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Izaak Walton Inn

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Helena, Montana
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in a caboose for new years eve. The caboose was very cool and pretty comfortable. Could use some more kitchen utensils and pans to make cooking easier. Our major issue was the lack of service. They are severely understaffed. Towels in bathroom were missing and there's no way to call to the front desk from a caboose. You...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful, historical hotel is filled with character and surrounded by stunning scenery. It's well kept with friendly and helpful staff. We went early in the week so it was quiet and it almost felt like we had the place to ourselves. Easy to rent the equipment (snowshoes or skiis, etc.). Lots of trails for adventuring around the property. Rooms...

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england
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful old building, which creaks with every movement. Oozes atmosphere. Staff at reception were exemplary, as was the maitre d in the restaurant. A large variety of rooms, some are pretty snug, and the walls are pretty thin, so select carefully. We had a room for two, next to a room for six mature women, who were in exuberant and...

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Kalispell, Montana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place! Friendly, welcoming staff (extra kudos to Bo, who is absolutely awesome), beautiful area, cozy rooms- definitely more of an experience than "hotel". We skied all day, saw a moose and a couple elk, which always makes things even better. Late that night, we came down to read by the giant fireplace, which the staff kindly stoked...

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Leavenworth, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We three women friends of a certain mature age stayed in the red caboose up on the hill. What an incredible treat it was to discover this tiny warm community nestled in the mountains. They received a great deal of snow while we were there but trails were still groomed and we reveled in the beauty of their mountains. I...

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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a little trouble booking (multiple calls, messages and emails with no response), we were able to book two nights. We ended up with one night in a caboose and one night in the main lodge for a Thursday/Friday stay. Our preference would have been for two nights in a caboose, but that was not available when we booked. We...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My husband, 4-yr-old daughter, and I stayed at the Izaak Walton over the February long-weekend. We are very familiar with the hotel and often stop for meals on our way to Bigfork. This was our first overnight stay though. The good things first. We had the opportunity to stay in the JJ Caboose, which has been beautifully renovated and is...

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Wanna get away in a relaxing atmosphere? This is the place! Nice rooms, basement lounge, excellent restaurant and friendly staff. No cell phone coverage (a good thing!). Visited in the past and will continue to do so.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We arrived at the Izaak Walton Inn earlier than the check in time, but the lady at the front desk was very kind and let us know the room was ready and that we could check in early. She was very informative about the snowshoe trails around the area. The room was so cozy and tidy. I really enjoyed the...

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Burlington, Iowa
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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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: €99 - €157 (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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“Corner units have a great view!”
 of 5 bubbles 661jaimem, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not a lot of sound insulation between rooms...if you want privacy, consider a caboose!”
 of 5 bubbles cobre7, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want more luxury than rustic, be sure to tell them when reserving.”
  • The cabooses at night.
  • Our little red caboose with the cart dropping off our luggage.
 of 5 bubbles Sandy-raLou, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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