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The Esmeralda Inn

3.5 of 5 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This was my second trip to the Esmeralda Inn with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. We ended up with the same room as last time which was neat! This Inn is just incredible. The staff was very friendly and knew we were 2nd time guests. The rooms are lovely and cozy. We enjoyed the game room again as well.... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! We love it when our friends return again and again. I think this is a perfect time of year to visit. The Inn and the area are not crowded, so you can relax and enjoy all the amenities. Some things have closed, but there is still much to do. I hope you will return... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in Esmeralda in October as part of my wife's birthday celebration. We enjoyed our stay thanks to Sharon, the manager, who is warm, friendly and professional. Scout was extremely welcoming and just a pleasure to talk to. However, the owner should learn from her staff. We were without water for one night and when we called the contact... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Sharron and Scout are truly assets to our business and I am always grateful for their dedication and professionalism. Several months ago we did lose power as Super Storm Sandy was passing through. Our power was out, trees had fallen across the driveway and other guests that evening, were without heat, water and electricity as... More 

Peoria, Illinois, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We spent an evening here looking around the Lake Lure area. Turned out to be a wonderful decision. The atmosphere here and amenities are first class without being "stuffy". Very, very comfortable place to relax by the fire before a wonderful dinner in the dining room, served perfectly. The breakfast the next day was just right. The Esmeralda truly is... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! Our goal is to give our guests a very relaxed but exceptional experience every stay. I'm glad everything was to your liking! This is a beautiful area, with much to do. Hiking, boating, zip lining, horseback riding, shopping - it's all here! And of course, relaxing by the fire. I hope you can come... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This was one of the best trips that I have taken. My husband and I spent this past weekend at The Esmeralda Inn. It was not only beautiful (even more breathtaking than the internet photos) but relaxing as well. It is not kid-friendly for toddlers, though. Children ages 10+ would be better suited to stay here (Game room has a... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. We try to keep our website honest! There's nothing worse than arriving at a place that looked great online, only to be disappointed with the real thing. There are two rooms with two queen beds and those are suitable for children. We don't have roll-aways or sleeper sofas in the rooms. Some rooms will... More 

Cary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

f you're looking for a temporary fix to everyday stressors the Esmeralda is the place. I've enjoyed the Esmeralda twice in the last 2 years... both times for Thanksgiving dinner too, The innkeeper and staff are most hospitable and friendly. Always a very good meal can be expected if you choose to dine in. Climb the Chimney Rock mountain if... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. It's a very romantic place, perfect for falling in love! Now that Christmas is fast approaching, the lobby is festooned with lights and a georgous tree and wreath over the fireplace. It's really beautiful! Our location is hard to beat. As you said, there are a lot of things to do within a few... More 

Clarkston, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My brother was married on November 4. We had the entire Inn to ourselves from November 2-5. We were treated like we were family. The staff was fantastic, the food delicious, the grounds impeccable. I am in the hotel industry and I am very picky. The bedding is the best I have slept in. I will be back and I... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! It was so much fun having your family and friends with us. We think of the Inn as home and love it when our guests, especially our wedding party guests, get comfortable and enjoy themselves! The beds get great reviews all the time! I'm glad you had a good nights sleep. And enjoyed the... More 

Laurens, South Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed one night at the Esmeralda. The room was a little small....no desk or seating area, but the bed was super comfortable and the towels in the bathroom were amazing. We played pool for awhile in the game room and that was so much fun. We had trouble adjusting the temp in the room that night and just opened... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review for us! We find most of our guests enjoy the public areas, so the size of the room is not as important as you might think. The game room is fun and has great views too. There is also the stone patio and outside fireplace area, which is very relaxing at... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Our daughters and son-in-law gave us a gift certificate for the Esmeralda. Due to illnesses in the family we were unable to book a stay during the period of the certificate. We called the Esmeralda and they graciously and cheerfully extended our certificate until the end of the year. We finally were able to go and had a wonderful dinner... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review! We are always happy to make adjustments and accommodate guest requests when we can. We're glad you could finally come! Some of our rooms are not overly large, but we think that is part of their charm. There are so many great public areas like the porch you mentioned and the 2nd floor Terrace,... More 

Lavonia, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Because of reviews on Trip Advisor, we choose The Esmeralda Inn over the ever-popular Lake Lake Lure Inn and we're very thankful for our decision. The impressive grounds and lovely architecture of the building were the first indication that we had made the right choice. Once inside, it was confirmed. The desk clerk got our name and then inquired about... More 

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

What a great review! Thank you. It is our goal to make every guest's stay an enjoyable and memorable one. We have a great staff and they all take pride in helping our guests feel at home with us. It's a beautiful place, located in beautiful country - a winning combination. The beds are great aren't they! We get a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My husband and I just had our wedding at the Esmeralda (11/2/12-11/5/12). We rented the Inn for the weekend and treated our family to a lot of what North Carolina as to offer. From the moment we stepped foot in the front door we felt like family. The food was amazing, the staff exceeded our expectations and the owners did... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! We love doing small weddings at the Inn. Everyone is looking forward to a great time and celebration, so the Inn is full of happy people! And your group gets the house to themselves. Your group was so easy to work with and took care of so many details themselves, it was an easy... 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*
Number of rooms: 14
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