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Knoxville,TN
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great private get away. The Inn has lots of fun history and a nice hot tub fireplace area. The service was beyond description with everyone there being friendly and helpful. The room was small(Queen), but with the wonderful lobby and game area you didn't really need a lot of space. Also, there is a lot to do...

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Seneca, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Esmeralda Inn is the perfect getaway. It is in the small town of Chimney Rock, but it is close to Asheville and Hendersonville, NC. There is plenty to do close by though. This is the 2nd year we have rented the 3BR river cabin. You can hear the river at night so peaceful. The cabin has many modern amenities...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Esmeralda Inn on their 125th Anniversary Sale. Had a very enjoyable stay. Food was excellent, staff was great, especially Claudia, hotel was clean but still had a problem with room. I have read the reviews where they had to maintain the footprint for the rooms due to it being a historic building but the room we had was...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. We do have larger rooms and cabins that you will want to enjoy on your next visit with us. Thanks again Don & Kim Cason

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed every part of our stay at the Esmerelda Inn! The quality of service, food and accommodations were top notch! The dinner options offered were so good that we ate there both nights of our stay, and we were very thankful we did! Great Wine list as well! We will definitely be back!!

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us as well as your dining experience. We will look forward to your visit with us again. Don & Kim Cason

Dandridge, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a little last minute trip and I am so glad we picked the Esmerelda. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Michelle. She gave us a tour of the inn and personally showed us to our room. The inn was very clean and the room was the perfect size. We had a great time and look forward to staying...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope you can visit us again in the near future. Don& Kim Cason

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Inn, everything about this place is amazing, the owners and the staff are very friendly and breakfast is unmatched! My little toddler loved the 'hidden' owls and the people! Will definitely stay here every time we visit!

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope you can visit us again soon. Don & Kim Cason

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Stayed here this weekend for my wife's 40th birthday, had a great time. Such a beautiful place, well kept and so nice. The game room was great, we all had a blast in there, especially the kids. The staff was great, Michelle was SO helpful to all of our needs, she even made us coffee a couple of times at...

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had such a great time at The Esmeralda Inn celebrating with your family for your wife's birthday. We hope that you will come back again soon and enjoy our restaurant. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Owners

Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I loved everything about this Inn!!! Absolutely beautiful!! The room was very clean and comfortable! The staff was attentive and friendly. Breakfast was delicious and we really enjoyed the warm coffee! I loved the game room! We had so much fun playing pool, scrabble, chess and a few other games! We relaxed out on the deck in the rocking chairs...

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. Yes, our game room is so much fun. We have something to enjoy year around. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Don & Kim Cason

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our car club recently stayed at the Esmerelda Inn, and we all loved it. The lobby area is warm and inviting. It was all decked out for Christmas, with a large tree by the fireplace, which had a glowing fire going. There were touches of Christmas throughout the inn. There is a large game room with a pool table, Foozball...

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review about your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad that you were able to join us as a Car Club and enjoyed your visit with us. We will look forward to you returning and visiting us when the restaurant is open. The restaurant is open year around Tuesday -...

Reviewed 12 December 2016

My room here was excellent and the ambience was everything you'd expect from an Inn of this caliber. Loved the stairway and main lounge area but was unable to spend much time on the grounds and patios because of some rain and cooler temps of December. I also enjoyed dining at their restaurant which was first-rate. Everyone from the front...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and are suggesting others to come and stay and enjoy the restaurant as well. We hope that you can return and visit with us again soon. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Owners

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Amenities

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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 )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: RM766 - RM1,120 (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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