Bar W Guest Ranch

2875 Highway 93 West,, Whitefish, 59937, MT

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Bar W Guest Ranch offers the perfect Western vacation for all ages. Located on Spencer Lake, 3,000 acres of mountains, foothills and open prairies welcome horseback riders. Guests will also enjoy horsemanship clinics, barrel racing, egg races and pole bending in the hotel’s indoor and outdoor arenas. Cowpoke lessons for beginners are offered, and for the more experienced cowboys and cowgirls, advanced lessons include roping, team penning and sorting cattle. Additionally, Bar W guests are encouraged to explore the entire property. Watch the trainers work the horses, fish for pike on Spencer Lake, hike the trails, mountain bike, swim in the lake, throw horseshoes, or play badminton and volleyball. You can even test your archery skills or try your hand at breaking some clay pigeons.

The hotel offers six spacious guestrooms in its main lodge, two cabin suites, and “glamping” tents, glamourous tents on wooden platforms. All guests enjoy a hearty breakfast and dinner daily, and though you’ll feel like you’re miles away from civilization, the hotel is just over 3 miles from the town of Whitefish, where you’ll find an array of shopping, dining, theater and nightlife options.

Our Editor Loves

  • Horseback riding
  • All-inclusive rates
  • Outdoor activities for all ages

Family Interests

  • All Inclusive Rates
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Skiing
  • Water Sports

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Children Programs
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD
  • Family Room 5+
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining


Dude ranch experience

by AZGlacierGal

The horseback riding was very organized and efficient for every level of experience. The wranglers were wonderful and always helpful and friendly. The dining experience and food at the ranch was not very good. They try to serve all guests at once and there is not enough room when all accommodations are full; they also run out of food items before everyone has eaten. It seemed a lot of times meals were precooked then reheated. The packed sandwiches on days away from the ranch were two slices of bread w/meat & cheese. A piece of lettuce & tomato would have gone a long way.

Mixed messages before even going there

by Dina D

I emailed this place in March to inquire about horseback riding. They got back to me right away and seemed very nice. They told me to call a week before I was coming back out there, so I did. Then the person to whom I spoke with told me to call back the day before I wanted to go horse back riding. Needless to say, I won’t be going to this place because they gave me the run around about making my reservations.