Bar W Guest Ranch

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Bar W is a dude / guest ranch located in Whitefish, Montana with horseback riding, cattle work, roping, riding lessons, fishing, hiking, skiing, whitewater rafting, golfing, etc.

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44 guests




Spring/Fall Dbl Occ 6 Night: $1275-$1755/ Summer Dbl Occ$1695 -$2265

Minimum Stay

June, July & August 3 night,


50% down

Payment Methods

Visa, Masterard, American Express, Discover


Airport pickup or rental car


The main lodge is 6,200 square feet of classic elegance and traditional western informality. The lodge has 6 bedrooms, four and a half baths, three common areas, and a game room and can sleep up to 22 family style. The views of the south pasture from one of the three decks are incredible as you observe the activities of the ranch with the horses and the visiting wildlife including bear, moose, elk, deer, turkey, eagles, coyotes, and more. Designed by the Amish here in Montana, who are incredibly meticulous about their craft. The cabin with two suites, also over looks the South pasture and surrounding forest full of wildlife, our outdoor arena with lots of activities and our herd of horses. These are beautiful suites that together could sleep up to 16 utilizing the common areas!

Food & Dining
The aroma of fresh coffee will greet you each morning as you come into the dining room at the Bar W. A wonderful homemade breakfast begins with crisp bacon, scrambled eggs, cinnamon or raspberry coffee cake, and fresh fruit. The breakfast room is complete with a cereal bar including our signature, homemade granola made fresh at the Bar W Guest Ranch.  
The Bar W serves flavorful family style meals prepared fresh each day by our in house cook. From the cookout at the gazebo, with marinated chicken breast grilled over an open fire, to the gourmet salmon steaks; the Bar W has a menu to please everyone. Each meal is accompanied by a decadent array of side dishes ranging from savory mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, homemade jalapeñocornbread, and a fresh garden salad.
If you still have room, each meal is followed by a tempting dessert of our chef’s choice. From the BBQ cookouts to the grilled steaks, the Bar W Guest Ranch will provide you with a heavenly meal that will not be forgotten. 
All meals are served family style in our dining room and included in the guest ranch vacation packages. We do not provide alcohol, but guests are welcome to bring their own and enjoy an adult beverage during meals or evening activities. We are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements or allergies. If you are ready for some incredible, home style Montana meals visit the Bar W, where guests come as strangers and leave as family. 

Our horseback-riding program is the ranch’s main attraction. The experienced staff, our trained horses, and the assorted terrain our riders traverse, make for an unmatched riding experience. You’ll ride in the mountains, over the foothills, and across the open prairies of Big Sky Country, in addition to enjoying riding events that take place in our indoor and outdoor arenas such as barrel racing, and team penning and sorting with cattle. We offer riding lessons for beginners and, for those more experienced riders, advanced lessons that include roping and cattle work. You’ll feel reborn! Visitors to the Bar W Guest Ranch also can choose from a number of other exciting activities. Glacier National Park, affectionately referred to as the “Crown Jewel of the Continent,” is just 23 miles from Whitefish. For boating, fishing, sailing and more, there is Whitefish Lake just 2 miles away or Flathead Lake, the largest body of freshwater west of the Mississippi, is just 30 miles down the road. The Big Mountain ski and summer resort (second largest area in the country) is just 7 miles away, offering a host of winter and summer activities. Whitefish Lake Golf Course, a world-class 36-hole course, is a mile and a half east of the ranch. And we�re just minutes from tremendous whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hot air ballooning and more. And, then there is the quaint but vibrant town of Whitefish with great shops, fine dining, theatre, and great nightlife. Summer Ranch Activities: Horseback Trail Riding Indoor Arena Outdoor Arena Cattle Work Rider Lessons Lake Fishing Hiking Archery Skeet Summer Area Activities: Glacier National Park Championship Golf (9 courses) Aerial Tours Whitewater Rafting Lake Fishing Fly Fishing Hiking Kayaking Horseback Trail Rides Carriage Rides Day Spa Big Mountain Resort Lake Cruises Water Sports Winters in Montana are filled with great days skiing (downhill and cross country), snow shoeing, horseback riding, and more, all capped off with great dining, and fun nights out. Winter Ranch Activities: Winter Horseback Riding Indoor Arena Rider Lessons Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Ice Fishing Ice Skating Winter Area Activities: Big Mountain Ski Resort X-Country Skiing Guided Winter Day Trips Snowmobiling Ice Fishing Dog Sledding Sleigh Rides Day Spa Glacier Park Ski Tours Cross Country Skiing

Kid's Programs

Children’s programs include riding lessons, trail rides, work in the arenas, swimming, fishing, and hiking.





3.5 miles outside the center of Whitefish, Montana

Closest Airports

Glacier International Airport – Kalispell ,MT (FCA) – 15 miles

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