$168 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 11, 2014 Check-out: Aug 13, 2014

The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

3 stars
910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
6 reviews
The Emerald Gem by the River

I can say that my wife and I had a phenomenal stay at this small hotel. It is historic and... See full review

  • Florida couple 2014
  • Jan 6, 2014
Very nice Inn

Peaceful retreat perfect for a relaxing weekend. See full review

  • Happy guest.
  • Oct 28, 2009
Nestled in the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains in the quaint village of Chimney Rock, The Esmeralda is the perfect mountain retreat offering rustic elegance and contemporary amenities.
This luxurious 14 room inn is a premier destination, offering peaceful and remarkable comfort and personalized uncompromising service. The beautifully appointed rooms offer Anichini linens, Ethan Allen furniture, 32 flat panel televisions, Bose Wave music systems, wireless internet access, and private bathrooms.
Our guests will enjoy the following complimentary amenities: Evening wine and cheese, wireless internet, and parking.

The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure Rooms

Mountain View
The Mountain View inn rooms offer a queen bed, sumptuous Anichini linens, Ethan Allen furniture, 32" Flat panel televisions, Bose Wave music systems, wireless internet access, and private bathrooms. These rooms offer stunning views of Chimney Rock, the Rocky Broad River, and the surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge.
Traditional Inn Room
The traditional inn room offers a king or queen bed, sumptuous Anichini linens, Ethan Allen furniture, 32 Flat panel televisions, Bose Wave music systems, wireless internet access, and private bathrooms.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

35.4409 -82.252
Area served
Chimney Rock
Nearby airports
Asheville Regional (AVL)
Greer Greenville
Area description
The Esmeralda is nestled in the Hickory Nut Gorge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Chimney Rock. Located just two miles from Lake Lure, NC and less than 30 minutes from Asheville, NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Dining

The Esmeralda Restaurant
Serving old comfort foods with a new twist for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Guests of the inn will receive a discount on breakfast.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (6)

Ratings and reviews for The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.5

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Hoopy
Raleigh
Jul 18, 2014

Not a good experience

The front desk staff was friendly, however the accommodations left a lot to be desired. The room was very small and lacked a chair where you could sit and read. In addition to the ceiling light there was a light at one side of the bed and that was all. What is the second guest supposed to do? There is not enough light to read, and there is no night stand where you can put your glasses or other stuff. The room was not serviced during our stay ecept that a couple of bath towels were left outside in the hall. The bed was not made and toilet paper was not replaced. A very poor value for the money. Stay somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Florida couple 2014
Orlando
Jan 6, 2014

The Emerald Gem by the River

I can say that my wife and I had a phenomenal stay at this small hotel. It is historic and beautiful! The interior especially is very nice. The staff was awesome, especially Sharon the manager. There was an issue with "this travel site", where this travel site" sent me an email to tell me my room was no longer available. I got this email while driving in North Carolina. Did I mention that we were from Florida? No worries, Sharon assured us that it was nothing to worry about and that our room would be waiting with the requested mountain view. Breakfast was a bit of a wow factor too. Hot and cold options with staff eagerly ready to find you that missing ingredient. The hotel is directly across from a gorgeous river with rapids and rock formations. You walk across the street or sit on the upstairs porch and rock on a chair. There is also a foosball table, poker table, air hockey table and a nice pool table upstairs. My wife and I spent our New Year's Eve playing all those games like two kids that had the place to themselves. I think they only have 14 rooms or something, so you're never going to be crowded. Our room was really tiny, but the view, the food, the location and staff made it a magical escape.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy guest.
Miami, Fl.
Oct 28, 2009

Very nice Inn

Peaceful retreat perfect for a relaxing weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy guest.
Miami, Fl.
Oct 28, 2009

Very nice Inn

Peaceful retreat perfect for a relaxing weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Durham, NC
Jun 29, 2009

Esmeralda Inn in Chimney Rock, NC

The hotel was very pretty and very clean. The rooms were nice but very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Durham, NC
Jun 29, 2009

Esmeralda Inn in Chimney Rock, NC

The hotel was very pretty and very clean. The rooms were nice but very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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