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Izaak Walton Inn
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HAUNTED???
User: TravelerShark from:
Published Date: Aug, 25, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We stayed at the Izaak Walton 2 nites in mid-August and had an overall decent experience. We are rail buffs so the location was ideal to watch BNSF & Amtrak trains go by. Menu at restaurant was a bit limited and somewhat overpriced but that's what you get with such a remote location. Wanted to share what we think were paranormal experiences within our room up on the third floor. First nite, we experienced distinct intermittent knocking on the interior walls - my daughter said it sounded like it was right above her bed where there was an old painting. the knocking would come and go in series - at one point I got up and banged on the wall very loudly and the knocking ceased for a while, but eventually came back. Second nite, we heard sounds from right around our exterior window (which we left open to get air circulation in our room). the sounds could have been on the metal fire escape right outside - we had an end room location. the noises were not knocking, but rather a rustling sound of some sort almost like someone walking on the fire escape platform. again, eventually they would cease. We had heard rumors about possibly the lower bar area in the basement being haunted by a young girl, but we did not see or hear anything about that during our stay. Anyone else have similar experiences at the Izaac Walton Inn in Essex Montana?
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Very Small Rooms
User: dovewood from: O'Brien, FL
Published Date: Aug, 23, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 2
We had dinner at the Izaak Walton Inn. The meal was tasty but very expensive . The room was tiny, no air, and one could hear the trains throughout the evening. The wool blanket on our bed was like an army blanket yet there was another softer one in the closet.
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We are train nuts!
User: dkdr from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 23, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 2
These pictures do not depict the upkeep on the building. There is literally nothing else in Essex. Our room was clean and very small. We were not able to sleep due to the guests above us on the third floor. It is right by the train tracks with porch swings on the porch facing the tracks. The food was ok. It was overpriced, but there is no where else to go. This is a great place to visit and then stay at the East Glacier Lodge which was bigger and very unique also.

Really enjoyed
User: calebsmum from:
Published Date: Aug, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
This was a great little find. Beautiful historic inn that makes you feel like you stepped back in time. Lovely grounds and large front and back porch to take in the fresh air and trains chugging past. Room small, but adequate for overnight. Clean. "Futon" for 3rd person not so great. Our son made it work, but an adult probably couldn't, as it's very short and very hard. The lobby was great, with a large stone fireplace and cozy chairs. The basement level is the fun-zone with pool tables, piano, and music/bar. At night the bar was pretty rowdy, i think they should have controlled the noise level a bit better (very loud drunk female patron that night), but we didn't hear it from our room 2 floors up. Lobby staff varied, first day i was a bit taken aback by how little concerned the female receptionist appeared with helping an Amish family figure out how to see the local sights. I would have thought they would have been more helpful getting them the shuttles/tours they needed. Other patrons chipped in and offered their help instead. There was a kind, helpful male staffed during other hours. The restaurant was my favorite part. Eat there! Breakfast was amazing with gluten free choices, French toast that was better than I've ever eaten in my life, hot tea, and cozy seating. Dinner was great as well, albeit fairly pricey. Dessert - peach/berry pie - yum. Wait staff professional, helpful, and kind. Would love to go back, this time on the Amtrak which stops directly behind the inn.
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Fun Find
User: ptcajun from: Kansas City, Missouri
Published Date: Aug, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We were scheduled at an AirBnB in Whitefish and received a very last minute cancellation. Luckily there was a room available at this charming in. Very historic inn nestled in a beautiful setting. Halfway between the east and west entrances to Glacier, the location was very convenient. Staff were friendly and helpful. The Friday night concert on the lawn was a real treat! And the food in the dining room was excellent. The wedge salad was spectacular! I have limited mobility due to MS and should have asked for a first floor room as the stairs were a little challenging but we made it work.

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