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Bar W Guest Ranch

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2875 Highway 93 West, Whitefish, MT 59937
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed over the 4th of July holiday with our family and had a great experience at the Bar W. The staff is excellent and they really make you feel like part of the family at a real dude ranch. The price was quite expensive. We were hoping to see fireworks but due to the fireworks ban, we were unable... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our trip to Bar W Ranch was one of, if not, our best family vacation to date. Our kids (7 & 8) said on a scale of 1 - 10 it was a 100. My husband and I agreed there was the perfect amount of activity or downtime. (we stayed for 6 days) The staff was superb. We are not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff and the owners extend themselves to supply every need and cater to every whim. Activities for everyone. Opportunities to try things you've never done before and have a lot of fun doing them.

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BarWGuestRanch, Marketing Coordinator at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Our staff believes customer service is what makes a ranch remarkable. Each week, we strive to go out of our way to make everyone's vacation enjoyable. It was truly our pleasure having you visit the Bar W and thank you again for sharing your vacation with us. More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful family reunion - 17 people, ages 5 to 70. Everyone had a great time. Everyone said it was the best vacation ever. In fact, two grandchildren want to move out to Montana. The horses and all the wranglers were awesome. Lots of fun riding. Riding lessons were offered as well as roping lessons, skeet shooting, the... More 

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BarWGuestRanch, Marketing Coordinator at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It was truly our pleasure having your family at the ranch for a week-long stay. The Bar W is a great place for multi-generational reunions for families of all ages and interests. The local rodeo is a wonderful highlight of the week along with the many activities including whitewater rafting,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stay at a ranch and we were not sure what to expect. Everything turned out just perfect. We had enough activities to occupy us – horse back riding right up to the Canadian border, cow sorting, barrel runs, skeet shooting, archery, a cookout by the forest and even an actual Rodeo in town. Yet we still... More 

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BarWGuestRanch, Marketing Coordinator at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the Bar W. We are so happy to hear our staff was so courteous and friendly. We strive to provide an atmosphere that makes each guest feel at home and welcomed. We never accept anything less from our staff. Our goal is to offer the little things that make a ranch stay... More 

Lem, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend a full week at the Bar W guest ranch near Whitefish in Montana. I have literally spent about 2 hours on a horse before, but the very competent staff at the ranch were excellent in their training, and already the second day we were both trotting, loping and riding in very complex terrain. The accommodations were good, clean... More 

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BarWGuestRanch, Marketing Coordinator at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear we were able to provide your family with an experience of a lifetime. Although riding is our main activity, the ranch has so much more to offer. We are happy you were able to experience outdoor activities and events in Montana like fishing, shooting, mountain biking, rodeos, and cow sorting. Each week, we try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What a beautiful place to spend a vacation with family and friends. So much to do. Riding was the highlight, but loved the lake for swimming, trails for hiking and how close it was to the town of Whitefish. We met people from Europe and all over the US. We did the 4 day package, but should have stayed the... More 

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BarWGuestRanch, Marketing Coordinator at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent vacation at the Bar W Guest Ranch. We are so happy you enjoyed all the aspects of the ranch from the horseback riding to the lake activities to our proximity to Whitefish. A good ol' refreshing jump in the lake is a great way to cool off after a trail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had about 30 family members from 8 states visit for a 50th anniversary, ages 4 to 73. All were treated like family for a wonderful time together. Rode horses, fished, swan, boated, shot skeet and archery, took in Glacier national Park and went to a rodeo. The staff always went the extra mile to accommodate our needs. We all highly... More 

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BarWGuestRanch, Marketing Coordinator at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your all inclusive ranch vacation package. We are pleased to hear to were able to make the 50th Anniversary celebration a success. The Bar W is a great place for families to reconnect in one place, from grandma and grandpa to the youngest grandchildren. We do our best to accommodate any dietary... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This review is long overdue. My daughter and I go to Bar W every spring in Montana. We even stayed July 2014 for 3 day dude ranch experience. Our room was off from kitchen and I was amazed at how staff quietly would fix an amazing home style breakfast. My daughter and I are vegetarians and the staff took special... More 

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BarWGuestRanch, Marketing Coordinator at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Vim, thank you for taking the time to review the ranch. We love having you visit us each year and look forward to your future stays. We always try to provide guests with exceptional accommodations, amazing customer service, and a memorable vacation. We each time you stay with us, we enjoy your visits more and more! At the Bar W... More 

Fairlawn, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our family visited the Bar W on June 2015. We were attracted by the ranch's location and amenities and it was all we hoped it would be. None of us had much riding experience, but the trainers and wranglers were top-notch and we rode at the level that made each of us comfortable. Amazingly, we all participated in the guest... More 

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BarWGuestRanch, Marketing Coordinator at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Bar W and reviewing our ranch. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed all the aspects of your vacation package including horseback riding, which is on of our main activities at the ranch. We do our best to accommodate all riding experience levels offering beginner rides, advanced rides, and lessons. Rusty is quite... More 

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