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Reviewed 18 July 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...

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

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...

Chantilly, Virginia
Reviewed 18 July 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.

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

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!

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We are return visitors (and diners), and enjoyed this special property every bit as much this time. We took the corner room with the view of Chimney Rock, and loved it! The linens and other amenities are very nice, and we slept great. The staff went out of their way to make the experience enjoyable, and handled the one issue...

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

Thank you for the great review! We love return guests. It feels like family coming to visit. The Premium View King is the best view in the house. We think of the Inn as home and want our guests to feel the same, so when guests return again and again, we get a chance to know them a little better...

Newton, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I booked a brunch reservation for 8 and called ahead to confirm. The staff agreed to our arrival time, but noted that a party of 18 had unexpectedly arrived. They warned that service may be a little slow. The service WAS extremely slow and the waitress was defensive about it. There was no attempt to make our wait better by...

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

We never want our guests to leave unhappy, but I believe some clarification is necessary here. Your original reservation was for 11:00am. When you called to confirm, you also asked to change that reservation to 9:30. You were told there was a large group coming in and I encouraged you to come at 10:30, 10 at the earliest. I was...

Ocracoke, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had seen the inn on NC Weekend a few years ago and had bookmarked it for a future stay. The Inn itself is beautiful; the lobby is stunning with its twisted branch banister and beautiful chandelier. Our room had a very comfortable bed with outstanding linens. Nice assortment of shampoo, conditioner and lotion in the bathroom. BUT, we were...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. The Inn is a lovely place. I was surprised by your comparison of the room to something in Disney World. I would say there is nothing about our rooms that compares to a chain motel/hotel. The Inn is furnished in more modern, but very comfortable furnishings. All from Ethan Allen and with lots of...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had an excellent visit at the Inn. We were there for our honeymoon and could not have asked for a more welcoming staff and a more pleasant experience. We also ate at the restaurant and the food was delicious! We would definitely recommend the s'mores basket for use with the outdoor fireplace at night.

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Thank you for your great review! We love it when guests come to celebrate a special day or occasion. S'mores on the stone patio is a treat whether you're 4 or 40. We are very fortunate to have our great staff. Chef George uses the best of what is available locally and works magic. Please visit us again. It doesn't...

Canandaigua, New York, USA
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Peaceful and restful stay. I opened all the windows at night(yes, they open and have screens). Cool mountain air and the sound of the river was wonderful. Trip Advisor wants 200 characters. What a crazy requirement xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Thank you for your review! You enjoyed the best of what we have to offer! Our wonderful location. It's hard to beat our views or the sound of the Rocky Broad River across the street. Come again - the river isn't going anywhere!

Belmont, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 July 2014

It had literally been fifteen years since I had been on a real vacation. We decided to try the world famous Esmeralda Inn and glad we did. The setting, surrounding views, and charm of the Inn were just what we were looking for. The staff was very nice especially Kim that was a server in the dining room, she was...

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Thank you for your review! Our goal is to make every guest comfortable in a relaxed but beautiful atmosphere. It sounds like we succeeded! Please come again soon and often!

Atlanta
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Perfect. We are coming back. Quiet, serene, and beautiful inside and out. Immaculately clean, lovely bath and spa soaps. Rejuvenating good night's sleep, perfect climate and lighting. All wifi and cable works with no problem. This is our gold standard for NC mountain getaway.

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Thank you for the great review! We think of the Inn as home and we want every guest's stay to be relaxing and enjoyable. I'm glad everything was perfect! We hope you'll come again soon.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The hotel was beautiful! It is a great location and the room was very clean. They also have an awesome game room that kept our family entertained in the evening. I would definitely stay here again with my family or as a nice couples getaway.

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Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the Game Room. It's especially nice when the weather doesn't cooperate. We love having families visit. There is so much to do in the area and a great room to come home to at the end of an active day. We have a wonderful staff of hardworking housekeepers. We all think...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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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
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Chimney Rock
Price Range: $216 - $547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Esmeralda Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms with king beds are rather small. Once we stayed in a room with 2 queen beds and it significantly more room to move around.”
 of 5 bubbles ncburkett1, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the third floor offer the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles CAB10900, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the road side look out over the mountain and the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Cowgaldew, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 102 is large with a king bed, has a balcony & views of Chimney Rock.”
  • View of Chimney Rock from Room 102.
 of 5 bubbles HotLantaLady, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed our terrace room, which we booked based on others' recommendations.”
 of 5 bubbles 562lanaf, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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