The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant

910 Main Street , Chimney Rock, NC 28720 USA (Show map)

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The Esmeralda Inn is a premier destination for every season, offering rustic elegance while still preserving its long history. Many of our 14 guest rooms offer stunning views of Chimney Rock, the Rocky Broad River, and the surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge. Enjoy the views from our Restaurant and Patio dining area. We also offer nightly cabin rentals (1,2, & 3 bedroom cabins available). If your plans include a Lake Lure vacation you owe it to yourself to stay at the Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Rest and relax

5 on November 09, 2017

The chef was outstanding we had the best meal ever eating at the chefs table


Wonderful place to stay

5 on July 11, 2017

This was such a wonderful, clean and relaxing Historical Inn to stay at. Thank you so much to the staff and the chef. Thank you for adjusting your menu for my food needs. We will definitely return in the future.


Great retreat

4.4 on April 06, 2017

Found this inn during a search for a romantic getaway for our anniversary. It greatly exceded my expectations, was very pleasantly surprised by the place. Staff is very friendly and accomodating. Our anniversary dinner was outstanding. We will very definitely go back again.


Beautiful Inn

5 on February 28, 2017

We stayed for 2 nights at the Inn and loved every part of our stay there! The quality of the service, food & accommodations are top notch! The staff and owners are so welcoming and helpful! The Inn has a restaurant that offers dinner each evening! The food was so good we ate there both nights and were very thankful we did! Breakfast choices were awesome and delicious! Great wine list as well! We stayed in the room with a private balcony and view of the mountains! We will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much 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 will look forward to your visit with us again.

- Don & Kim Cason (innkeeper)


Gorgeous location with wonderful service

5 on February 06, 2017

My husband and I spent our 10 year anniversary here on a deal we found on Groupon. This place is awesome. There are great trails for hiking and places to fish at and all the little mom and pop restaurants serve excellent food. Breathtaking views! Bring your hiking shoes because Chimney Rock is a decent hike, but not for the faint of heart. I can't say enough good things about the Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. The grounds were well maintained and full of history, the staff are all very pleasant and go above and beyond to help you with whatever you need, and the rooms are very well maintained and comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review about your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad you had a great time and we will look forward to your visit with us again soon.

- Don & Kim Cason (innkeeper)


Rehearsal Dinner and 2 night stay

5 on May 12, 2016

The absolute best venue for Rehearsal Dinner. Food was outstanding, owners and staff could not have been better to work with and the Inn was absolutely rustic and beautiful. What a history! There was 65 in attendance for the dinner and it could not have gone smoother from the social thru the dinner. A great staff, with smiles on their faces, and a willingness to make a perfect evening. It was perfect. Worth renting a room for the cookies which are to die for along with the breakfast muffins which could not be exceeded in excellence. Rooms were clean and beds oh so comfortable. Hope to go back soon to rent a cabin by the water. Hard to beat sweet music of running water over rocks. It was a great weekend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you had a great time at The Esmeralda Inn during the Rehearsal Dinner and stay with us. We will look forward to your return visit with us. Thanks again.

- Don & Kim Cason (Innkeeper)


Wonderful Birthday Celebration!

4.2 on February 15, 2016

Had a great stay at the Inn. The living room with fire place setting was relaxing and enjoyed drinks by the cozy fire. Dinner and breakfast was awesome and view from dining area was refreshing. The staff and inn keepers made our stay very enjoyable. We've already booked for our spring and fall visits!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review! We look forward to your future visits with us!!

- Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Wonderful New Year's Celebration!

4.8 on January 04, 2016

Everything about our stay was wonderful--from the owners and their hospitality, the charm of the property, the absolutely delicious five-course dinner and lovely breakfast to the weather! It's one of our new "favorite places".

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay as well as the food! Thank you for choosing us to ring in the New Year and we hope you will stay with us again in the near future!

- Kim Cason (innkeeper)


Amazing hidden gem, lovedit!!

5 on October 19, 2015

I absolutely loved this place!! They made us feel so welcome, absolutely everything was above our expectations!! Thank you!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will visit us again soon!

- Kim Cason (innkeeper)


Hospitality plus!

5 on October 13, 2015

Our niece had her wedding, reception and gust rooms for her out of town guest. All went perfect. Before the wedding, appetizers were served outside. The stone patio and waterfall added so much to the gorgeous surroundings. The wedding ceremony was held in the inside entrance that had a stunning staircase the bride walked down. The bride, groom, and minister stood in front of a beautiful stone fireplace. The reception was held in the inn's dining room and outside patio. After a fun filled day and evening we headed to our cozy guest room. All rooms we visited had very charming décor with private baths. We give the owners of The Esmeralda and their staff an A+.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words! We were so happy to be part of such a special celebration! We hope you will visit us again in the near future!

- Kim Cason (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Premium View King

King Suite with private bath, Flat Screen TV, Wi-Fi, Bose Radio and CD player, telephone, bathrobes, and View of Chimney Rock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $269

Terrace King

Rooms 1 & 2 are located on the second floor (Elevator available). Each room has a king bed, private bath, bathrobes, Flat Screen TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, and Bose radio and CD Player. These rooms are the most popular because they both have a private porch that allows for relaxation and enjoying the beauty of the surrounding nature and the sounds of the neighboring river.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159 - $279

2 Queens

Rooms 4 & 9 are located on the third floor (Elevator available). Each room has 2 queen beds, private bath, Flat Screen TV, Wi-Fi, Bose Radio and CD player, telephone and bathrobes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $259

Mountain View Queens

Rooms 3,5,11-14 are located on the third floor (Elevator available). Each room has a queen bed, private bath, Flat Screen TV, Wi-Fi, Bose Radio and CD player, telephone and bathrobes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $249

Chimney Rock Cabin

3 Bedroom and 2.5 bathroom Cabin on the River located just 1 mile from the Inn and within walking distance to town. Cabin has full kitchen and washer and dryer. The covered back porch is the perfect place to relax with friends and family.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Beds 2 King , 2 Twin

Rocky Broad River Cabin

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cabin located on the river just 1 mile from the inn and within walking distance to town. The cabin has a full kitchen and washer and dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

The Cabin

3 Bedroom and 2 Bathroom Cabin located just steps from the main Inn. The cabin has a full kitchen and a large covered porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen

Honeymoon Cottage

1 Bedroom Cottage with large bathroom featuring Jacuzzi tub and tiled shower. This cottage features a fireplace, kitchenette and private covered porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Mountains, Small town

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From Asheville take 26E to Exit 49A (Bat Cave) onto 64E (Chimney Rock Road). At Stop Sign turn Right onto Main Street. Inn will be on the Left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Microwave, Parking, Spa, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some Holidays have minimums.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: None
  • Cancellations: 72 hour cancellation policy.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Don and Kim Cason

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Meeting guests and ensuring they enjoy their stay at The Esmeralda Inn.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Vegetarian


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