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Hoschton, Georgia
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My husband and I stayed here two nights while celebrating our 50th anniversary. We had Room 102 with a balcony. The room is casual and the king bed was comfy. The room is fairly large as is the bathroom. Wished it had two sitting chairs instead of one. The pedestal sink in the bathroom didn't give much room for your...

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us for your 50th anniversary! Thanks again and we hope that you will return again soon. Kim & Don Cason owners

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We wanted a relaxing one-night getaway to the NC Mountains and decided on the Esmeralda Inn, since we had not visited Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. The Esmeralda Inn fit the bill perfectly. This is a well-run, efficient and lovely inn with careful attention to details. The proprietors are friendly and have ingrained their values in their staff. We were...

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are pleased to know you enjoyed every minute of your stay with us and believe our staff is the best! Thank you again and hope to see you soon! Kim & Don Cason owners

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stayed at the Esmeralda Inn for one night. Staff was very friendly and room was very clean! Bed slept like a dream and their breakfast was so delicious! Would definetly go back. Game room on 2nd floor with pool tables, scrabble, air hockey and card table.

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again and we hope that you will return again soon. Kim & Don Cason owners

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband surprised me with a special romantic trip to the Esmeralda Inn. He booked the Honeymoon Cottage with Adventure Package complete with horseback riding(Cedar Creek Stables),picnic lunch(delicious) and a 50.00 credit towards dinner. The food, service and staff at the Esmeralda were exceptional. I really appreciate local, organic, healthy foods, well prepared and I was not disappointed. The cookies...

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Thank you for your kind words! We really appreciate you guys spending your 18th wedding anniversary with us and hope we see you soon! Kim & Don Cason Owner

York, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 August 2016

easy welcoming check in , room very nice perhaps a bit small but still very comfortable, bed,, pillows excellent! Dinner at the restaurant very nice, service somewhat spotty at times but overall nicely done, cheese plate for starters (local cheeses) very nice, the quail could have only been better if I had been there over a beautiful dog standing point!,...

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Thank you for your review about your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again and we hope that you will return again soon. Kim & Don Cason owners

Churchville, Virginia
Reviewed 19 August 2016

My husband and I spent one marvelous night at the Esmeralda Inn in Chimney Rock, NC. The Inn was amazing. Beautiful room (room 1), wonderful staff, amazing breakfast and super fun game room. Oh, and the hot tub was excellent!! Next time we are staying for more then one night. Definitely recommend eating at Merdinas and hiking Chimney Rock!

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed our hot tub and game room. Maybe next time you can join us for dinner. Thank you again and hope to see you soon. Kim & Don Cason owners

Weaverville, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We just rented the Honeymoon Cabin for 3 days and had a bad experience. The internet service at the cabin was spotty or non-existent, multiple requests for washcloths and breakfast order cards went unheeded, and the refrigerator defrosted and ruined food due to outlets that were not functioning, Three outlets in the cabin were dead, a fact that we reported...

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Thank you for your feedback on your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad that you stayed with us during your anniversary celebration. We are sorry that you had a few things that were not corrected for you during your visit. As soon as I heard about the refrigerator, we were able to fix that...

Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights at the Esmeralda. It was our first experience staying at an inn. We loved the small intimate feel and how welcomed we felt. The entire inn and grounds lends itself to nothing but relaxation. The lobby area was so inviting as though it was begging you to come sit for a...

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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you stayed with us at The Esmeralda Inn and enjoyed our amenities! We are looking forward to your return. Kim & Don Cason owners

Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed 3 August 2016

4 family-3 generation reunion, from 1 to 75 years old, very graciously accommodated at the Esmeralda Inn. Don and Kim Cason were eager please and their attitude permeated their staff. Dining was excellent, even for a dinner for 40 or so.The restaurant and game room were highlights, allowing the multiple generations and families to interact. This reunion was to help...

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for having your family reunion here! We are glad you utilized our amenities to your advantage . We really hope your next one is with us too. Thanks again! Kim & Don Cason owners

Anna Maria Island, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

First time to eat here with new ownership. The lunch was over the top good!! I highly recommend the BLT with fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese all grilled on sour dough bread!! Huge portion which means I have leftovers!! Hallelujah!! We have already made reservations for dinner tomorrow night.

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We are so glad you enjoyed our restaurant! We do believe we have the best chef in town! Thank you and hope to see you soon. Kim & Don Cason owners

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • 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 Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
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: ₹ 11,089 - ₹ 28,429 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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.”
  • View of Chimney Rock from Room 102.
 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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