Overview of The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

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4.9 / 5Exceptional
59 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


Explore the area

Popular LocationHickory Nut Gorge Brewery17 min walk
Popular LocationChimney Rock Gemstone Mine20 min walk
Popular LocationNeedle's Eye24 min drive
AirportAsheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional)32 min drive

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  • Luxury Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 8
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  • Luxury Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, River View, Mountainside

    Room amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room

    Room amenities

    • 17 sq m
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

Chimney Rock

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

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery - 17 min walk
  • Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine - 20 min walk
  • Chimney Rock Adventure Golf - 2 min drive
  • Chimney Rock State Park - 23 min drive
  • Needle's Eye - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Charlotte, NC (CLT-Charlotte-Douglas Intl.) - 109 min drive

About this property

The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure

4-star cabin near Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
This cabin features a restaurant, a spa tub and massage/treatment rooms. 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/games 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 gardens.
The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure offers 17 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and complimentary 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 a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan.

Property amenities


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


Free WiFi

Parking and transport

Free self-parking
Accessible parking

Family friendly

Children's games

Food and drink



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


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


Combined bath/shower
Toilet paper
Towels provided
Free toiletries


42-inch flat-screen TV with cable service
Pool or billiards table
Games room

Outdoor areas

Furnished balcony/patio
Picnic area

Work spaces

1 meeting room

Climate control

Air conditioning
Ceiling fan


No pets allowed


Wheelchair accessible
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

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

Location highlights

Near the boardwalk
In the mountains
In a state park

Things to do

Fishing on site
Kayaking nearby
Mountain climbing nearby
Boat tours nearby
Horse riding nearby
Rafting nearby
Waterskiing nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Zip-lining nearby
Rock climbing nearby


17 rooms
Individually furnished
Romance packages available

Where to eat

The Esmeralda Inn – Serves breakfast and dinner.



Check-in between 3 PM and 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 for check-in information


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

American Express

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.

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure ?
As of 1 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Esmeralda Inn at Lake Lure on 2 Jun 2020 start from RM821, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has a pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in a state park, this cabin is within 2 mi (3 km) of Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine, Lake Lure and Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. Lake Lure Beach and Water Park and Chimney Rock State Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Guest reviews

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

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

It was very nice and pleasant. Staff was very helpful and willing to help with everything. We will recommend to others.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

The staff was super- the definition of customer service. Outstanding!!!!

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful friendly and food was great! Uber clean room!

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We loved the friendly, accommodating staff. Excellent food and service. Fire pit was fun for winter.

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020