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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
  • 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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Morristown, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I thoroughly enjoy our stay at the Bar W, loved my horse. The staff was great, food was great, this trip gave us a lot of activities you can't fine on a cruise which is our normal thing for vacation....can't say enough about how friendly the staff was. Would highly recommend this ranch...

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Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend works as a wrangler there so I stayed 6 nights on my way back to New England. It's a few miles outside of downtown Whitefish off of Rte 93. I stayed in the least expensive room the Appaloosa which is in the lower level. It has no windows but you can sleep forever which was nice. The shared... More 

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

It was truly a pleasure to have you stay at the ranch. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the all day ride as well as the meals. Our bed and breakfast stays offered during the spring and fall are a great option for the economical traveler to get a "taste" of what we can offer at the ranch.... More 

Laguna Hills, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We booked a sleigh ride over holiday break for Wednesday Dec 31st, 2014. We live in California so we were all very excited to take a sleigh ride in the snow. It was billed as a wonderful experience that would end in hot cocoa and cookies in front of a roaring fire. We found out that day that all 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 sleigh rides. We strive to provide the most positive experience for guests during both summer and winter. The winter months in Montana offer a unique challenge as we are unable to control weather. Sometimes faced with colder temperatures, we are obligated to cancel rides for both the comfort and safety of... More 

Great Falls, Montana
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Family at the Bar W made this the vacation of my lifetime. The team of professional wranglers guided 16 strangers through a week of trail rides, roping, penning, rodeo, hayride, cattle drive, family style meals, archery, skeet shooting, canoeing, bon fire, line and square dancing and just relaxing with wine tasting. The best part for me was the "glamping"... More 

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

We were very excited to make you a part of our family that week! Glamping is an amazing way to experience the unspoiled nature that makes Montana beautiful. We hope you will be back to visit soon. More 

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We only stayed at the Bar W Ranch for one night (Bed & Breakfast) and we felt at home from the moment we arrived. The staff were fabulous, the horseback ride through the trails in the mountains was amazing and the homemade breakfast was even better! I would recommend this Guest Ranch to anyone and will definitely be returning in... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us. It was fantastic having you at the ranch. We can't wait for you to return for more horseback riding, good food, and good company. Next time we hope you are able to stay longer and truly enjoy all the ranch has to offer! More 

Williston, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a fantastic week!!! I could not have asked for anything more and the whole week far exceeded all my expectations. The accommodations were fabulous--the lodge was absolutely beautiful! And the food was delicious. Each morning as I came up the stairs, I was hit with the aroma of breakfast cooking. The staff were very accommodating; always asking what else... More 

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

We are so happy you enjoyed our Photography week. Photography week is a special week at the ranch creating unparalleled photo opportunities for guests. We are very excited that we were able to create a fun, welcoming, and educational photography experience for you. We can't wait to have you back at the ranch. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have been looking at the Bar W website for two years, hoping and dreaming to experience the Adults Only week...well, it happened! My husband and I are still smiling and reminiscing about the beauty of the ranch and the Canadian border all day ride, and our favorite, the cattle drive day. The weather was rainy, but we were smiling... More 

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

We are so happy we could make your dream a reality! Can't wait to have you next year -we'll do our best to make it top this year! More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We just love this place. We were there last year in September for there adult week. We had the time of our lives. Met some great people that we still keep in touch with! Once again the staff was wonderful. The horses still remembered us. Felt like family coming home. But this year we did the fall cattle drive! Talk... More 

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

We are very excited to hear that you enjoyed our Cattle Drive this year! Thank you for returning to the Bar W. We hope to make each future experience better and better! More 

Waynesville, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My friend and I recently participated in a Cowgirl Up week at the Bar W Guest Ranch in Montana. Neither of us had riding experience prior so it was a fun adventure to learn to ride, pen cows, rope a cow, etc. On the whole, it was a lovely experience. Chef Richard kept us well-fed and entertained, the horses were... More 

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

Each week we try our best to provide an exceptional experience for each guest. At the Bar W we match each rider with a horse based on their riding ability. If guests love their horse, they get to ride them for the entire week. However, if a guest has an issue with their horse, we always encourage them to talk... More 

Denham Springs, Louisiana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you're researching cattle drives like I did you've searched from Cali to Arizona to the East coast, but this is THE REAL DEAL! The Bar W is the BEST!!! Never once did we want for anything. We were fed 3 amazing meals each day. If you have special dietary needs they have you covered even out on the range.... More 

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

We couldn't have explained our cattle drive better. We are so happy that you were able to take away everything our cattle drive offers. It was such a pleasure having you at the ranch and out on the range. Thank you for visiting are ranch. More 

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