Bar W Guest Ranch

A great western vacation for all ages is what the Bar W Guest Ranch on Spencer Lake in Whitefish is all about. The Bar W is open year round and ready to treat you with true Western Montana hospitality - from the moment you arrive to long after you have left. Beautiful vistas and rolling ridges adorn the Montana countryside of this cozy dude ranch.
In addition to horseback riding, there is plenty for all ages to do and discover at the Bar W. Guests are invited to explore the entire property - watch our trainers work the horses, help with the chores (if you like, of course), fish for big pike on Spencer Lake, hike the miles and miles of trails, mountain bike, swim in the lake, throw horseshoes, or play badminton, volleyball, or a leisurely game of pool. You can even test your archery skills or try your hand at breaking some clay pigeons.

Geographical Area:
Guest Ranch,Horseback Riding Only,Ranch B & B
United States
2875 Highway 93 West

Credit Cards Accepted:
American Express
Master Card
Price Ranges per Night:
$99 and less
$151 to $250
Months Open:
Exceptions to Months Open:
3 night minimum stay during July & August
Min. Stay (days):
Max. Guest (non-group):
Max. Guest (group):
Accommodation Description:
The main lodge is 6,200 square feet of classic elegance and traditional western informality. The lodge has 6 bedrooms, three common areas, and a game room. There is no shortage of great views from the decks that overlook the back horse pasture, the arena, and even the wildlife rich wetlands surrounding Spencer Lake. After an activity filled day sit back and soak in our hot tub. Aspen Suite – the Aspen suite is beautifully appointed with a king bed, a jacuzzi, duel stand up shower, bidet,large in-room full bath, private deck, television with Dish Network and a great view. The Aspen Suite also has bunk beds in an attached but separate room. Solitude – the Solitude has two beautiful log wood futons and a queen bed that will sleep 6 very comfortably. Solitude offers a private full bathroom as well. Whitetail – the Whitetail sleeps two in a queen bed and two in a full size futon along with a private bath, large walk-in closet, a great view of the property and the lake complete the room. Tamarack – the Tamarack is on the main floor. It sleeps two with a queen bed, and has a walk out to the main deck overlooking the south pasture. It has a half bath directly across the hall with access to a shared full bath one floor down. Appaloosa – Appaloosa is our most affordable room, which is a short distance from the game room on the first floor. The room is furnished with log furniture and has a queen bed. A shared full bath is directly across the hall. Sunroom – Located on the first level of the lodge with adjacent patio where you can view the arenas and a good portion of the property. Sunroom is furnished with log furniture and has a queen bed,separate but attached room with two full bed futons, and a set of bunk beds, making it a comfortable sleeping area for 8. A full private bathroom completes the room. Game Room - The game room is equipped with a big screen television with Dish Network, a pool table, wood stove, card table/chess set, a bar area and lots of room to move about. There are two futons in the basement as well for a family style sleeping arrangement. All in all the lodge will be able to sleep 26 and with the use of the game room and a family style arrangement up to 30. The Cabin: Designed by the Amish here in Montana, who are incredibly meticulous about their craft. The cabin with two suites, over looks the South pasture and surrounding forest full of wildlife, our outdoor arena with lots of activities and our herd of horses. These are beautiful suits that together could sleep up to 16 utilizing the common areas! This is a perfect setting to enjoy the true Montana lifestyle. What could be better than watching the deer coming out to feed in the early evening while enjoying the beautiful Montana sunsets on your own private deck. The furniture in both the Eagles Nest and the Bear Den is hand crafted and made of logs, from the table & chairs to the beds. Wood floors & uniquely designed rugs add that special touch to round-out that "in the woods" feeling. Eagles Nest – has a bedroom with a queen bed, a sleeping loft with two incredibly comfortable full size beds, a living room with two full size log futons, a private bath, a kitchen area with microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. The deck overlooks the south pasture and surrounding forest, which is a great place to watch the local wild inhabitants. The Eagles Nest can sleep up to 10 utilizing the two futons in the sitting area. The interior of the Eagles Nest has such a great log cabin feel to it, you will think you're taking a step back in time. Bear Den – located on the first floor of the cabin Bear Den offers a bedroom with a king size log bed, a sitting area with two incredibly comfortable full size futons, a private full bath, a kitchen area with microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. The Bear Den also features a private deck that overlooks the South pasture and surrounding forest. The Bear Den can sleep up to 6 utilizing the two futons in the sitting area. Glamping: Also known as “Glamorous Camping” glamping has come of age here at the Bar W. You get the best of both worlds – being and feeling a part of nature while staying in an elegant setting at the same time.The Bar W offers two luxurious canvas tents decorated Bar W style – simple elegance blended with western informality. Each tent offers a queen size log bed, full sized log futon, private porch, kitchenette and chic Western décor. Both tents have a private bath located just a couple of feet away. Your glamping experience is nestled in our pasture with wild flowers, our string of horses and all sorts of wildlife right outside. We guarantee you’ll never think of camping the same way again. Glamping is available May 1- October 31
Nearest Airport:
25 minutes
Nearest Hospital:
10 minutes
Wait until you sit down and taste some of the best down-home cooking this side of the Mississippi - Montana style! Meals are prepared with love and care and are always served in hearty portions - no one leaves hungry. Have a unique food requirement? Just let our cooks know and we'll accommodate your request.
Square dances, campfires, cowboy singers, wagon rides, sleigh rides, storytelling and a whole host of great local nightlife, dining, shopping and theater
Travel Trade:
Tour Operator
Travel Agent
Wholesale Travel Agents
Meeting / Incentive Planners
Activities and Services:
Big/Heavy Riders
Bring your own horse
Cattle Drives
Computer/Email services
Conference Services
Corporate Groups/Meetings
Cowboy Cookouts
Cross Country Skiing
Culinary Trained Chefs
Fly Fishing
Golf on Premises or Nearby
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding Lessons
Hot Tub
Loping permitted
Mountain Biking
Nature Trails
Overnight Horse Trips
Pack Trips
Pets welcome
Photography Trips
Programs for Children
Religious programs
Riding arena
Saddle Your Own Horse
Spin Fishing
Sporting Clays
Wedding Venue
Whirlpool Spas
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing
Wireless Internet access
Working Ranch
Wilderness Setting
Mountain Setting
Dude Ranchers' Association (DRA - International)
Additional Services:
Skeet, archery, wagon rides, square dancing, team building
Dude Ranch Association America Outdoors Association Flathead Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau Glacier Country Convention and Visitors Bureau Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau Whitefish Chamber of Commerce Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Bigfork Chamber of Commerce Eureka Chamber of Commerce Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce

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