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The Esmeralda Inn

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Reviewed 10 June 2015

I booked the Esmeralda for our anniversary trip to North Carolina. I was looking for something in the mountains that was convenient to areas we wanted to hike. What a pleasant surprise! Nice location and view of the Chimney Rock. Room was very comfy. But...More

2  Thank Scott D
Response from KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 11 June 2015

Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed serving you during your stay at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad to hear that you want to come back again in the near future. Thanks again and we will see you soon. Kim & Don...More

Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Just got home from a weekend wedding celebration in Lake Lure. Stayed 2 nights at the Esmerelda. Cannot say enough about the warmth of the staff, the un-institutional feeling of the Inn, and the fabulous setting and appointments. This is a true Inn. Beds were...More

2  Thank Christy M
Response from KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 9 June 2015

Thank you so much for your kind words and review from your last visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad that you had a great time and enjoyed all the comfort that is included when you stay with us. We look...More

Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We have stayed at this inn every year for the last few years. Every year it was under new ownership.This year, the new owners, Kim and Don Cason, "take the cake". Well, Kim does. Don was as accomodating as he could be. The Inn owners...More

14  Thank Lisa G
Response from KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 9 June 2015

The Esmeralda Inn thanks you for your past visit. We work very hard to provide all our guest the best in accommodations and dining experience as possible as you can see from our past Trip Advisor guest comments. We know we can't please everyone even...More

Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Nice inn,great location,clean rooms.the rooms are quite small,no place to sit.The dinner was very good.the breakfast on the other hand was quite bad.NO choice at all.the waitress was quite indifferent.asked for extra piece of bread and was refused,wanted eggs fried,she said could only do scrambled.either...More

10  Thank Khawaja W
Response from KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 9 June 2015

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you stayed with us and we hope that you can return in the near future and enjoy some of our other rooms that maybe more pleasing to your needs. I am sorry to hear that...More

Reviewed 16 May 2015

Seated and served right away. I had the philly cheese and my companion had the burger. Deeelissssh. My last meal in NC for awhile and I'm glad we found this place. Scenery was beautiful. The entire facility is built like an oldtime fortress with lots...More

3  Thank Tonya_Washington
Response from KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda InnResponded 9 June 2015

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. Thanks again and we will look forward to your return. Kim & Don Cason Innkeepers

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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US$208 - US$500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Jillrobin23
23 April 2017|
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Response from EsmeraldaInnkeeper | Property representative |
Yes. We could accommodate your dietary needs
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Dion47
18 November 2016|
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Response from EsmeraldaInnkeeper | Property representative |
Do you already have a reservation with us? If so we hope to know more by Saturday. Please check back with us.
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Mcfrugal
23 January 2016|
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Response from 141pam | Reviewed this property |
We were on the far end, on the second floor and we could see the mountains. I'm sure the third floor had even better views. There is an awesome sunrise from the window.
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"Besides rooms in the Inn they have 2&3 bedroom rental cabins on the property as well as on the river."
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"the rooms gorge. available for most of the rooms. There are two rooms that have private balcony areas."
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"bring bathing suit for hot tub"
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"Ask for a room with a view of Chimney Rock."
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