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The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

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Outdoor Spa Tub
Outdoor Spa Tub
42-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, TV
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds

Overview of The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

Entire cabin

The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

4 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
908 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC, 28720

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHickory Nut Gorge Brewery17 min walk
  • Popular LocationChimney Rock Gemstone Mine20 min walk
  • Popular LocationChimney Rock Village Riverwalk20 min walk
  • AirportAsheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional)32 min drive

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Mountain View Queen

5/5 guest room rating
  • 182 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Luxury Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, River View, Mountainside

5/5 guest room rating
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Traditional King

5/5 guest room rating
  • 235 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Luxury Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Mountain View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 King Beds, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Queen Sofa Bed

About this area

Chimney Rock

Located in Chimney Rock, The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure is in the mountains and near the boardwalk. Lake Lure Golf Club and Hickory Nut Gap Farm are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure. Don't miss out on a visit to Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and water skiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ziplining and horse riding.

What's nearby

  • Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery - 17 min walk
  • Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine - 20 min walk
  • Chimney Rock Village Riverwalk - 20 min walk
  • Chimney Rock Adventure Golf - 2 min drive
  • Needle's Eye - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) - 109 min drive


  • The Esmeralda Inn — 1 min walk
  • Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery — 17 min walk
  • Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery — 18 min walk
  • Coffee on the Rocks — 18 min walk
  • Old Rock Cafe — 19 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

4-star cabin near Chimney Rock State Park
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are available at this cabin. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, massage/treatment rooms, and a meeting room. All 17 individually furnished cabins feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include furnished balconies or patios and private yards.
The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure offers 17 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and bathrobes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Pool
  • Spa tub
  • Massages
  • Spa services
  • Spa treatment rooms
  • Prenatal massage
  • Swedish massages
  • Hot stone massages
  • Thai massages
  • Sports massage
  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Reflexology
  • Deep-tissue massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Family friendly

  • Children's games

Food and drink

  • Microwave


  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Couples dining
  • Private picnics


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Arcade/game room

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Work spaces

  • 1 meeting room

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free bottled water
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Location highlights

  • Near the boardwalk
  • In the mountains
  • In a state park

Things to do

  • Fishing on site
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector


  • 17 rooms
  • Individually furnished
  • Romance packages available

Where to eat

  • The Esmeralda Inn – Serves breakfast and dinner.

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

We should mention

Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 67 out of 79 reviews
5 - Excellent 85%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 79 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 79 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 79 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 79 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Bit disappointing
The property is beautiful and overlooking a stunning river, staff was very nice and responsive, but it was full of ants and was really not what we would have expected for the price. We were also a bit disappointed with the lack of communication regarding the facilities and general information.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel and staff were excellent. We really felt like it was home away from home.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Relaxing place . Most peaceful city I have been . Small city next by but very nice and clean
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021