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The Esmeralda Inn

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, we had the time of our life at the Esmeralda Inn. From Check-in to Check-out just amazing! We had been to numerous B&B's and this place is right at the top of our list! From Melissa, Michele, to Molly, Jim, Mr Price to the Owers Kim and Don everything was perfect! Service, surroundings, food, comfort and quality were world... More 

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Silverhill, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My new Bride and I decided to just take a road trip and see what we could find! After being married in Alabama in the mountains of Mentone we headed for Asheville NC to tour the Biltmore Estates. After leaving and deciding to go The Blue Ridge Parkway we actually came across Chimney Rock and The Esmeralda Inn. It was... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful hotel with excellent food and wine! A great weekend getaway. Will definitely be going back. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Very relaxing at night with rocking chair porches and sounds of the river as well as a beautiful hot tub area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Esmeralda Inn last week for a potential business meeting. The Inn is ideal for a small executive retreat. The staff and owners were the full of Southern Hospitality. Great location and close to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. The only downside is that the restaurant is not open on Sundays and Mondays.

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Lyman, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This would have been a 5 star review if we hadn't had to wait so long for a glass of water, menu, and finally our meal. All in all, it was almost an hour before we got our food. Their was one waiter in the dining room, and a large table that was there when we arrived. The dining room... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very disappointing stay at the Esmerelda. We stayed five nights with a group block of four rooms. The cleaning service was inattentive, where even though the room had been "cleaned", we had to specifically request a refill of the empty kleenex box, clean towels, soap, and toilet paper. While we found most of the breakfasts delicious, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely 2 nights stay at Esmeralda Inn, on our road trip from DC to Florida. The Esmeralda Inn is definitely a different hotel in a positiv way. The kids were so excited and loved the place. It was nothing like any other hotel they ever stayed at. Esmeralda Inn has a great history, and is definitely worth... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you had a great vacation with your family. We are pleased to hear it will be unforgettable. Come again soon!!!! Thank you, Don & Kim Cason More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is so friendly. The cabin we stayed in was perfect for us and our two daughters. New and on a sweet, rocky river. Two bedrooms/two baths/ full kitchen/ family room with fireplace and flat screen. I would stay again with my family when visiting Lake Lure area. Full breakfast included. Heading back this weekend to stay at the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our cabin on the river. It is so special and such a great location. We are so glad that you came back so soon. We will look forward to you coming again and again. Thank you, Don & Kim Cason More 

Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. The inn epitomizes rustic elegance. The room was very clean, quiet, and cozy, with a great view of Chimney Rock. Staff brought bottled water and fresh cookies to the room every day; a nice touch. There is a game room on the second floor. Porches are around the building help you... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We so enjoyed serving you both as our guest. We are so glad that you had a wonderful getaway. We will look forward to you all coming back here again. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were up near Chimney Rock, NC and decided to try the Esmeralda for dinner. The food and service were excellent. I had the trout and my wife had the evening special of shrimp & grits. I'm from the northern part of the US and whenever a meal choice ends with "and grits", my attention usually wanders to other choices.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our restaurant for dinner. We will look forward to your return visit with us. Don & Kim Cason More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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 > Chimney Rock
Price Range: $210 - $442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esmeralda Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
The Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
Esmeralda Chimney Rock
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