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Ski & Stay at the Bar W Guest Ranch

Ski & Stay –

Whitefish, Montana Skiing and Winter Lodging

In the winter, the Bar W guest Ranch becomes a unique Bed & Breakfast and Lodging venue serving Whitefish, Montana and the surrounding FlatHead Valley. Bar W Guest Ranch is a peaceful getaway only 3.5 miles away from the excitement of Whitefish and 7 miles away from Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. The ranch is also conveniently 45 minutes from the west entrance to Glacier National Park.

Free daily Shuttles to Whitefish TOWN & ski area

For our winter guests, we provide free shuttle services from the ranch to the S.N.O.W. Bus in Whitefish that will then transport you to Whitefish Mountain Resort. After a day skiing or snowboarding on the mountain, you can shop, meander, have a drink in town and we will pick you back up! Once back at the ranch you can take a nice soak in the hot tub, play pool, listen to music, read a book or just sit back relax and let the beauty of Montana surround you.

Apres Ski at whitefish Mountain Resort

Bar W Winter Lodging Options

The Bar W offers bed and breakfast stays November through April, with lodging available in our 6 main lodge rooms and 2 cabin suites. Our bed and breakfast stays include lodging and a continental breakfast the next morning. Have a large family or group? From November to April, the Bar W Lodge is also available as a fully equipped vacation rental including kitchen use, with a full set of à la carte activities available upon request.

Bar W Guest Ranch Cabin in the winter

Bar W Bed & Breakfast

The Bar W offers bed and breakfast stays November through April, with lodging available in our 6 main lodge rooms and 2 cabin suites. Our bed and breakfast stays include lodging and a continental breakfast the next morning. Horse drawn sleigh rides can be added to bed and breakfast stays upon request.

Bar W Vacation Rentals

From November to April, the Bar W Lodge is available as a fully equipped vacation rental including kitchen use, with a full set of à la carte activities available upon request.

Our spacious and comfortable lodge features 6,200 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a full kitchen, three living areas, and a game room. While renting the lodge as a vacation home, guests have access to the lodge rooms, kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, and common areas. The lodge comfortably sleeps up to 26 guests utilizing the game room futons. Need extra space? Ask our office about adding the cabin rental to your stay sleeping an additional 16 guests.

Other Winter Activities


    Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

    Whitefish Mountain Ski resort is just 7 miles away and has been named by SKI Magazine readers as the top resort in the west for “Overall Satisfaction” in 2018/19 “Resort of the Year” issue. There is terrain for every level skier. The lift lines are short and the powder is plentiful.
    Sleigh Rides at the Bar W Guest Ranch

    Sleigh Rides at Bar W

    When the temperature drops at Bar W, 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, is a wintertime tradition.
    Whitefish Montana in the winter

    Downtown Whitefish

    Whitefish is a charming mountain town full of great shopping, luxurious day-spas, and top-rated restaurants. The town of Whitefish is rich with art galleries, theatre, craft breweries and distilleries, and a vibrant nightlife. It's not to be missed!

    Snowshoe Tours in Glacier National Park

    Glacier Park's dramatic peaks, streams, and vistas are incredible when blanketed with snow. Take a guided interpretive tour through the ``Crown Jewel of the Continent`` with Glacier Adventure Guides.
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