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Unique Winter Lodging at Bar W

2021 Winter Season Announcement

This year our Public Trail Rides are coming to an end on November 15, 2021. Sleigh Rides will begin around December 12, 2021 pending the weather. We are currently not taking lodging reservations for the holidays or the winter season. Please continue to check back regularly as we do hope to offer lodging later this winter!

Unique Winter Experience in Whitefish, Montana

In the Winter, the Bar W guest Ranch evolves into 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. This rustic, yet elegant lodging experience is paired perfectly with snow activities in the nearby town and sleigh rides right outside your door.

Whitefish, MT 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. Horse drawn sleigh rides can be added to bed and breakfast stays upon request. Looking for a private stay? Groups will enjoy exclusivity by renting the entire lodge as a Whitefish, MT Vacation Rental during the winter months!

You will find that The Bar W and the Flathead Valley have it all for the winter enthusiast. Enjoy the comfortable lodging options and outdoor à la carte activities including sleigh rides, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing and more. After a long day on the ski hill, take a nice soak in the hot tub, play a friendly game of pool, or just sit back, relax and let Montana surround you.

The Main Lodge

The main lodge is 6,200 square feet of classic elegance and traditional western informality. With 6 bedrooms, three common spaces, and a game parlor, the lodge is sure to please. No two rooms are alike, but they all infuse western-chic décor, comfortable linens, and authenticity into your stay. Enjoy the wintry views of snow covered Tamarack trees while sitting fireside in the lodge’s great room.  

Groups or families wanting exclusivity can rent the main lodge as a vacation home. While renting the lodge as a vacation home, guests have access to the lodge rooms, kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, and common areas — perfect for family reunions, your ultimate ski vacation, or a magical winter holiday. 

Lodge Vacation Rental: $1,500 per night for up to 15 guests. Additional guests are $40 per night. There is a $350 non-refundable cleaning fee. A refundable security deposit will be charged at check-in.

Bar W Guest Ranch Cabin in the winter

Cabin Suites

The Bar W cabin suites are the quintessential cabin in the woods experience.  Designed by the Amish, the cabin consists of two suites, Eagles Nest (upper unit) and Bear Den (lower unit). From the comfort of the cabin, watch the sleigh glide across the snow blanketed pasture or view the resident wildlife in search of convenient forage. 

Eagles Nest is a charming family suite and features a bedroom with a queen size log bed, loft with two queen size beds, living room with two sofa sleepers, private bathroom, and kitchenette. 

A favorite among couples, the Bear Den, suite has a bedroom with a king size log bed, living room with two sofa-sleepers, private bathroom, and kitchenette.  The cabin is stylishly appointed with Western decor and is always an inviting scene to return home to after a snow filled days adventure.