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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our car club recently stayed at the Esmerelda Inn, and we all loved it. The lobby area is warm and inviting. It was all decked out for Christmas, with a large tree by the fireplace, which had a glowing fire going. There were touches of Christmas throughout the inn. There is a large game room with a pool table, Foozball...

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Reviewed December 12, 2016

My room here was excellent and the ambience was everything you'd expect from an Inn of this caliber. Loved the stairway and main lounge area but was unable to spend much time on the grounds and patios because of some rain and cooler temps of December. I also enjoyed dining at their restaurant which was first-rate. Everyone from the front...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and are suggesting others to come and stay and enjoy the restaurant as well. We hope that you can return and visit with us again soon. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Owners

Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 days with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. I really loved it. It was a beautiful place with a rustic, lodge feel and a relaxing vibe. Staff was friendly but not overbearing. A little expensive, but good for a special occasion.

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

Thank you so much for your review with your last visit with The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad that you chose to stay with us during your celebration for your anniversary. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future. We have winter specials that you can return and stay with us again soon....

Hendersonville, North Carolina
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We decided to take a drive and visit the Chimney Rock area. We have watched the fires that plagued the area for 10 days. We wanted to show support for the area that has suffered. The Esmeralda is decorated for Christmas and looks quite lovely. Our lunch was very delicious and the service was great. I highly recommend the restaurant...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and support to The Esmeralda Inn since we have just came through the Wild fires in our area. We are blessed to have no damage and are back open. Thanks for visiting and please return again soon. Don & Kim Cason

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed November 17, 2016

A small, quaint and classy Inn. The room was well kept. The staff was extremely friendly and the breakfasts were wonderful!! We greatly enjoyed the picnic lunch that was packed for us on the day we went hiking. Beautiful lobby and relaxing stream.

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

Thank you so much for your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We were so glad that you had a great time and enjoyed our area for hiking and enjoyed our picnic lunch. We hope that you can visit us again in the near future. We are having some winter specials for you to take advantage of....

Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to a relaxing visit in Asheville over the Veteran's Day Weekend. We reserved a cabin for 2 couples for 2 days. We stopped in early in the morning and met with two woman who were behind the reservation area. They welcomed us and gave us our packets and charged our two days to our credit cards....

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

Thank you for your feedback. We were hoping that you were going to enjoy your visit with us as well, Veteran's Day Weekend. However, due to an unexpected emergency of wild fires in our area and being evacuated, we are sorry that you did not get to enjoy yourself at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. I'm sorry that you felt...

Lehavot Habashan, Israel
Reviewed October 28, 2016

I spent here one night while traveling with my family in Chimney Rock (which is a great place to visit). I can say anything bad about this hotel, it is clean, quiet, got special decoration, breakfast (complimentary) and dinner (fair prices) were good and the desk ladies gave a nice welcome and good service. Yet, it is OK only if...

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

Thank you for your review on your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad that you stayed with us and enjoyed your visit. We would love to invite you back and visit us again in the winter during our time that we offer specials. Visiting in October our rates are due to be higher...

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Reviewed October 21, 2016

Our stay at the Inn was wonderful. Staff was friendly and gave a short history of the Inn. Our room looked out at the mountains. We ate dinner at the Inn and it was good. Breakfast was outstanding. I recommend this Inn.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you can return and visit us again in the near future. Don & Kim Cason

Windermere, Florida
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Esmeralda Inn. The staff is lovely and the breakfast was delicious. This was our 2nd stay. The first time we visited with our family of 5 and stayed in a room with 2 queen beds. There was plenty of space for a blow up twin mattress. The bathroom was rather small, but the attention...

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

Thank you for your review about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad that you came again to visit with us. We hope that you can visit us again in the near future. We are offering winter specials and Chimney Rock is beautiful in the winter. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon....

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed October 18, 2016

On my last stay at the Esmeralda Inn in Chimney Rock it was disheartening to hear the way that the INNKEEPERS talk about former and current guest when they believe that nobody is to be around! While the Inn is definitely beautiful, the service and attention lacks there of. The amenities are terrible for the rates that are charged. I...

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

We are so sorry to hear that you were not happy with your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. I would hope that you would stay with us again and that we could make sure your stay was enjoyable. Thanks again and we hope to see you again. Don & Kim Cason

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Esmeralda Inn

Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Chimney Rock
Price Range: $157 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Esmeralda Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms with king beds are rather small. Once we stayed in a room with 2 queen beds and it significantly more room to move around.”
 of 5 bubbles ncburkett1, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the third floor offer the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles CAB10900, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the road side look out over the mountain and the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Cowgaldew, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“Room 102 is large with a king bed, has a balcony & views of Chimney Rock.”
  • View of Chimney Rock from Room 102.
 of 5 bubbles HotLantaLady, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed our terrace room, which we booked based on others' recommendations.”
 of 5 bubbles 562lanaf, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
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