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The Esmeralda Inn

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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 15 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...

Reviewed 15 April 2014

Perfect location for group of writers and teachers to get together. Folks at the Esmerelda were very accommodating and really made our group stay just what we needed. The food was amazing! Especially the homemade yogurt parfait!

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Thank you for the great review. We love groups! This is such a peaceful, beautiful place to gather and be creative. We have plenty of room for groups to gather and work or play. I know many of your attendees enjoyed the game room during your stay! I'm glad you enjoyed The Restaurant. Chef George and his staff do a...

Somewhere
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Enjoyed a weekend stay with my husband and our two sons. It was an amazing stay. The rooms were clean, the food well-prepared, and the staff was very willing to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The center staircase is gorgeous, and I know why they have weddings there. Simply beautiful. I highly recommend The Esmerelda to families of...

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Thank you for the great review! There's a lot for families to do both at the Inn and in the area. Hiking, golfing, fishing, zip lining, boating etc. and of course Chimney Rock Park is only a mile away. We want you to enjoy all the Inn and the Gorge have to offer! We take our 100% Cleanliness rating from...

Sevierville
Reviewed 10 April 2014

It is so hard with the business that my husband and I have to be able to leave for any length of time. I found The Esmeralda on Trip Advisor and booked a two night stay for my husbands birthday. Only a 2 hr. drive from where we live and we were there. This place is absolutely adorable. Very clean,...

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

Thank you for the great review. I'm so glad you found us! Many of our guests come from TripAdvisor and from 2-3 hours away. We're just far enough to feel like you ran away from home. Our beds are fabulous! We get compliments on them all the time. Every guest is important to us. This is home and we love...

Salem, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I just hosted my wedding weekend and reception at the Esmeralda Inn, and had a wonderful time! I heard from all of my guests that they felt very well taken care of and that they loved the look and feel of the Inn and property. The food at the reception and the good-bye brunch was unbelievably delicious, and I really...

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

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure having your family and friends with us! Your Grandma was delightful and quite the dancer! Our goal is to make every event a memorable one. It sounds like we succeeded! We're sorry you found the contract process confusing. At the Esmeralda we do want to hear about the great experiences...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 March 2014

The Esmeralda Inn is a beautiful, welcoming, and unique place to stay. We were in town for our friends' wedding and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Chimney Rock/Lake Lure area.

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

Thank you for taking time to write such a thoughtful review! Most of our guests are repeats, come at the suggestion of friends and family, or through these Tripadvisor reviews. We host many small weddings and wedding parties. It's the perfect opportunity to gather with the people you care most about and relax before a big event. We take great...

Dallas, Georgia, USA
Reviewed 28 March 2014

The Esmeralda Inn is perfect! Great food in the restaurant, friendly front desk and hotel staff, EXTREMELY clean and well kept property - what more can you ask for?! This was a quick 2 night getaway for me and my wife, time to unwind, hike Chimney Rock a bit, relax and eat good food. It's a short drive to Asheville...

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

Thank you for the great review! We are in a perfect location for that weekend getaway. Close enough to the city, but far enough to feel like you've run away from home. We think of the Inn as home and want our guests to feel relaxed and welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the food! Chef George and his staff do...

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 24 March 2014

The first thing you will notice is the breathtaking scenery...which is a perfect backdrop for this wonderful Inn. The Inn is warm, cozy, and quiet and the staff is very friendly. Our room was very spacious and the beds very comfortable. This place goes all out on bed linens and towels--I am looking to buy some for my home. Attention...

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

What a great review! Thank you! We think of the Inn as home and we want our guest to feel welcome and comfortable while you're with us. We have a wonderful staff. Everyone here takes pride in making every stay memorable. The beds here are hard to beat! We get many compliments on the beds and the linens. All part...

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 23 March 2014

If you're going to Chimney Rock, NC, you MUST stay at The Esmeralda! The food is amazing, the beds super comfortable, and the staff warm and friendly! (Especially Scout!). The common space for guests to sit and relax or play a game or do a puzzle on the second floor is a terrific idea! When we stayed, the restaurant wasn't...

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Thank you so much for the great review! We take pride in making guests feel at home. The amenities and the staff are all part of that feeling. We want every guest to have the experience you had! The second floor game room gets a lot of use. I'm glad you enjoyed it. And the views not bad! Chef George...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • 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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  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $233 - $339 (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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Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
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