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Izaak Walton Inn

290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Essex
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled by Amtrak from Wisconsin to Essex Montana met by an employee of the Inn.Smooth check in and he carried our bags to our room on the 2nd floor.Smallish room but more than adequate, very cozy comfortable bed and powerful shower. We booked trackside and it was great to watch the trains, we could hear them but they never... More 

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

Dear Vicky V, Thank you for your review on our TripAdvisor page! We are glad to hear that you and your guest enjoyed their stay at the Izaak Walton Inn. It is a great location to getaway and relax! Please let us know when you would like to return as we would love to see you again! We look forward... More 

Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently spent 3 nights at this historical lodge in Essex, MT near Glacier Park. Definitely a train theme, especially with the working yard next door. We had a comfortable room for two and enjoyed all the train motifs. All meals were in the "Dining Car" in the lodge, small proportions, tasty, using local ingredients when possible. A variety of groomed... More 

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

Dear lawm, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Izaak Walton Inn. Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our TripAdvisor page. We have passed along the great feedback to each of the appropriate departments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Thank You! More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights in the middle of February and it was really nice! They have small cozy rooms that are big enough for 2 people, if you like trains you'll love this place. Im not a train person but it was interesting all the little details and effort put into the decorations that include train and railroad stuff.... More 

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

Dear Mike P, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Izaak Walton Inn on our TripAdvisor site! We really appreciate the feedback that our guests leave for us! Our Inn is quite the charming place to visit!! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!... More 

Ocean Park, Washington
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117 reviews 117 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Inn is all about trains. Special rooms (have you ever slept in a locomotive or a caboose) offer a memorable treat for visitors. They cater to those that arrive by Amtrak, but welcome all. Specialty rooms offer full kitchen facilities, giving you a chance to save on meal costs - if you bring your own food (difficult for train... More 

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

Dear Sheplabs, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Izaak Walton Inn and your meals at the Dining Car Restaurant! The jalapeno elk sausage is a favorite of many! We hope to see you and your guests again soon for another great visit! Thank you! More 

Missoula
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went with friends to Izaak Walton for a ski weekend. I rented a caboose with friends- it was really fun, but quickly envied my friends who had a cabin. The caboose was a really tight fit for three people, and we could not have dinner there with all our friends (7 total). The cabin, while not as nostalgic, was much... More 

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

Fearlessmsla, Thank you for taking time to post your review on our TripAdvisor page! We are glad to see that you had a return visit to our property. Thank you for your feedback on the Red Caboose. Our cabins are roomier especially when sleeping more guests. Our luxury cabooses by the Inn are also available to accommodate more guests if... More 

Kalispell, Montana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I recently made a weekend trip to the Izaak Walton Inn at Essex Montana. The inn itself is quite charming. But, the highlight of that trip was that we rented a caboose to sleep in. They utilized the space available in these cabooses and still kept the wonderful features of a caboose. The caboose had a full kitchen, queen size... More 

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

Dear Santino2o14, We appreciate you posting your review of the Red Caboose on our TripAdvisor page! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Red Caboose and at our property. Our cabooses and luxury cabooses are one of a kind and are a great experience for every guest! We hope to see you again soon in... More 

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