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Izaak Walton Inn

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Redmond, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get away from all electronics communication including cell phones, TV, land phone, this is the place. Beautiful surroundings in the middle of the Montana Rockies. Lots of hiking, skiing trails. Plus if you enjoy trains it is close to the Burlington Northern railroad tracks. For train picture taking it is great.

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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a trip to Glacier last week, and we had only one reservation, the Isaac Walton.Sat. night. Oct 29. We were on the second floor, no elevator. Our room was quaint, comfortable enough, but dusty. One television in the hotel in the bar, inoperative. It was kind of between seasons, and that seemed to be the attitude. The dinner... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were at I.W. for two nights for a special event. The event coordinator, Holly, was very helpful in answering all of our detailed questions prior to the event. We are very thankful to her, although there is certainly room for improvement in the actual event logistics (we'll get to that in a minute). Positives (lodging): We had family in... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I can't remember another vacation where I've felt more relaxed, at home, and cared for than the three nights I just spent at the Izaak Walton Inn. Throughout our stay the staff was incredibly accommodating, going way beyond what we expected. Their hospitality was genuine, not artificial. It seemed like anything we needed or wanted we felt free to ask... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Dinner and service were outstanding. We'd love to try their hotel in the future. Definitely is unique, but also a bit on the pricey side. Love that the Amtrak roles by and the hotel will arrange rental cars.

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Seattle
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This most recent trip to the IWI was my 4th, and I will freely admit that my first trip in 2012 was a little underwhelming at first. When I arrived on that first trip I expected something different and it took me a day to really appreciate the remoteness, charm, and comfort the Izaak Walton has to offer. It truly... More 

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Dexter, New York
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to this inn. The rooms are clean and comfortable (no TV) with a roomy bathroom.The lobby is nicely decorated. The giant outdoor hot tub is wonderful. Our only misgiving was the dining room experience. It's pricey and the portions are small. No bread & butter or salad comes with your meal.

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Lancaster, PA
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were on US2 headed for East Glacier just after Labor Day, and the restaurant that I had originally planned to use for our dinner stop of the day had closed for the season. A few minutes later we saw the billboard for the Inn and stopped on a whim...we're so glad we did. The setting, service, preparation, and presentation... More 

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Billings, Montana
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stayed in the "Honeymoon Cabin" for our 37th wedding anniversary, but the cabin is nothing special to write home about. It was definitely very overpriced for what you get. The cabin was tiny and cramped with only a full size bed in a bedroom only about two feet wider than the bed and no longer. Hardly anywhere to put... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed three nights in mid-September 2016 while visiting Glacier National Park. We loved the Inn's small lobby with the big fireplace -- not designed to impress but to welcome guests, with comfortable chairs and places to put your feet up. The staff keep the fire crackling on cool evenings, so we tended to sit and bask in the warmth... More 

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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: RM513 - RM764 (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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“Trackside rooms 2nd floor if you enjoy trains. The east side rooms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles iudrlh, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to stay on the trackside to witness the passing trains. No elevator so first floor rooms are scarce.”
 of 5 bubbles bonniee107, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Withrow House great for groups, 215 caboose is the most spacious and feels private.”
 of 5 bubbles Sarah-Ryan1, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Empire Builder rooms may be a bit small for more than 2 people. No A/C, TV or Phones in rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles trainspottingcnw, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon cabin is nothing special and the bed is small and creaky.”
 of 5 bubbles PWM-MJM, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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