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Izaak Walton Inn
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 23, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Week days were GREAT, weekends were not.
The staff is super nice and helpful. The area is gorgeous and the cross country skiing was fun and beautiful. By Friday 1/2 the guest wore masks (like us) and the other 1/2 didn’t and seemed ready to argue with you if you asked them where their mask was. It became very uncomfortable in the lodge and we couldn’t wait to leave. Some of the staff didn’t wear masks either?? I took a pic of one of the wait staff serving food without a mask to guests not wearing masks because they were dining. Not sure of her excuse?? I’m glad she didn’t serve us!! I complained to the front desk about a whole family running around the lodge without masks, she said she can’t enforce it. I said it is inappropriate of them and what does the sign mean that’s posted everywhere in the lodge? I hope my hubby and I don’t get covid after our visit to this tiny remote town with a lot of weekend guests.
toy4cannon from: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Published Date: Dec, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
very surprising upgrade
We had reserved the x215 caboose for our recent stay but when we checked in discovered that this option was having plumbing problems and we were upgraded to the luxury loco. Overall the loco was very cozy and comfortable with a couple of large windows overlooking the tracks and mountains. Also nice having a very short walk to the restaurant and not needing to bundle up. The loco was suffering from some deferred maintenance and frankly I'm not sure what tasks were done over the several weeks that the inn was closed. Minor stuff but still this unit is $400 per night. The staff without exception were all extremely friendly and helpful including the servers in the restaurant.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
wanderingparrotheads from: Kalispell, Montana
Published Date: Oct, 27, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Excellent Times--Cabooses are so fun!
We have been to the Izaak Walton many times and it's always lovely but this time we went in the Fall and didn't expect for there to be as much to do as winter since the cross country skiing is why we have gone in the past. But it was so beautiful and we stayed in one of their Cabooses this time. They have their own kitchen so we could cook a full breakfast for our family of six. Trails to hike or bike right out our back door, and a gorgeous river access within a mile for fishing. The restaurant is pricey but is very delicious. No doubt we'll be back in Winter!
- Rooms: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
ABlack1601 from: Ormond Beach, Florida
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Vintage Throwback with some modern comforts
First, we knew to expect no cell service and WiFi bc of the website. You can sit in the lobby for better WiFi but don’t expect it to be able to download anything ☺️ you will lose service as soon as you get into the mountain pass on 2 so make sure you have any messages out or anything downloaded before then! Second, our room was so cute. We had the family suite and our family of 5 was very comfortable there! It had 2 queens, a twin, and a futon twin. The other rooms are fairly small in the style of older hotels from this era. The bathroom was a more modern addition though with nice water pressure and temperature. We were a bit unfamiliar with using the boiler / radiator but figured it out eventually. My only downside is there was no microwave in the room or access to ice/mini fridge. Which I totally know these things are not a given in hotels like this. Buttttt the restaurant (while delicious) gets expensive for a family! Families can expect at least $50-60 a meal even breakfast. and there’s not anything else close by.
That said the food in the restaurant was good. We had dinner twice and breakfast once. They catered a meal for the family wedding we were at too.
bethylane from: Missoula, Montana
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
My mom and I stayed at the Izaak Walton several years ago and it was wonderful. This time we just stopped by for breakfast and it was absolutely fantastic. Our server Cassie was amazing too, and I definitely wanted to make a TripAdvisor shout-out for her alone.
I waited tables in Glacier for five summers and I know it can be crazy busy, a whirlwind every single shift.. it was indeed super busy when we rolled up around 10:15; we were one of about five tables that arrived all at once and it’s not a very big restaurant. Big props to Cassie for being prompt and efficient and cool under pressure! Also big props to the kitchen for a fantastic breakfast. I don’t usually like eggs but I force myself to eat ‘em for the protein and I’ll be darned, those dang scrambled eggs were Actually Delicious. 😂