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Izaak Walton Inn

290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in a cabin that was very small, yet expensive. they should consider smaller furniture to creat more room . They don't give you any info when you check in about ammenities or services or what to do about check out. Kids ran the place. It was like Lord of the Flies with kids in charge. I saw no... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Izaak Walton Inn and was to celebrate my 50th birthday. Last time (2010) we stayed in the track-side family sized room in the main building which was very nice but this time we got to try out two different cabooses (the JJ and X-215). Both were great but the X-215 was better! The... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a cabin at Izaak Walton Inn, in Essex, MT, across the street from Glacier National Park (but half an hour from the popular Going to the Sun Road eastern entrance and 90 minutes from the Kalispell airport). The accommodations were a bit rustic (no TV, no ice machine, no a/c etc), and internet access was only in... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to splurge on a FANTASTIC hotel experience, stay in the Great Northern Locomotive at this great hotel. My husband is a major train fan and for our 43rd anniversary we decided to stay in the locomotive instead of the hotel (where we had stayed before). To say it was fun is an understatement! We loved sitting on... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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7 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Howdy hotclaymama, The history on the Izaak is pretty interesting so I'm glad you were able to get info on why we were built back in the 30's. I agree, it's amazing how quickly you don't even notice the noise from the passing trains. I'm really happy to see you liked the food in our restaurant. We are doing a... More

Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Hello PW99, Thanks for leaving us your feedback. Our cabins are newly built and you are correct the cabooses are more roomy that the cabins. I'm glad you enjoyed the restaurant and the atmosphere. Our Inn is a pretty unique place and sharing the era with families who enjoy the experience is very fun! Sincerely, Julia Garvey General manager More

Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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IzaakWaltonInn, General Manager at Izaak Walton Inn, responded to this review

Hello jkrasne, I'm glad you enjoyed staying in one of our cabooses. They are all unique in their own way and fun to try out. Maybe next time you visit you can try out the Locomotive. I hope the rest of your vacation was great and I hope to see you again sometime. Sincerely, Julia Garvey General Manager More

Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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IzaakWaltonInn, General Manager at Izaak Walton Inn, responded to this review

Dear Darrin M, Thank you for leaving us feedback regarding your stay. I am sorry that our customer service lacked and it is something we will ensure to focus on. Customer service is very important and we want all of our guests to feel that they are at home. I'm glad you enjoyed the hiking trails, this time of year... More

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Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
Location: United States > Montana > Essex
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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