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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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Il
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of several Cabooses, very fun. Beyond clean, well appointed with cookware & utensils to stay many days while hiking in Glacier Park, and the many trails near Essex. Radiant heat under slate flooring, really nice. Gas fireplace in a Caboose!! A nice Family room downstairs, Foosball and so much more The restaurant is marvelous, a bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic roots as a railroad pushing station provided a setting that took me back to the trains I had as a child. Visions of the train around the Christmas Tree. Trains run above the inside of the splendidly maintained dining room. Down stairs, and through out the Inn frankly, historic articles and pictures decorate the historic structure enriching my experience.... More

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Farmington, Michigan
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have been going to the Inn for 30 years but since the sale of the property I have seen a constant decline in the overall appearance and lack of maintenance all over Seems the only concern is how to get more people there and not maintaining the property and ambiance that used to be. It was... More

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

Dear nancy a, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate all honest feedback even when at times we do fall short of not only our valuable guests expectations, but our own as well. I am very sorry your more recent visits have not been positive ones. I am happy to say we do have a new... More

Rapid City, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the weather was miserable, rain and wet snow, we enjoyed a cozy stay in the Little Red Caboose. Very nicely appointed with a comfy bed and fireplace in the bedroom. Bath was large enough with a great tiled shower and cute little kitchen too. Visited the main lodge - so unique with a great history. We were welcomed to... More

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

Hello Cindy O, I'm very happy to see you had a great stay even though the weather was not the best for your visit. I'm also glad you enjoyed your dinner with us as well as the staff. I hope to see you again soon and hopefully this time with better weather! Sincerely, Julia Garvey General Manager More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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

Howdy Fishquinn, Thanks for the great review of the Inn and our luxury rail car the JJ Caboose. I love the second bed up in the loft, it's such a great way to utilize the space available. Maybe next time try out the Locomotive, it's a really cool experience too! Sincerely, Julia Garvey General Manager More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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

Hi ABIT, Thank you for the feedback. It was great to have the two of you stay with us and I'm so glad you took advantage of our great hiking trails even though it was raining outside! I did have the room inspected after we talked in the morning about your concerns. The company could not find an issue, but... More

Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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

Hello Eileen K, I am sorry to see the caboose was not what you had expected. The deeply discounted Groupon deals only include our standard cabooses which is specified as part of the deal before it is purchased by the costumer. I would love to be able to discuss this further with you so we are on the same page... More

Island Park, Idaho
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

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

Hello IdahoDoc, I am happy to see you really enjoyed your stay in our one of a kind Luxury Locomotive. I am sorry to see you had a less than desirable experience in our Dining Car Restaurant. We are in the process of putting out a new menu for the fall with some more options so if you return I... More

Jackson Ohio
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

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

Hello Eric A, I'm so glad you chose to stop by and have your last vacation meal with us. You are right the views are amazing, but the menu is also one to be enjoyed. The Stroganoff is one of the most popular dishes among our guests. I think your next trip you should certainly stay the night in a... More

Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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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Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
Location: United States > Montana > Essex
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Number of rooms: 47
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