Planning For Your Bar W Guest Ranch Vacation

With your Western adventure to the Bar W officially in your calendar, it’s time to daydream about the details. After all, studies show, vacationers experienced a significant boost in happiness during the planning stages of the trip because, as the researchers suggest, the vacationers were looking forward to the good times ahead.  So we composed this handy-dandy guide comprised of helpful planning resources, insider tips, and FYI’s.  So get ready to break in your cowboy boots because you’ll be setting your out of office message in no time.

Capture the memories

Dude Ranch Family Vacation

This season families, couples, and friends can commemorate their dude ranch vacation with a professional portrait session. Capture the best version of the people in your life while everyone is in prime ‘vacationmode’, i.e. looking restful, sun-kissed, and well-traveled. Incredible natural landscapes and rustic-ranch elements create the perfect photo opportunity to honor your Montana-made Memories.

Mountain Life Photography is offering 30 minute appointments on Tuesday/Friday evenings after dinner at a scenic location on the ranch. After your photo shoot, images are provided to you in high resolution jpeg format. You will receive a link to the images posted online where you can view and download them. In addition to the release of all of the original images, you can select up to 30 images for color corrections and digital enhancements.

Below is pricing:
• Couple Photography Session: $300
• Single Family Photography Session: $350
• Family Reunion (Multiple Families): $550

To check out more of their work view their portfolio.

P.S. During your stay, you will become acquainted with our outstanding Guest Relations Team members whose priorities include photographing candid action shots of the Western fun. These images are provided to all of our guests at no cost, however, they are candid action shots vs the styled portrait look.

packing list

Guest Ranch Vacation Packing List

travel arrangements: planes, trains, & automobiles

Whether you’re road tripping, riding the rails into the Whitefish Train Depot, or taking to the friendly skies, keep us posted on how you plan on arriving and departing the ranch. We are happy to provide transportation to guests needing pickup or drop off to a hotel in Whitefish (no fee) or Kalispell/Columbia Falls ($55 each way up to 4 passengers).

Round trip airport transportation is available to/from Glacier International Airport (code is FCA) which is 15 miles away in Kalispell, MT. Airport transportation is an additional fee of $110 round trip (up to 4 persons) or $55 each way. Please send your round trip flight details including; flight number, arrival time, departure time, and airline. If you haven’t booked your flights yet, reviewing the updated flight map into Glacier International Airport is a great place to start.

Glacier International Airport Flight Map

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