Driving Directions to Izaak Walton Inn near Glacier National Park

The Izaak Walton Inn, offering lodging near Glacier National Park, is about an hour drive from Glacier International Airport.

  • Follow signs directing you to Columbia Falls and Glacier National Park.
  • Continue on HWY 2 past the town of West Glacier.
  • Essex is about 26 miles upriver at mile post 180 about halfway between East and West Glacier.
  • Turn right on Izaak Walton Inn Road and go approx half a mile to the Inn.
Group waving to passing train - Cabins Near Glacier National Park

Getting to the Izaak Walton Inn by Rail on the Amtrak Empire Builder Train

About a quarter of guests at the Izaak Walton Inn arrive on an Amtrak passenger train: the Empire Builder. We are the last flagstop station on the entire line due to our history tied to the railroad and our unique location.

Our inn gives people anywhere between Portland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois a chance to experience rail travel as it once was with a stop in an outdoor hotspot near Glacier National Park.

And if you want transportation beyond the tracks, we rent cars on site so you can turn your rail trip into a road trip.

Cars available to seat up to 7 guests max.
For car rental reservations please call 406-888-5700