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Izaak Walton Inn

290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An attractive, historic inn, but missing many things. No TV, no wi-fi in rooms, no coffee makers in room, no fridge, no ice machine, and no hot water to shower in during prime shower-taking time. And the cold water here is really cold. Staff mediocre, helpful if prodded but not prone to volunteering information. Also very poor noise insulation. But... More

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here in mid July. We had a top floor room on the railroad (south) side of the building. The room had no A/C or fan, and just one very small window for ventilation. The room was too warm. We were eventually able to cool the room down by partially opening our door to the public... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the converted cabooses that were located on the hill on the other side of the train yard from the inn. The Isaak Walton Inn is nearly 100 years old and was built to house the railroad workers that were building the rails and hotels in the park. This is a working train yard and flag... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 nights while we explored all parts of Glacier. We were in one of the cabins, across the tracks from the main inn. "Newly-constructed rustic, but comfy and clean enough, though a bit tight for the 4 of us (2 kids, 2 adults). The bedroom is literally only 30 inches wider than the bed. The kids had... More

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Tampa, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got into Essex very late at night. Front desk was nice and accommodating considering the late hour. Found our Caboose and unpacked. we stayed in one of the upscale cars and found it to be very attractive and comfortable. Fireplace in the bedroom, granite and stone tile work with nice wood paneling. not large but for our needs it was... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the desk staff seemed very busy with getting things done rather then providing friendly service, my review is for the beautiful historic Inn, the railroad cars on the hill that you can stay in, the great hike through huckleberry bushes, bear grass and many wild flowers. Loved the experience and the trains passing through the evening and night, you... More

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Temecula, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. Nothing fancy, just a room and a small hotel surrounded by absolute beauty. The trees and wildlife were fun. It was a one night stop on the way through Glacier National Park, but my kids had a blast exploring! We even had a little black bear walk right up onto the porch!

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Florence, Montana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Izaak Walton is a must for train stop buffs. It is one of the original train depots to Glacier National Park and is still an active stop today. It features an 'Engine' cabin along with many 'Caboose' cabins plus the original 'Inn' and log cabins. We stayed in the old Inn and the rooms have that knotty pine charm... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in River View Caboose. It was very quiet even though it was close to the highway. Beautiful view of the river along the edge of national park. Not as luxurious as the caboose shown on website but still very nice. Small playground, pool table, and shuffleboard in basement of Inn.

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IzaakWaltonInn, General Manager at Izaak Walton Inn, responded to this review

Hello Drake407, I'm very glad you enjoyed our River View caboose and you are spot on, it is close to the highway. Good news on that front for the future though, we are relocating that caboose in the fall so it is closer to the Inn and the other cabooses. Hopefully you will come and stay with us again and... More

Marriottsville, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were part of a national parks tour that booked us into the Isaac Walton Inn for two nights. We loved the time we spent there. It is exactly as they advertise -- "keeping with the era in which it was built". There are no telephones, TVs, microwaves or air conditioning in the rooms. That is the... More

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IzaakWaltonInn, General Manager at Izaak Walton Inn, responded to this review

Hello Peggy, It's great to get your review. Your group was so great and I'm glad you all got to wave to the train at dinner! We focus on hospitality and I'm very happy you experienced great service. We hope to see you back at the Izaak again in the future! Sincerely, Julia Garvey General Manager More

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Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
Location: United States > Montana > Essex
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Welcome to the Izaak Walton Inn & Resort, a family-owned retreat bordering Glacier National Park, in Essex, Montana. Specializing in outdoor adventure and serious relaxation, the Inn hosts activities year round fitting any age, interest and experience level including cross country skiing and guided back country tours, hiking, horse back riding, white water rafting to slow float and larger boat excursions. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, what pace you'll set your journey to, enjoy the nature, the history, and the hospitality found at the Izaak Walton Inn. ... more   less 
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