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“Perfect Saturday Evening Special in the Inn's Restaurant”
Review of The Esmeralda Inn

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The Esmeralda Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Esmeralda's Chef, Polo Alonso outdid himself with a absolutely delicious seared Tuna dish served on a bed of rice and shredded vegetables that included just the right touch of spices to evoke at least three or four different tastes. The presentation of the dinner was superb, and the appetizers of Fried Green Tomatoes and rolled cheese balls - were a great way to start the meal and dazzle the palate.

Room Tip: Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation , especially on Saturday evening.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. Please come and visit with us again soon.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We checked on line with Trip Advisor for a good restaurant in Chimney Village. Esmeralda came up a one of the top restaurants, so we gave it a shot. We could not have been more happy with our choice. Nice setting, beautiful flowers all around and the service was excellent. We enjoyed Fried Green Tomatoes for an appetizer and two entrees of pork chops and shrimp and grits. Everything was excellent. When the service and the food are both top notch, you can't ask for much more. Not cheap, but worth the price.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review Chuck. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We hope you can come back soon and stay with us as well. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at the Esmeralda Inn. The Inn owner, Kim and all her staff were cordial and attentive to our needs. When I asked about decalf coffee, a fresh pot was delivered to our room. Perfect accompaniment to the fresh cookies they had available, in the lobby area.

We stayed in room #2, overlooking the front of the building. It was delightful to sit on the deck in the morning and listen to the nearby river. Sound of auto traffic was evident, but not overwhelming.

The grounds are LOVELY, great attention is given to the lush greenery, shrubs and blooming plants.

The game room was quiet each time we used it.

The interior is a great blend of rustic and attractive decor. The building has a sturdiness about it, that keeps noise level at a minimum.

We look forward to return visits!

Room Tip: If you want the most privacy, ask for a room on the backside of the building.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words about your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope you can visit us again in the near future.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice inn with rich history! They celebrated their 195th anniversary this year!
Delicious breakfasts from chef. They have rooms in the inn and also cabins. We stayed in the cabin that is near the river. New facilities, nice furniture and cosy interior.
Very friendly personnel and owners.
We have to return here someday and they give special offer for that.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Oksana,
Thank you for your review about your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. You came all the way from Russia to visit us and we feel very honored that you choose to stay with us. We hope you can visit us again in the future. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Stay here you will love it! Staff is inviting and food is amazing. Beds/linens are super comfy and soft.
Plus it is convenient. Right around the corner to shops, to Lake lure and Chimney rock state Park.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words about your visit with us. We are glad that we met your expectations. We hope that you can visit us again soon.

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Additional Information about The Esmeralda Inn

Address: 910 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Chimney Rock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Price Range: ₹ 12,113 - ₹ 39,987 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esmeralda Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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