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Bar w Guest Ranch - Packages and Rates

2023 Packages and Rates

Our rates are per person for a 6-night package stay and are all-inclusive of accommodations, meals, ranch activities, and equine activities if your package includes horse riding. Our check-in time is 3:00pm on Sunday and check-out is 11:00am on Saturday.

Please select your preferred riding package - Spencer, Swisher, or Ranch and your room of choice to determine your rate.



All riding packages begin with our Horse Orientation. On Monday morning guests will receive a horse safety speech and riding instruction prior to mounting the horses. After we review all of the talking points, each guest will be paired with a horse and will spend 30-45 minutes in the saddle practicing the basics of how to ride and get comfortable on the horse.


Ranch Packa Rates - The Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish Montana

Ranch Package

The Ranch Package is for folks that would love to enjoy the ranch, but are not interested in, or capable of riding. This package would also include those that are over our 225 pound weight limit. All ranch activities and meals are included.

Spencer Packa Rates - The Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish Montana

Spencer Package

The Bar W is located on 142 acres, but we are surrounded by thousands of acres of Montana State Land. We have procured permits to ride on this land. We have some great trails, like Window View which rides along the ridge overlooking Spencer Lake; Temple Loop which has a combination of narrow mountain trails and wide logging roads with a view of distant mountains and the ski runs at Big Mountain; and Dragon’s Spine which is very scenic and has the most changes in terrain.

The Spencer Package is available for all skill levels – beginner, beginner/intermediate, and intermediate. This package provides you with equal time to ride horses and participate in the many ranch activities. All rides will leave from the ranch, which allows those that need it, the opportunity to mount from the blocks. It also includes all arena activities…lessons, team penning, etc. You will have the opportunity to ride and fall in love with different horses.

NOTE: Bar W's weight limit for horseback riding is 225 pounds.

Swisher Packa Rates - The Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish Montana

Swisher Package

The Swisher Package allows you to not only enjoy the trails and arena activities provided in the Spencer package, but it takes you off-site to some spectacular rides.

This package was named after our Swisher Lake ride. We will take you up to Eureka, MT where you will pass iconic lakes and mountain views. You will ride along the U.S. Canadian border and beautiful Lake Koocanusa.

We also have the nearby Cliff Lake Ride. This ride goes through the forest and meadows with views of a small pond and Cliff Lake. It covers a variety of terrain, from wide logging roads to narrow mountain trails, as well as a climb up to a scenic viewpoint.

This season we are adding the Grave Creek Ride for Family Weeks. Guests will ride along hay fields and cattle pastures and wind through Montana forests with views of the mountains, crossing over and riding alongside Grave Creek.

For the Adult Only weeks we have the Grave Creek Cattle Drive where you will have the opportunity to sort and move cattle for the day on the same terrain as the Grave Creek Ride…always a guest favorite!

All skill levels may participate in this package – beginner, beginner/intermediate, and intermediate. There is more riding time in comparison to the Spencer package and includes all rides leaving from the ranch, arena activities (lessons, team penning, etc.), and one ride on each of the off-site rides. Horses will vary, giving you the opportunity to ride and love more than just one horse.

A very important requirement to participate in the Swisher package is that you MUST be able to mount the horse by yourself from the ground.

NOTE: Bar W's weight limit for horseback riding is 225 pounds.



Adult Rates (13+)
Main Lodge Rooms | Click for Details 
Appaloosa $2,700 $3,200 $3,700
Tamarack $3,025 $3,525 $4,025
Whitetail $3,025 $3,525 $4,025
Aspen* $3,325 $3,825 $4,325
Palomino** $3,325 $3,825 $4,325
Ponderosa** $3,325 $3,825


Glamping Tents | Click for Details 
Glamping Tents $3,025 $3,525 $4,025
Original Log Cabins | Click for Details 
Bear Den* $3,325 $3,825 $4,325
Eagles Nest ** $3,750 $4,250 $4,750
New Log Cabins | Click for Details 
Single Queen $3,750 $4,250 $4,750
Double Queen* $3,900 $4,400 $4,900
King Suite* $4,100 $4,600 $5,100


Single Occupancy
Single Occupancy Upcharge $400


Kids Program
Cowpokes (2-6 Years) $1,500
Outlaws (7-12 Years) $2,500

NOTE: *Minimum of 2 people per room
** Minimum of 4 people per room;


Rates above do not include the following: Shuttles to/from airport or hotel, Provisions, UTV rides, Whitewater Rafting excursion, Trading Post purchases, and gratuities.

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The Bar W Guest Ranch

2875 Highway 93 West
Whitefish MT 59937

Phone: (406) 863-9099

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