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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

An absolutely wonderful visit to The Esmeralda! The accommodations, spa, and meals were exceptional, not to mention, the best massage from Penny!
My husband and I stayed in room 10, breathtaking!
WE WILL BE BACK!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant and our amenities as well. We will look forward to your return visit with us.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We were looking for a quick anniversary getaway. Wanted somewhere with the right balance of activities and relaxing atmosphere. We looked at several lush and plush B&B's in the Asheville/Chimney Rock area. Esmeralda Inn isn't the most plush in the area, but it was the closest to Chimney Rock with an available room on short notice. Surprise! The service was impeccable! Our room was very nice, though not huge, and the bedding was wonderful! Very comfortable! It was wonderfully clean, and there was the ambience of soft music playing when we first entered our room, which I loved. The staff was very attentive and informative. Even though it was a small hotel, we still felt the coziness of a smaller B&B. The coffee was down the hall, but still accessible very early in the morning. We loved getting our coffee and sitting on the front porch first thing in the morning, looking out over Chimney Rock! It is a wonderful view! The rooms on the second floor access the porch directly from the room.
The Inn is a historic building, and the entrance and living area are beautifully built and decorated. I loved the incorporation of trees in the stairwell and entry area. There were little forest animals (stuffed toys) stuck in small nooks and crannies, causing an unexpected smile at unexpected moments.
The best part of the Inn is the food! It is world class! Breakfast in the morning is amazing, and included. Be sure to ask for a picnic lunch if you're going out for the day. We ate there for one evening meal, and I honestly enjoyed it more than our anniversary meal at the Grove Park Inn, and you KNOW how good they are! They also have a large hot tub on a patio, combined with a nice outdoor fireplace. Looks like fun for the colder months! Oh! There is also a great game room!
The Inn is not an easy walk into town, but it's less than a 5 minute drive. We enjoyed town, the River Walk, and the hikes around the Chimney Rock park. The waterfall was beautiful! It was also an easy drive into Asheville.
Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank GigiGibson
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad we were able to meet your expectations. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Comfortable rooms. Many with lovely views. Our room was small (remember the Inn is the size of the old inn that burned to the ground a decade ago), however our outdoor porch with amazing mountain and waterfall views, made it feel and live much larger. We loved watching a storm come in over Chimney Rock while relaxing with a glass of wine on our covered porch. Be sure to request a view room.

Room Tip: Request view rooms. If traveling with children consider the river front cabins; one is single dog friendly.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Charlie R
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your memories with us about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad we meet your expectations. We hope you can visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Stayed a weekend in July was it was absolutely perfect! Great service beautiful rooms, wonderful dinners. will defiantly be back. best relaxing vacation ive had I a long time. the view is to die for as well

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tabitha S
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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Tabitha, thank you so much for your kind words! It is our first priority to make sure that all of our guests have a wonderful time at our Inn. We look forward to your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Esmeralda Inn was a wonderful place for a restful getaway!! My husband & I visit a B&B every year for our anniversary, & this was the BEST we have stayed in so far! The Honeymoon cottage was just the right size, extraordinarily clean, and the staff was so hospitable. They really go out of their way for anything you need & the whole inn was clean & welcoming!! The breakfast & dinner are exceptional too!! The gardens are gorgeous. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much for sharing your Inn with us.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your review with us about your past stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We will look forward to your return visit with us.

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