How to Have a Great Weekend Getaway from Raleigh to Chimney Rock

Do you have that need to travel! feeling? We have just the solution. Break away from the big city’s everyday hustle and bustle and escape to the quiet mountainside town of Chimney Rock, NC! Located less than four hours from Raleighour small town offers the perfect getaway for anyone in need of relaxation. With nearby attractions that are ideal for outdoor adventures and plenty of pristinforests to explore, there’s a good reason Western North Carolina is the best weekend getaway from Raleigh, NC. To discover how to travel from Raleigh tChimneRock, and where you can find the best entertainment, attractions, shops, and restaurants, download our free Vacation Guide, and start planning an unforgettable weekend getaway in the mountains.  

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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway from Raleigh, NC 

Discover the Best Scenery Near the Blue Ridge Mountains  

When it comes to scenic destinations, no place compares to the Western North Carolina mountains. From soaring peaks to lush valleys, this rocky region offers the escape you’ve been dreaming of. Whether you plan a romantic getaway or a relaxing weekend away, this beautiful region is ideal for any vacation. 

To take in all this scenic beauty, be sure to visit these mesmerizing scenic spots:  

Spend a Day on the Water   

One of the biggest attractions in the area is Lake Lure. During your trip, relax on the shores of the lake or take a dip. If you want to do something a bit more adventurous, try one of the many water activities like fly fishingLake Lure is a beautiful place to go kayaking or try an exciting sport like wakeboarding and waterskiing in the warmer months. No matter the season, you can admire the natural landscape from the water or the shore. 

Pamper Yourself at The Spa  

Can you think of anything more rewarding and relaxing than an entire day of pampering? Neither can we. At The Esmeralda, our on-site spa provides top-notch treatments to our guests without even needing to leave the property. In between spa treatments, you can take advantage of our outdoor hot tubtoasty fireplace, and stone whirlpool spa 

Enjoy Decadent Cuisine 

Indulge in exquisite local cuisine by visiting the best restaurant in Chimney Rock! Our gourmet dinner menu features dishes made with only the best fresh local ingredients. Plus, our welcoming dining room creates the perfect atmosphere for a lovely meal!  

Enjoy Your Stay at The Esmeralda Inn Restaurant & Spa Bed view of the Chimney Rock River Cabin

Are you ready to pack your bags and head from Raleigh to Chimney Rock? Before you start folding clothes and planning your route, you’ll first have to book a stay at The Esmeralda! We have the best selection of guest rooms and cabins in town, any of which are sure to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for some privacy in the mountains, exceptional amenities, or both, you’ll find exactly what you need at The Esmeralda 

Browse our accommodations and book today! We look forward to having you.