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Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I recommend this place but I will be honest in my opinion-based review. Cons: if the bed in our room were placed against the other wall, you could lie in bed & see Chimney Rock. There may be a reason the bed is not situated that way, though. At the prices they charge, you should at least get a free...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. Constructive criticism is always welcome. I'd like to address a couple of the comments. A very good complimentary Continental Breakfast is available to our house guests every morning when The Restaurant isn't open, which is 4 days a week. Coffee is available every morning from 8:00am - 10:00am We've found that if our smoking...

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The Esmeralda Inn is a wonderful place to stay in Chimney Rock. Minutes away from the State Park and close to the downtown shops and restaurants. The staff was wonderful, especially Scout at the front desk. Our room was very nice especially the linens, towels and tasty piece of homemade toffee as a welcome snack on our nightstand. We dined...

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

Wow! Thank you for your review! We have an exceptional staff who take pride in making every guest feel welcome and at home. Chef George and his staff are very creative. He makes the best of what is fresh and local as well as coming up with those "gourmet twists"! We are lucky to have him as well as our...

West Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 June 2014

I'm a decorator and I use to clean professionally. I walked around the outside taking pictures and it looked like a post card. It is all up to date even the remote control heating and air. Twice as beautiful as the pictures show. Even the elevator is beautiful. Bose music in all the rooms and dining room.(I thought someone was...

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We take great pride in maintaining this beautiful building and the grounds. We feel so fortunate to be in such as wonderful setting. And we have a first class Housekeeping staff! I'm glad you enjoyed the Jacuzzi! The Stone Patio area is a great addition to our other amenities. We are constantly...

Jacksonville, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We spent our 21st anniversary at the Esmeralda & it was absolutely beautiful! Although we didn't take advantage of the hot tub, we did sit around the outdoor fireplace & it was perfect. The scenic drive to the Inn was breath taking as well as the view from our room. We took advantage of the many acitivities in the area...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. This is a very romantic place for an anniversary or a wedding! We are so fortunate to be in the location we're in. The views are beautiful and the Rocky Broad River across the street only adds to the ambiance. I'm glad you enjoyed the fireplace and the Continental Breakfast. Next time, the Jacuzzi!...

Suburban DC
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We spent one night at the Esmeralda Inn on May 22 (the night before the Memorial Day weekend) and were very pleasantly surprised at the comfort and beauty of this lodging. The first thing was the gorgeous drive off of the interstate as we went through towns with names like "Bat Cave, NC." Once we arrived we were greeted by...

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

Thank you for the great review! We are in such a beautiful area. The views are so refreshing and relaxing. So much green! Some of our rooms are not large, but they are very comfortable. When the Inn was rebuilt after the fire in 1997, we were somewhat restricted as it is a historical building. But all rooms have private...

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

So we are currently staying here for a girls weekend. Definitely a quirky place, which we can handle. What we can't handle is that we paid to use the jacuzzi and the first night was a t-storm and the second night they closed at 9. 9! On the summer solstice! Really? No picked up the phone when we called 4...

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

I'm sorry your stay was not as expected. Of course we can't control the weather and if no one is using the Jacuzzi, it is closed when the Front Desk clerk leaves for the night, at around 9:00pm. Generally, if there is someone using the facilities, we are somewhat flexible with the exact time. There are no additional charges for...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My family (husband & two kids, 3 & 7) stayed here for a couple of nights to visit Chimney Rock. The inn is beautiful, clean and well maintained. Restaurant has limited hours (including no breakfast) which made it difficult for small children. Seemed to be limited families which makes sense given the atmosphere.

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

Thank you for your review. We have found over the years, that being open all week for Breakfast and Lunch just doesn't make sense for us. We do offer a very nice complimentary Continental Breakfast when the Restaurant isn't open, which includes child friendly things like cereal and fresh fruit. But I do understand that you might want a hot...

Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We had our wedding at the Esmeralda Inn on May 3rd,2014 in Chimney Rock, NC. The Inn is historic and is in a picturesque location. The ceremony was outside on a perfect day in a wedding arbor in front of the inn.. It was a beautiful celebration for us and for our friends. The staff and service were excellent as...

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We had a good time with you and your guests. This is a perfect spot for small weddings and we're very pleased that everything went as you hoped it would. We have a terrific staff who work very hard to make all of our events memorable. I'm glad every one had a...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We arrived Sunday evening and were greeted by Scout, who made us feel right at home. We ordered a bottle of wine which we shared at the hot tub and then finished by the adjacent outdoor fire place! The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and personable. The location was perfect for us since it...

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

Thank you for your review! We think of the Inn as home and want all of our guests to feel the same. We have a wonderful staff, who all go out of their way to make our guests comfortable. We are so fortunate to be in this perfect location. The views are unbeatable; we're close to town and a myriad...

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I was so glad to have found this "gem" in the mountains on TripAdvisor. I drove down from Fairfax, VA to visit my son in Greensboro for his 30th birthday and decide to take him on an adventure out west to Chimney Rock. Esmeralda Inn was the perfect place to rest, relax and recharge. Doubly so after climbing the hundreds...

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

I'm so glad you included us in your trip! Thank you for your review. You came at a perfect time of year. Not too hot yet and not too crowded. Chimney Rock Park is a wonderful place to spend the day, even with the stairs! It sounds like you enjoyed much of what our Inn has to offer. The Game...

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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 )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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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: €148 - €391 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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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