Essex, MT

Essex, MT

Though it may be small, Essex is a noteworthy Montana destination. A stone's throw from Glacier National Park, Essex is just off U.S. Highway 2 along the southern border of the park. Open year-round, the historic Izaak Walton Inn sits trackside and combines railroad history with outdoor recreation on nearby hiking trails and an extensive system of cross-country ski trails. A short drive from Essex, the Walton Goat Lick Overlook is a popular viewing spot for mountain goats.

Insider Tip

Take time out to enjoy a meal at The Dining Car Restaurant, located at the Izaak Walton Inn. The chef creates delicious meals using authentic Montana ingredients, including wild huckleberries, elk and rainbow trout.

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Izaak Walton Inn

Izaak Walton Inn

City: Essex
Phone: 406.888.5700

290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
Essex, Montana 59916

Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc.

Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc.

City: Essex
Phone: 406.226.9225

15600 U.S. Highway 2 E.
Essex, Montana 59916

The Walton Mercantile

The Walton Mercantile

City: Essex
Phone: 406.888.5700

290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd
Essex, MT 59916

Other Listings

Essex Amtrak Station

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
  • Phone:
  • Website: amtrak.com

Glacier Haven Inn

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 14305 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.888.5720
  • Website: glacierhaveninn.com

Glacier Haven RV & Campground

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 14297 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.888.9987
  • Website: glacierhavenrv-campground.com

Glacier Meadow Log Home

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 15735 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.226.4479
  • Website: vrbo.com/456408

Glacier Meadow RV Park

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 15735 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.226.4479
  • Website: glaciermeadowrvpark.com

Glacier Park Lodging

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 356 Parma Drive
  • Phone: 406.888.9067
  • Website: vrbo.com/408899

Glacier Village Cafe

  • City: East Glacier Park
  • Address: 304-310 Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.226.4464
  • Website: glaciervillagecafe.com

Glacier/Essex Carriage House

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 14623 Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.888.9858
  • Website: vrbo.com/967991

Healthy Haven Cafe

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 14305 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.888.5720
  • Website: glacierhaveninn.com

Izaak Walton Inn

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
  • Phone: 406.888.5700
  • Website: izaakwaltoninn.com

Izaak Walton Inn Cross Country Ski Trail

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
  • Phone: 406.888.5700
  • Website: izaakwaltoninn.com

Montana Mountain Cabin

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 15600 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.226.9225
  • Website: homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p992781

My Glacier House

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 70 Walker Road
  • Phone: 406.888.9813
  • Website: homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506214

Snow Slip Inn

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 15644 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.226.4400
  • Website: snowslipinn.com

Snow Slip Inn Cafe

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 15644 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.226.4400
  • Website: snowslipinn.com

Snowy Springs Outfitters

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 15600 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.226.9225
  • Website: snowysprings.com

Stanton Creek Lodge

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 13951 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.888.5040
  • Website: stantoncreeklodge.com

The Half-Way Motel

  • City: Essex
  • Address: 14840 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.888.5650
  • Website: thehalfwaymotel.com

Glacier Country Tourism is not responsible for the accuracy of the following business listings provided by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.

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