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Izaak Walton Inn

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290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not train fans, but we loved the stay at this hotel. It has history, a lot of character. No noise from the train at night at all....has laundry, hot tub, sauna. Staff were friendly, restaurant was 5 star. They even do packed lunch for people who is going out hiking for the day. We would loved to stay... More 

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

Dear keichen, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our TripAdvisor page! We hope that you enjoyed your stay! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the historic charm of the Inn. We hope that you will visit us again soon!! Thank You! More 

West Bountiful, Utah, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had so much fun at the Inn - two of our groups stayed in the older cabooses and one stayed in an Empire Room. The cabooses were fun, in a beautiful setting, but need some serious updating - 2 full beds one in the top cubby - there was plenty of room for Queen or King Beds. And most... More 

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

Dear Jill S, Thank you for taking your time to review the Izaak Walton Inn on TripAdvisor. We appreciate any feedback that our guests can provide to us. We are currently in the process of remodeling the Classic Cabooses. We hope that you were able to try Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in the Dining Car Restaurant as well. We offer... More 

Seattle, WA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stopped here for a quick break on our drive back to Washington. This is THE place if you love Great Northern railway. The Inn is right next to the tracks of an active train line. The decor is all GN! You can stay in the Inn or in one of the train cars. They have engines on site to... More 

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

Dear backpackerjmk, Thank you for your post on our TripAdvisor page! Thank you for stopping at the Inn to explore and experience the atmosphere and what the Inn is all about! We are a perfect haven for rail fans! We hope to see you again soon in the future for another stay!! Thank You! More 

Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We LOVE this place. If you truly want to get away, this is the place to be!! No TV or room service. Who needs it!! I don't think there was a phone either or AC, who cares and it's usually cool enough. There is a fan and who stays in their room here anyway?! It sits right beside the train... More 

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

Gwendolyn K, Thank you for your priceless review of the Izaak Walton Inn on our TripAdvisor page! We are so glad that you have been a loyal guest of ours. We like to keep the "historic charm" in the atmosphere of the Inn to allow our guests to have a relaxing time and enjoy Glacier and the great outdoors technology... More 

Oregon USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Charming, comfy, warm, friendly (staff and visitors alike!) Great bar, as well as a top notch restaurant. BUT they DONT RECYCLE , the staff verified this...this is inexcusable in this day and age..even if, as in this isolated community, there is no trash nor recycle pick up services. If a business can drive into town to pick up supplies, and... More 

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

Dear bicyclist1949, Thank you for posting your review on our TripAdvisor page. We appreciate your interest in understanding our recycling program. We are actively looking for ways to participate more and more with environmentally responsible practices at the Inn. However, due to our unique location, our resources are limited. We are sorry that a member of our staff misinformed you... More 

Newberg, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Well after some worrisome reviews of the Izaak Walton Inn my guy and I have to say what a grand time we had! We visited in March arriving on the 12th and departing on the 16th. A double holiday with Valentine Day and Presidents Day on Monday. First off the staff were just so on it. Pleasant and attentive while... More 

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

Dear lodgejunkie, Thank you for your great review of the Izaak Walton Inn on our TripAdvisor page! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in March! One of the things that our staff strive to do is to preserve the historic charm and atmosphere of the Inn. Thank you for the great feedback and advice that you have provided... More 

Spokane, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Having spent previous weekends at the inn, and stopping for meals while driving through the Rockies, we returned for a three night stay. The friendly and professional staff are enjoyable, and the comfortable historical inn is very comfortable. Fresh snow welcomed us, leading to full days of cross country skiing. Get up early and stay up late on the trails.... More 

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

Don B., We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the snow this season! The skiing was wonderful! Thank you for posting your review on our TripAdvisor page. We hope to see you return again soon in your future adventures through the Rocky Mountains!! Thank you! More 

New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We only stopped here on a snow shoeing day for lunch but it was awesome. The place is adorable with an old kitschy feel. I enjoyed one of the best turkey clubs ever, with huckleberry aioli! Definitely a great place to stop if you're looking for good food especially if you're enjoying snow shoeing or cross country skiing.

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

Dear Vanessa T, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our TripAdvisor page! We are happy that you were able to stop by for a visit while you were in the area visiting! We hope that you enjoyed our snowshoeing trails. We hope to see you again in the future for a stay here at the... More 

Spokane Valley, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed here for two nights. We had a quiet / cozy room on the 2nd floor. We had read that requesting a room on the "back side" (parking lot side) would be less noise from trains. We were greated upon our arrival, the room was fine, although the bedding could use an update. If you... More 

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

Dear hockeyatd, We appreciate your review that you have posted on our TripAdvisor page. We hope that you enjoyed your stay here at the Izaak Walton Inn and we appreciate the feedback from your stay as well. Enjoying the Dining Car restaurant is a must when you stay at the Inn and we are glad that you enjoyed your meal!... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The hotel is situated close to the West Glacier entrance of Glacier National Park. The scenery around the Hotel is stunning. Guests are able to stay either in the hotel itself or in one of the caboose units set around the hotel grounds. These units are well equipped and comfortable although slightly small if a party of four share. The... More 

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

Dear bob149joy, Thank you for posting your review of the Izaak Walton Inn on our TripAdvisor page from your stay in June 2014. We are glad to hear that you experienced the "charm" that our Inn has and the beautiful scenery around it. We hope to see you again in your future travels! Thank You! More 

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