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Bar W Guest Ranch

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2875 Highway 93 West, Whitefish, MT 59937
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really fantastic sleigh ride, met some lovely people and had a wonderful time. The horses really work hard, think they were called Dutch and Duke. Beautiful horses. The owners of the ranch were really friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend a sleigh ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This was our best vacation we have ever had! We weren't expecting to fall in love with the whole experience, but we did. We went the week of Oct. 18th and the weather was perfect, a chill in the air but not too cold. There are so many different activities offered i.e. horse riding of course, fishing, biking, skeet shooting,... 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 ranch. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are very excited we could make it such a special experience. Fall is a beautiful time at the ranch with the crisp days and amazing colors. We have plenty of activities to keep everyone busy and are very excited... More 

Collingwood Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My sister and I as well as three friends all over 60, have just returned from a dream vacation in Montana. The Bar W provided an opportunity for our group of women to live out those childhood dreams of being a " cowgirl". It is so hard to pick one thing that stands out, we did so much! The rodeo... More 

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

We are very excited to learn you enjoyed your stay to the fullest. Our packages include a wide range of activities to keep guests entertained and experiencing new activities each day. Thank you for choosing the Bar W and taking the time to review our ranch. We hope to see you and your friends again soon. More 

Manitoulin Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The people at Bar W were friendly and so very cable at what they did. The riding was diverse, different scenery everyday, all of it beautiful. The rodeo was the most fun (we all love competition) but for sure opt for the Canadian Border ride and the cattle drive. Deb is a great ambassador as well as a lovely person... 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. We pride ourselves on our customer service and strive to make each guest feel like family. Cowgirl Up is an amazing week to visit -- what's better than a morning of trail riding followed by an afternoon at a spa. Thank you for choosing the Bar W, we hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

I have always dreamed of taking a real dude ranch vacation out west. The bar w was a dream come true! Fabulous location, great staff, well cared for horses, 3 terrific home cooked meals daily. I participated in the cowgirl up week (women only). The program included a cattle drive, roping, penning, loping rides, and best of all, a SPA... 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 stay at the Bar W. Cowgirl up is a very fun week, spring or fall. What's better than a morning trail ride followed by an afternoon at the Spa! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your week at the ranch and hope you consider the Bar W for future... More 

Cincinnati
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We loved the whole experience ! Our room was comfortable and clean and modern. The staff was amazing. My husband rode all day and loved all the adventures. I am not a rider but found the beauty and serenity of the ranch awesome. The fishing, archery, skeet shooting, and biking was enjoyed by all. What a great week!

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

Thank you for reviewing our property. We are very happy to hear your husband was able to spend plenty of time in the saddle. Our ranch is perfect for guests who want to spend time riding and for guests who do not want to ride but love the outdoors and the Montana scenery. It was our pleasure having you and... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Gail and I can't say enough good things about the ranch, the horses, and the staff. Time of Year: mid-September. Weather comments: Perfect. Mid 60's to about 80 during the day. Fires: Fires in the surrounding areas are either out or well under control and we were able to go everywhere we wanted in both Idaho and Montana. Do check... 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 ranch. We are very excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We couldn't describe the vacation experience better than you did yourself. We strive to provide guests with a vacation experience of what they want it to be. If a guest wants tons of activities and riding, it's here. If... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I went to the ranch with my brother and his sons. He spent a day exploring Glacier National Park before arriving for dinner at the ranch. The meals are simple but good and served family style in the house. We had a two story cabin that we shared with another family. The guides are friendly and were helpful and made... 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. We are very excited to hear you enjoyed your stay. With two private cabin suites, our cabin is a great accommodation for guests looking for a more private location. We do our best to provide guests an incredible vacation from the horseback riding to an evening at the rodeo. Thank... More 

Great Falls, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I stayed here with my cousin a few weeks ago and despite all the surrounding wildfires, the only thing we missed out on was a campfire. We stayed in the main lodge/house which was convenient for meals and wifi. The food was good and the staff were very accommodating. It was nice to be able to participate in as much... 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. Although the wildfires have affected a lot of western Montana, Whitefish and the Bar W are still offering our normal summer and fall packages. We are still able to take out all of our trail rides and offer all of our outdoor activities. We are very happy to hear you... More 

Calgary, Canada
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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

Thank you for choosing the Bar W Guest Ranch. Our main priority at the ranch is customer service. We strive to make each guest feel comfortable and like part of our family. This year, due to state fire restrictions, fireworks including city fireworks were not permitted on the Fourth of July. We always make every effort to provide our guests... More 

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