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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.

We are almost sold out for our 2021 season

Explore our remaining packages dates - Hurry, they are going quickly!

The Bar W 2021 season is filling up fast! We only have availability left for a limited number of package dates in our Summer season and in October for our Photography Week and Adults-Only Week.  Note that we will be releasing available 3 day packages 30 days prior to their available dates. If you were interested in 2021 weeklong package dates that are sold out, sign up for our waitlist to get alerts when our limited number of 3-day packages become available!

New for 2021 – Booking is open to the public for daily Trail Rides all season!

In addition to our popular horseback riding program for our weeklong ranch guests, our new 2-hour trail rides are offered daily from mid-May through October, to the public. Reserve your horseback riding adventure before or during your time in the Whitefish, MT area. Advance reservations are encouraged to ensure you get the dates you want for your trail ride.

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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. Guests can get a true western experience paired with incredible photo opportunities. Montana’s diverse terrain and wide variety of wildlife will certainly fill your photo album. Join the Bar W this October for a photography vacation of a lifetime.

Available Dates: October 17-23

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Adults Only Week Riders

Retreat to the beautiful Bar W Guest Ranch on Spencer Lake in Northwest Montana for a 6-night Adults Only getaway. Singles, couples, and parents are invited to unwind in the beauty of western Montana. Your biggest daily dilemma will be choosing between the fantastic trail riding, working on horsemanship skills, or relaxing in the fresh Montana air.

Available Dates: October 24-30

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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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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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