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Izaak Walton Inn

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Burlington, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Former crew change and lodge for railroad crews, this place takes you back to the rough world of running freight trains through the mountains. Pictures and memorabilia chronicle the struggles of big time railroading when men were men.... Snow was waste deep when we visited the friendly staff and cross country skiers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second Amtrak trip to the wonderful Isaak Walton in winter. The simple charm of the lodge and rooms, starlit outdoor hot tub, excellent restaurant (with working model train!) and gentle cross-country ski trails make this an ideal winter family getaway. We love the game room downstairs with pool table, foosball and hot coffee in the mornings. It...

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Anmore, BC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for the express purpose of train watching and we were not disappointed! Had we been so inclined, we could have gone snow shoeing or cross country skiing as many others were doing. The bridge over the tracks was an excellent spot for photographers! We also got to see the snow clearing maintenance along the tracks and switches. Our...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place to get away for a couple of days. Their staff is amazing and the food is phenomenal. They were so accommodating with our situation with Amtrak. Can't wait to go back during the summer and do some hiking!

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Dorena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent four nights at the Izzak Walton Inn, located near Glacier National Park, in winter and the snow made it a winter wonderland. This is a great place with friendly, helpful staff who will do anything to make your stay perfect. We stayed in the lodge, although you can stay in a caboose or engine on the grounds. Wifi...

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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch on our way home from Whitefish. We split a clubhouse sandwich which was perfect, as it was a big sandwich. Service was a little slow, as there seemed to be only one waitress working, but there were only 3 other tables with people. Food came fairly quick and once we started eating our quiet lunch was...

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Trout Creek, Montana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my first winter trip to IWI, and I now plan to make it an annual January retreat. Impeccably clean, simple, historic, unpretentious, safe, and quiet, and just a tiny bit quirky. This isn't a place to hook up, party hard, or enjoy wild skiing. During the week there are a few oldsters like me (I'm 64), some of...

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Moscow, Idaho
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Our family of 10 went out and reserved the house and had a great time at the restaurant and bar for prime rib dinner and champagne toasts to fireworks after New Years! It was an absolutely fantastic time and the staff were so great! We also went Cross Country Skiing, which was perfect as there were trails a stones throw...

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Arroyo Grande, California
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a family holiday in Essex this winter. Eight of us stayed in the Walton House. It was a cozy cabin/house, and we had excellent cross country skiing weather. The temperatures were mostly between 10 and 30 F for the week we were there, and fresh snow fell every day. The groomed trails were beautiful. The inn has lots...

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Kalispell, Montana
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stayed at the hotel for the Christmas holiday. The hotel staff was great and made the stay very enjoyable. The rooms are small and clean and loved not having a TV in the room. Also got our exercise going up and down the stairs. The food was fantastic and they were very accommodating to my husband allergy. I did...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Izaak Walton Inn

Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
Region: United States > Montana > Essex
Price Range: $140 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Izaak Walton Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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“Rooms on North side for viewing trains! Ask for a room at the end of the hall ( less housekeeping noise).”
 of 5 bubbles MadforPoodles2012, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Trains come by the inn all night long. If you think that they might be a problem just ask for a room on the non track side.”
 of 5 bubbles 524dianem, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second floor, non-track side, for the quietest sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles Lizziemom, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We rented the House which was plenty comfortable for about 8 people.”
 of 5 bubbles or_current_resident, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Supplies are stored in the Walton House garage, ask staff not to open the garage door early (it's loud in the room above the garage).”
 of 5 bubbles BenjaminH989, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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