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The Esmeralda Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Lancaster, SC
2 reviews
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“Thank you for a perfect weekend!”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

I just want to thank the entire Esmeralda staff for a perfectly wonderful weekend! You made certain that my daughter's wedding was everything she imagined that it would be! The food was excellent and the accommodations were outstanding! Everything was so detail oriented and beautiful and you guys are so professional! Most of all, I want to thank you for your friendliness and hospitaility. You made sure that our whole family and our friends felt right at home! Thank you again for everything and we do look forward to seeing you all again!

Room Tip: We stayed in room number 14. The bed was comfortable and our view was gorgeous. I really appreciat...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, 7 April 2012
Thank you for the great review! It's always fun to have a wedding party take over the house! I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Chef Michael is doing a wonderful job for us in The Restaurant.

Our goal is to make every stay a memorable one. A wedding is an especially good opportunity to make those memories special.

It was a pleasure having you with us. We hope you'll come again soon!
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Lancaster, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We had our wedding at the Esmeralda Inn and stayed for three nights. Our friends and family stayed as well. We all had the time of our life. The food was fabulous, the staff showed so much hospitality, and the Inn and landscaping is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are so nice and have some wonderful accommodations. The beds are the best I have slept in. I am so glad we chose this location and we had so many compliments by our guest regarding the food and the Inn. I would highly recommend the Esmeralda Inn, our experience was beyond words!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 10 and it has a beautiful view of Chimney Rock and you can also see the rapids fro...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you so much for the great review! It was a pleasure having your wedding party with us. It's always fun when we have a group take over the house!

Room 10, the Premium View King, is the best view in the house. It's hard to beat our location. We have such wonderful views from most of our rooms. This time of year, it's especially lovely.

I'm glad your guests enjoyed their stay and we hope you will all come back many times and stay with us.
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

My husband and I spent 4 wonderful nights at the Esmeralda Inn in March for his birthday. We booked the room as well as a horseback riding adventure through the website which was confirmed via email. We love this property and have visited for dinner once before and decided we would stay there the next time we visit. The room was wonderful and clean and the size was just right (we took the king bed option).
We loved the wine and cheese hour on the porch as well as the Sunday brunch and morning coffee. The restaurant is closed Sunday evening through Tuesday so we ventured into Hendersonville and Asheville and discovered some other wonderful places as well.
The second floor has a beautiful game room and kitchen. The third floor has a small bar fridge and cabinets as well as wi-fi. Everyone was very helpful with directions and suggestions of fun things to do and they even set up a fire in the outdoor fireplace for us when we arrived back from dinner.
We loved our stay and hope they have a beautiful and grand season ahead!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you for your review and the well wishes! It was a pleasure having you with us. Our goal is to make every guest's stay a memorable one. I'm glad you enjoyed all the amenities the Inn has to offer! Soon the Jacuzzi will be open, so you'll have to come back and enjoy that as well.

There are so many fun things to do here. We couldn't be in a better location. So many of our guests go horseback riding and zip lining. Of course Chimney Rock Park is a great place to hike and enjoy the fabulous views.

This season is looking good for all of us in the Gorge. Thank you again for your review.
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Just stayed there for my niece's wedding weekend. The inn was charming, but what made our stay so nice was the staff. They bent over backwards to make sure we were comfortable and happy...and they were extremely professional. We would go back in a heartbeat.

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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you for taking time to write a review! We have a great staff! Everyone here thinks of The Esmeralda as home and takes pride in giving our guests the best possible experience. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

Please come back soon!
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Saint George, SC
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

My husband and I came to the Esmeralda Inn for our 2nd wedding anniversary and were very pleased with how unique the property was. It was the end of February so we wish we were able to utilize the outside jacuzzi area, but will plan accordingly the next visit. We would definitely visit again with our child and enjoy Chimney Rock in the warmer season. The restaraunt food was DELICIOUS and overall a very family friendly atmosphere!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you for your thoughtful review. I'm glad we were part of your anniversary celebration! We are so pleased with Chef Michael. He's been with us a couple of months now and everyone is enjoying the great food!

The Jacuzzi should be opening around April 15th. Please come back and enjoy!
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

The Esmeralda Inn was absolutely wonderful!! My husband and I had a great time. The rooms are very nice & clean. The room we stayed in was pretty tiny but it did not bother us at all. The views were amazing from the room also. We took full advantage of the game room and had tons of fun playing pool, air hockey and foosball. The staff were all friendly and the restaurant was AMAZING. Food was outstanding. We can't wait to go back again soon!!

Room Tip: The mountain view room was great!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, 16 March 2012
Thank you for taking time to write a review! We are in a great location. The views of the river and Chimney Rock are hard to beat. Some of our rooms are not large, but I think of them as little jewels! I'm glad you enjoyed the great public areas like the Lounge. When it gets a little warmer, the Jacuzzi will be open too. We are already serving lunch on the Deck! Spring has already arrived at The Esmeralda. There are more trees and flowers in bloom every day.

We are very fortunate to have Chef Michael. He's been with us a few weeks now and we are VERY pleased with the quality of the food he's preparing. Thank you for your comments!

We hope you'll stay with us agin soon.
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Aynor, South Carolina
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

My wife and I spend a remantic week end at The Esmeralda. We were excited because we had read all the great reviews prior to our visit and we were not disappointed. The property is just as buautiful as all the pictures on their web sight. The property was clean as a pin with great ammenities. The staff were very nice and at our beck and call. The Chef at the resturant was great. The shrimp and Grits were to die for. I would recommend this spot to all my friends, family, and co-workers. We booked our next year valentines getaway the same day we checked in.

Room Tip: Room #8 was just the right size for two. I understand that some of the rooms are smaller but #8 was...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Thank you for the great review! Sometimes what you see is not what you get when looking at a website, but we work very hard to represent our beautiful Inn accurately. I'm glad you were not disappointed!

Soon the 18-person Jacuzzi will be open, adding another great amenity to the lineup. It first opened last year and was very popular.

Chef Michael has only been with us a short time, but we are very happy with the changes he's made. Our great food keeps getting better!

Some of our rooms are not large, but with the great public areas, like the Front Porch, Lounge/Game Room, and the Stone Patio, no one seems to mind!

We're looking forward to your return trip!
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Property: The Esmeralda Inn
Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Region: 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: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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