Located within a mile (2 km) of Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine, The Esmeralda Inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. This 14-room, 3.5-star inn welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a spa tub. It's also close to Lake Lure Beach and Water Park and Needle's Eye.


Free continental breakfast is served on weekdays from 8 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at The Esmeralda Restaurant, the inn's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The Esmeralda Inn's 14 air-conditioned rooms provide free local calls and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. In-room massages are available.

Property features

At The Esmeralda Inn, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, coffee/tea in a common area, and an arcade/game room.


  • Free continental breakfast on weekdays
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Esmeralda Inn features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. The inn offers a restaurant. A complimentary breakfast is served on weekdays. High-speed wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

This Lake Lure inn also offers spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

The Esmeralda Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 14 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Arcade/game room  


Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 0 per stay )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Esmeralda Inn offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and bathrobes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served between 8 AM and 10 AM on weekdays. An additional cooked-to-order breakfast is also served on weekdays (subject to charges).

The Esmeralda Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 

Spa Services

  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 0 per stay (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Esmeralda Chimney Rock
  • Esmeralda Inn Chimney Rock
  • Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
  • The Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
  • Esmeralda Inn Lake Lure
  • Esmeralda Lake Lure

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the inn prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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