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!"

Dining Hours Update

The Esmeralda Restaurant is becoming a very popular spot for Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Birthday Dinners and a myriad of other celebrations. This means we are sometimes not open to the public when we would normally be serving. Please check back often, as the list can change frequently.

New Seasonal Restaurant Hours in effect! Go to the Dining page for updates.

Please call if you have any questions regarding Restaurant hours or to book your event. The Esmeralda Restaurant will always adapt our hours to accommodate contracted Special Functions and Events.

The Restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

The Restaurant is open for Sunday Buffet Brunch 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Paul Bowman frequently entertains guests during Dinner hours. Paul is a reknowned classical guitarist living in Asheville.