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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Comfortable rooms. Many with lovely views. Our room was small (remember the Inn is the size of the old inn that burned to the ground a decade ago), however our outdoor porch with amazing mountain and waterfall views, made it feel and live much larger. We loved watching a storm come in over Chimney Rock while relaxing with a glass of wine on our covered porch. Be sure to request a view room.

Room tip: Request view rooms. If traveling with children consider the river front cabins; one is single dog friendly.
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Charlie R
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your memories with us about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad we meet your expectations. We hope you can visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Stayed a weekend in July was it was absolutely perfect! Great service beautiful rooms, wonderful dinners. will defiantly be back. best relaxing vacation ive had I a long time. the view is to die for as well

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Tabitha S
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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Tabitha, thank you so much for your kind words! It is our first priority to make sure that all of our guests have a wonderful time at our Inn. We look forward to your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Esmeralda Inn was a wonderful place for a restful getaway!! My husband & I visit a B&B every year for our anniversary, & this was the BEST we have stayed in so far! The Honeymoon cottage was just the right size, extraordinarily clean, and the staff was so hospitable. They really go out of their way for anything you need & the whole inn was clean & welcoming!! The breakfast & dinner are exceptional too!! The gardens are gorgeous. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much for sharing your Inn with us.

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank kylie5950
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your review with us about your past stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We will look forward to your return visit with us.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We chose this place initially to its proximity to Chimney Rock. Wife and I went for our 25th Anniversary, and we enjoyed every minute of it! It exceeded our expectations, from the front desk staff, we got to know, to the restaurant wait staff. All were very helpful, friendly, courteous and attentive to whatever we needed. The rooms were comfortable and very clean, they do a good job in the overall presentation of this wonderful inn. I love the rustic ambiance. I can see why people choose to hold weddings and receptions here. Met another couple also on their anniversary. Amenities were terrific. The second floor had a very nice game room complete with pool table, poker table, foozball, couch to make you feel at home and relaxed, and you could serve yourself something in the kitchen break room. We did not try the outdoor hot tub to have any opinion. We need to especially mention the Chef and kitchen staff. The food was gourmet, I never expected the included breakfast to be works of art. You got a new selection (3) every morning to choose from, it was interesting to see what would be offered the next day. Dinner, wine, and beer selections also worth a mention, you would be hard pressed to find anything worthy of a refined palette elsewhere, than at this Inn, again kudos to the Exec Chef and the staff. You can be seated inside or outside to enjoy their nice patio and gardens surrounding the Inn.Again thanks to Amanda, Molly, Chase, Kim for making our trip very memorable and enjoyable. I ended up buying their coffee mug as a souvenir.

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Charles D
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations. We will look forward to your return visit with us.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

For me, cleanliness is a priority, and I am super picky! So that is what my searches always entail on trip advisor! This inn does NOT disappoint. Bathrooms and every corner of this inn is VERY VERY clean. I was surprised at how quiet the inn was. There was a wedding party staying at the inn for our visit and many of them were young but it didn't bother us at all. Wherever we went, it was so quiet! It's a beautiful inn, the hot tub is large and a perfect temperature with fresh towels on location. The breakfast was wonderful. We have 4 children and the game room is a fabulous hang out spot!!! Fuseball, pool, dominos table, poker table, a kitchen with snacks to purchase...a great place to just hang out. Chimney Rock was a blast. The drive to the inn was beautiful. Staff all remarkably friendly and warm. If I could give 6 stars, I would. We will definitely come back to visit. We were only there for one night but we missed it immediately upon leaving, it felt like we were leaving family. Love this very special place!

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words about your recent visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed all our amenities. We hope that you can visit with us again soon.

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