The Esmeralda Inn is a historic Inn, Restaurant & Spa. It is a secret retreat nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, near Asheville, North Carolina.
We are a premier destination for every season, offering rustic elegance while still preserving its long history. Many of our 14 guest rooms and 4 cabins offer stunning views of Chimney Rock and the Rocky Broad River. Enjoy the views from our Restaurant and Patio dining area and make sure to enjoy our spa services. If your plans include a Chimney Rock and Lake Lure vacation you owe it to yourself to stay at the Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant.
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Limited Spa Service, Dedicated Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, Wine/Spirits Available,
Food & Wine
As a guests of the Inn or a day-visitor to the area we invite you to dine with us. Please check out our website for restaurant hours and menus. We are a popular place for family reunions and other private parties so we strongly suggest calling for reservations.
Meals Offered: Breakfast , Dinner
Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public
Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian , Vegan , Gluten Free , Yes
Breakfast Service: Full
Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables , Set Times
Pub/Tavern on Premises: Open to the public
Alcohol Permits: Beer , Wine , Spirits
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Early Coffee Tea , Complimentary Warm Cookies before bed , Picnics Available
Rooms & Suites
The Esmeralda Inn has 14 guest rooms and 3 cabins with a variety of amenities. We are sure that you will be happy with your stay and want to return time and time again. Included with your room is full sit-down breakfast. Call today and we will be happy to reserve a room for you and tell you about our packages that make great additions to your stay!
Accommodations: Cabins, Cottages, Efficiency, Suites
# of Rooms: 20
Beds: Twin, Queen, King
Room Entertainment: Cable TV, CD Players
Handicap Accessible: Limited
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Deck, Telephones, Turndown Service, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Limited Spa Service, Dedicated Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, Wine/Spirits Available
Location Type: Small Town/Village, Rural, Mountains, Waterview
Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays
Smoking Policy: Outside Only
Family Friendly: Yes
Weddings & Events
Our mountain setting makes the perfect backdrop for any wedding or special event. We have 4 ceremony locations depending on the size of your guest lists. Our chef will prepare a customized menu to wow your guests and ensure that your special day is one that you will always remember. We will be happy to assist you with all of your wedding needs.
Wedding/Events Capacity: 50-99
Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment
Wedding Services & Amenities: Caterer
Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Reception Seating: Up to 150
Banquet Seating: Up to 150
Max Capacity Outdoor: 150
Business Travel & Events
With our close proximity to Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville, and other surrounding areas, an Esmeralda Retreat gives your more time to work and play and less time traveling. The Asheville Regional Airport is less than 25 miles away. Call us today and let us help you plan and prepare the right enviroment for your group.
# of Meeting Rooms: 1
Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social
Meeting Amenities: Dedicated Conference Center, Onsite Catering
Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 25
Max Capacity Theater: 50
Max Capacity Boardroom: 25