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Weaverville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We just rented the Honeymoon Cabin for 3 days and had a bad experience. The internet service at the cabin was spotty or non-existent, multiple requests for washcloths and breakfast order cards went unheeded, and the refrigerator defrosted and ruined food due to outlets that were not functioning, Three outlets in the cabin were dead, a fact that we reported... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights at the Esmeralda. It was our first experience staying at an inn. We loved the small intimate feel and how welcomed we felt. The entire inn and grounds lends itself to nothing but relaxation. The lobby area was so inviting as though it was begging you to come sit for a... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you stayed with us at The Esmeralda Inn and enjoyed our amenities! We are looking forward to your return. Kim & Don Cason owners More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

4 family-3 generation reunion, from 1 to 75 years old, very graciously accommodated at the Esmeralda Inn. Don and Kim Cason were eager please and their attitude permeated their staff. Dining was excellent, even for a dinner for 40 or so.The restaurant and game room were highlights, allowing the multiple generations and families to interact. This reunion was to help... More 

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

Thank you for having your family reunion here! We are glad you utilized our amenities to your advantage . We really hope your next one is with us too. Thanks again! Kim & Don Cason owners More 

Anna Maria Island, Florida
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

First time to eat here with new ownership. The lunch was over the top good!! I highly recommend the BLT with fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese all grilled on sour dough bread!! Huge portion which means I have leftovers!! Hallelujah!! We have already made reservations for dinner tomorrow night.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed our restaurant! We do believe we have the best chef in town! Thank you and hope to see you soon. Kim & Don Cason owners More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is an Inn I've wanted to stay at for a number of years, as we used to live in Tryon. Timing was always off. But from the time we walked in the door to the time we had to depart, the staff couldn't have been warmer. They actually treated you like family or close friends. Never experienced anything like... More 

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

We are so glad you had the chance to join us! Thank you for you generous words about our staff. We do believe they are the best! Thanks again and hope to see you soon. Kim & Don Cason owners More 

Annville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Yes, we had the time of our life at the Esmeralda Inn. From Check-in to Check-out just amazing! We had been to numerous B&B's and this place is right at the top of our list! From Melissa, Michele, to Molly, Jim, Mr Price to the Owers Kim and Don everything was perfect! Service, surroundings, food, comfort and quality were world... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words and review during your stay at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us at the Inn and Restaurant and enjoyed our wonderful staff. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Don & Kim Cason owners More 

Silverhill, Alabama
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My new Bride and I decided to just take a road trip and see what we could find! After being married in Alabama in the mountains of Mentone we headed for Asheville NC to tour the Biltmore Estates. After leaving and deciding to go The Blue Ridge Parkway we actually came across Chimney Rock and The Esmeralda Inn. It was... More 

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

Congratulations! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed every moment with us and will be returning. Kim & Don Cason Owners More 

Denver, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with excellent food and wine! A great weekend getaway. Will definitely be going back. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Very relaxing at night with rocking chair porches and sounds of the river as well as a beautiful hot tub area.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed our restaurant at The Esmeralda Inn. We do feel that we have an outstanding Chef and our staff is the best. Thanks again and we hope that you will return again soon. Kim & Don Cason owners More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Visited the Esmeralda Inn last week for a potential business meeting. The Inn is ideal for a small executive retreat. The staff and owners were the full of Southern Hospitality. Great location and close to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. The only downside is that the restaurant is not open on Sundays and Mondays.

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

Thank you for your review. We would love to have you back! Kim & Don Cason More 

Charlotte
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

I was so fortunate to get to go the Esmeralda Inn for my birthday celebration with a friend and then to return a week later for another friend's birthday celebration! On the 1st visit, we were warmly greeted by Molly and shown to our table with a view of The Chimney Rock. Catherine, our server informed us of the specials... More 

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

Thank you for spending your birthday with us! We are glad you enjoyed every moment of dinner and would love to see you again for your next birthday. Kim & Don Cason Owner More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 Breakfast
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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 > Chimney Rock
Price Range: RM737 - RM2,009 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esmeralda Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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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.”
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 of 5 bubbles HotLantaLady, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed our terrace room, which we booked based on others' recommendations.”
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