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Forest City, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 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 review

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...

Dallas, Texas
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...

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

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....

Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 25 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...

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

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...

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. Happy Travels

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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...

Covington, Kentucky
Reviewed 19 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...

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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...

Liberty, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 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 review

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,...

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

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!

Hendersonville, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We visited The Esmeralda in March 2014 since our daughter has booked it for her August 2014 wedding. We were thrilled with her decision. We met most of the staff while we were there and found them very friendly and accomodating. The dinner (NC Bison-slow roasted) was out of this world delicious. After talking to the wedding planner I have...

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Thank you for the great review! We do many small wedding weekends and really enjoy the interaction with the families and friends of the wedding party. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and feel confident that it will be a wonderful time for everyone! Chef George and his staff just get better all the time! The bison is something out...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I had an amazing experience here. The staff was awesome, the room lovely, the common areas amiable and the food wonderful! I highly recommend them for a place to stay. They made my stay the easiest and most pleasant hotel experiences I've ever had.

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

Thank you for your kind review! We think of the Inn as home and want all of our guests to feel the same. This is the third version of the Inn and many of our guests remember the warmth and coziness of the old Inn. We have done our best to capture that feeling. I'm glad you had such a...

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Neat, clean accommodations, fabulous restaurant, beautiful grounds! Acts like a bed and breakfast without breakfast included in the price but restaurant is excellent and very fairly priced. Great property for relaxing and enjoying one another. Fire place spa are great!

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Thank you for the thoughtful review! As an Inn, we want the more personal, relaxed atmosphere. We take a lot of pride in our 100% cleanliness rating from the NC Dept. of Health. Our staff works hard to make your stay a memorable one. I'm glad you enjoyed the Restaurant and amenities. We think we're the best Restaurant in the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 > Chimney Rock
Price Range: $222 - $596 (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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“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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