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“Visiting The Great Outdoors In Comfort”
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The Esmeralda Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 16, 2010

My husband and I stayed at The Esmeralda for 3 nights in June and loved it.
The room, although small, was very comfortable and the bed divine, high end bedding etc., especially after long days of hiking. We enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs on the large porch at night looking at the stars and listening to the sound of the river across the road. The hotel staff could not be more helpful and even provided discount tickets to nearby attractions. Chimney Rock State Park is right down the road. On our first night we were to arrive very late with our bikes in tow. We were greeted with chocolates on our bed and an invitation to store our bikes inside. We had friends to visit in Asheville and found that it was only a 45 minute drive which was a plus as well. This is a great place to stay if you are visiting Chimney Rock or Lake Lure NC.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2010

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! There is nothing better than relaxing on the porch, listening to the river and enjoying the night breeze. This is a great location. We're close to many of the area's attractions, including Asheville and of course, Chimney Rock Park. Autumn at The Esmeralda is fabulous! Come back and spend a few more days with us.

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Reviewed August 12, 2010

We ended up here for 2 nights because we couldn't get in our 1st choice over the weekend. We then stayed at our first choice, and this is now #1! Clean, good location, nice people/service, comfortable and a very good restaurant

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

We held our wedding in Chimney Rock Park and our reception at The Esmeralda. To say they couldn't have nicer is an understatement. When they say "you have the run of thd house" they are not kidding. All of my guests were impressed by the graciousness of our hosts, in fact Marty at the front desk even arranged for the rain to stop so our outdoor wedding could take place. We could not have been happier, the folks at the Esmeralda had more then a small part in making our big day Perfect! Make sure you eat at Parises also, they did our reception food, oh my, yummy!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2010
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2010

Thank you! Rearranging the weather is tricky, but it seemed to work this time! It was a pleasure having your wedding party stay with us. Everyone was having fun and making themselves at home. That's the whole idea here! Our goal is to provide all of our guests with a great experience. We're delighted you had such a good time. Come back soon.

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Reviewed August 5, 2010

A great place for a couple of days or a week get-a-way! Hotel owners and staff are very friendly and helpful with tips and advice. Restaurant food was great! Not one bad meal and excellent wait staff! 18 miles to historic Hendersonville, NC and 25 miles to Asheville, yet located in the peace and quiet of Chimney Rock, NC. Hotel is historic but completely renevated with all modern niceties. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're in a great location here. There's so much to do and we're constantly updating our list of potential adventures. We hope you'll visit again soon.

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Reviewed August 4, 2010

Beautiful location and you can hear the river across the street. Exceptionally clean and top notch bed linens and entertainement center. Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful view on the front deck at night. Only disappointment was no bar on site due to county alcohol regulations.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2010

Thank you for your review. Evenings at The Esmeralda are especially nice! There's nothing more relaxing than the sound of the river or waterfall as you drift off to sleep. Please come and see us again soon.

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Reviewed July 27, 2010

My family and friends recently celebrated a special family event at Esmeralda. This lovely Inn is beautiful, peaceful, and serene and squeaky clean. The location is perfect, the owners are so nice and hospitable, the desk associate on duty had plenty of information to give if needed. I travel all the time with my job so I know nice places and I notice everything.I would recommend this lovely property to anyone looking for a getaway or even a corporate event. Lots of team building options in the area like rafting, hiking and climbing.
Love the front porch and the fountains. This would be a fabulous place for a lovely intimate wedding. I will return to this wonderful place one day.Karen Creighton, Director of Sales and Marketing-Ocean Creek Resort and Conference Center-Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Stayed: July 2010
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2010

Karen it was a pleasure having you with us. Thank you for taking time to write a review. This is a great place for small gatherings and the area has so much to offer besides beauty. We welcome group events and are delighted to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed July 26, 2010

When we arrived, the front desk personnel was very nice. Our room was very comfortable, and spacious. Very clean, and the bed was so nice.

I would stay here again.

Restaurant was just okay.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2010

Thank you for writing a review. The beds are great aren't they! Our goal is to make every guest's visit a pleasant one. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

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Additional Information about The Esmeralda Inn

Address: 910 Main St, 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 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Price Range: $165 - $575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Esmeralda Inn 3.5*
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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