Come Gaze at The Mountains
Get Lost in a Dancing Fire
Welcome to the Esmeralda Inn
Prepare to be caught off guard the first time you see it. The towering locust log columns with huge burls and knots, the snarling rhododendron railings, the over scale and purposely placed stone, and the old hardwood floors from Dirty Dancing, all molded with finesse into something masterful and unique, making this remarkable Rustic Inn in Chimney Rock, North Carolina a delightful destination.
The Esmeralda Inn celebrates warm hospitality with the honesty of nature and a connection to the land; bringing the outside in. The intimate retreat sits gently on a wooded hillside in the Western North Carolina Mountains, overlooking the crystal-clear rapids of the Rocky Broad River and surrounding vistas of Hickory Nut Gorge.
Since 1892, the Inn has delighted weary guests with the soothing sounds of moving water, breathtaking geography, and mouthwatering fare, restoring souls and reviving spirits with comforting Southern hospitality.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a private family retreat, or just to enjoy some away time to explore, The Esmeralda Inn is the perfect lodging choice for your mountain adventure. So come gaze at the mountains, ponder the mysteries of flowing water, get lost in a dancing fire, marvel at passing clouds, and experience the rest and relaxation you've been waiting for.
Experience the thrill of standing on the top of Chimney Rock and experiencing majestic views of the valleys and Lake lure from a birds-eye perspective. Or experience the mountains “rise from the lakes” as you tour the charm of Lake Lure by boat.
The Tryon area has a storied history in equestrian sports, considered the birthplace of modern show jumping where the 1956 and 1960 Olympic trials were held. Come visit the new Tryon International Equestrian Center.
The Esmeralda Inn
910 Main Street
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Phone Number: (828) 625-2999