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The Esmeralda Inn

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had a wonderful stay and I highly recommend this inn. It has an interesting history and a convenient location . Dinner was romantic and the food excellent. No complaints . I have two say 200 words or more but I really don't have anything else to say. It was great

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

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed The Restaurant and your stay with us. We're in a great location; close to everything and still removed enough to be quiet and relaxing. Plenty of words! Come see us again soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are looking for a place to stay in the heart of the mountains this is a great, comfortable, beautiful hotel. Lake Lure is remote and quiet but within a short drive to Asheville, Hendersonville, golf resorts, Chimney Rock and the beautiful lake of course. The hotel is fantastic with excellent beds, linens, some of the best towels I've... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! I couldn't have described us better! We are so lucky to be in such a perfect location. Close to everything and still peaceful and relaxing. We want our guests to feel welcome and at home. Our wonderful staff take pride in doing everything we can to accomplish that end. Some of our rooms are... More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We spent out honeymoon here and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Would definitely recommend this to others. We had a beautiful view from our room, there were lots of things to do all around us, and the bed was wonderfully comfortable.

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

Thank you for the great review! We are delighted we could be a part of this special time. This is a great spot to use as your base when you want to visit a the entire area. There is so much to do here! Lake activities, golf, hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, shopping and antiquing to name just a few!... More 

Ohio
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90 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

After three days in Asheville, we arrived at The Esmeralda to explore some natural beauty and slow down a bit. The lodge is decorated to rustic perfection and impeccably clean. The service and attention we received was top notch. The bed was amazingly comfortable. The breakfast provided was certainly a step above most hotel chain continental offerings. I especially appreciated... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! This is a beautiful Inn. When it was re-built after the fire in 1997, the owners wanted to keep the flavor of the old building, but with modern conveniences and added safety. They succeeded! We have wonderful staff who take pride in the 100% cleanliness rating from the NC Dept. of Health. We are... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

They use the words luxury rustic, and that pretty much sums it up. My room was adequate, clean bed and clean bathroom which are my main concerns. Bed was extremely comfortable and linens and towels were the best I ever used. Employees that I dealt with were all very nice and accommodating to my needs. Very nice public read, porches,... More 

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

Thank you for the thoughtful review! While our rooms are not as large as the hotel chains, we make up for space by having great beds and linens! We think of the Inn as home and every member of our staff takes pride in providing our guests with the best possible experience. We are very fortunate to have the people... More 

florida
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is our third visit to this beautiful Inn. The owners Doug and Aileen are most gracious and have kept the Inn up to standards and continue to improve the surroundings. They made us feel at home..This was one of our most relaxing visits. We had a premium mountain view room which was spacious with beautiful views of the mountains.The... More 

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Thank clare07
SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We love it when our guests return again and again! It means we are succeeding at making our guests feel at home. This is such a beautiful area, and we are so lucky to be in the perfect spot to enjoy the views and the quiet especially in the evening. It's good that you... More 

Michigan Center, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here many times under different owners. Rooms are clean and updated beautifully. Would stay here again if restaurant would be open for bkfst lunch and dinner. The food is so delicious when avail. Free brkfst was minimal, although fruit was very good. No decaf coffee though. Unfortunately the aura is very empty. I've stayed there when there was a... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. I'm sorry your stay was not as pleasurable as you would have liked. We always want our guests to feel welcome and at home. If you look at our reviews, you'll see that the majority of our guests feel the Inn is warm and inviting. If there is a problem, we... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a great room with access to the upstairs porch complete with wicker furniture. It was good at evening to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. There is a fire pit and a 16 person hot tub outside. The room was fine; bathroom could have used more shelf space. There is also a restaurant in house. We had... More 

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Thank JHR6301
SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's hard to beat our views and the sound of the River in the evening. I hope you made use of the Jacuzzi. There is no better way to unwind and relax after a day of hiking or shopping than to soak in a hot tub with a cold drink, gazing at the stars. When... More 

Etowah, North Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

An impromptu trip to Lake Lure led me to book a couple of much needed nights away at The Esmeralda Inn. Scout at the front desk was welcoming and accommodating. Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I would have loved a room with a view of the mountains, but I booked at the last minute, so I... More 

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

I'm glad you found us! As we get further into the busy season, it's definitely a good idea to reserve in advance. But even though a couple of the rooms don't have a view of the mountains or river, they all have the wonderful beds, linens and toiletries to make your stay a little more than comfortable. The Jacuzzi is... More 

Atlanta, GA
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89 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

* We stayed at the Esmeralda for two nights. We were in town for a wedding and the stay couldn't have been better. * We had breakfast both days at the restaurant and the food was excellent. Since the Inn was full the wait time for the food was a little long. However this isn't a place for dash in... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! I'm so sorry 2 of your beers disappeared! As you said, we hope they enjoyed! The Inn was rebuilt on the original footprint of the old Inn after the fire in 1997. As a historical building, we were somewhat restricted on the size of the rooms. Your suggestion... 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: $208 - $598 (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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