Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch: Featured in Equitrekking’s Vacation Guide
Bar W Guest Ranch is a year-round Montana dude ranch located on Spencer Lake in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana. Ranch and area activities are boundless, including team penning and cattle sorting, archery, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, rifle shooting, square dances, Cowgirl-Up weeks, and more.
Located in Northwest Montana. Glacier National Park 23 miles away. Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort 12 miles away. The very cool town of Whitefish with great shopping, fine dining and fun nightlife just 3.5 miles away. The ranch lies 15 miles from the airport and for golfers, 1.5 miles away from a world class 36 hole golf course. Whitewater rafting is just down the road.
Glacier Park International (FCA) – 15 miles away.
Riding Style & Ability
Western, Mountain Riding
Beginner to Advanced
Rates/ Payment Methods
Personal Checks & Cash
Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch?
Located beside the resort town of Whitefish, this Montana guest ranch offers a variety of activities for travelers of all ages, including a stellar Western riding program. It’s open year-round, so you can live the dream of horse riding or sledding through the snow.
From the Horse’s Mouth
A great western vacation for all ages, Bar W Guest Ranch on Spencer Lake in Whitefish offers year-round ranch vacations.
There are 3,000 acres available for horseback riding and all kinds of outdoor activities. Almost all ranch guests – families, adults, singles and groups alike – have a tendency to think they are miles away from civilization while at the Bar W Guest Ranch. Only 3.5 miles down the road is the resort town of Whitefish, offering up the finest in shopping, dining, theater, and nightlife.
This Montana dude ranch consists of a 6,200-square-foot lodge, cabin suites, indoor and outdoor horseback-riding arenas, stables, a barn, play meadow, an entertainment area and a gazebo on the lake.
Horse riding is this Montana dude ranch’s main attraction and there are hundreds of thousands of acres to explore. Ride in the mountains, over the foothills and across the open prairies of Montana Big Sky country.
Horse ride in indoor and outdoor arenas. Try barrel racing, egg races, pole bending and more. The ranch offers riding lessons for beginners, and for those more experienced cowboys and cowgirls, advanced lessons that include roping, team penning and sorting cattle.
In addition to horseback riding, guests are invited to explore the entire property, watching the trainers work the horses, helping with the ranch chores (if you like, of course), fishing for big pike on Spencer Lake, hiking the miles and miles of trails, mountain biking, swimming in the lake, throwing horseshoes, or playing badminton, volleyball, or a leisurely game of pool. Test your archery skills or try your hand at breaking some clay pigeons. There are activities for all ages at this Montana dude ranch.
During the winter, this Montana dude ranch offers a bed and breakfast stay which includes lodging, a hearty breakfast in the morning and winter adventures. Find yourself dashing through the snow on a horse drawn sleigh ride. The Flathead Valley is truly a year round playground.
This Montana ranch is located just 12 miles from Whitefish Mountain Resort, where you’ll find world class skiing and snowboarding. Just 2 miles from the ranch is Glacier Nordic Center, which offers impeccably groomed trails for skating and classic cross country skiing. In the evening, trails are lit for night skiing. Dog sledding is just up the road and is not to be missed.
This part of Montana offers abundant wildlife viewing, including whitetail and mule deer, moose, bears, eagles, coyotes, wolves and mountain lions.