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Bar W Guest Ranch

2875 Highway 93 West, Whitefish, MT 59937
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Bar W Guest Ranch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Monroe, Georgia, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bar W is indeed a beautiful location with a very large lodge. But when we were there the temperatures were in the low nineties and guess what? They don't have air conditioning! Sorry, but I wish that I had known that earlier so that I could have booked our stay for a cooler week. We stayed in the Sunroom,... More

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DaveanOwner, Owner at Bar W Guest Ranch, responded to this review

At the Bar W we strive each and every day to provide our guests with the best possible experience – one they will cherish for a lifetime – we truly love and live this work. We ask our guests to please communicate any areas where we are doing things right as well as where can we do a better job... More

Aubrey, TX
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely add the Bar W Ranch to your bucket list. Conveniently located a couple of minutes from the quaint town of Whitefish, Montana, the Bar W is an oasis of visual pleasures. The grounds are immaculately groomed with great views no matter where you look. A huge plus for guests is the indoor heated riding arena, where activities can be... More

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

The Bar W staff works hard year round to provide outstanding vacations for all guests. We do our best to accommodate each guest individually to the best of our abilities. Thanks you for the kind words about our team, the ranch, and our amenities. More

Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed at Bar W for four days with our two young teen daughters and we all had a wonderful time. Our accommodations in the lodge were clean, comfortable, and spacious. We are all novice riders, but staff made sure to give us horses that were a fit with our abilities. We enjoyed daily 1-3 hour trail rides. Our kids particularly... More

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

Thank you for visiting the Bar W and sharing your vacation with us! It was a wonderful week and we hope to see your family again soon. More

Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Wonderful experience from beginning to end. I attended the "cowgirl up" week. The entire staff was amazing, food was to die for, and the experience was a great one. Very comfortable and homey atmosphere. Great trail rides and views, lots of fun around the ranch itself. The spa afternoon was amazing and there are great shops in Whitefish.Staff were always... More

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

We loved having you stay at our ranch! Cowgirl Up is always a wonderful week. Thank you for your kind words and for your helpful tips. We are always sad to see friends leave at the end of the week but we hope you stop by the ranch again in the future. More

North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I was there last week for a 2 hour trail ride. I had a great time. After signing all the legal stuff, I was taken out to the horses. They picked a horse named Tiny for me and he was great. Anna was my guide and she was awesome!! Since I hadn't really had any experience riding, she showed me... More

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

Meredith, It was a pleasure having you at the ranch for a trail ride. We would love to have you visit us again and spend more time at the ranch. I will be sure to share your compliments with Anna, she will be pleased to know you enjoyed your ride. Thank you again for visiting the Bar W, can't wait... More

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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279 reviews 279 reviews
65 hotel reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Address: 2875 Highway 93 West, Whitefish, MT 59937
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Location: United States > Montana > Whitefish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Bar w Guest Ranch Hotel Whitefish
Bar W Guest Ranch Whitefish, Montana

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
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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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