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Nestled amid mountain views at the southern tip of Glacier National Park. Enjoy scenic drives to Logan Pass and Many Glacier area. This newly renovated historic railroad house is a perfect place for those seeking to enjoy the activities and beauty of the area.
Just steps from the historic Izaak Walton hotel, you can feel the energy of passing Amtrack trains from the nearby overhead walking bridge, before enjoying one of many available activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy nearby hiking, white water rafting, trout fishing, horseback riding, golfing, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing.
The newly renovated Essex Mountain House provides classic character with modern conveniences that is perfect for individuals or families. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Keywords: Glacier Park, Izaak Walton, Scenic, cabin,
mountain, Essex, adventure, Nordic skiing,
fly fishing, hiking, railroad enthusiast, Amtrak, river rafting
Pat and I moved to Essex MT in 2003. We had both worked in Glacier Park for 4 years in the late 60's and later went to the U of MT in Missoula. We both love the Glacier Park area and moved back here from St. Paul after the kids left the house. They found us shortly thereafter and come out frequently to visit. Pat and I love the mountains and the 4 seasons and enjoy going into Glacier hiking and animal watching.
Pat and Tod O'Connell purchased this house in 2010
The Essex Mountain House came up for sale in 2010. It was formerly owned by the Great Northern Railroad and used by the roadmaster years ago. It was moved to this site, I'm told, 30 to 40 years ago. We liked the look, layout and history of the place and bought it when it came up for sale. It was in need of TLC so we totally updated the kitchen and bathrooms and did a lot of finish work while retaining the a lot of the old character. We're both really happy with how it turned out.
Totally updated large kitchen, laundry and a full bath upstairs and downstairs make this 2 story house great for families and groups. A big yard on a double lot allows plenty of room for bbq's and relaxing on the property. Essex is located half way between East and West Glacier and across the highway from the Walton entrance to Glacier. We're near the Amtrack train platform so there's great train viewing also.
What a wonderful vacation spot. Just down the road from the historic Isaak Walton hotel, this VRBO rental was perfect for our needs. Beautiful location, very comfortable, and well stocked. It's close to the East or West entrance to the park. Tod and Pat are wonderful hosts and were very responsive to our needs and provided lots of information about the area. I would definitely recommend the rental and plan to return.
This comfy, spacious, well equipped home was a perfect headquarters for touring Glacier Park! We brought our new Canadian family (our daughter's brand new in-laws and aunt/uncle) here to show them Glacier Park after our daughter's wedding. It has the perfect location on the south side of the park to tour the east and west sides and do the Going to the Sun Road. We have cross-country skied at Izaak Walton before but were looking for a place where we could be together. This home has been beautifully restored and modernized and has a great yard with a fire pit in the back to enjoy star gazing and marsh mellow roasting. Couldn't have been happier!
This was a charming and cozy home and was just right for our family mini vacation. Our host was friendly and helpful with Glacier Park info. The trains were surprisingly enjoyable and our granddaughter loved waving at the passengers on the Amtrak. We stay at this home again. So book it and enjoy.
WOW!! What an experience! Once you step into the Essex Mountain House one can feel the love and labor that Todd gave this historical structure. The house was very clean and perfect for 4 seniors from South Georgia. The upstairs bedroom had a big comfortable bed and with open windows, you could hear and feel the cool wind rustling thru the trees. We only had two nights here but it restored our strength and renewed our love of the "good old days". Can't wait to return!!Todd was great to work with and wasn't upset with our 10PM arrival!! Many thanks Todd!!
House is clean , well stocked, conveniently located near hiking and skiing. Tod went way out of his way to make us feel welcome. Already have plans to reserve this house!!
Spectacular viewing for train enthusiasts. A quarter mile to Glacier Park, and half mile to Great Bear wilderness.
Excellent cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Great hiking and sightseeing in the Glacier Park mountains. Area wildlife includes, mountain goats, bear, moose, elk, wolves. Recommend the Skyline trail from Logan Pass. Ask about complimentry cross country ski passes for Izaak Walton trails.
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Summer 2016 stay 3 to 6 nights and get reduced rate of $230.00 per night plus MT lodging tax. Weekly rental $1540.00 plus tax. 10/1/16 to 5/31/17 (winter) $160.00/night plus tax. Across street from Glacier Park for great hiking and sightseeing. Great Cross Country skiing in winter. Groomed cross country trails at nearby hotel with ski pass available for guests at Essex Mountain House.