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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 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had an amazing experience here. The staff was awesome, the room lovely, the common areas amiable and the food wonderful! I highly recommend them for a place to stay. They made my stay the easiest and most pleasant hotel experiences I've ever had.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Neat, clean accommodations, fabulous restaurant, beautiful grounds! Acts like a bed and breakfast without breakfast included in the price but restaurant is excellent and very fairly priced. Great property for relaxing and enjoying one another. Fire place spa are great!

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect location for group of writers and teachers to get together. Folks at the Esmerelda were very accommodating and really made our group stay just what we needed. The food was amazing! Especially the homemade yogurt parfait!

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Somewhere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a weekend stay with my husband and our two sons. It was an amazing stay. The rooms were clean, the food well-prepared, and the staff was very willing to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The center staircase is gorgeous, and I know why they have weddings there. Simply beautiful. I highly recommend The Esmerelda to families of... More

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Sevierville
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is so hard with the business that my husband and I have to be able to leave for any length of time. I found The Esmeralda on Trip Advisor and booked a two night stay for my husbands birthday. Only a 2 hr. drive from where we live and we were there. This place is absolutely adorable. Very clean,... More

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

Thank you for the great review. I'm so glad you found us! Many of our guests come from TripAdvisor and from 2-3 hours away. We're just far enough to feel like you ran away from home. Our beds are fabulous! We get compliments on them all the time. Every guest is important to us. This is home and we love... More

Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just hosted my wedding weekend and reception at the Esmeralda Inn, and had a wonderful time! I heard from all of my guests that they felt very well taken care of and that they loved the look and feel of the Inn and property. The food at the reception and the good-bye brunch was unbelievably delicious, and I really... More

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

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure having your family and friends with us! Your Grandma was delightful and quite the dancer! Our goal is to make every event a memorable one. It sounds like we succeeded! We're sorry you found the contract process confusing. At the Esmeralda we do want to hear about the great experiences... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Esmeralda Inn is a beautiful, welcoming, and unique place to stay. We were in town for our friends' wedding and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Chimney Rock/Lake Lure area.

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

Thank you for taking time to write such a thoughtful review! Most of our guests are repeats, come at the suggestion of friends and family, or through these Tripadvisor reviews. We host many small weddings and wedding parties. It's the perfect opportunity to gather with the people you care most about and relax before a big event. We take great... More

Dallas, Georgia, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Esmeralda Inn is perfect! Great food in the restaurant, friendly front desk and hotel staff, EXTREMELY clean and well kept property - what more can you ask for?! This was a quick 2 night getaway for me and my wife, time to unwind, hike Chimney Rock a bit, relax and eat good food. It's a short drive to Asheville... More

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

Thank you for the great review! We are in a perfect location for that weekend getaway. Close enough to the city, but far enough to feel like you've run away from home. We think of the Inn as home and want our guests to feel relaxed and welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the food! Chef George and his staff do... More

Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing you will notice is the breathtaking scenery...which is a perfect backdrop for this wonderful Inn. The Inn is warm, cozy, and quiet and the staff is very friendly. Our room was very spacious and the beds very comfortable. This place goes all out on bed linens and towels--I am looking to buy some for my home. Attention... More

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

What a great review! Thank you! We think of the Inn as home and we want our guest to feel welcome and comfortable while you're with us. We have a wonderful staff. Everyone here takes pride in making every stay memorable. The beds here are hard to beat! We get many compliments on the beds and the linens. All part... More

Ithaca, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're going to Chimney Rock, NC, you MUST stay at The Esmeralda! The food is amazing, the beds super comfortable, and the staff warm and friendly! (Especially Scout!). The common space for guests to sit and relax or play a game or do a puzzle on the second floor is a terrific idea! When we stayed, the restaurant wasn't... More

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We take pride in making guests feel at home. The amenities and the staff are all part of that feeling. We want every guest to have the experience you had! The second floor game room gets a lot of use. I'm glad you enjoyed it. And the views not bad! Chef George... More

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Also Known As:
The Esmeralda Hotel
The Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
Esmeralda Chimney Rock
Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Location: United States > North Carolina > Chimney Rock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Chimney Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Esmeralda Inn 3.5*
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