The Bar W Guest Ranch | Kalispell

The Bar W Guest Ranch

Outdoor Recreation
Tours & Sightseeing

The Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana is open year-round and is ready to show you what Western hospitality is all about! As a small Montana dude ranch that can host up to 60 guests per week, we pride ourselves on remaining flexible and attending to each guests’ expectations. While there are many activities offered at the Bar W, horses are the center of attention and riding is our core focus. All riding abilities are welcome, and we offer daily trail rides, ranging from one hour to all day, horsemanship lessons, barrel racing, and team penning.

On our Montana dude ranch, there’s a variety of Western activities available outside of the saddle including swimming and paddle boarding on Spencer Lake, fly casting lessons, archery, skeet shooting, roping lessons, hiking, and our kids program. Activities continue into the evening with line dancing, attending a local rodeo, country singers, s’mores around the campfire, wagon rides and more.

During the summer months children are the heart of the ranch. Kids learn to explore nature with our kid’s counselors who guide them on nature walks, crafts, fishing lessons, horse painting, and more. Spring and fall are adult oriented with themed specialty weeks including our Cattle Drive weeks and Adults Only weeks!

The Bar W Guest Ranch is known for our superb customer service, intimate size, down-home cooking, and well-rounded activity selection. Bar W is conveniently located 4 miles from the vibrant resort town of Whitefish, 20 minutes from Glacier International Airport, and 30 minutes from Glacier National Park.

At Bar W, people arrive as guests, and leave as family. Give us a call and start planning your dude ranch vacation!

Upcoming Events

September 23, 2023

Vibes and Visions Concert Season

September through May

Glacier Symphony’s Vibes and Visions Concert Season will kick of with Beethoven Live Upstairs on September 23rd. Followed by a variety of concerts that will surly delight and entertain. 

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November 17, 2023

Snowline Acres Christmas Market

November through December

Shop for your perfect Christmas tree, wreath, garland, or other fresh greenery products for the holiday season. Find the perfect gift in the pop-up retail store for someone special, decor for your home, and more.

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December 1, 2023

Craft Brewers Cup

There are many hockey tournaments in the Northwest US/Southwest Canada. Some of them pair themselves with craft brewing, but none in such a seamless and community-driven manner.

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December 1, 2023

Downtown Kalispell Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Welcome Winter at the Downtown Kalispell Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting Ceremony! This Downtown celebration will take place Friday, December 1 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Check out unique gift ideas and shop downtown Kalispell supporting your local shops and eateries. Discover the many businesses, restaurants and breweries and our winery that make this community great.

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December 1, 2023

Christmas Tours at the Conrad Mansion


Mrs. Conrad loved Christmas and the Christmas spirit flows through the Conrad Mansion every December. The entire Mansion staff and volunteers deck the halls in time for their annual Christmas Tours. Experience a traditional Victorian Christmas in the Conrad Family home with tours during the month of December, Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Dec. 24th & 25th.

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December 15, 2023

Brash Rodeo Winter Series 2023-24

December – March

Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. This event includes bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, calf roping, and chute dogging. Brash Rodeo is Western Montana’s longest-running series open rodeo.

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