The Esmeralda Inn, Restaurant & Spa

Select Registry Member Since 2014

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The Esmeralda Inn, Restaurant & Spa

Select Registry Member Since 2014

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The Basics

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 3 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.

Things We Love

the esmeralda spa bedroom with beautiful neutral colored decor and mountain views

We have amazing views of Chimney Rock State Park

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Be sure to visit our on-site restaurant and speakeasy

Our cabins are located along the Rocky Broad River

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Onsite Spa Services
  • Cabins/Cottages Available
  • Weddings & Events Available

Best For

  • Outdoor Activities
  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
  • Spa & Relaxation

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Take a stroll along the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
  • Ride horses through the creek at Cedar Creek Stables
  • Hike the Bearwallow Mountain Trail with a to-go picnic lunch from the Esmeralda and enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the trail
  • Hike to the base of Hickory Nut Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River

Welcome

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.

Amenities

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Limited Spa Service, Dedicated Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site,

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, Lunch, Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

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

Guest Services

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, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village, Rural, Mountains, Waterview

Policies

Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays

Pet-Friendly: Limited

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, Elopement

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

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