Rental Homes available from the Izaak Walton Inn
The Apgar House
Located steps away from Lake McDonald, the pet friendly Apgar House in Glacier National Park offers real affordable convenience & comfort for family or group vacations right in the heart of Glacier National Park. Situated next to Eddie's Cafe & Gifts, Apgar House is a fully furnished family home that sleeps 10 comfortably with three large bedrooms, that is walking distance to trails, shops, dining, (200ft from fly fishing), and many other park activities.
The first floor offers a spacious living area with a 52" wide screen t.v.& satellite service & warm gas fireplace. Dining room that connects to the large outdoor patio deck with BBQ, making it it ideal for large family meals. The main floor has two large bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with 2 sets of bunks that sleep 4.
The second floor features the master bedroom (with king size bed)& private 3/4 bath. As well as a loft space with a queen bed.
Staying at Apgar House allows you to avoid the daily long car lines at the park entrance so your family can spend more time on your vacation adventure.
We are a pet friendly home rental. While there are leash rules and dogs are prohibited on trails in GNP, Apgar House has a fenced in yard so your pet can get some outdoor exercise off the leash, and be a part of your family vacation.
The Withrow House
If your family and friends are looking for a unique Glacier Park experience , check out the 2,000 sq. ft. Withrow House in Essex, Montana. This 4 Bedroom, True Ski-In/Ski-Out Withrow House is located adjacent to the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, Montana. The Izaak Walton Inn, which is a must see for rail fans and others interested in the history of the Great Northern Railway's Empire Builder. The scenic Inn, which is on the National List of Historic Places, is a well known stop for lunch and a delightful destination for lodging both summer and winter. Guests of the Withrow House are invited to enjoy all the Inn's amenities as if they were a guest of the Inn.
Bordering both Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, this house makes a for a great base camp for your family or group vacation. The house features four bedrooms, with a master bedroom on the first floor with full bathroom. full kitchen, dining room, living room, with gas fireplace, patio deck, & bbq. The deck looks out over two mountain ranges, and a huge yard allows for fun family activities. Slap your steaks on the grill and grab a cocktail from the Flagstop Bar at the Inn, or skip cooking altogether and head to the Dining Car Restaurant with patio seating to take in the majestic views and wait for the sun to set.
We are situated equal distance between both East & West entrances to Glacier National Park. A scenic drive along beautiful HWY 2 following the Clark-Fork & Empire Builder line will put you there, or arrive via Amtrak along the Empire Builder Line and the Inn will pick you up on the start of your vacation.
A popular wildlife attraction near the Withrow House is the nearby (within a few miles) Walton Goat Lick Overlook. A sign directs you to a paved road ending in an ample parking lot where a paved, short and gentle trail leads to a view spot overlooking the deep canyon of Sheep Creek. Exposed rocks along the creek seep salts and minerals attractive to the local mountain goats. Best months of the year to see the goats are said to be June and July where as many as 75 at a time might appear.
The Essex Cottage
This two bedroom house sleep 5+. It is located not 50 yards from the Izaak Walton Inn with a fenced yard making it our only on property dog friendly accomadation. The main bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has 3 singles. The living room has 2 couches that can sleep addition people if needed. As well as a wood burning stove to keep you warm on those cold winter days. The front deck has a complete view of the tracks, making it perfect for watching the trains go by all day.
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