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The Bar W Guest Ranch is an idyllic piece of paradise for singles, couples, groups, and families of all ages to spend time together and simply breath again – letting your stress evaporate into the essence of the Montana atmosphere. The Bar W is located in the beautiful Flathead Valley on Spencer Lake in Whitefish, Montana just 23 miles from Glacier National Park.
As a small Montana ranch with about 30 guests per week, we pride ourselves on remaining flexible and attending to each guests expectations – both expressed and unexpressed. The Bar W is a family ranch and guests have the opportunity to participate in activities that include trail rides, rodeo games, cattle work, hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, trap shooting, archery and our kids program.
While there are many activities offered at the Bar W, horses are the center of attention and riding is our most popular activity. Each guest is carefully paired with a Bar W ranch horse for the week. We offer trail rides ranging from one hour to all day, horsemanship lessons, barrel racing, roping basics and cow sorting. You’ll find a variety of terrain to test your horsemanship skills, from wide open spaces to mountainous trails.
Your day continues after you step out of the saddle with wagon rides, supper on the lake, the ridge or the play meadow, campfires with smores and country singers, square dancing or just kicking up your feet and letting Montana surround you. Additionally, you could of course take a swim in the lake, fish for some large pike or bring your favorite beverage and soak those well used muscles in the hot tub.
Here at the Bar W, time will run a little slower, things seem a little simpler, and everyday feels like Saturday. People come as guests and leave as part of the Bar W family.