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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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Lem, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend visited Bar W guest ranch in June 2015 for a week. When we first arrived we were treated like their family. Our room was so neat, perfect and homely! The 3 meals a day were excellent food choices and we never had to pick up or touch a dish. The horses were all very well behaved... More 

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

Mackenzie & Nate, We can't thank you enough for visiting the Bar W this June. It was truly our pleasure to provide you with an amazing experience. We love when the ranch is given the opportunity to teach guests something they have never tried before like square dancing. We hope we were able to create a lasting memory for you.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The horses at this "ranch" overall are good but everything else is below par. You should ask a lot of questions before making this significant investment in a vacation. You are better off visiting for a half day horse ride and staying somewhere else. The place is in serious need of being updated. A lot of the Forrest that their... More 

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

We at the Bar W Guest Ranch strive to provide every guest with the experience of a lifetime as can be attested by the 130+ fantastic reviews we have received over the years. We hire people who share the same qualities that the ranch is built on which are integrity, honesty, truthfulness, trust and loyalty. We pride ourselves on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful vacation we had at this ranch! The environment is georgus! The rooms are so nice and clean . We arrived as strangers but we left as friends . The ranchers and the staff of the Bar W are so kind and helpful. The cattle drive was the climax of our vacation. We had so much fun !... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cattle drive. We are very glad to hear that our staff was friendly, the accommodations were clean, and you had a fantastic trip. Our cattle drive is an amazing experience that is sure to leave guests with many lifelong memories. Thank you again for visiting the ranch. It was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your main interest is horses and trail rides this is fine. If you are interested in the other activities offered on the web site….not so much. Dave was very good..personable and friendly. The rest of the staff is mostly indifferent, uninterested, and poorly trained. When asked about the fishing we were told " the poles are over there and... More 

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

We love feedback and want to thank you for taking to time to write a review on your recent experience. We will use this information to enhance our delivery of services and refine our product, procedures and practices to reach new levels of quality. Ones that will certainly build on the 130+ fantastic reviews we have earned over the years.... More 

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