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Covington, Kentucky
Reviewed 19 April 2014

My most recent stay was just for one night as my partner and myself were heading home to Kentucky after spending four nights in Charleston, SC. It is just a short jaunt over to the Esmeralda from the expressway, and quite worth it to make the detour. The staff is very friendly and the restaurant and accommodations excellent. As other...

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

Thank you for your great review! We are in the perfect location for relaxation. The Rocky Broad River is always a source of enjoyment for our guests. There is fishing and kayaking on the river too, if you want a more active connection with it! We have a wonderful staff, who enjoy what they do and take pride in making...

Liberty, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 April 2014

What an amazing view from our corner room, we enjoyed every minute of our short overnight stay. We look forward to coming back as a family to further explore the area and take advantage of all The Esmeralda has to offer.

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review! Our views are pretty spectacular. You were in our Premium View King room and it does have the best view in the house. But many of our rooms have great views as well as the Game Room, The Dining Room and our Dining Deck. So every guest can enjoy this beautiful Gorge. Next time,...

Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 April 2014

This Inn is first class all the way .Comfortable beds with beautiful linens and nicely appointed rooms with fantastic views!! The restaurant has fantastic food...and also a healthy breakfast every morning.The staff went out of their way to make sure your stay was a pleasurable one!!!

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Thank you for the great review! We hope all of our guests leave feeling this way. Our hard working staff wants every guest to feel at home and welcome, from the moment you walk in our sparkling clean rooms to your dining experience. I'm glad you enjoyed. We hope you will return soon and often!

Hendersonville, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We visited The Esmeralda in March 2014 since our daughter has booked it for her August 2014 wedding. We were thrilled with her decision. We met most of the staff while we were there and found them very friendly and accomodating. The dinner (NC Bison-slow roasted) was out of this world delicious. After talking to the wedding planner I have...

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Thank you for the great review! We do many small wedding weekends and really enjoy the interaction with the families and friends of the wedding party. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and feel confident that it will be a wonderful time for everyone! Chef George and his staff just get better all the time! The bison is something out...

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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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 16 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 16 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...

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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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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...

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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: ₹ 11,165 - ₹ 26,274 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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