Izaak Walton Inn | Glacier National Park

Property Highlights

  • 33 Km of Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails
  • 33 Rooms
  • Caboose & Cabin Rentals
  • Dining Car Restaurant
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Lodge Rooms
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Miles of Hiking Trails
  • Conveniently located half-way between East and West Glacier

Starting at: $79.00

About Izaak Walton Inn

The Izaak Walton Inn is a unique family-owned retreat that borders the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. The inn is located about mid-way between East and West Glacier, right off of highway 2 near the town of Essex, Montana.

The Izaak Walton Inn is a wonderfully unique lodge built with the same Swiss-style theme that many of the lodges of Glacier National Park feature. Izaak Walton Inn carries a rich history that is closely tied to both Glacier National Park and the Great Northern Railway.

The lodge was originally built in 1939 to serve as accommodations for railroad service personnel and to serve as a resort for tourists arriving at Glacier Park by train.

In the early 1940's plans were in place to add a new entrance into Glacier Park at the mid point between west and east Glacier, and Izaak Walton Inn was going to be the primary resort lodging option for this mid-point park gate. However before construction began on this new gateway into the park, World War 2 started and by the time the war had ended interest in building this new park entrance had dwindled.

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Accommodations at Izaak Walton Inn

Empire Builder Room

Starting at $109.00

For Reservations Call:


844.845.3629
or outside the US:
406.203.5614

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Empire Builder Room

The Empire Builder Rooms feature beautiful wood panel walls and a unique Great Northern Railway theme that features the brand logo and colors. Each room includes a private bath and a queen bed. A few of the rooms include a futon as well which can be converted into an additional twin bed that can sleep a third person.

Features & Amenities

  • Queen Bed
  • Twin Futon
  • Accommodates up to 3 people
  • Cozy wood finished rooms
  • Private Bath in each room
  • Non-smoking
  • Daily Maid Service
Empire Builder Family Suite

Starting at $209.00

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844.845.3629
or outside the US:
406.203.5614

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Empire Builder Family Suite

The Empire Builder Family Suites are decorated in the same American Railway theme as the regular Empire Builder Rooms, but the family suites provide much more space for families to spread out and relax. The family suites include two separate sleeping areas with an arrangement of two queen beds, a twin bed and a twin futon.

Features & Amenities

  • 2 Queen beds
  • 1 Twin bed
  • Twin Futon
  • Accommodates up to 6 people
  • Cozy wood finished rooms
  • Private Bath in each room
  • Non-smoking
  • Daily Maid Service
Great Northern Room

Starting at $129.00

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844.845.3629
or outside the US:
406.203.5614

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Great Northern Room

The Great Northern Rooms are located on the first floor of the lodge and include a queen bed, a twin bed and a private bathroom. These rooms are decorated with a traditional country inn theme.

Features & Amenities

  • Located on main floor
  • 1 Queen bed
  • 1 Twin bed
  • Accommodates up to 3 people
  • Cozy wood finished rooms
  • Private Bath in each room
  • Non-smoking
  • Daily Maid Service
Honeymoon Cabin

Starting at $199.00

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844.845.3629
or outside the US:
406.203.5614

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Honeymoon Cabin

The Honeymoon Cabin has nearly the same set of attributes and amenities as the regular cabins, however it only has one double bed, and no sleeper sofa. This is the perfect cabin for that special romantic getaway with your sweetheart.

Features & Amenities

  • Private bath w/shower
  • Kitchenette
  • Porch w/bench
  • Shared picnic area
  • Private bedroom with Twin bed
  • Sleeper sofa in living room
  • Loft w/full sized bed
Cabins

Starting at $199.00

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844.845.3629
or outside the US:
406.203.5614

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Cabins

The cabins at Izaak Walton are located across the tracks, situated in a nice quiet spot in the forest. The cabins include a kitchen/living area, a bedroom, private bath and a small loft. Both the bedroom and the loft have full size beds, and there is a sleeper sofa in the living area. Each cabin also includes a front deck with bench seating, the perfect place to relax during the day and soak in the sights, sounds and scents of the forest. The cabins will accommodate 4 to 6 people.

Features & Amenities

  • Private bath w/shower
  • Kitchenette
  • Porch w/bench
  • Shared picnic area
  • Private bedroom with Twin bed
  • Sleeper sofa in living room
  • Loft w/full sized bed
  • Non-smoking
  • Daily Maid Service
Caboose Cabins

Starting at $199.00

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844.845.3629
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406.203.5614

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Caboose Cabins

Four authentic old cabooses that used to run on the Great Northern rail tracks have been set aside in a peaceful spot in the forest overlooking the main lodge. These cabooses have been fully restored and renovated into cozy cabin-style accommodations which are unique and fun for the entire family! Each caboose has been fitted with electricity and plumbing so you will have the availability of life's modern conveniences at your disposal. All Cabooses require a two-night minimum. Rates include use of the sauna, skiing and hiking trails.

