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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 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. All guests experience a 6-night package stay, arriving on Sunday and departing on 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 hatchet throwing, archery, fly fishing, roping, cattle drives, rodeo games, wagon rides, line 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, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Sun Country 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.

Now Booking Our Brand New Cabins!

We have had a busy off-season and are thrilled to announce that we have 3 NEW cabins for the 2022 season! There are 13 beautiful, new rooms in all.

The addition of these cabins opens up availability across all of our Speciality Weeks and regular Guest Ranch Vacation weeks, so secure your Bar W vacation ASAP. More information and pictures to come!

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Bar W New 2022 Cabins
Montana Glamping Rental

2022 Guest Ranch Vacation Package Dates are live! What do you get when you combine the splendor of Montana scenery with majestic horses, authentic cowboys, and wildlife? The answer is a vacation of a lifetime. Saddle up and enjoy thousands of acres of Montana wilderness on horseback, or enjoy the variety of arena activities offered at the Bar W Guest Ranch. Book today to ensure your preferred dates for a trip you won’t forget!

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Riding the open range

Join us for a beautiful riding vacation, an adventurous cattle round-up, and a time filled with lasting memories. The 2022 Cattle Drive will take place entirely on a 5,300-acre ranch on the East side of Glacier National Park with Big Sky views like no other. Package includes full accommodations, all necessary equipment & sleeping gear, horsemanship instruction, and cowboy stories around the campfire!

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Bar W Lodging

The Bar W Guest Ranch exudes rustic 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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Horseback riding at Bar W Ranch

A week-long, all-inclusive stay at the Bar W Guest Ranch grants you access to our diverse horseback riding program. Or, take advantage of our daily trail rides starting in the Spring! Saddle up for a variety of different trails and horseback activities for some of the most exciting, yet relaxing outings into the Montana mountains that you could imagine.

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