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.

The Restaurant is closed on Wednesdays. We are open for Dinner every other evening. Breakfast, Lunch and Sundary Brunch hours have not changed. Please see Dining for details.

April 20th, Easter Sunday - Hours 11:00am-4:00pm, $32 adults, $14 children under 12. See menu, Reservations suggested

*We are no longer open on Fridays for Breakfast and Lunch. Dinner is still served from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

The Restaurant will be closing at 8:00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

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.


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