The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant

The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant

910 Main Street
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
United States
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Toll Free (888) 897-2999 ; Local (828) 625-2999
Average rate/night $175.33
Check Availability *Rooms starting at 159.00

The Esmeralda Inn is a historic Inn and Restaurant. It is a secret retreat with rustic elegance nestled within the Hickory Nut Gorge of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, near Asheville, North Carolina.

We are a premier destination for every season, offering rustic elegance while still preserving its long history. Many of our 14 guest rooms and 4 cabins offer stunning views of Chimney Rock, the Rocky Broad River, and the surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge. Enjoy the views from our Restaurant and Patio dining area. If your plans include a Chimney Rock and Lake Lure vacation you owe it to yourself to stay at the Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant.

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  • Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays
  • Pet Friendly: Limited
  • Smoking Policy: Outside Only
  • Family Friendly: Yes


  • Inn Amenities Refine Search: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Wine/Spirits available

Food & Wine

As a guests of the Inn or a day-visitor to the area we invite you to dine with us. Please check out our website for restaurant hours and menus. We are a popular place for family reunions and other private parties so we strongly suggest calling for reservations.

  • Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Breakfast: Complimentary
  • Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
  • Breakfast Service: Full
  • Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
  • Offered Amenities: Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea, Picnics Available
  • Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits
  • Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
  • Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public
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Rooms & Suites

The Esmeralda Inn has 14 guest rooms and 4 cabins with a variety of amenities. We are sure that you will be happy with your stay and want to return time and time again. Included with your room is full sit-down breakfast. Call today and we will be happy to reserve a room for you and tell you about our packages that make great additions to your stay!

  • Accommodations: Cabins, Cottages, Efficiency, Suites
  • # Rooms: 14 +4
  • Beds: Twin, Queen, King
  • Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Full Kitchen, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards, Microwaves, Turndown Service, Laundry Facility
  • Entertainment: Cable TV , CD Players
  • Safes: Front Desk
  • Handicap Accessible: Full ADA
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Guest Services

  • Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
  • Corporate Rates: Yes
  • Front Desk/Security: Onsite
  • Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Limited Spa Services, Restaurant on Site, Wine/Spirits available

Location Type

  • Location Type: Rural, Mountains, Waterview, Small Town/Village

Weddings & Events

  • Weddings & Events Capacity: 50-99
  • Events Supported: Private Parties, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon
  • Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Business Travel & Events

With our close proximity to Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville, and other surrounding areas, an Esmeralda Retreat gives your more time to work and play and less time traveling. The Asheville Regional Airport is less than 25 miles away. Call us today and let us help you plan and prepare the right enviroment for your group.

  • Banquet Seating: 75
  • Reception Seating: 75
  • Max Capacity Outdoor: 75
  • Max Capacity Theater: 50
  • Max Capacity Classroom: 40
  • Max Capacity Boardroom: 20
  • Business Travel & Events Max Capacity: 25
  • Total Meeting Rooms: x
  • Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
  • Meeting Amenities: Dedicated Conference Center, Onsite Catering
  • Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social