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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
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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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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
3 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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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 1 week 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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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed there in November on our way back to Florida from visiting family in Ohio. The owners are very friendly and accommodating and had recently purchased the property. Couldn't have asked for anybody nicer. We asked for them to start a fire outside since it was a little chilly, and they were very happy to do... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful facility. Best hotel in Chimney Rock. The complimentary gourmet breakfast is fabulous! The fresh baked cookies in the afternoon are a great touch. Great location across from the Broad River and a short drive to Chimney Rock State Park.

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We hope that you can return again soon to visit with us. We are glad to hear your enjoyed the special treats that we love to share with our guest. Thanks again, Don & Kim Cason , Innkeepers More 

Naples, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I find the Inn very beautiful, the Inn owners are less than desirable at best. I believe that this Inn has a beautiful soul and such a lovely history. I am afraid that the new owners will destroy this with what can only be described as unprofessional, cold and unwelcoming behavior.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a quick getaway from Atlanta and found a Groupon for the Esmeralda Inn. It was a gorgeous weekend to be there but several shops, attractions,restaurants were closed since it was "off season". We didn't mind one bit! Chimney Rock Park was a bit pricey but we enjoyed the hike and the views are phenomenal and it... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your comments with us while you visited us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are sorry to say our service was slow that evening you dined with us. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere of the Inn and Restaurant. We hope you will join us again in the near future, let us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

From the moment you walk up the stairs and open the door you are greeted by charm..... My fiancé and I simply cannot wait to return. The restaurant offered us such a great dining experience and the service was top notch... We were NEVER rushed or pushed aside. Such a wonderful weekend ... You have to go to The Esmerelda... More 

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

We are so glad you had a great visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We look forward to your return visit with us in the near future. Thanks again for the kind words. We love serving our guest. Don & Kim Cason ~ Innkeepers More 

Concord, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My wife and I spend recently spent a weekend at the Esmeralda to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. The Inn is a warm, comfortable and welcoming place. The innkeepers are very friendly and make you feel like you are at home. It was very interesting to hear about the history of the inn that dates back over 100 years. Breakfast... More 

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

We are so glad you felt at home at The Esmeralda Inn. We enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to you returning again in the near future. Thank you for joining us for dinner, our staff is wonderful and so glad that they made your stay memorable. Hope to see you soon! Kim & Don Cason Innkeepers More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Our stay at the Esmeralda was OUTSTANDING! The place is the most immaculate and clean hotel/inn that I have ever been to. The small and personable staff are all incredibly gracious and accommodating in every way needed. The views from the inn are breathtaking and the porches are very inviting and comfortable. The Inn is very close to the center... More 

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

Anne, Thank you so much for the Outstanding Review. We so much enjoyed serving you while you were here at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and our Restaurant. We will look forward to your return visit with us in the near future. Thanks again, Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed at The Esmerelda Inn the second to last weekend of October. The accommodations were wonderful and the food was fantastic. Definitely the best breakfasts and dinners we had on the entire trip. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They packed us a picnic lunch to take to Chimney Rock State Park and it was... More 

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

We so enjoyed serving you as you were our guest at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed the food, our staff and your accommodations. We look forward to your return in the near future. I enjoyed going on your blog and reading about your trip! Thanks again! Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

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