ABOUT OUR HISTORIC INN
HISTORIC RAIL LODGING BORDERING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Experience a historic Tudor classic with a railroad heritage
Take the train back to a simpler time at a historic property. The last flagstop station for Amtrak's Empire Builder passenger train.
Izaak Walton Inn draws guests from around the world who want to experience rail travel as it once was.
Through the years, the Inn has remodeled railcars, cabooses, a diesel locomotive, and a schoolhouse to add to its unique accommodations. Though the Izaak Walton Inn has modernized with the times, it maintains its distinctive historic heritage.
No matter what time of year you choose to visit or how you arrive, enjoy the nature, the history, and the hospitality found at the Izaak Walton Inn.
A Place to Unplug
"A Charming Little Inn"
"Be ready to disconnect from everything since you are right on the border with Glacier National Park and there is no cell reception an hour in any direction, as well as no TVs or phones in the rooms. But don't worry, you won't need them!"
- Todd T., five-star Tripadvisor review
The Izaak Walton Inn prides itself on being a place where you're happy to disconnect.
- No cell service
- No TV
- No phones in the rooms
- Wi-Fi only available in the main lobby
But with your natural surroundings here, you'll be happier without it. Disconnect to reconnect. Trust us.
- Miles of hiking or cross-country ski trails spur out from the Izaak Walton Inn.
- On-site dining
- Footbridge over railroad tracks and porches allow guests to watch trains and wave as they go by
- Central location as the "Inn Between" East and West Glacier gives you all the outdoors you can handle
How the "Inn Between" East and West Glacier came to life
The Izaak Walton Inn dates back to 1939, when built for the use of railroad service personnel and Glacier National Park visitors. At the time, officials were considering making Essex, Montana into the south entrance to Glacier National Park.
But when plans to run a road into the Park Creek area were scrapped because of World War II, Essex ended up with a hotel that seems disproportionate to its modest needs.