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Izaak Walton Inn
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Great spot to relax!
User: OnAir04557469366 from: Connecticut
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: May, 13, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We stayed in the 6 person caboose and we thoroughly enjoyed it! 2 kids a teenager and 2 adults fit well! The kids loved the bunk beds and we all enjoyed the quick walk over to the inn to utilize the rec room or simply sit on the front porch watching the trains go by. The caboose has a tiny kitchen that had the minimums of what we needed! It was about 25 min from one entrance and an hour from the other. A great relaxing place to stay!

Historic gem with excellent customer service
User: Layars34 from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 31, 2022
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
Our stay at the Izaak Walton Inn was amazing. From our incredible and cozy caboose, the delicious food for dinner and the overall ambiance was fantastic. Cristinna was extremely helpful and detail-oriented when it came to finding the best lodging options for me and my family. The Izaak Walton Inn is such a historic beautiful venue that is so well preserved, clean and makes you feel right at home. The Izaak Walton Inn staff is the cherry on top.

Nice Getaway with Conditions
User: Ohbygeorge from: United States
Published Date: Jan, 6, 2022
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2021
Rating: 4
We had a mediocre visit just before the new year weekend. The train car we stayed in was nicely decorated but cramped, even for two. It is a caboose. We found the dining car wasn't cramped, but the prices were a little high for the quality of the food delivered. The biggest disappointment was the xc trails were not groomed. The 'groomer' was grumpy and didn't indicate when they would be skiiable. So we left since there wasn't all that much to do there other than sit in the lounge, the bar or eat more in the dining car.
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Great Getaway
User: Barry E from: Calumet, Michigan
Published Date: Jan, 2, 2022
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2021
Rating: 4
Great winter getaway place. No cell phone service and limited wi-fi. Not much to do if you don't cross country ski, the ski trails are nice. The restaurant is pricey, but the food is great. Personnel there are extremely nice. We had a great time, with one complaint. Our "caboose" was supposed to sleep 4, but the double bed was at the top of a 10 foot ladder and had about one foot of clearance. Not usable for adults and that should have been made clear in all their literature. There were other issues with the caboose -- cabinets that wouldn't open, fridge freezer that couldn't open.
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Annual visit
User: toy4cannon from: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Published Date: Dec, 22, 2021
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
We stayed a couple of nights in the X215 caboose which is our lodging of choice in the winter. As per usual we had the whole area to ourselves as the adjacent buildings were not occupied. Very quiet and peaceful. The X215 was cozy and comfortable especially with having a fireplace in the bedroom. It hit -2 one morning and the caboose stayed comfortable. Staff seemed short but these days every place is having problems hiring. All personnel who we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. They do a super job of grooming trails for cross country and we did use the upper Essex road on the opposite side of the tracks. Amtrak passes by twice a day and we enjoy seeing the train. Meals were excellent and I'll review under Dining Car restaurant.
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