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Esmeralda Inn

A premier destination. Every season. The Esmeralda Inn is nestled within the Hickory Nut Gorge of the magnificent Blue Ridge foothills and offers a new approach to a timeless tradition of personalized service. Located less than a mile from the entrance to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, the Esmeralda has 14 lovely guest rooms with extraordinarily comfortable beds. Each room contains a Bose Wave radio; the highest quality, environmentally- friendly spa amenities, highest quality linens and 32” flat screen TVs. We serve a hot breakfast to our guest each morning. The hotel also has a grand stone fireplace in the lobby. Enjoy our full-service restaurant, offering an extensive wine list and many local beers. The Esmeralda also has a lounge area with a big-screen TV, pool table, Foosball, air hockey and board games – a great place for the whole family to relax. Wireless internet is available on all three levels of the Inn. The spa and patio area offers a 16-person Jacuzzi, a welcoming stone fireplace and beautiful stone patios for your enjoyment and relaxation. We offer several packages to help you plan your visit to the area. We also have great group facilities for weddings, business retreats, family reunions, etc. More beauty, more comfort, more of the special qualities that transform a simple getaway into an extraordinary experience.