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The Esmeralda Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Staying at The Esmeralda Inn right now. Beautiful. Hubby and I just had dinner and all I can say is, it was absolutely delicious! Our waiter was FANTASTIC. The Esmeralda is definitely a beautiful little gem nestled in the mountain.

More review to follow but wanted to give a quick little update to all of you considering heading out this way. :)

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2012

Thank you for taking the time out of your vacation to write us a review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We think of the Inn as home and love it when our guests have a great time.
We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 28 December 2011

This Christmas week-end was our first stay at the Esmeralda. Our expectations were exceeded. Everything about the property was top-notch. Beautiful facility and location. Everyone went out of their way to make the stay comfortable and relaxing. We are generally not pleased with most "hotel" restaurants as they are often there for "convenience" rather than their culinary abilities. Not so at the Esmeralda. Had dinner, breakfast and Christmas buffet there and everything was absolutely delicious. We highly recommend the Esmeralda and will be back ourselves sometime next year.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2012

Thank you for the great review! We like to think we have the best Restaurant in the Gorge. I'm glad you enjoyed all your meals with us.

It is our goal to make every guest's stay a memorable one. I hope you will come back often and make lots of happy memories here!

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Reviewed 23 December 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Esmeralda Inn in December. We planned a visit to the Biltmore House to see the Christmas decorations. We were SO pleased with The Esmeralda! The location, the staff, the CLEANLINESS were all wonderful. The rooms are small and quaint, but the views are great from your room. Comfy beds and pillows. Nicely appointed rooms and bathrooms.
We thought the staff was warm and welcoming. We met Chef Michelle...she does a great job and loves her work! She made us a wonderful picnic lunch that we enjoyed creekside just down the road from the hotel in Chimney Rock. Her picnic lunch was thoughtfully made and packed nicely for us. The food was very fresh and of good quality.
Overall, we cannot wait to go back again and again! We feel like we found a little slice of heaven in the mountains. Can't wait to go back and hike in the park at Chimney Rock!

Room Tip: Choose a room that has a view of the mountains. The hotel is in a valley, so there are mountains on...
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank bethy1SouthCarolina
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's hard to beat our location! We're close enough to enjoy the benefits of the city and far enough away to have the quiet of the mountains.
Our guests' comfort is our top priority. I'm glad you were pleased with your room and the amenities.
We are very fortunate to have Chef Michelle and the rest of our great staff. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 20 December 2011

This trip was for our honeymoon and we found it to be the most accommodating and amazing place ever! It was peaceful, serene, and magical. the food in the restaurant was great and again the service was top notch. Our stay at the Esmeralda was a breath of fresh air :)

Room Tip: corner rooms offer a great view of the surrounding mountains and the beautiful Esmeralda property.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2012

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We're glad we could share in your special occassion. This is a beautiful area. Winter here is quiet and restful.

We hope you'll visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 8 December 2011

My niece celebrated her wedding at the Esmeralda on December 2, 2011. The inn was ours. It was as if it were our home for the duration of our stay. The staff treated us as family providing each guest with as much personal service or autonomy as desired. The restaurant, pantries, and common areas were given over to our needs and wants. You will never meet people who are more friendly or helpful. My wife and I are now looking for a reason to return.

Room Tip: The front corner room is the best. Beautiful views, bright, and sunny.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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EsmeraldaInn, General Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2011

It was such a pleasure having your wedding party with us! The Inn is the right size for a small wedding and everyone seemed to be having a great time. We have a wonderful staff who truly enjoy making our guests comfortable. You were all great guests. You don't need a reason! Just come back any time.

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to your next visit.

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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: $251 - $693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esmeralda Inn 4*
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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