Features & Amenities

  • Deck w/chairs
  • Gas Grill
  • Accommodates up to 4 people
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave oven
  • Cook-top Stove
GN 441 Locomotive

Starting at $329.99

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844.845.3629
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406.203.5614

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GN 441 Locomotive

This is not your typical locomotive! The GN441 has been immaculately renovated into a luxury lodging suite. While the exterior of this old locomotive still looks much the same as it did back in the days when it was rolling down the track, the interior has been carefully reconstructed with luxury furnishings and fixtures unsurpassed by any other lodging options anywhere in the Glacier Park area. The bedroom offers style and comfort with a king size bed complete with a Hudson Bay blanket and pillowcases.

Features & Amenities

  • High-end luxury accommodations
  • Radiator fan skylights
  • Antique wardrobe
  • King sized bed w/Hudson Bay blanket and pillowcases
  • 46-inch LCD television for DVD's use
  • Rubbed oil bronze fixtures
  • Native Montana Argillite stone fireplace
  • Leather comfort sleeper sofa
  • Walls accented in birch wood, cedar and cottonwood
  • 400 year-old reclaimed oak wood floor
  • 2nd fireplace in living room
JJ Luxury Caboose

Starting at $249.00

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844.845.3629
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406.203.5614

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JJ Luxury Caboose

The 'JJ' was designed with a rustic western theme that combines wood, leather and stone to create a warm and inviting Montana-lodge atmosphere. Rustic reclaimed barn wood and aspen wood accent the walls and blend perfectly with the leather and western-themed furniture. The kitchen features Lotus granite counter-tops, a full refrigerator, gas range, microwave and a copper sink.

Features & Amenities

  • Walls of turquoise aspen and rustic barn wood
  • Bedrooms accented in reclaimed barnwood and recycled leather
  • Blue pine eating bar
  • Glazed hickory cabinets
  • Granite countertops
  • Copper sink
  • Microwave
  • Gas range
  • Refrigerator
  • Full kitchen
  • Soothing leather furnishings
  • Queen size bed w/Glacier Park Pendleton and Hudson Bay pillow shams
Northern Pacific Caboose

Starting at $249.99

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844.845.3629
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406.203.5614

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Northern Pacific Caboose

The Northern Pacific Caboose is another recent addition to the accommodations available at Izaak Walton Inn. This beautifully renovated caboose has a queen size bed in the master bedroom and two sets of bunk beds in the second bedroom. The caboose will easily sleep up to 6 people in comfort. The master bedroom includes a gas fireplace and there is a full kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker and a luxury bathroom with tile shower. This is a great option for families or a group of friends traveling together.

Features & Amenities

  • Queen Bed
  • Dishes
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • 4-burner stove
  • Full kitchen
  • Gas fireplace
  • 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Cookware and utensils
Withrow House

Starting at $400.00

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844.845.3629
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406.203.5614

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Withrow House

Featuring four separate bedrooms and offering 2000 sq. ft. of living space. This "Ski-In/Ski-Out" home is the ideal for large families or groups visiting Glacier National Park, and is complete with a full kitchen, a private deck with views of two mountain ranges, and a huge yard. These require a two-night minimum.

Features & Amenities

  • 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Patio deck w/bbq
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining Room
  • Full kitchen
  • Master bedroom w/full bathroom
  • Ski-In/Ski-Out accommodations
  • 4 Bedroom
  • Large yard
GN X215 Caboose

Starting at $249.99

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844.845.3629
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406.203.5614

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GN X215 Caboose

The Great Northern X215 Caboose is the newest addition to the list of accommodations at Izaak Walton Inn. This beautifully renovated caboose has been redesigned with luxury in mind. There is a full size bed in the master bedroom as well as a gas fireplace to chase away the chill and set a romantic mood. The caboose includes a private bathroom and a full kitchen with a 4-burner stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. There is also a basic set of dishes and cooking equipment.

Features & Amenities

  • King bed
  • Dishes
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • 4-burner stove
  • Full kitchen
  • Gas fireplace
  • Full bed
  • Cookware and utensils

Location Map for Izaak Walton Inn

Izaak Walton Inn
290 Izaak Walton Rd., Essex, MT 59916
Geo Coordinates: 48.233027, -113.554687

Taxes & Fees

7% + $1

Reservation Policy

1 night (Full balance charged 30 days prior to arrival)

Cancellation Policy

30 days

Other Policies

Pets are not allowed.

The Izaak Walton Inn is not affiliated with Amtrack and is not responsible for delayed or canceled train travel.

There is a two night minimum for caboose rentals. Rates for cabooses are based on double occupancy, plus tax. Family cabin rates are based on 2-3 adults plus children. Room rates include use of the sauna, ski, or hiking trails. Rates are subject to change or increase depending on availability and season. Please note there is a additional $1.00 per night fee added to the total.