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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed at the Esmeralda just before the new ownership transition, and we liked it so much we booked our wedding here! We were thoroughly and continually impressed, from Scout at the front desk checking us in to the fantastic pigs-in-blanket gourmet breakfast as headed home. Everything was awesome. The weather didn't cooperate that weekend but it didn't matter. Our... More

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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 delighted that you had a wonderful stay and we look forward to your wedding. Thanks again! Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Garner, North Carolina, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent inn. Staff is very friendly, welcoming & helpful. Rooms are beautiful, comfortable, even the tp is exceptional! Views are beyond amazing, game room is great, restaurant is superb. Stay here!

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed the food, fellowship, and all of our amenities. We enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to your return soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a wonderful weekend stay at the Esmeralda Inn, from Scout at the front desk to the new owners Kim and Don. With the high energy level of these 2, can't wait to see what they have in store for an already incredible inn. Highlights are the hugh outdoor hot tub, room for 15, it's the size of a small... More

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

Thank you for the nice review. We were delighted to have meet you and serve you at The Esmeralda Inn. We look forward to you returning in the near future. Thank you, Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More

Franklin, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We arrived July 29th spent two wonderful nights. Our 47th Anniversary on the 30th started at the Esmeralda and ended by their outdoor fire. We enjoyed the local sights, boat rides, nearby unique cities. New owners Kim and Don were a delight. My wife CJ and I are already trying to figure out a time to return.

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Thank you again for staying with us at The Esmeralda Inn and your kind words. We are so happy for you to have celebrated your 47th Anniversary at such a special place. We will look forward to your return soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers 828-625-2999 More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had the privilege of staying at this old inn on the first night that the new owners took over. (July 30th, 2014). Even with the craziness of things being a bit stressful for them as some of the electronic transitions of new ownership weren't quite going so smoothly, they were warm and hospitable and we really enjoyed our stay.... More

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

We just want to say again Thank You for staying with us and your kind words. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit at The Esmeralda Inn. True Southern Hospitality is what you can expect at The Esmeralda Inn when visiting. We look forward to your return visit with us. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers 828-625-2999 More

Shallotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Gorgeous surroundings, immaculately clean, super friendly staff. The included chef's selection breakfast was personally served and consisted of stuffed French toast with pecan topping, delicious sausage and a beautiful array of fresh fruit. A special highlight was sitting by the outdoor fireplace under the stars and celebrating our 47th anniversary. The new owners Kim and Don are both personable and... More

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

Thank you for choosing The Esmeralda Inn to celebrate such a happy occasion for your 47th Anniversary. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your time here with us and look forward to your many visits with us again. We are glad that you enjoyed our breakfast each morning. Thank you again. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers 828-625-2999 More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Esmerelda Inn. The grounds are beautifully surrounded by colorful crepe myrtles. The Inn is quiet and has a fresh mountain air smell and feel to it. We enjoyed reading about and hearing about the unique history the Inn has. The hot tub is relaxing, and the front desk is very accomodating.... More

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad to hear that your family had such a great time. Family time is for making memories and what a great place here at The Esmeralda Inn. We will look forward to your return visit with us soon. Don & Kim Cason... More

Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Exceptional inn with wonderful rooms, ambiance, drinks available, great food, and it's especially comfortable to be there...an easy get away! Close enough to go other places-golfing, shopping, hiking yet far enough away to feel you've found a special place. Totally modern amenities make it especially desirable-no compromises! Looking forward to returning!

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will look forward to your return visit. Thank you for the kind words about our staff. We are very blessed with staff that are committed to customer service. We will see you again soon at The Esmeralda Inn. Don & Kim Cason More

Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stylish inn along Broad River and scenic Hickory Nut Gorge near Asheville and Hendersonville. Pleasant hot tube and fireplace to enjoy cool evenings. Staff were very friendly and informative. Front desk manager was kind to give my car battery a boost and recommend an auto parts store open on a Sunday morning.

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

Thank you for your review. We have a great staff. The Guest Services associate that helped you is just one example of the wonderful people we have working here. We all take pride in making your stay the best experience possible. Come stay with us again soon! More

Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Be sure you spend some of your evening on the balcony porch off of the game room. The rush of the river and the rustling of the trees were intoxicating! Everything in the town, and surrounding towns, closes early - by about 8:00 p.m. From what we could find, there was nothing to do but relax at the hotel...Forced down-time... More

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

Thank you for your review! We are in a lovely, quiet gorge, and town does close down pretty early. But you are welcome to enjoy a wonderful dinner, then sit on the deck and enjoy the night breeze. Or sit in our oversized Jacuzzi and watch the fireflies. All with the sound of the Rocky Broad River in the background.... More

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Additional Information about The Esmeralda Inn

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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