Celebrating more than 120 years Est. 1891
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Come Gaze at The Mountains

Get Lost in a Dancing Fire

Ponder the mysteries of flowing water

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Rustic Rejuvenation
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Celebrating over 120 years of rustic rejuvenation. Est 1891

A Remarkable Rustic Inn Embracing the Great Camps Style

Prepare to be caught off guard the first time you see it. The towering locus log columns with huge burls and knots, the snarling rhododendron railings, the over scale and purposely placed stone, and the old hardwood floors from Dirty Dancing, all molded with finesse into something masterful and unique.

The Esmeralda Inn celebrates warm hospitality with the honesty of nature and a connection to the land; bringing the outside in. The intimate retreat sits gently on a wooded hillside in the Western North Carolina Mountains, overlooking the crystal-clear rapids of the Rocky Broad River and surrounding vistas of Hickory Nut Gorge.

Since 1892, the Inn has delighted weary guests with the soothing sounds of moving water, breathtaking geography, and mouthwatering fare, restoring souls and reviving spirits with comforting Southern hospitality.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a private family retreat, or just to enjoy some away time to explore, The Esmeralda Inn is the perfect lodging choice for your mountain adventure. So come gaze at the mountains, ponder the mysteries of flowing water, get lost in a dancing fire, marvel at passing clouds, and experience the rest and relaxation you've been waiting for.

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