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Izaak Walton Inn

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290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
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Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends have told us about cross country skiing at this place for decades now, and we finally understand their enthusiasm. Coming from western Oregon, it is a pleasant overnight train ride. The lodge staff are really friendly, and our room was very comfortable. We didn't luck out on weather, but even with temps above freezing, the groomed ski trails were... More 

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Inverness, Montana
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my very favorite places in all of Montana. My husband and I ski here a few times each winter and this year we stayed over for the first time in the hotel. Our room was clean and remarkably quiet, although I think the mattress could stand to be updated. We skied the trails, which were great,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have gone to the Izaak Walton Inn for winter visits a number of times over the years. The IWI experience is a mixed bag. On the good side, the Inn offers one a taste of mountain lodge life from a bygone era. There are a variety of accommodations, ranging from knotty pine lodge rooms to cabins... More 

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

Dear Godzillabird, Thank your for recently visiting the Izaak Walton Inn. We appreciate your feedback and will use it in the future. I would love to talk to you about the challenges that you experienced during your stay. Please contact me at (406) 888-5700 or cris@izaakwaltoninn.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Sincerely, Cristinna Cook Location Manager More 

Vancouver, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inn was very clean, the help very helpfull, and the food excellent. I only wish the menu had more soups and sandwiches. It was very easy to rent a car for sight seeing and reasonably priced. Very peacefull setting and comfortable atmosphere.

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

ted H, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our TripAdvisor page! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to visit some of the surrounding areas during your visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank You! More 

Columbia Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife son and I stopped there the evening of Jan. 11th to celebrate my 11 year old son's birthday with dinner and a walk around the area. First stop was on the bridge over the rail yard to check out the trains, then onto dinner. Dinner was delicious as always and the waitress was very pleasant. We had a... More 

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

Bob Y, Thank you for your recent review of the Izaak Walton Inn. We are glad that your son's birthday was memorable! We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon! Thank You! More 

Nashville, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love staying at the Izaak Walton.... cozy rooms, great food (huckleberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream, wonderful lodge room with big fire and a downstairs nice bar......not to mentions the incredible collections of railroad stuff and the real trains out back. Also a fabulous place to snowshoe or cross country ski in winter.

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

LezetteThomason, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Izaak Walton Inn and our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. We are a true historic gem and one that everyone should visit during their travels to Glacier National Park. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank You! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first stayed at this Inn in the late 80s, and returned almost yearly until a gap of several years during which the Inn was sold. In general, the new owners have kept the Inn's unique ambiance, maintained the property, and made some good improvements. The improvements include: new flooring in the lobby, bar, and game room; addition of some... More 

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

DonRicardoDos, Thank you for taking the time to review the Izaak Walton Inn on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and keep returning to visit the Inn! Thank you for your loyalty. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank You! More 

Morro Bay,Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic Inn is off the beaten path..no cell service! It is not luxurious by any means.. the rooms are small but filled with atmosphere! The meals were good. The inn is old and rustic..lots of memorabilla reminiscent of the train era history..still have many trains that pass through often! Most of our stay my friend and I stayed in... More 

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

heavenbound5555, Thank you for your recent review of the Izaak Walton Inn. We strive to keep the historic atmosphere of the Inn as it is a true gem bordering Glacier National Park. We have luxury rail cars available for our guests to rent. These rail cars are equipped with pine flooring, granite counter-tops, and leather furniture. We hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The rooms combine traditional Izaak Walton Inn atmosphere and modern amenities. The walls are original knotty pine, the decor appropriate for a historical site bordering the south end of Glacier National Park. Cabooses and engines have been remodeled into unique rentals. These train cars have completely modernized amenities. In the winter, 22 miles of cross-country ski trails are continually groomed.... More 

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

Dear Beryl S, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Izaak Walton Inn! We are glad that you were able to enjoy our Thanksgiving Buffet and the Inn over the holiday! We look forward to seeing you again soon!! Thank You! More 

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My wife and I traveled from Coeur d'Alene to West Glacier National Park and spent two nights at the Izaac Walton Inn. This 1939 railroad hotel is a perfect getaway for those seeking a peaceful winter retreat. The restaurant is exceptional...every meal (we had breakfast, two lunches, two dinners) was great, and the desserts fabulous.. Their staff goes out of... More 

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

brice3911, Thank you for your recent review on our TripAdvisor Page! We appreciate your feedback! Cori Armaly, our Head Chef, does an amazing job with each menu for each different meal. We will pass along the compliments to her. Winter is a true experience at the Izaak Walton Inn. We hope to see you again for a future visit in... More 

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