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The Esmeralda Inn

910 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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#1 of 4 hotels in Chimney Rock
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The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant is nestled within the Hickory Nut Gorge of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains located in Chimney Rock, NC. Enjoy hiking, climbing and fishing and golfing. While dining enjoy the majestic views of Chimney Rock State Park.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Game room
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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Emorypath wrote a review Jul 4
Williamsburg, Virginia35 contributions12 helpful votes
The Inn has so much to offer on and off site. We started with the Stay and play golf package- golf and lunch. The golf pro is the son of the owners and is terrific. We stayed in the honeymoon cottage which was private and large. The next day we had a great included hot breakfast and on to the the adventure package- horseback riding in a river and up a mountain. Later we had a couples massage(socially distancing) in the lovely onsite spa. The outdoor hot tub looks up to Chimney Rock. We also had Truffles and fresh baked cookies in our cabin, cheese and chocolate covered strawberries and 2 wonderful dinners. This is a hidden gem!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Tomc wrote a review Jun 2020
Hershey, Pennsylvania12 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic from start to finish. Will return next year! The staff was wonderful, the Inn has great charm and history. Wonderful food. Plenty to do in the Inn as well as the surrounding area. Our room and bath were both large, well appointed and quiet.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Billie28752 wrote a review Jun 2020
Forest City, North Carolina67 contributions12 helpful votes
A great two days in a beautiful Inn. Clean and very comfortable. The meals were outstanding. The breakfast were really delicious. The home made muffins were a excellent day starter. Everything we ordered was prepared just right. The Inn Keep was wonderful as was the wait staff. It is hard to get started In routine after being down for covid19. Absolutely a stellar job. We shall return. Charles and Billie
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
DeborahinGA wrote a review Apr 2020
Georgia58 contributions24 helpful votes
What a great and restful time we enjoyed during our stay at The Esmeralda inn! They have thought of everything!!! The personal touches are just incredible. The breakfast was amazing and so beautiful. The scenery was incredible. Perfect location for touring chimney rock. The bed was comfortable. You can’t go wrong staying here! I have nothing but praise for their inn!! Looking forward to a return visit!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jan R wrote a review Mar 2020
Palmetto Bay, FL53 contributions44 helpful votes
My four friends and I spent a girls weekend at the Esmeralda and we couldn’t have been more pleased. We stayed at the beautiful Chimney Rock River Cabin which has three bedrooms two 1/2 baths, a large living area and a full kitchen. Behind the cabin (more of a house) is a porch where we sat and enjoyed the view and sounds of the river. A delicious full breakfast waited for us each morning in the Inn and we had a great dinner there one night also. Everything was great! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
$168 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Esmeralda Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Esmeralda Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (1.7 miles), Chimney Rock State Park (0.9 miles), and Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Esmeralda Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Esmeralda Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Esmeralda Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Esmeralda Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Medina's Village Bistro, Old Rock Café, and La Strada At Lake Lure.
Is The Esmeralda Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Chimney Rock.
Does The Esmeralda Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does The Esmeralda Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Esmeralda Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.