Destination guide

Travel to beautiful Essex

The glaciers, parks and forests are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Essex. This scenic and welcoming city entices travelers with its hiking and mountain views. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Essex

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Essex a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Glacier Park Lodge Golf Course (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Amazing Fun Center (23 mi / 37 km)
  • Glacier View Golf Course (23.4 mi / 37.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Essex

Travelers enjoy Essex for its glaciers and parks. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Essex is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Northern Mountain (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Hungry Horse Reservoir (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Aster Falls (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Apgar Visitor Center (24.1 mi / 38.8 km)
  • Lake McDonald (24.8 mi / 40 km)
  • Glacier National Park (27.4 mi / 44.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Essex

The nearest airport is in Kalispell, MT (FCA-Glacier Park Intl.), located 31.2 mi (50.3 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Essex Station.

Where to stay around Essex?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,252 vacation rentals near Essex. From 176 Cabins to 461 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Essex for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Essex?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Essex. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Walton Ranger Station: 23 vacation rentals
  • Essex Station: 23 vacation rentals
  • Silver Staircase Falls: 44 vacation rentals
  • Glacier Park Station: 32 vacation rentals
  • West Glacier Station: 1,002 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Essex listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Essex?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 176 Cabins in Essex. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Essex include:

  • Houses: 461 rentals available
  • Cottages: 176 rentals available
  • Farmhouses: 8 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Essex?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 202 vacation rentals with pool available in Essex. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.