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The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.9 / 5Exceptional
42 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery
    17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
    20 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Needle's Eye
    16 min drive
  • Airport
    Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional)
    31 min drive

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    About this area

    Chimney Rock

    Located in Chimney Rock, The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure is near the boardwalk. Pisgah National Forest and Lake Lure reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine and Chimney Rock Adventure Golf.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery - 17 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine - 20 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Chimney Rock Adventure Golf - 2 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Chimney Rock State Park - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Needle's Eye - 16 min drive

    Getting around

    • Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional) - 31 min drive

    About this property

    The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

    A restaurant, a spa tub, and massage/treatment rooms 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 meeting room, concierge services, and an arcade/game room. All 17 individually furnished cabins feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find Egyptian cotton sheets and free bottled water.

    Property amenities


    • Spa tub
    • Massages, spa services, and spa treatment rooms


    • Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Family friendly

    • Children's games


    • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10 AM
    • 1 restaurant


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


    • Shower/tub combination
    • Towels provided
    • Free toiletries


    • Flat-screen TV with cable service
    • Pool or billiards table
    • Arcade/game room

    Outdoor areas

    • Terrace
    • Barbecue grill
    • Garden
    • Picnic area

    Work spaces

    • 1 meeting room

    Climate control

    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Elevator
    • Designated smoking areas

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge services
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Luggage storage
    • Free bottled water
    • Gift shop/newsstand

    Location highlights

    • Near the boardwalk
    • In the mountains

    Things to do

    • Fishing on site
    • Boat tours, mountain climbing, and mountain biking nearby


    • 17 rooms

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Fishing on site
    • Rafting nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Boat tours nearby
    • Mountain climbing nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Ziplining nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    A unique setting and an almost bed and breakfast feel even though it is a hotel. Extremely friendly staff. Restaurant has really good food. Would highly recommend this place.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019


    Power Outage

    First impressions were good when we entered. It has a lot of character and the facility offers a spa too. What disappointed us was that the room were smaller than expected and that the communication from the staff was not good, because when the power went out because of a storm, nobody informed us that that was the reason the elevators didn't work. We were on the third floor. The bTV reception was very poor too. Other than that the food and accommodation was fairly good. Molly in reception, gave us a tour of the facility and was very personable.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent


    Very beautiful place, wonderful staff, beautiful location. All and all very pleased with the excellent stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Pleasant surprise

    We had stayed in the Lake Lure area years ago--really liked it. We decided to return home from Atlanta via the area, we found the Esmerelda on the internet and were VERY impressed by the facility. More importantly, the staff made the experience one that we will not soon forget.

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

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