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Bar W Guest Ranch

2875 Highway 93 West, Whitefish, MT 59937
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Bar W Spring Cattle Drive
Bar W Guest Ranch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Billings, Montana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Bar W guest Ranch is only after your money. These people are not horse people and just about killed my horse by putting him in with a known bad horse. I had over $2000 in vet bills in an attempt to save my horse. Bar W would not accept any responsibility or help pay my bills. They did not offer... More

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Dave L, Owner at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We are sorry Jeff’s horse was injured; we don’t like to see any animal hurting. The Bar W staff “then and now” live and love this work, are extremely horse oriented and take excellent care of the horses on the ranch both our own and any boarded here. As a point of housekeeping this did not happen in 2013 as... More

Falkirk, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We could describe our stay at the Bar W Guest Ranch in one word.... AWESOME!! This was our second time at the Cattle Drive. Our first holiday in 2010 was a tough one to beat! However I think Fall Cattle Drive 2013 did beat it. We had fallen in love with the ranch the first time, so much so that... More

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The ranch operation The ranch itself is a class operation. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The horseback riding part of the week is carefully calibrated to your abilities and interests. In all, the ranch meets and exceeds any reasonable expectations for this kind of experience. The riding is not challenging, and the trails don't give you any real... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Bar W's 2013 photo week was great fun, with photo shoots almost every day that pushed me to try new techniques. This is not a workshop, but instead a collection of guests (about half of those at the ranch that week) who enjoy photography and a skilled photographer who could provide tips and suggestions. It was pretty cold, so come... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had a wonderful week at the Bar-W. Most things were top notch but there were a few things that were a bit disappointing. Meals were excellent and the family style seating was a joy. The chef, Terry, and his staff work hard to put out a diverse menu. You can expect a lot of calories, no butter spared. Only... More

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Margate, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I recently spent the week at the Bar W Guest Ranch for "Cowgirl Up" week - a week where all the guests are women. I was a bit hesitant about going, as I was traveling by myself, but it was the best vacation in recent memory. All of the guests became good friends almost instantaneously and we all had a... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I find it hard to believe that a visit to the Bar W could be anything but exceptional. I've stayed there more than once. The lower level might actually be preferred. The Sunroom is a great room. And in the summer, it is a cooler room. It is very private and has it's own entrance. And the best night's sleep... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We were just at the ranch last week for cowgirl up week. It was an absolute blast!! The staff were all awesome, the food was great, the riding was fantastic!! The two crazy Canadians were not disappointed in any way! We stayed in one of the glamping tents. We would highly recommend trying one of these out - warm clothes... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is the second time I have visited the Bar W for the cattle drive. I met so many wonderful people last year that I came back to see them again as well as to experience the drive again. I love Montana and the staff at the Bar W. Everyone felt like old friends and the food awesome as always.... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I just returned from this wonderful ranch. It was a trip of a life time. Everything about this place is great! I can not say enough good things about the staff, the food,the horses. We stayed in the Bear Den cabin and loved it. The rides were unbelieveable. The day rides were the best. Thank you Lilly,... More

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Additional Information about Bar W Guest Ranch

Also Known As:
Bar w Guest Ranch Hotel
Bar w Guest Ranch Hotel Whitefish
Bar W Guest Ranch Whitefish, Montana
Address: 2875 Highway 93 West, Whitefish, MT 59937
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Location: United States > Montana > Whitefish
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 Specialty lodging in Whitefish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our meadow cabin was designed by the Amish here in Montana. The cabin with two suites, 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 suits that together could sleep up to 16 utilizing the common areas! ... more   less 

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