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Davidson, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My family (wife and 2 children ages 7 and 9) visited the Esmerlda for a quick getaway for my wifes birthday. The place is awesome. It's one of my favorite places to visit. Rooms are super clean and comfortable and the hotels ammentiies are perfect (evening cocktails and appetizers and game room). The location is perfect too (across from river,... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! We are in a perfect location! From our front porch, it's easy to get to anything you want to do. Then you get to come back, soak in the large Jacuzzi, enjoy a glass of wine and mussels on the deck or sit by the fire on the stone patio and roast marshmallows for... More 

Inman, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Great Trip. Everything we expected and then some. The Inn is quaint and well appointed. We had brunch before leaving and it was wonderful. We went to another restaurant in the area the night before and wish we had had dinner at the Inn instead. Can't wait to go back to the Esmeralda.

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Thank you for the great review! Sometimes what you see on a website doesn't match what you see when you arrive! We work very hard to keep our website honest. We love to hear we've exceeded expectations. Our Restaurant just keeps getting better. Chef George and his staff do a wonderful job of finding what is freshest in the area... More 

Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Celebrated my wife's birthday and Easter at this incredible inn. Personal attentive service, excellent food, cozy comfortable facility. Great location to access an unforgettable sunrise service on the summit of Chimney Rock.

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

Thank you for your review! You picked a perfect time to visit. Spring in the Gorge is spectacular, so many trees in bloom. Add that to the sunrise on Chimney Rock and it's magical. We have a great staff, who take pride in making our guests feel welcome. Thank you for spending these special occasions with us! We hope to... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Absolutely everything was amazing. After the chaos of the US Open The Esmeralda was exactly the peaceful stay we needed. The restaurant, the staff and our amazing room were perfect. Our room had the most incredible view and at night the sound of the river lulled us to sleep. I would recommend this wonderful hotel to anyone.

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

Thank you for the great review! This is a wonderful, peaceful place to rest and unwind. We are so fortunate to be in the location we're in. The area is not busy in the evening, so you get to listen to the River and enjoy the views. Our staff is family and all of us want every guest to feel... More 

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

This inn was a great place to find. The rooms are very luxurious with great linens and amenities. The staff was very helpful and kind. The hot tub was great. Chimney Rock is a town that "goes to sleep" about 9 pm. So the Inn did a great job making sure there was something to do if you stayed in... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! We want everything about the Inn to be extraordinarily comfortable, thus the beds, linens and toiletries. You are absolutely right about the views around the Inn. With so many great public areas to enjoy those views, the rooms on the inside are a good deal! It sounds like you took advantage of all the... More 

Chantilly, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Enjoyed this mountain retreat that is so close to the wonderful hiking opportunities at Chimney Rock. Nice restaurant. Fun gameroom. Big hottub. At night, we turned off the room air conditioner and slept comfortably with the windows open.

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

Thank you for your review! We are in an ideal location. We're within about 30 minutes of many outdoor activities, as well as the cultural activities in Asheville. Open windows also let in the sound of the Rocky Broad River across the street. We're glad you enjoyed all the Inn has to offer! See you next time! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We are return visitors (and diners), and enjoyed this special property every bit as much this time. We took the corner room with the view of Chimney Rock, and loved it! The linens and other amenities are very nice, and we slept great. The staff went out of their way to make the experience enjoyable, and handled the one issue... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! We love return guests. It feels like family coming to visit. The Premium View King is the best view in the house. We think of the Inn as home and want our guests to feel the same, so when guests return again and again, we get a chance to know them a little better... More 

Newton, North Carolina
1 review
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I booked a brunch reservation for 8 and called ahead to confirm. The staff agreed to our arrival time, but noted that a party of 18 had unexpectedly arrived. They warned that service may be a little slow. The service WAS extremely slow and the waitress was defensive about it. There was no attempt to make our wait better by... More 

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

We never want our guests to leave unhappy, but I believe some clarification is necessary here. Your original reservation was for 11:00am. When you called to confirm, you also asked to change that reservation to 9:30. You were told there was a large group coming in and I encouraged you to come at 10:30, 10 at the earliest. I was... More 

Ocracoke, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had seen the inn on NC Weekend a few years ago and had bookmarked it for a future stay. The Inn itself is beautiful; the lobby is stunning with its twisted branch banister and beautiful chandelier. Our room had a very comfortable bed with outstanding linens. Nice assortment of shampoo, conditioner and lotion in the bathroom. BUT, we were... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. The Inn is a lovely place. I was surprised by your comparison of the room to something in Disney World. I would say there is nothing about our rooms that compares to a chain motel/hotel. The Inn is furnished in more modern, but very comfortable furnishings. All from Ethan Allen and with lots of... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had an excellent visit at the Inn. We were there for our honeymoon and could not have asked for a more welcoming staff and a more pleasant experience. We also ate at the restaurant and the food was delicious! We would definitely recommend the s'mores basket for use with the outdoor fireplace at night.

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Thank you for your great review! We love it when guests come to celebrate a special day or occasion. S'mores on the stone patio is a treat whether you're 4 or 40. We are very fortunate to have our great staff. Chef George uses the best of what is available locally and works magic. Please visit us again. It doesn't... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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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: $236 - $642 (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.”
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 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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