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Izaak Walton Inn
bobwilcox from: Charlottesville, Virginia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 24, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
Think very carefully about staying at the Issac Walton Inn.
They need a management able to run a hotel and restaurant. Since my last visit it has become very shabby. I will not return until the pandemic is well behind us and the new management has been completely refurbished their guest accommodations.
Alco251 from: Diamond Bar CA
Published Date: Sep, 19, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Spectacular view, close to the stairs, lobby and bar. And the photo on the wall is to die for. Food was terrific, service was fine and I forgot just how good the breakfast pancakes are! Just wish they had a little more variety in the gift shop!
- Rooms: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
jamescF3852SN from: Seattle, Washington
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Sep, 17, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
Hard to access cabins with low-quality beds and a lack of common amenities.
Originally reserved a standard room in the lodge, but they overbooked so they put me in a cabin. Of course this would have been fine if the cabin had similar amenities to a standard room, but it was severely lacking.
You won’t be able to sleep. The bed is a paper-thin mattress, barely a step above sleeping on the floor. After a day of strenuous hiking and driving you’ll be lucky if you get maybe two hours of sleep. I lasted maybe 30m before my back and hips hurt from laying down. It was bad.
You will get lost driving to the cabin. They give you a map, but the directions are sketchy at best. The roads, if you can even call them that, are neither clearly marked or well lit, so there’s a good chance you’ll get lost. Which happened to me. Luckily it was dusk, so I still had some light to eventually find my way back to the main road. If it was dark I don’t think I would have been so lucky.
You will get lost walking from your cabin to the main hotel in the dark. The paths are gravel and there are a few sparsely placed lamps, but again there’s no signage and no way to know if you go off path. It’s about a 10m walk, but I got turned around twice and nearly gave up before finally making it back to the main lodge.
You won’t have WiFi or service. If you’re traveling solo and want to connect with your loved ones, or if you just wanna check weather and trail conditions, you’ll have to trek to the main lodge because you won’t have signal in your cabin.
You’ll have a long drive into the park. Sure, the cabin is a 45m drive to the gate, but then it’s another 45m to an hour to get to any trails or exhibits. And the drive is not very good either. Expect winding unlit mountain roads, patches of fog, construction, and long stretches of nothing.
Lorraine G from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Unique & Memorable visit to Glacier National Park ❤️
Memories of a lifetime. We took a 9 day excursion of the Pacific northwest so I could complete my last of the 48 continental United States & getting “stuck” here because of snow & snow drifts was one of our highlights.
The reason we knew about any available activities or amenities was because of our amazing server. She explained the area, possible sights to see, where there ranger station was etc.
We listened to all of her recommendations—loved the food & the local beer available at the diner, the hot tub she told us we needed to reserve a time for, walking (post-holing) through the snow etc.
The front desk person who checked us in was getting off shift when the next person came in or I’m guessing they would have explained all of this to us. We were just so grateful she was able to give us their last available/cleaned room!
Only regret was we didn’t get souvenirs bc the gift shop was closed when we checked out in the late morning.
Everyone should visit here at least once during winter. Magical!
Published Date: Aug, 31, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
We had a great time!
Family wedding at the pavilion. Wonderful weekend in this very cozy, rustic hotel with family and friends. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Peaceful with no televisions or phone! Train lovers ... request a room railside. We did and were fascinated and soothed by the sound of the train. One of the best features was the food. The restaurant, it's food and wait staff are top-notch.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5