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!