We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Izaak Walton Inn

Hotel website
290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work directly with Izaak Walton Inn to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Izaak Walton Inn
Management photos View all
Browse nearby
Izaak Walton Inn
Add Photo

364 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    159
    113
    50
    27
    15
See reviews for
113
159
14
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (130)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (364)
  • Mar-May only
    (60)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (157)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (91)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (56)
All months
Missoula, Montana
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
31 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When staying overnight in or around a national park, there's often not much choice of accommodations, and as we all know, beggars can't be choosers. So I anticipated and was prepared to put up with some less than stellar aspects of this hotel. How nice that it turned out... there weren't any! Train noise? Minimal! We requested a non-trackside room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic park lodge is located at the eastern entry to Glacier National Park. We loved the old fashioned room with updated bath and rustic feel. A hot tub is a great way to relax or just sit on the porch swing and wait for the next train to go by. Have dinner on the outdoor porch, or raise a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
IzaakWaltonInnEssex, General Manager at Izaak Walton Inn, responded to this review

Dear claygourmet, We are glad that you had a relaxing stay at the Izaak Walton Inn. Thank you for posting your review on our TripAdvisor page. The hot tub is a great way to relax and it is open year-round as well even during the winter. We have live music every Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Flagstop Bar here at... More 

Cut Bank, Montana
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a rule, I would not leave a poor review for any business that makes a reasonable attempt to satisfy their customers, but our experience the dining room at the Izzak Walton Inn was so poor, I must opine. We had stayed or eaten at the Inn several times in the past, and it was one of our favorite places... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
IzaakWaltonInnEssex, General Manager at Izaak Walton Inn, responded to this review

Dear IMC, Thank you for taking the time to review our property and restaurant on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback. Please contact us as soon as it is convenient to discuss your feedback. My email is cris@izaakwaltoninn.com and I would love to discuss this further with you. Sincerely, Cristinna Cook Location Manager More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

252 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (239)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (79)
Viewed
Room/suite (55)
Viewed
Family/play areas (10)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Other (70)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay