed all our amenities during your stay with us. We look forward to your return visit. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Macedon Ranges, Australia
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for 1 night in Terrace Room. The room was a little cozy but was fantastic. The terrace was a little noisy from the main road, but the room itself was very quiet. Really soft fluffy towels. Check-in staff were wonderful. This property was getting 5 stars until breakfast ruined that. Breakfast was a huge disapointment after everything else about... More 

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

Thank you for you sharing your review with us about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed the King Terrace Room. However, I was sorry to hear about your breakfast experience. We pride ourselves in serving our guest to a hot sit down 2 course breakfast each morning which is included with your room... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is a little gem in the middle of a mountain community practically walking distance to the gate of Chimney Rock state park. It has all the essential amenities of a large hotel, but with the personal service and small touches of a B&B! I felt very welcomed by the staff and the service was top notch; always nice... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review with us about The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to you returning again soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

McCormick, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was very helpful and friendly. We ate one dinner and two breakfasts at the restaurant and all the meals were very good. Beds, linens, pillows were all of excellent quality. Outdoor area with fireplace and hot tub were very enjoyable.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We look forward to you returning again. Our guest enjoy the hot tub and fireplace every evening. Thanks again and we will see you soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here multiple times and always have a great experience over several years. The accommodations and dining on premise are top notch, and the little attention to detail (water in room, refrigerator access if needed) is appreciated!

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

We thank you for your kind words with your review. So glad to hear that you consistently have enjoyed your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We look forward to many other returns staying with us again. Thanks again, Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

ft lauderdale
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from several days at the Inn. It was a wonderful experience indeed. Our room overlooked water running down and over large rocks and a pretty garden. The staff is 100% attentive to any need you might have. The beds are comfortable and rooms are perfectly clean. Where else to you get a complimentary breakfast that includes delicious... More 

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

We are so glad you were able to get away from the hustle and enjoy yourself at The Esmeralda Inn. We look forward to your return visit with us again soon. Thanks again, Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son was married here back in April and I and the rest of the family and guests had a wonderful time. The inn and guest rooms were spotless. We arrived on Friday and were warmly welcomed by the owners, Kim and Don. The rehearsal dinner that night was excellent both in food and service. The wedding the next day... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Wedding weekend. We so enjoyed serving you all for your special event. Thanks again and we hope that you will return soon and stay with us on a leisure vacation. Thanks again. Kim & Don Cason Innkeepers More 

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the Esmeralda for our anniversary trip to North Carolina. I was looking for something in the mountains that was convenient to areas we wanted to hike. What a pleasant surprise! Nice location and view of the Chimney Rock. Room was very comfy. But the best was the friendly staff who went out of their way to make the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed serving you during your stay at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad to hear that you want to come back again in the near future. Thanks again and we will see you soon. Kim & Don Cason Innkeepers More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got home from a weekend wedding celebration in Lake Lure. Stayed 2 nights at the Esmerelda. Cannot say enough about the warmth of the staff, the un-institutional feeling of the Inn, and the fabulous setting and appointments. This is a true Inn. Beds were amazing. I asked what brand as we are considering a new purchase. Towels are softest... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and review from your last visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad that you had a great time and enjoyed all the comfort that is included when you stay with us. We look forward to your return visit with us again. Have a blessed day! Kim & Don... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at this inn every year for the last few years. Every year it was under new ownership.This year, the new owners, Kim and Don Cason, "take the cake". Well, Kim does. Don was as accomodating as he could be. The Inn owners in the past were never friendly, always cold and never acknowledged us, or other guests,... More 

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

The Esmeralda Inn thanks you for your past visit. We work very hard to provide all our guest the best in accommodations and dining experience as possible as you can see from our past Trip Advisor guest comments. We know we can't please everyone even though we try. Therefore, we are pleased that you will continue to visit the Chimney... More 

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