A Remarkable Rustic Chimney Rock Inn

Embracing the Great Camps Style

Since 1892, the Esmeralda 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. Our calming Chimney Rock 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. The Esmeralda Inn is known as one of the best Chimney Rock hotels in the area due to our beautiful scenic views and love for nature.

The Perfect Chimney Rock Vacation Awaits You!

Our Chimney Rock lodging includes 14 comfortable rooms, as well as 4 private Chimney Rock cabins for larger groups and families. Each room and cabin is complete with the best amenities and maintenance imaginable, including fireplaces, plush robes, hot tubs, and more! Located right near the inn, our Chimney Rock cabins are perfect for those looking for a private getaway and offer beautiful scenic surroundings.

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Delicious Breakfast

At The Esmeralda Inn, we know that you need fuel for the day you’ve planned. That’s why we offer our Inn guests a complimentary hot, served breakfast from 8:30-10:00 am daily. Just come down to the restaurant each morning and enjoy an assortment of dishes, prepared fresh each morning. Our restaurant’s friendly and casual environment is what sets us apart from many other Lake Lure, NC restaurants, as we take pride in serving our guests only the best.

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Relax at The Esmeralda Spa

Each massage includes pampering with specialized aromatherapy oils, herbal steamed towels and the therapist’s attention to your needs. All massage and bodywork services are provided by North Carolina licensed massage and bodywork therapists.

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Host Your Next Meeting With Us

Whether it is a two-hour lunch and learn on a weekday or a weekend outback team building adventure, The Esmeralda Inn has been hosting Executive Level Corporate Retreats for years. The Esmeralda Inn offers the perfect environment for your company’s corporate retreats in North Carolina. Located in Chimney Rock with close proximity to Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville, and other surrounding cities, the Inn offers more time for work and play with less time traveling.

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