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The Esmeralda Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
“Can't Wait to Visit Again”
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 is not so bad!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
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. S'mores by the fireplace on the Stone Patio is good too.

You're right, having to relax is not so bad!
Come stay with us again soon.
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Davidson, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family (wife and 2 children ages 7 and 9) visited the Esmerlda for a quick getaway for my wifes birthday. The place is awesome. It's one of my favorite places to visit. Rooms are super clean and comfortable and the hotels ammentiies are perfect (evening cocktails and appetizers and game room). The location is perfect too (across from river, near the lake and the chimney rock hiking). I couldn't ask for a better place to getaway. You feel like the whole hotel is your house. The staff is so great. The food is really good and the view from the patio is incredible. If you haven't stayed in this hotel you are missing the boat. It's the nicest place to stay in the area in my opinion.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you for your great review! We are in a perfect location! From our front porch, it's easy to get to anything you want to do. Then you get to come back, soak in the large Jacuzzi, enjoy a glass of wine and mussels on the deck or sit by the fire on the stone patio and roast marshmallows for S'mores. Not a bad way to spend a few nights. Oh, and the views are spectacular too!

Our Housekeeping staff are great! They take personal pride in keeping this lovely Inn looking it's best, not to mention the NC Dept. of Health 100% cleanliness rating we've maintained for several years now.

We're glad you had such a good time and we invite you to come stay with us again soon!
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Inman, South Carolina
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great Trip. Everything we expected and then some. The Inn is quaint and well appointed. We had brunch before leaving and it was wonderful. We went to another restaurant in the area the night before and wish we had had dinner at the Inn instead. Can't wait to go back to the Esmeralda.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you for the great review! Sometimes what you see on a website doesn't match what you see when you arrive! We work very hard to keep our website honest. We love to hear we've exceeded expectations.

Our Restaurant just keeps getting better. Chef George and his staff do a wonderful job of finding what is freshest in the area and incorporating those things into the menu. The term "farm to table" isn't just a cliché here, it's the truth! I'm glad you enjoyed Brunch.

We look forward to seeing you next time!
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Celebrated my wife's birthday and Easter at this incredible inn. Personal attentive service, excellent food, cozy comfortable facility. Great location to access an unforgettable sunrise service on the summit of Chimney Rock.

  • Stayed April 2014
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank you for your review! You picked a perfect time to visit. Spring in the Gorge is spectacular, so many trees in bloom. Add that to the sunrise on Chimney Rock and it's magical.

We have a great staff, who take pride in making our guests feel welcome. Thank you for spending these special occasions with us!

We hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely everything was amazing. After the chaos of the US Open The Esmeralda was exactly the peaceful stay we needed. The restaurant, the staff and our amazing room were perfect. Our room had the most incredible view and at night the sound of the river lulled us to sleep. I would recommend this wonderful hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank you for the great review! This is a wonderful, peaceful place to rest and unwind.
We are so fortunate to be in the location we're in. The area is not busy in the evening, so you get to listen to the River and enjoy the views.

Our staff is family and all of us want every guest to feel at home and relaxed when with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

Come again soon!
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

This inn was a great place to find. The rooms are very luxurious with great linens and amenities. The staff was very helpful and kind. The hot tub was great. Chimney Rock is a town that "goes to sleep" about 9 pm. So the Inn did a great job making sure there was something to do if you stayed in town for the night. There is a huge game room. Each floor has a mini-fridge that you can put leftovers or drinks in to enjoy once you return for the day. There are great views from all around the hotel. So if you are on a budget, don't worry about reserving one of the rooms with just a garden view versus the mountain/waterfall view. As soon as you step outside you can see all these great views and you won't miss a thing. They also have wi-fi which was great. This is a great away-from-it-all place to stay.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank you for the great review! We want everything about the Inn to be extraordinarily comfortable, thus the beds, linens and toiletries. You are absolutely right about the views around the Inn. With so many great public areas to enjoy those views, the rooms on the inside are a good deal!

It sounds like you took advantage of all the Inn has to offer and enjoyed your visit!

We hope you will come to stay with us again soon.
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Chantilly, Virginia
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Enjoyed this mountain retreat that is so close to the wonderful hiking opportunities at Chimney Rock. Nice restaurant. Fun gameroom. Big hottub. At night, we turned off the room air conditioner and slept comfortably with the windows open.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are in an ideal location. We're within about 30 minutes of many outdoor activities, as well as the cultural activities in Asheville.

Open windows also let in the sound of the Rocky Broad River across the street.
We're glad you enjoyed all the Inn has to offer!

See you next time!
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Additional Information about The Esmeralda Inn

Property: The Esmeralda Inn
Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Chimney Rock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esmeralda Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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