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A Great Western Vacation For All Ages!

family, friends, Fun & adventure
a Montana Dude Ranch vacation
like no other

The Bar W Guest Ranch is a year-round dude ranch near Glacier National Park, ready to treat you to true Montana hospitality from the moment you arrive until long after the sun sets. Nestled between two pine-covered ridges in an idyllic setting at the base of Spencer Mountain, the Bar W Guest Ranch is located just a stone’s throw from the town of Whitefish, Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort.

The Bar W is a small ranch that can host up to 40 guests per week. Guests have the option of arranging 3-night or 6-night package stays, arriving and departing Sunday-Wednesday, Wednesday-Saturday, or Sunday-Saturday. Horseback riding is core to a week at the Bar W and with our proximity to public land, we are able to ride on close to a million acres. Other ranch and area activities are boundless as we provide our guests a full western themed vacation complete with skeet shooting, archery, fly fishing, roping, cattle drives, rodeo games, wagon rides, square dancing, cookouts and campfires. Or you can always just sit back and relax and let Montana surround you with its big skies, amazing wildlife and simple serenity.

We also are easy to get to, conveniently located just north of Kalispell and Glacier Park International Airport, which is serviced by several major airlines, including Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

All of this and more is what you can expect from a ranch vacation at the Bar W Guest Ranch, where people arrive here as guests and leave as family.

The Bar W Guest Ranch is a horseman’s dream. We offer exceptional horseback riding in the mountainous wilderness surrounding the ranch, the peaks of the Stryker Range, and the open meadows of Swisher Lake. Guests can saddle up and enjoy thousands of acres of Montana wilderness on horseback, or enjoy the wide variety of arena activities offered.

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The Bar W Guest Ranch creates an escape for travelers where time runs a little slower, things seem a little easier, and every day feels like Saturday. The Bar W is the complete package; it’s everything you want in a vacation without ever leaving the ranch. At the Bar W Guest Ranch, each guest not only experiences a vacation of a lifetime, but also leaves understanding the true cowboy way of life.

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The Bar W Guest Ranch has the perfect blend of elegance and western informality. Our accommodations are carefully appointed to complement the western hospitality that makes every guest feel at home. Experience the adventure of the West, be taken back to a simpler time, and enjoy the beauty of nature; all while staying in a beautiful setting surrounded by the comforts of home.

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Apres Ski at whitefish Mountain Resort

In the Winter, the Bar W guest Ranch evolves into a unique Bed & Breakfast and Lodging venue serving Whitefish, Montana and the surrounding FlatHead Valley. Bar W Guest Ranch is a peaceful getaway only 3.5 miles away from the excitement of Whitefish and 7 miles away from Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. For our winter guests, we provide free shuttle services from the ranch to the S.N.O.W. Bus in Whitefish that will then transport you to Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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What Our Guests Say

at The Bar W Ranch

The Bar W Guest Ranch is proud to be a featured destination on ABC’s hit romance reality series “The Bachelor.”

We were chosen as the site for a special one-on-one date with a bachelorette to spend the day riding horses through the sweeping Montana open range that was capped off with a romantic Glamping-esque picnic with the charming bachelor, Sean Lowe.

Surrounded by majestic beauty and thrilling adventure, it didn’t take long for love to bloom for the Bachelor and his special guest on their visit to The Bar W.

The Ranch in 360

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