The Benefits of Midweek Travel: What You Need to Know

Want to make the most of your next vacation? Book a stay Monday-Thursday and reap the benefits of midweek travel. While taking time for a weekend getaway may seem like the obvious choice, booking a midweek stay may really be the escape you’re searching for. Save big and have your most relaxing trip yet with a midweek vacation! 

Ready to plan your perfect midweek stay at Chimney Rock? Access our exclusive Vacation Guide and unlock your guide to the best restaurants and attractions in Western North Carolina. 

3 Benefits of Midweek Travel to Enhance Your Next Vacation 

Ditch the weekend road trip routine for an even better option for vacationing. Make the most of your trip with a midweek stay. We have everything you need to know about the benefits of midweek travel.  


Chimney Rock and the Blue Ridge Mountains are a top spot for hikers, bikers, and all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts. Skip the crowds when you book a midweek vacation. Imagine having the trail to yourself or casting a line on the glass-like Lake Lure. The hotels are quieter, the traffic is gone, and the stillness of the mountains allows you to unwind completely. Escape the hustle and bustle of the crowds when you plan your next vacation! 


Typically speaking, rates for hotels and attractions are lower during the week. Bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels usually have lower occupancy during the week, allowing them to create special offers for their midweek guests. Make your dollar go a little further this vacation. Save your money for all of the great things you’ll enjoy in Western North Carolina! 


Life isn’t about all work and no play. Cash in your unused PTO days for a fantastic midweek vacation! It’s essential to take time for yourself. Indulge in a spa day, taste the local cuisine, relax in a hammock riverside, enjoy a fantastic winery to yourself, or simply explore the great outdoors—you’ve earned it.  


55% of Americans have unused vacation days. Don’t let yours go to waste! Plan a trip to The Esmeralda today! 

Plan Your Midweek Stay at The Esmeralda 

A relaxing, peaceful stay overlooking Chimney Rock is just a click away. Plan your stay at The Esmeralda and enjoy stunning views, five-star dining, luxurious accommodations, and so much more! Book your stay in the Premium Mountain View King Room and enjoy an open floor plan, a plush king-size bed, a Bose Wave Radio, a 32″ high definition flat–screen television, and panoramic views of Chimney Rock. 

Let loose even more with our Relax and Rejuvenate Package. The individual package includes a two-hour bodywork session complete with a Swedish massage and therapeutic reflexology and a $25 dinner credit to our in-house restaurant. We can’t wait to welcome you to The Esmeralda!

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