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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful vacation it was at the BarW Ranch. Located near the Glacier National Park area, this ranch is perfectly situated nestled in the trees among a forest. I would say that Glamping is for campers and non-campers alike. With all of the conveniences of the city we are used to, the hotelier side of the ranch was very... 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. It was an amazing week having you at the ranch and we are excited to hear it was a great adventure for your family. We strive to provide the best Montana hospitality for every guest and Glamping is truly the Montana experience. We are looking forward to your family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from spring cattle drive. I haven't been on a horse for longer than a hour in 35 yrs but this trip was well worth a few aches and pains. All staff at the ranch are incredible. We went from the mountains to the praries and back. Very well rounded trip. I have to say I truly felt like... 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. Our cattle drive is a great week for experienced riders looking for a more adventurous ride. It is also perfect experience for beginners and guests looking to get back in the saddle. Montana's unspoiled nature provides endless opportunities for mountains, prairies, and amazing views. Thank you for staying with us.... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the plase was great well kept the staff was great My horse was ( boone ) great smart and funny if any of you readers are Looking for a adventure where everything is right there for you the staff,the food things to do and of cause ride ,ride ,and ride

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

It's all about riding, riding, and more riding at the Bar W. Thank you so much for staying at the Bar W. We are very excited we could provide you with an amazing vacation. Can't wait for you to come ride next year at the ranch, Boone is already waiting for you! More 

Wadsworth, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful way to spend a week with my horsey girlfriends! We rode, we worked, we laughed, we drank, we danced, we shopped, we shot, we "spa'd", we ate, we made lasting memories with some new friends! Great ranch tucked away in spectacular scenery and love that we got to leave the ranch for extended rides twice - once to... 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 the Bar W Guest Ranch. We are very excited to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again for another great Cowgirl Up week! More 

Morristown, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are excited to hear you were able to experience a vacation like never before. Dude ranches offer unique experiences with friendly staff, adventurous activities, and an opportunities to reconnect. Thank you again for staying at the Bar W, it was our pleasure hosting you for the week! More 

Seattle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

3 friends who grew up together decided to go to a Dude Ranch because it was on one of the friends bucket list. The brochure lived up to our expectations. We rode horses every day and the wranglers were great at putting a 50 something female at ease. We took advantage of every activity there- Skit shooting, Archery, Fly fishing,... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a review for the Bar W. We truly enjoyed your stay and are happy to hear your expectations were met. We look forward to your next stay! More 

Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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
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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
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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 

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