• rocking chairs on cabin porch overlooking the mountains at The Esmeralda Inn.

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  • The Esmeralda Inn Lobby

    Closed for Renovations. Grand Re-Opening to be Announced at a Later Time.

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A One-of-a-Kind Chimney Rock Inn


Since 1892, The Esmeralda has delighted weary guests with the soothing sounds of The Rocky Broad River, breathtaking views of The Blue Ridge Mountains, and the comforts of Southern-style dining with warm hospitality. Our calming Chimney Rock cabin rentals finds the perfect balance between man and nature. Here, our guests enjoy the natural beauty of Western North Carolina, complete with luxury amenities. Our intimate bed and breakfast sits gently on a wooded hillside in the mountains, only five minutes away from The Hickory Nut Gorge. There isn’t a better place to experience the best of Chimney Rock than at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant.


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Western North Carolina Things To Do

Things to Do in Chimney Rock

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Western North Carolina Events Calendar

Upcoming Events in the Local Area

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The Select Registry Standard

The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant is proud to be a Select Registry member, and this standard of excellence is apparent in every detail of your stay. No matter which room or cabin you choose, you can always look forward to the best amenities. Our Chimney Rock lodging features 14 mountain-view rooms and four private cabins in Chimney Rock. Each room and cabin features a variety of comforts, including fireplaces, plush robes, hot tubs, luxury linens, and more.

Gourmet Breakfast & Dining

No stay at The Esmeralda Inn is complete without visiting our delicious, world-class Esmeralda Restaurant. Our menus change with each season to take advantage of the freshest local ingredients. Complimentary breakfast is served daily from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and is always included in your stay! After a day of hiking at Chimney Rock State Park, we invite you to join us for dinner at our award-winning restaurant. Our family-friendly and elegant atmosphere is what sets us apart from the competition.

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Indulge at Our Chimney Rock Inn Spa

There isn’t a better place to relax after a day of hiking, horseback riding, or other outdoor adventure than The Esmeralda Inn. Our onsite spa offers a variety of services like our signature massages. You can look forward to pampering with specialized aromatherapy oils and herbal steamed towels. All massage and bodywork services are provided by North Carolina licensed massage and bodywork therapists.

An Unforgettable Meeting Space

The Esmeralda Inn has hosted executive-level corporate retreats for years. Whether you’re hosting a lunch-and-learn or an outback team building adventure, we have everything you need to help build your company culture and encourage out-of-the-box thinking. Located in Chimney Rock with proximity to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville, our North Carolina corporate retreat is the perfect place to enjoy more work, more play, and less time traveling.

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