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Izaak Walton Inn
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Fair Exerience, No Real Internet as Advertised
User: S C from: Dallas, Texas
Published Date: Jan, 26, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
Stayed in the orange caboose. Very dusty, dirty and leaky, suffered a spider bite in the middle of the night after 1st night. Arrived at night, impossible to find caboose area (a couple miles from main inn) with poor directions, no lighting and no signage. Was lost for 40 minutes on old narrow dirt mining road. Restaurant was disappointing. Internet was advertised on basement level of main inn, but there was no internet. Would not go back.
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Fabulous way to welcome in the New Year, 2020!
User: NorthwestUSATraveler from: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Published Date: Jan, 4, 2020
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We loved our 3-night stay at the Izaak Walton Inn, December 30 - January 2. The inn itself has its "quirks," being very old and to some probably "outdated" but we were so comfortable there that it felt like "home" by our 2nd day. We cannot say enough GOOD things about the staff there -- they are truly OUTSTANDING -- and we had a lot of contact with many members of the staff. Without exception, the staff were polite, friendly, fun, gracious, and efficient. They were under a lot of pressure, with the Inn being full over the New-Year's holiday, but that did not dampen their spirits. All we can say is "WOW!" Our room in the lodge (#22) was small and the old radiator heat made our room quite hot, despite turning the knob to "off" as soon as we arrived. Fortunately, our window could be opened and we relied on that to keep our room comfortable, even when it was cold and snowing outside! We can imagine it might be quite stuffy to stay there at warmer times of the year, as there is no AC in those rooms. Our bed was super comfy, which is always a plus. The bathroom and shower were quite small but just fine for us. We loved having the options to "hang out" in the cozy lobby with a roaring fire or down in the bar and game rooms. This is why the place is so "homey" and comfortable, especially when the weather isn't so great. We met many fun and interesting people at such times. Being able to rent skiis and snowshoes there is another bonus. We were so happy to be able to get outdoors with snowshoes on our last day there (the rain of January 1 finally turned to snow overnight!). The restaurant on site was fantastic for us, too! Again, the staff made it such a warm and inviting place to have meals and the food was always excellent. Finally, with my husband being an avid railway enthusiast, all the train-related decor and memorabilia was super fun and interesting. We hope to come back some day and stay in one of the rail cars.
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Another enjoyable stay
User: toy4cannon from: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Published Date: Dec, 25, 2019
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We were here in mid Dec and stayed in our preferred caboose which is the X215. This one is set in a quieter setting between another caboose and a building both of which tend to be unoccupied when we stay there. This caboose is very comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen and decent sized bathroom. Also a fireplace in the bedroom. Staff were great all around and the food excellent which I'll review under Dining Car restaurant. The weather sucked while we were there and it was just too warm and rainy rather than cold and snowy. But we did some hiking on the Essex Rd and in Glacier anyhow.
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Great food, great place for train enthusiasts!
User: bauman147 from: Sweetgrass, Montana
Published Date: Dec, 24, 2019
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Stopped in for lunch on my way across the pass. The Izaak Walton is always a great place to visit, whether it's for a few minutes, a few hours or a few days. The food is always good, and they have standard fare along with some eclectic options that I've never seen anywhere else.
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Ski equipment disappeared
User: fluffy20152015 from: Medicine Hat, Canada
Published Date: Dec, 15, 2019
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019
Rating: 2
Dec 11/19, we were the only 2 guests in the hotel. In the morning several members of the hotel staff searched the properties, storage, garbage containers, for this I am very thankful. The manager on the other hand, questioned myself and husband separately asking if we had mistakenly put our equipment back in our vehicle...and forgot. Seriously!!!??? Apparently someone else’s boots went missing the following night. There was no further contact with management...even when we checked out. We were not expecting replacement or compensation, just an acknowledgement...”still looking, will contact you if we find anything”, nothing, cold. Would we return or recommend to friends, not likely.
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