Mountain Hospitality Since 1891

The Esmeralda Inn is a beautiful 14 room Lake Lure bed and breakfast inn that first opened in 1891 with all the charm and personality of the surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge.

The Esmeralda Inn has been transformed over the years providing our guests accommodations with a warm, contemporary ambiance. Known as one of the best hotels in Chimney Rock, NC, all the rooms in our inn are guaranteed to be exceptionally comfortable and accommodating. Each of our rooms offer sumptuous Anichini linens and bathrobes; first quality, environmentally friendly spa toiletries, extraordinarily comfortable beds, 32″ high definition flat panel televisions, Bose Wave music systems, wireless internet access, private baths, and more. Other amenities include coffee and a full breakfast each morning to start your day off right!

As a Lake Lure bed and breakfast, we are committed to providing our guests with a homey atmosphere and experience. In addition to our many rooms, the Inn also makes available a large leisure area where guests can relax and enjoy multiple seating areas, quiet reading space, television and game room featuring billiard table, foosball, air hockey and board games.

The Esmeralda Inn offers several room types that can accommodate a wide range of party sizes and guest desires. Choose from rooms with beautiful mountain views or take advantage of our public terrace with a Terrace King room. No matter which of our rooms you choose, we guarantee that a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Check out our 14 rooms below and find out why The Esmeralda Inn is one of the most relaxing places to stay in Lake Lure!



Our Terrace King Rooms are our largest, most luxurious rooms, offering the same amenities as our Premium Mountain View Rooms as well as direct access to our second floor public terrace

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Our Premium Mountain View Rooms are slightly larger rooms offering the same amenities as our Mountain View Rooms but with a larger, more open floor plans and breathtaking views. The Premium Mountain View Room is



Our  Mountain View Queen Rooms feature  stunning views of Chimney Rock, the Rocky Broad River, and the surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge, along with all of the amenities of our Deluxe Rooms.



Our Traditional Rooms offer luxury linens, environmentally friendly spa toiletries; extraordinarily comfortable beds, 32” high definition flat panel televisions, Bose Wave music systems, wireless internet access, and private baths. Deluxe rooms usually face