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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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...

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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...

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

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...

Canandaigua, New York, USA
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Peaceful and restful stay. I opened all the windows at night(yes, they open and have screens). Cool mountain air and the sound of the river was wonderful. Trip Advisor wants 200 characters. What a crazy requirement xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Thank you for your review! You enjoyed the best of what we have to offer! Our wonderful location. It's hard to beat our views or the sound of the Rocky Broad River across the street. Come again - the river isn't going anywhere!

Belmont, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 July 2014

It had literally been fifteen years since I had been on a real vacation. We decided to try the world famous Esmeralda Inn and glad we did. The setting, surrounding views, and charm of the Inn were just what we were looking for. The staff was very nice especially Kim that was a server in the dining room, she was...

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

Thank you for your review! Our goal is to make every guest comfortable in a relaxed but beautiful atmosphere. It sounds like we succeeded! Please come again soon and often!

Atlanta
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Perfect. We are coming back. Quiet, serene, and beautiful inside and out. Immaculately clean, lovely bath and spa soaps. Rejuvenating good night's sleep, perfect climate and lighting. All wifi and cable works with no problem. This is our gold standard for NC mountain getaway.

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

Thank you for the great review! We think of the Inn as home and we want every guest's stay to be relaxing and enjoyable. I'm glad everything was perfect! We hope you'll come again soon.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The hotel was beautiful! It is a great location and the room was very clean. They also have an awesome game room that kept our family entertained in the evening. I would definitely stay here again with my family or as a nice couples getaway.

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

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the Game Room. It's especially nice when the weather doesn't cooperate. We love having families visit. There is so much to do in the area and a great room to come home to at the end of an active day. We have a wonderful staff of hardworking housekeepers. We all think...

Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stopped in for lunch. The trout was some of the best I've ever had. Everything was excellent. We had a soup that was absolutely scrumptious. Delicious wine. The service was outstanding. We have heard wonderful things about their brunch and are looking forward to trying that. Excellent dining experience - highly recommended!

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

Thank you for the great review! We are so fortunate to have Chef George and Sou Chef Ben with us. They are very creative and try to use the freshest local produce available. Chef is always looking for innovative ways to make the most of the seasonal goodies! Brunch is great. The Menu is on our website and there are...

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My husband and I went for a 10 year anniversary trip. The hotel was quiet and clean. The owners were kind and helpful. We got in a little late and they called around 8:30 to make sure we didn't need a late check in which was very considerate. There was plenty of space to sit with coffee or a glass...

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

Thank you so much for the great review! It sounds like you really enjoyed the ambience! We are in such a beautiful area and the original designers of the Inn took great advantage of the landscape. We are very fortunate to have Chef George and his crew with us. They do a wonderful job for us. We appreciate your comments...

Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I recommend this place but I will be honest in my opinion-based review. Cons: if the bed in our room were placed against the other wall, you could lie in bed & see Chimney Rock. There may be a reason the bed is not situated that way, though. At the prices they charge, you should at least get a free...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. Constructive criticism is always welcome. I'd like to address a couple of the comments. A very good complimentary Continental Breakfast is available to our house guests every morning when The Restaurant isn't open, which is 4 days a week. Coffee is available every morning from 8:00am - 10:00am We've found that if our smoking...

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The Esmeralda Inn is a wonderful place to stay in Chimney Rock. Minutes away from the State Park and close to the downtown shops and restaurants. The staff was wonderful, especially Scout at the front desk. Our room was very nice especially the linens, towels and tasty piece of homemade toffee as a welcome snack on our nightstand. We dined...

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Wow! Thank you for your review! We have an exceptional staff who take pride in making every guest feel welcome and at home. Chef George and his staff are very creative. He makes the best of what is fresh and local as well as coming up with those "gourmet twists"! We are lucky to have him as well as our...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $234 - $629 (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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