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!"

Area Information

Lake Lure / Chimney Rock

This is the heart of The Hickory Nut Gorge. Chimney Rock Park and Lake Lure bring visitors to the area every year to play on the Lake and hike the trails of Chimney Rock Park.


Within a few miles of The Esmeralda lies Asheville. This beautiful city is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and boasts some of the best restaurants and shopping in North Carolina.


Hendersonville is a lovely small city with many big city amenities! You'll find the downtown area lined with shops and cafes.

Flat Rock

Historic Flat Rock boasts one of the best little theaters in the country!

Outdoor Activities

The Lake Lure area is wonderful for many outdoor activities including golf, boating, biking, hiking, and more.


The restaurants in Lake Lure and the surrounding areas offer many choices for casual and fine dining.

Recreation Services

Learn more about guided tours and adventures in the local area.

Photos for these pages provided courtesy of Bart Boecker, Jeff Miller and  Brian Dressler