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Remote Recreation at the Izaak Walton Inn

Of the 50 United States, Montana is ranked 4th in size and 48th in population density. What does this mean? In short, it means that Montana contains a lot of space to explore with few distractions. The cascading mountains, wandering woodlands, and roaming rivers highlight a secluded outdoor oasis.

Nowhere is this uninterrupted exploration more prevalent than at the  Izaak Walton Inn. A secluded, historic location (accessible by railway) allows you to enjoy every season with adventures around every corner. Come stay in Essex and discover Montana’s mountains and much more. 

Guests don’t have to travel far to find fun, as the Inn borders Glacier National Park. A mosaic of lush forests, alpine meadows, majestic mountains, and pristine lakes, this park is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Hike more than 700 miles of trails spread across over a million scenic acres of Montana majesty and evoke the spirit of the Native Americans who first roamed this area. 

“We love Essex,” guest Jana Todd said. “It’s right outside Glacier National Park but there are never any crowds.”

When you’re not in the Park, coast along the Inn’s 30 kilometers of groomed cross country skiing trails. If you’d like to wander off the grid, backcountry skiing is also available. When the summer sun is shining, try fly fishing and whitewater rafting in the Flathead River, hiking and climbing the Rocky Mountains, or hunting the diverse land. Reach the height of adventures at the historic Marias Pass, a 5,213-foot mountain pass near Glacier National Park. 

“It’s so exciting to be in Essex,” Izaak Walton Inn Director Will Steck said. “The mountains, the rivers, and the clear Montana air make for the perfect outdoor setting.”

After exploring the outdoors, relax indoors. The Lodge, cabins, and luxury railcars offer a plethora of lodging options. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi access, elegant fireplaces, and breathtaking mountain views. These rustic yet refined accommodations are the perfect base camps for adventure. 

A secluded location, along with almost endless outdoor adventures and luxury lodgings, create the perfect place for remote recreation at the Izaak Walton Inn.