Enjoy the simple elegance, fine hospitality and historic beauty of The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant which has been serving guests since 1891. Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure are the area’s highlights and it is just a short drive to Hendersonville, Asheville, and the Biltmore House. The Inn’s idyllic rustic elegant ambiance is perfect for getaways. The Inn is ideal for reunions, birthday parties, corporate events, and weddings. Guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning; lunch and dinner is served to the public Tuesday-Saturday 11-3:00 & 5-9:00. Enjoy southern comfort food in the dining room or on the patio while viewing Chimney Rock.
“I found The Esmeralda on Trip Advisor and booked a two night stay for my husbands birthday. This place is absolutely adorable. Very clean, rates were very reasonable, and close to all their is to do in Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. The beds were amazing. We highly recommend The Esmeralda Inn and I can’t say enough about the staff there. Everyone from the front desk clerks to housekeeping were very friendly and informative. I don’t think that anyone will be disappointed with this inn. You must at least visit once.”
“My husband and I came for our 30 year anniversary and we enjoyed everything about it. We stayed in the honeymoon cottage and it was fabulous. We had dinner in the restaurant and the food was delicious. We also had breakfast every morning and it was amazing. The chef did an excellent job on every meal. The staff at the Inn and restaurant are superior with customer service and go above and beyond to make you feel right at home. We stayed 5 days and will definitely be back.”
“Absolutely beautiful stay this past weekend! The staff was extremely friendly, and our room was immaculate. We had a box of chocolates on our bed when we arrived (Valentine’s Day) and the towels and linens were so soft and smelled delightful. (Very rare at most places!) The location of the Inn was perfect, very close to Chimney Rock Village! One of the best perks was the complimentary breakfast each morning. It was delicious and the entire stay made us feel very spoiled. We’ll definitely be back in the spring/summer to enjoy Lake Lure. Thank you again for a wonderful Valentine’s/Birthday weekend!”
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