The lobby is a beautiful rustic place to relax.Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed.Rocking chairs for relaxing on the porch.Enjoy an exquisite dinner in our gourmet restaurant.Fine furnishings and ambiance.Enjoy our beautiful spa and patio.The Esmeralda Inn in Chimney Rock, NC


"Quiet Setting overlooking the Broad River"

"We could see Chimney Rock from our porch."

"So close to Lake Lure!"

Specials and Packages

Whether you are celebrating romance, seeking the ultimate outdoor adventure, or just longing for a relaxing mountain retreat. At the Esmeralda we specialize in making every guest's stay memorable. We try to accommodate special requests.  Want to add something extra? See the A la Carte section below for some fun additions. Smores by the outside fireplace? Horseback riding or a relaxing facial? Let us know how we can make your stay even better! Some package and a la carte items are seasonal. Please check with us when booking.

If you're booking online, make a note of additional features in the "Build a Package" section of the reservation form, or call us for more details. Special additions such as massages require advance reservations. Please reserve 7 days in advance if you are planning on a massage or other spa treatments. We contract with local practitioners, which requires advance scheduling. Some features are very popular and book quickly.

Package Rates shown online are ROOM ONLY. You must select your Package from the "Build A Package" section in Step 3 of your reservation process. Cost of the Packages are listed below as "Room & Tax PLUS $....." Please call if you have questions!
A hot breakfast is served daily to our Inn guests.

Carolina Escape!

Come and enjoy all the Hickory Nut Gorge has to offer!

  • Luxurious accommodations for two nights
  • Two Tickets for the Lake Lure Boat Tour
  • 6 Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Esmeralda Gift Basket

Cost of Carolina Escape Package - Room and Tax for two nights plus $100.

Reserve now or call 828-625-2999 to reserve this package


Celebration Package

Are you celebrating an Anniversary, Birthday or other special occasion? Spend this special time with us!

This package features:

  • Luxurious accommodations for two nights
  • Flowers delivered to room
  • Bottle of Taittinger Champagne

Cost of Celebration Package - Room and Tax for two nights plus $145.

Reserve now or call 828-625-2999 to reserve this package

Mountain Adventure Package - SEASONAL - May-October

This package features:
  • Luxurious accommodations for two nights
  • Two hour Horseback riding trip for two at Cedar Creek Stables
  • Two tickets to Chimney Rock Park
  • Two hour kayak or canoe rental for two  (Canoe rental has additional fee)
  • A picnic lunch for two from The Esmeralda Restaurant

Cost of the Mountain Adventure Package - Room and Tax for two nights plus $225

Reserve now or call 828-625-2999 to reserve this package

Photos courtesy of Bark Boeckler,

A la carte Options:

Please note, some of the package and a la carte options such as Lake activity tickets and Picnic Lunches are seasonal. Horseback riding and activities such as Zip Lining in the area are weather dependent. Please call if you have questions.

  • Additional tickets for Chimney Rock Park - $12 per adult, $5 per child
  • Horseback riding – 2 hours for two at Cedar Creek - $65 per person
  • 1 hour therapeutic massage - Please call for current rates.
  • Total Spa Treatment - $150 per person - Gratuity is not included. This is a wonderful facial and upper-body massage.

In-room Spa treatments and massages are available in specified rooms only. We can schedule off site services for all others. As we contract with local practitioners, Massages and Spa treatments require a 7 day advance reservation. A 7-day cancellation is required for package features which have to be reserved or ordered in advance. Please call for details.

Certificates for Dinner, Picnic Lunches and 9-Course Tasting Menus are good only at the time of your stay and are not refundable or transferable to another date. Picnic Lunches must be cancelled 24 hours prior to your arrival to avoid being charged. Special orders for Cookies, Celebration Cakes, Flowers etc., must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid charges.

  • 2 person/2hour Kayak rental - $30 Seasonal
  • 2 person/2hour Canoe rental - $30 Seasonal
  • Adult and Children’s tickets to the Lake Lure Beach and Waterworks - $8 per person Seasonal
  • Lake Lure Boat Tour tickets - $13 per person Seasonal
  • Smores Survival Kit for Two - Add a little fun to your evening! $12.95
  • A picnic lunch for two to take with you on your adventure - $30 Seasonal
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries - $20 for 6, $40 for 12
  • Wine or Champagne to your room. See Wine List for selections
  • Flowers/Roses - $30/$50
  • Celebration Cake - $30
  • Fresh Baked Cookies -$15