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Bar W Guest Ranch

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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Eagan, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every day horse back riding and lessons, plus included skeet shooting, archery, roping lessons, cattle steering, an in-house rodeo at the end of the week to show off your new horsemanship skills, and every day home cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We even asked for a ride into town to buy some wine, and they said they would just grab... More

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

We are so happy that you were able to experience all that the Bar W has to offer. We always try to take each guest's experience to the next level with the little things and if that means running into town for a guest or help the little ones over come their fear we are on it! We can't wait... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bar W is an exceptional place for your family vacation. The Lodge, horses, wranglers, trails, activities and quality home-cooked meals make this ranch a must. You get incredible value for what you get. Imagine horseback riding every day for a week plus the opportunity for skeet shooting, archery, hay rides, lake swimming and if you want, visits to Whitefish... More

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

We are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed their vacation. We are very excited that you were able to take advantage of all the activities at the ranch as well as some of the area activities like visiting Glacier, going whitewater rafting, and rock climbing. Even more exciting, we are glad to hear your kids were able to overcome... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our extended family--11 people, including grandparents, five children of varying ages, and middle-aged adults--spent a week at the Bar W in Aug. 2014. Only a couple of us were interested in horses going into the vacation. The week ended up being the best family vacation every single one of us had ever taken. To get a few basics out of... More

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

It was such a pleasure having your entire family at the ranch and was truly a wonderful opportunity for everyone. We are so happy that everyone enjoyed every aspect of ranch. We are even excited to hear we created a few new cowboys out of the bunch. We love being able to bring large families together while creating a memorable... More

Cabot, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our three-generation family of 11 just spent a week at the Bar W and loved everything about it The horseback riding is the main attraction. Both the experienced and inexperienced riders among us made great progress in our skills and our pleasure in riding. The trail rides through the high timber were especially beautiful. The Guest Rodeo on the last... More

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

We were very lucky to host your family and enjoyed the entire week with them. It was an amazing week filled with smiles, laughter, and bonding. The Bar W Guest Ranch tries to create a experience that appeals to multiple generations. We pride ourselves on our ability to have fun, family-oriented activities for kids, mom & dad, and grandma &... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently returned home from a 3 day stay at the Bar W which was incredibly fun. I was in Whitefish for business and decided to spend a couple of days at a ranch and do some riding. Bar W was perfect, treating each guest like family, accommodating every level of riding ability, and the desires of every guest for... More

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Sandy - Thank you for your kind words. It was such a pleasure having you at the ranch. We only wish it could have been longer than 3 days! We (& Little John) can't wait for you to visit again. Thank you for visiting the Bar W. More

Monroe, Georgia, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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

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45 helpful votes 45 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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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
1 review
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

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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): $
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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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