"Quiet Setting overlooking the Broad River"
"We could see Chimney Rock from our porch."
"So close to Lake Lure!"
Stop by and check-out our great wine and beer assortment.
The Esmeralda Inn is a premier destination for every season, offering rustic elegance with a contemporary flair for even the most discerning guest. More beauty, more comfort, more of the special qualities that transform a simple get-away into an extraordinary experience to restore the balance of body and spirit. The Esmeralda Experience is one of peaceful and remarkable comfort. Many of our 14 guest rooms offer stunning views of Chimney Rock, the Rocky Broad River, and the surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge. Enjoy the views from our full service Restaurant and Patio dining area. If your plans include a Lake Lure vacation you owe it to yourself to stay at the Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant.
The Esmeralda is an elegant rustic Inn with a contemporary flair! Whether you’re coming for a romantic getaway or a corporate retreat, you’ll experience more beauty, more comfort, and more of the special qualities that transform a simple get-away into an extraordinary experience. The Esmeralda Experience is one of peaceful and remarkable comfort. Our 14 guest rooms offer sumptuous Anichini linens, luxurious, environmentally friendly bath amenities, extraordinarily comfortable beds, elevator, 32” high definition flat panel televisions, Bose Wave music systems, wireless internet access, private baths, and stunning views of Chimney Rock, the Rocky Broad River, and the surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge.
The Esmeralda is situated within one of the most stunning canyons in the Eastern United States, where the opportunity for exploration and adventure is limited only by your imagination. Plan your trip around some of Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills’ numerous activities. Whatever you’re reason to visit, The Esmeralda Inn will help you celebrate the beauty of our mountains, enjoy the delicious cuisine in the area’s many restaurants, and point you towards the many great Blue Ridge festivals.
Dinner Music - Paul Bowman is back! Check News and Specials for dates.
It's easy to purchase Gift Certificates for the Inn and Restaurant!