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 inn 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.
A One-of-a-Kind Chimney Rock Inn
Your Gateway to Chimney Rock State Park
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 Chimney Rock cabins. 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 & Restaurant is complete without experiencing breakfast and dinner. 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.
Indulge at Our Spa
There isn’t a better place to relax after a day of hiking, horseback riding, or site-seeing than our whirlpool spa. The outdoor fireplace is also available year-round, so plan on gathering around the fire with our S’mores Survival Kit, a glass of wine, or a cup of hot chocolate. To make your experience even more relaxing, add on one of 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.