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Guest Ranch Family Weeks –
Spring, Summer & Fall

The Bar W Guest Ranch is a great place to spend time together, enjoy the outdoors and have fun! Located in the beautiful Flathead Valley on Spencer Lake in Whitefish, Montana, the Bar W is just 40 minutes from Glacier National Park, 30 minutes from Glacier International Airport and just a few minutes more from being a delightful day.

The Bar W is a family ranch with activities for guests of all ages. As a small Montana ranch with up to 60 guests per week, we make it a point to customize everyone’s vacation, by tailoring riding and activities to each guest’s abilities. Guests have the opportunity to participate in trail rides, rodeo games, cattle work, hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hatchet throwing, archery, our kids program and more.


“Great place for a family to be together”

“The staff and the owners extend themselves to supply every need and cater to every whim. Activities for everyone. Opportunities to try things you’ve never done before and have a lot of fun doing them.”

While there are plenty of things to do at the Bar W, horses are the center of attention. Our trail rides range from one hour long to all-day rides to the Canadian border. You’ll find a variety of terrain at the Bar W, from open meadows on the all-day ride to mountainous trails surrounding the Ranch.

Your day is not over when the horses are fed and put up for the night. The Bar W offers a variety of evening activities, including wagon rides, an evening campfire and line dancing lessons. After a long day in the saddle, soothe your sore muscles in our hot tub or relax on the deck overlooking the horse pasture.

There is no shortage of great views from the Bar W overlooking acres of pasture, surrounding forest, Montana wildlife, and beautiful Spencer Lake. You will be immersed in breathtaking, unspoiled Montana nature, and enjoy down home hospitality. Here at the Bar W, time runs a little slower, things seem easier, and every day feels like Saturday.

Family Week Details

Guest Ranch Packages include:

  • All meals including supper on check-in day and breakfast at the lodge on check-out day.
  • Horseback riding including guided trail riding, horsemanship lessons, and working cattle on site at the ranch in our arena.
  • All ranch activities and use of facilities including horses and tack, guided trail riding, use of boats on Spencer Lake, swimming, hatchet throwing, archery, hiking, access to surrounding wilderness areas, fishing, and more.
  • Evening activities including wagon rides, line dancing, and campfire night with cowboy singing.

Bar W Summer PackagesJune/July/August

Summer is when Montana is in high gear. Glacier National Park is in its high season, the energy is contagious, the lakes and streams take on a refreshing charm, and the Bar W Guest Ranch is in full swing. All the area’s activities are at their peak and the Flathead Valley is busting at the seams with fun. It’s a great time to bring your family and friends, or come alone and experience Montana the cowboy way. During the summer months, the Bar W Guest Ranch offers a six-night all-inclusive ranch adventure package with check-in on Sundays.

2023 Dates: June 4-10 / June 11-17 / June 18-24 / June 25-July 1/ July 2-8 / July 9-15 / July 16-22 / July 23-29/ July 30-August 5 / August 6-12 / Aug 13 – 19 / Aug 20 – 26

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