Bar W Guest Ranch Montana

2016 Dates
October 16th - 22th

For 2017 dates please call the office

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2012 | 2013 | 2014

What do you get when you combine the splendor of Montana scenery, with majestic horses, authentic cowboys, and wildlife? The answer is a photographer’s dream vacation. The Bar W is offering an all inclusive package designed to be centered on photography. We are teaming up with the Triple D Game Farm to provide the perfect setting for a week of unparalleled photo opportunities. Montana's diverse terrain and wide variety of wildlife will certainly fill your photo album, but it’s more than taking pictures. This is a total package with three meals a day, lodging, horseback riding, skeet shooting, fishing, and all photo shoots included. After a full day of riding, fishing and photography, relax with our informal cocktail hour in the lodge by the fire. Or, if you prefer, loosen up those sore muscles in our hot tub before a homemade dinner you will not soon forget. So grab your camera and prepare to be awed.


  • Full accommodations including all meals
  • Themed evening cocktail receptions
  • Square dancing
  • Developing and enhancing horsemanship skills
  • Wagon Rides and campfire cook outs – cowboy singer – tall tales s’mores
  • Skeet shooting, archery, and fly casting lessons
  • All photo shoots (cameras not provided)
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Click links below to view Photography Week Comments & Photos
2012 | 2013

"Photography Vacation"
Daily Schedule

  • Sunday3:00 Check in
  • 5:30 Hors D’oeuvre Reception
  • 6:30 Dinner in lodge
  • 7:30 Horse Orientation
  • Monday8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Orientation Ride
  • 11:00 Cowboy photo shoot
  • 12:30 Lunch in the Lodge
  • 2:00 Horse round up photo shoot
  • 5:00 Wagon Ride
  • 6:30 Dinner in Gazebo (weather permitting)
  • Tuesday7:00 Breakfast
  • 7:30 Triple D Game Farm exotic animal shoot
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Barrel racing and roping shoot
  • 6:00 Dinner in the lodge
  • Wednesday8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Landscape photography
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Trail Ride
  • 6:00 Dinner in the Lodge
  • Thursday8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Portrait Shoot
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Skeet shooting and Archery
  • 3:30 Photo shoot
  • 6:00 Dinner in Lodge
  • Friday8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 All day ride to Swisher Lake (Great photo opportunity)
  • 6:0 Dinner at Play Meadow
    7:30 Campfire and Cowboy Singing
  • Saturday8:00 Breakfast
  •                                  11:00 Check out
  • and ... See ya soon!


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