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Izaak Walton Inn

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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing stay! A lovely, wooden historic inn, right next to a BNSF line. The staff are lovely and we ended up staying in JJCaboose, a red one overlooking the tracks. The cabooses themselves are amazing, a comfy couch, a lovely kitchen with a copper sink, and the spacious bathroom had a walk in shower. There was a ladder leading... More

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at the hotel. The food was amazing and the staff were hospitable and so helpful. However, we noticed a few red spots on our necks the morning after our first night. We showed it to the staff the next day when new spots appeared. Returned to Canada and showed it to a doctor who confirmed bed... More

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Spokane, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I just returned home from a weekend in Montana to enjoy the fall foliage in and around Glacier National Park. We enjoyed everything except our experience at the Izaak Walton Inn, where we stayed in the blue caboose. We got a Groupon for a caboose, but we were in for an unpleasant surprise. The pictures on the... More

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Island Park, Idaho
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights in the blue locomotive. It was a once in a lifetime experience. The locomotive is a decorator's dream. All appointments just beautiful, so comfortable and welcoming. We slept well, and the trackside location provided us with lots to look at. We are all train buffs. It was fun to wake up early, lift our heads from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we got off the Lake McDonald boat, it was time for us to leave. We drove back down to West Glacier and then picked up US2 headed for East Glacier. On the way my plan was to stop in Essex at the Izaak Walton Inn. What a way to end the trip or perhaps most fittingly, what a last... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss. One of a kind railroad hotel. Best staff. Delicious food at every meal. Will be for you a never to be forgotten experience. Busy in summer. Calm and quiet in shoulder season. Can get off the Amtrak right in front of entrance all year round. Cross country ski on groomed trails in winter and you can get... More

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

Dear ats111, You touched on so many fantastic points about our Inn, and I am very happy to see you love visiting us! Thank you for taking the time to review us, and I'm excited to see you on your fourth trip out here. Sincerely, Julia Garvey General Manager More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We learned about the Izaak Walton 6 years ago on our first trip to Glacier Park. Because of its history and beauty, we decided to to stay there this summer. While the inn is lovely and quaint, the service was terrible! The evening we were there ( Sept 2) there was no manager on site and it appeared that two... More

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

Hello jonesyMidwest, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read we did not provide you adequate service while here. You are correct there are some very slow evenings that we only are able to have a couple of staff on duty, but I do apologize you did not receive the proper attention. We certainly do not want any... More

Bend, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Not pleased.The "Honeymoon Cabin" was to small. The double bed was a frame nailed to the wall on 3 sides with a matress I was up against the wall on 3 sides with 15" on the 4th side to get in the bed We had to go ask for clean towel/washrags at 9:00pm they came in & made the bed... More

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

Hello Stinka42, I am very sorry to read about your experience in our cabin. This is not acceptable and certainly not the expectation we want to hold our team to. I would like to discuss this more with you, please feel free to contact me personally at your earliest convince at Julia@izaakwaltoninn.com. Sincerely, Julia Garvey General Manager More

Phoenix
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We spent two nights in the red caboose cabin which is located across the tracks from the inn. It was clean and well furnished so that we prepared all of our meals there. The bed was comfortable and there were two heaters that were more than enough for the crisp mornings. The bathroom was very tight with the sink being... More

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

Hello toyforcannon, I see you spent the night in our Red Caboose. I'm glad it was clean and furnished to your liking. I agree the copula in the cabooses are a cool place to hang out. I'm super glad you were able to do some hiking, and thank you for making note the trails need to be better marked. I... More

Sierra Madre, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Izaak Walton Inn is a must-do for railroad enthusiasts. My wife and I stayed two nights there and we were not disappointed as we stayed for the experience of the railroad.This is a historic inn and thus does not cater to the crowd who might want convenience-filled resorts. There is one pay phone and no Wi-Fi but it's nice... More

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

Hi Bruce J, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You are right our unique experience is not one that caters to the hustle and bustle of a big city hotel. The wifi located in the Inn is slower, and we do not have TV except for in the bar downstairs. We offer either a relaxing sit on the... More

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Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
Location: United States > Montana > Essex
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 47
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