To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant

910 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Luxurious 14 room Inn just 1 mile from the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park. Rustic elegance awaits you at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. Guest rooms feature luxurious linens and toiletries, Bose radios and flat screen televisions. Enjoy our outdoor fireplace, Jacuzzi, and game room. The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant is proud to offer a free breakfast with your stay. The Esmeralda Inn offers a fine dining restaurant that focuses on local meats and produce along with the freshest seafood. Available for weddings, rehearsal dinners and other group events.