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!"

Flat Rock

Flat Rock is a great day trip! Hike mountain trails, tour the home of Carl Sandburg, catch a performance at the Flat Rock Playhouse and enjoy “Rainbow Row”, a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, historic inns and businesses.






The Flat Rock Playhouse, designated North Carolina's State Theatre, is located in the heart of the Historic Village of Flat Rock and is recognized nationally for its professional performing company and theatre training programs. The Playhouse season runs April through December. Past performances have included Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas and theatre for young audiences. Visit their website to review the show schedule and get ticket information.

Carl Sandburg, American poet, historian, author, and lecturer spent the final 22 years of his long and productive life at his estate, Connemara, in Flat Rock, NC. Today the Carl Sandburg Home NHS offers a keen insight on Mr. Sandburg, his family and their 264 acre working farm. Daily tours offered. There are numerous hiking trails and a functional goat barn. Free grounds access. Admission charged for house tour. Closed Christmas Day.