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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 60 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, 3D archery, fly fishing, roping, cattle drives, rodeo games, wagon rides, line dancing, branding, 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.

Book Our New Cabins for 2023

Bar W built three brand new log cabins that are ready to be filled for 2023! There are 13 beautiful, new rooms in all.

The addition of these cabins allows for more availability across all of our Specialty Weeks and regular Family Vacation weeks, so secure your 2023 Bar W vacation today. Click below for more information and photos!

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When temps drop in Montana, it’s time to bundle up in winter gear and harness our favorite gentle giants- the draft teams! Gliding across Montana’s snow-blanketed landscape while cozied up under a plush blanket with family and friends on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Book your 2022/2023 Winter Sleigh Ride today!

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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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At Bar W Guest Ranch, we believe experiences are meant to be shared and consider children to be the heart of the ranch. We’ve designed an impressive children’s program for ages 2-12 years old. Experience activities off and on a horse – crafts, games, s’mores and more. No matter what age, create lifelong memories at an unforgettable ranch. Click below and plan your 2023 vacation!

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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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