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The Esmeralda Inn

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We had a pipe break in out Bat Cave, NC home so we decided to stay here while we had repairs. We were shown around, coffee station, refrigerator, and the restaurant, before we went to our room. Our bed was a queen, kings were sold...More

Thank maria L
Response from EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 5 February 2018

Maria, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad we could be here for you during your hardship. We hope you can come back and enjoy the restaurant next time. It was great to meet and serve you both. We hope your pipes were...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We REALLY enjoyed another wonderful trip to Esmeralda. This Inn has a wonderful interesting history. One pic below is when FDR visited back in the 1930’s! Clark Gable even hung out here. During their existence, the Inn has burned to the ground twice. The current...More

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Response from EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 5 February 2018

Kim, Thank you for your review on our Esmeralda Inn site on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed all of our amenities during your visit with us. We hope you will be able to visit with us again soon.

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I am officially in love with this inn. From check-in to check-out, everyone was so hospitable. From sitting in front of the fire outside to relaxing in nice, clean jacuzzi to eating in the on site restaurant to playing pool....there were ample things to do....More

Thank Shanitra M
Response from EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 5 February 2018

Shanitra, Thank you for your kind words in your review. We so enjoyed your visit with us as well. We hope you can come back and stay again and enjoy our new Spa. We are glad you enjoyed all of our amenities on our property....More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

The warm casual elegance at The Esmeralda Inn is just perfect in our minds. Beds and baths are great, rooms are good size and the limited number of rooms results in great service from the staff. On top of that an excellent restaurant is on...More

Thank Griffith H
Response from EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words!!! We love having you as our guest!!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 21 December 2017

So I just read the other posts about Thanksgiving Day dinner at The Esmeralda. We were in town for the holiday, and I choose this restaurant for the menu offerings, and because it was located and Chimney Rock, and near Lake Lure --- two areas...More

Thank Beach Bum Woman
Response from EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you for your review. Yes, Thanksgiving is our busiest day of the year. We hope you will come back and stay and dine with us all through the year. Thanks for your business and we hope to see you soon.

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast included
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Free Parking
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Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
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Hot Tub
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US$199 - US$1,128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Details
Price range
US$199 - US$1,128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Jillrobin23
22 April 2017|
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Response from EsmeraldaInnkeeper | Property representative |
Yes. We could accommodate your dietary needs
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Dion47
17 November 2016|
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Do you already have a reservation with us? If so we hope to know more by Saturday. Please check back with us.
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Mcfrugal
22 January 2016|
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Response from 141pam | Reviewed this property |
We were on the far end, on the second floor and we could see the mountains. I'm sure the third floor had even better views. There is an awesome sunrise from the window.
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