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York, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 August 2016

easy welcoming check in , room very nice perhaps a bit small but still very comfortable, bed,, pillows excellent! Dinner at the restaurant very nice, service somewhat spotty at times but overall nicely done, cheese plate for starters (local cheeses) very nice, the quail could have only been better if I had been there over a beautiful dog standing point!,...

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

Thank you for your review about your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again and we hope that you will return again soon. Kim & Don Cason owners

Churchville, Virginia
Reviewed 19 August 2016

My husband and I spent one marvelous night at the Esmeralda Inn in Chimney Rock, NC. The Inn was amazing. Beautiful room (room 1), wonderful staff, amazing breakfast and super fun game room. Oh, and the hot tub was excellent!! Next time we are staying for more then one night. Definitely recommend eating at Merdinas and hiking Chimney Rock!

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

Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed our hot tub and game room. Maybe next time you can join us for dinner. Thank you again and hope to see you soon. Kim & Don Cason owners

Weaverville, North Carolina
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...

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

Thank you for your feedback on your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad that you stayed with us during your anniversary celebration. We are sorry that you had a few things that were not corrected for you during your visit. As soon as I heard about the refrigerator, we were able to fix that...

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...

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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

Chesapeake, Virginia
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...

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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

Anna Maria Island, Florida
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

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...

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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

Annville, Pennsylvania
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...

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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

Silverhill, Alabama
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...

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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

Denver, North Carolina
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

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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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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
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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Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
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