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The Bar W is a top notch facility for a wide range of activities, including a high tech equestrian facility, and an event facility for all occasions of any size, including weddings, parties, reunions or even square dancing. All you need to bring is your imagination.

With equestrian facilities for multiple disciplines, incredible entertaining areas, and a clear lake, the Bar W is perfect for year-round outdoor activities.

Take your pick

The Indoor Arena (60X100) is heated and can be utilized all year round to improve riding skills, take private lessons, or a clinic. Our indoor arena is also perfect for large events looking for an indoor, heated venue with a rustic feel.  

The Outdoor Arena (136 X 232) is a true western style arena where we conduct clinics, give lessons, offer team penning, and barrel racing. The outdoor arena is perfect for horseback riding activities during your guest ranch vacation package.

The Gazebo is located just feet from Spencer Lake. Furnished with picnic tables, a wood stove, a serving bar, and an open fire BBQ pit, the Gazebo is perfect for any event. With breathtaking views of the lake, the Gazebo dinner is a must-have while at the ranch. Looking for a quiet escape? The Gazebo is perfect for that too. 

The Play Meadow is located just on the other side of our cabin. Enjoy a game of horseshoes or join the wranglers and try your hand at archery. Complete with an open fire BBQ pit, picnic tables, basketball hoop, campfire ring, and horseshoe pit, the Play Meadow is the perfect setting for an evening out.

Glacier View Ridge is a must see at the Bar W. Located on the edge of Spencer Mountain, the Ridge is our favorite spot for cookout dinner and cowboy singing. With spectacular views of the ranch, guests can see the mountains of Glacier National Park through the trees. The switch-backs up to the Ridge are perfect for a short hike to enjoy the pristine Montana forest.

The Private Trout Pond is located just down from the lodge. The trout pond is a great place for adults and kids to try their hand at fishing or sit back and relax with a good book. It is stocked full of some very large, 5-10 pound trout – catch and release, of course, so all can enjoy.

Spencer Lake – There is a gravel path that leads to the lake for easy walking. There is a dock that is used for swimming and to tie the rowboat and canoe. Paddle across the lake and enjoy the beautiful wildlife that calls Spencer Lake home. Full of large perch and pike, Spencer Lake is a great place for to try your hand at fishing. However, if you plan to fish Spencer Lake, or off Bar W property, you will need a state fishing license.

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