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Izaak Walton Inn

290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here recently and found the grounds and rooms clean and well kept. The place is historic and housed rail workers... thus, the train decor throughout. There's a walking bridge that goes over the track where you can stand and watch trains pass below. There's also some cabooses/cabins and an engine car where you can spend the night, if... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a caboose but got one that looked nothing like the ones on the website. It was essentially a 70s vintage mobile home, overlooking very noisy US2, with tiny windows, that was very hot inside (it was called the "River View" or "Park View" Caboose. "Road View" or "No View" would have been more accurate). We fortunately got moved... More

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Culpeper, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Inn is located just outside of Glacier National Park; it is a restored, old fashioned railroad hotel with very attractive venues for families, hikers, bikers, etc. It should be a perfect place. However, the hotel/inn staff is poorly trained in customer service, spend more time talking to each other than the guests; the bartender is rude and abrupt (!)... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed in one of the Family Cabins for 3-nights. The cabins are small but were just what we needed for our trip. The staff was super friendly, helpful, and a lot of fun to visit with. Loved the history of the place and it was fun sitting on the back patio of the restaurant watching the trains and... More

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Milwaukee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed only one night in the main hotel, but definitely enjoyed the stay. After our long day of hiking, we enjoyed relaxing with a cold beer in the basement bar. Although not staffed with a bartender on the weeknight we were there, the front desk staff was happy to come and pour a beer for us. We had a... More

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Orangeville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Northern Pacific Caboose for 3 nights. Great space for 5 people and fun for our teenagers. They loved the old school games in the lodge after a day of hiking in Glacier National Park.

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Fall City, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very cute place to have dinner. Train is across the road. We had a waiter that should have been trained better. He did not know how to pour wine. The wine was about 20 degrees to warm. We apind 50 dollars for the bottle and I wish we could have had this a little cooler. We had... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three generations of my family stayed in one of the Empire Builder Suites at Izaak Walton Inn for a long weekend in July. We were visiting Glacier National Park and this place looked interesting and classy online. It actually sits adjacent to the park with some trails nearby, but not near the popular West Entrance which is 20+ minutes away.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint, cozy with a wonderful dining room. Set in a beautiful setting next to the BNSF tracks in an absolutely beautiful area of the world. So much to see and do. Rooms very comfortable and cozy. A must stop for any traveler. Close to scenic mountains and wildlife. Staff very accomodating for your every need.

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Fort Collins
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143 reviews 143 reviews
41 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to realize that this place is I the middle of nowhere, by Glacier NP. It is a wonderful experience for the whole family. We stayed in one of the caboose, yes a real caboose, close quarters but so much fun, they even have kitchens in them and decks. yes they are a bit cramped, but how often do... More

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Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
Location: United States > Montana > Essex
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Welcome to the Izaak Walton Inn & Resort, a family-owned retreat bordering Glacier National Park, in Essex, Montana. Specializing in outdoor adventure and serious relaxation, the Inn hosts activities year round fitting any age, interest and experience level including cross country skiing and guided back country tours, hiking, horse back riding, white water rafting to slow float and larger boat excursions. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, what pace you'll set your journey to, enjoy the nature, the history, and the hospitality found at the Izaak Walton Inn. ... more   less 
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