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
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Awesome place to stay!

5 on August 24, 2018

Great package - 2 nights, free breakfast, $50 dinner voucher, park tickets & Lake Lure boat tour. Food and service were superb. Game room is very nice. Contemporary Christian Music playing in the room, Travelers Prayer on the bed, Gideon Bible in night stand - all reminders that we are very blessed by our God! Nearby Genny's restaurant is also a good place to have a meal in a Christian environment.


Outstanding place to stay

5 on August 01, 2018

We enjoyed our stay at Esmeralda. The staff, service, food, rooms, etc. were very nice. The location and views from the hotel was excellent. We will definitely be going back.


Wonderful Stay

4.6 on May 12, 2018

My husband and I stayed 4 nights while I was doing research for an upcoming novel series. The area is lovely, and when you walk out the door in the morning you are met with the sound of the rushing river and awe-inspiring mountain views. We were pleased with the rustic and charming inn in every way. The bed was comfy, the room very clean, and the towels and robes were luxurious. The food in the restaurant was divine! The innkeepers were onsite and take great care to ensure that guests’ needs are anticipated and met. We're so glad we chose The Esmeralda!


Great place to stay

4.8 on April 21, 2018

Perfect retreat from reality! Excellent service with s smile. Enjoyed both breakfast and dinner- happy to meet special dietary needs and food was delicious!


LOVED the Esmerelda!!

4.4 on April 20, 2018

Our stay at the beautiful Esmerelda was one we will never forget. The mountain views from our room were spectacular, and the room itself was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The on-site breakfasts were delicious and more than satisfying, and the staff bent over backwards to accommodate our every need and request. There is no doubt in my mind that we will be visiting the Esmerelda again! - Dave and Kim Shaarda, Cleveland, OH


Best experience ever

5 on April 11, 2018

The inn was incredible staff was amazing. The only thing is we stayed on a monday and the restuarant wasnt open. Beautiful place will definately be back.


Two Thumbs Up!!

4.6 on April 10, 2018

Our stay at the Esmerelda was extraordinary! The view from our room was remarkable, and the breakfasts were amazing. The staff was beyond accommodating, helpful in every way imaginable. Cannot wait to go back!


Lovely Visit

4.8 on April 08, 2018

The Esmeralda Inn is a wonderful B&B right on the main road in Lake Lure. The breakfasts were delicious, as was the dinner we had one evening (the inn restaurant is open for dinner Tues-Sat ). All staff members were courteous and helpful. We had one of two rooms on the terrace level, with a porch looking on to Chimney Rock State Park, and we enjoyed sitting outside in the morning and evening, listening to the rushing water right across the street. The inn itself is family-friendly - just something to keep in mind if you want a kid-free getaway. We are already looking forward to a return visit!


So cute so quaint.

5 on April 04, 2018

If you want something down to earth but yet classy this is the place. It’s small but adorable, clean and simple.


Best experience ever

5 on April 02, 2018

The hotel was beautiful. The staff was amazing. The view eas wonderful. I will definately revisit this bed and breakfast.


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Rooms & Rates

Terrace King 1

Our Terrace King Rooms are our largest, most luxurious rooms, offering the same amenities as our Premium Mountain View Rooms as well as direct access to our second floor public terrace where the dramatic views and sounds of the Rocky Broad River can be had sitting on a rocking chair and enjoying, at your leisure. These rooms average 270 sq/ft. All rooms include seasonal outdoor stone Jacuzzi. Electronically controlled ceiling fan in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Terrace King 2

Our Terrace King Rooms are our largest, most luxurious rooms, offering the same amenities as our Premium Mountain View Rooms as well as direct access to our second floor public terrace where the dramatic views and sounds of the Rocky Broad River can be had sitting on a rocking chair and enjoying, at your leisure. These rooms average 270 sq/ft. All rooms include seasonal outdoor stone Jacuzzi. Electronically controlled ceiling fan in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mountain View Queen

Our Mountain View Queen Rooms feature stunning views of Chimney Rock, the Rocky Broad River, and the surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge, along with all of the amenities of our Deluxe Rooms. Mountain View rooms feature our extraordinarily comfortable Queen Size beds. These rooms will tend to be cozier with an average 188 sq/ft of space. All rooms include seasonal outdoor stone Jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Premium 2 - Queens 104

Our Premium Mountain View Rooms are slightly larger rooms offering the same amenities as our Mountain View Rooms but with a larger, more open floor plans and breathtaking views. The Premium Mountain View Room is available with either a King sized bed or two Queens. Electronically controlled ceiling fan in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Traditional King

Our Traditional Rooms offer luxury linens, environmentally friendly spa toiletries; extraordinarily comfortable beds, 32? high definition flat panel televisions, Bose Wave music systems, wireless internet access, and private baths. Deluxe rooms usually face the gardens or our new patio and outdoor Jacuzzi area. These rooms average 235 sq/ft. All rooms include seasonal outdoor stone Jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Traditional 2 - Queens 109

Our Traditional Rooms offer luxury linens, environmentally friendly spa toiletries; extraordinarily comfortable beds, 32? high definition flat panel televisions, Bose Wave music systems, wireless internet access, and private baths. Deluxe rooms usually face the gardens or our new patio and outdoor Jacuzzi area. These rooms average 235 sq/ft. All rooms include seasonal outdoor stone Jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Premium View King 110

Our Premium Mountain View Rooms are slightly larger rooms offering the same amenities as our Mountain View Rooms but with a larger, more open floor plans and breathtaking views. The Premium Mountain View Room is available with either a King sized bed or two Queens. Electronically controlled ceiling fan in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Chimney Rock River Cabin

3 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath with master bedroom on 1st floor with fireplace and jacuzzi tub. Full kitchen with living room with fireplace. Located on the Rocky Broad River. Green.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Honeymoon Cottage

The cottage features a King-size bed, electric fireplace, flat-screen television and kitchenette with microwave, coffee maker, and mini-refrigerator. The spacious bathroom features a jetted tub and large, walk-in tiled shower. The covered porch provides a private sitting area to relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. As cottage guests, you can still enjoy the inn?s amenities including a chef-prepared breakfast each morning, game room, and the inn?s outdoor hot tub and fireplace area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Rocky Broad River Cabin

The Rocky Broad River Cabin has 2 bedrooms. Each room has a Queen size bed. You can see Hickory Nut Falls and ?the chimney rock? from all of the windows on the river side. Just a few feet away is the Rocky Broad River cascading over rocks and boulders. Sit on a bench overlooking the river or enjoy the picnic table in a park like setting. Direct TV is available for your enjoyment as well. Be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the river. The fully furnished cabin features all linens, full kitchen, and two baths (one with a jacuzzi tub).

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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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


Signature Dish

Breakfast
A full Breakfast is served each morning and is included with your room. The morning's breakfast menu card will be placed in your room each day and your selection can be returned to the front desk each evening. The menu will vary from homemade pancakes or stuffed French toast to quiches or casseroles.


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