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“Beautiful place to stay. Can't wait to come back!”
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The Esmeralda Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

My wife and I just spent last night at the Inn. A beautiful place to stay inside and out. Views are incredible. The staff was great and the room was perfect. The balcony was awesome. A place to sit, look at the mountains and listen to the river run. We can't wait to go back. We highly recommend it.

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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you for the great review! We are so fortunate to be in this beautiful spot. This is a wonderful time to be visiting the area, as so many trees are still in bloom. It's always peaceful on the porch or terrace, especially early in the morning or evening. I'm glad you enjoyed.

We have a great staff. They take pride in ensuring our guests have a pleasant stay.

Please come again and often!

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The staff catered to our every need for a work retreat. We had the whole inn to ourselves and enjoyed our meals and meetings all on location. The rooms were like new and very nice. The meeting space was wonderful with our own pantry for snacks and drinks. Food was superb and we all left a few pounds heavier. Most items they serve are made right on location.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure having your group with us.
We're just the right size for small business retreats, small weddings and family reunions. Having the entire house to yourself definitely has its advantages. You can play games and laugh long into the night and not disturb anyone!

I'm glad everything was to your satisfaction. We very much value our business guests and would like to welcome you back anytime.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Loved this place! It is cozy, clean and the staff gave excellent service. We only stayed a night but would not hesitate to stay again. We wished we had tried their restaurant because I wasn't too pleased with the restaurants in town. Their game room is huge and great for a group. Wish it was walking distance to downtown Chimney Rock but the tradeoff of staying somewhere nice is worth it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you for your kind review! We're in such a beautiful location, but it is a little risky walking the quarter mile into town. No sidewalks on a windy road.
Everyone enjoys the game room. We host many small weddings, business retreats and family reunions and the game room is a favorite gathering place. The views aren't bad either!

Next time please do try the restaurant, the food is excellent!

We hope to see you again soon, and stay a little longer!

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

If you are looking for a great place to stay and dine near Lake Lure/Chimney Rock, I highly recommend the Esmeralda Inn. The food is great and the staff is amazing. You can even arrange for an in-room massage. It is close to many waterfalls, Lake Lure and Asheville.
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Room Tip: Book one of the rooms on the front of the Inn facing the French Broad River and Chimney Rock.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Thank you for your review! We are in a perfect location for many day trips and excursions. Asheville is 25 miles; Chimney Rock Park is a mile up the road; horseback riding, zip lining, hiking, fishing, boating - all within a few minutes drive!

We have a great staff that take pride in the Inn, the food and most of all, in the care of our guests. We always want you to feel at home and take wonderful memories with you when you leave.

Please visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

My most recent stay was just for one night as my partner and myself were heading home to Kentucky after spending four nights in Charleston, SC. It is just a short jaunt over to the Esmeralda from the expressway, and quite worth it to make the detour. The staff is very friendly and the restaurant and accommodations excellent. As other people have noted it is very relaxing sitting on the front porch and listening to the Rocky Broad River across the road from the hotel flow through the gorge. We even saw a kayaker this time as he challenged the rapids.

Room Tip: The room, food and service during our last stay was just as wonderful as the first time that I staye...
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Thank you for your great review! We are in the perfect location for relaxation. The Rocky Broad River is always a source of enjoyment for our guests. There is fishing and kayaking on the river too, if you want a more active connection with it!

We have a wonderful staff, who enjoy what they do and take pride in making everything as perfect as possible for your stay. We want you to feel at home.

Please stop in again soon!

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

What an amazing view from our corner room, we enjoyed every minute of our short overnight stay. We look forward to coming back as a family to further explore the area and take advantage of all The Esmeralda has to offer.

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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Thank you for your thoughtful review! Our views are pretty spectacular. You were in our Premium View King room and it does have the best view in the house. But many of our rooms have great views as well as the Game Room, The Dining Room and our Dining Deck. So every guest can enjoy this beautiful Gorge. Next time, you'll have to try the 16-person Jacuzzi and the outdoor fireplace. S'mores & wine?

There's a lot to do in the Chimney Rock area - hiking, fishing, boating, antiquing, zip lining, horseback riding, shopping! And The Esmeralda is the perfect base. It's an easy drive to any of these things from here.

We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This Inn is first class all the way .Comfortable beds with beautiful linens and nicely appointed rooms with fantastic views!! The restaurant has fantastic food...and also a healthy breakfast every morning.The staff went out of their way to make sure your stay was a pleasurable one!!!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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SharronFieber, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Thank you for the great review! We hope all of our guests leave feeling this way.

Our hard working staff wants every guest to feel at home and welcome, from the moment you walk in our sparkling clean rooms to your dining experience. I'm glad you enjoyed.

We hope you will return soon and often!

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Additional Information about The Esmeralda Inn

Address: 910 Main St, 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 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Price Range: £130 - £344 (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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