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Our Favorite Glacier Park Area Dude Ranches and Guest Ranches


Our Favorite Glacier Park Area
Dude Ranches / Guest Ranches
Let these outstanding local businesses help make your Glacier Park vacation fantastic!

(Whitefish)
Bar W Guest Ranch                                                                                                                 866-828-2900 

The Bar W Guest Ranch is all about providing a great Western vacation for all ages!  From the moment you arrive, the Bar W Guest Ranch is ready and eager to treat you with genuine Western Montana hospitality. Located on beautiful Spencer Lake in the world-class tourist town of Whitefish, Montana, the family owned Bar W Guest Ranch is an elite member of the Dude Ranchers Association Top 50 Ranches, is a member of Equitrekking's Top 20 Ranches, and is Dude Ranchers Educational Trust Horse Safety Certified. You may have seen our guest ranch on the popular TV show "The Bachelor" as well.  Nestled at the base of Spencer Mountain between two pine-covered ridges and surrounded by rolling foothills and scenic vistas, the Bar W Guest Ranch includes a 6,200 square foot lodge, cabin suites, outdoor and indoor horseback riding arenas, a barn, stables, entertainment area, play meadow and a gazebo on Spencer Lake...all of which make the Bar W a wonderful slice of paradise for our guests to thoroughly enjoy all year round.  The Bar W's horseback riding programs include hundreds of thousands of acres for you to discover and explore as you ride over spacious open prairies, beautiful foothills and towering mountains.  And to make things even more fantastic for our guests is the fact that we're located at Whitefish, Montana, which is one of the most popular and vibrant tourist towns in Montana. Named one of the "Top Ten Cool Towns" by Frommer's Budget Travel, this amazing town provides some of the finest dining, theater, shopping and nightlife in the West.  If that's not enough, Glacier National Park is only 30 miles away from Bar W, and the legendary Flathead Lake is just to the south of us.  The Bar W Guest Ranch is also only 18 miles away from the world-class Whitefish Mountain Ski and Summer Resort, which is one of the top resorts in the country. In addition to all of the many outdoor activities awaiting our guests at the Bar W, you will taste some of the best down-home cooking this side of the Mississippi River- Montana Style!!!  So come play with us at the award-winning Bar W Guest Ranch where time runs a little slower, things seem a little simpler, and every day feels like Saturday.
866-828-2900


(Wolf Creek)
Rocking Z Guest Ranch                                                                                                406-465-5534

Welcome to the Rocking Z Guest Ranch, where you can join us to ride, dine, play, rest and laugh!  Whether you're highly trained or brand new to horses, we'll help you expand your skills using Parelli Natural Horsemanship.  You'll also learn how to work cattle on a horse, as well as enjoy riding in a round pen or taking long trail rides.  At the Rocking Z Guest Ranch, we do it all!  Horses and riding are what we mainly focus on, and because we cater to everyone's individual needs, families love it here.  No matter what skill or interest level, each family member will be assured to have a great time, and you’ll leave with wonderful lifelong memories.  If you'd like to improve your skills, we also offer private and semi-private Horsemanship lessons at no extra charge.  At the end of the day, our relaxing hot tub and pool table is a great way to wind down after a fantastic day riding. The accommodations at the Rocking Z Guest Ranch are incredibly comfortable.  Each room is very spacious and is complete with a natural gas fireplace, exceptionally comfortable beds, chairs and some have air-conditioning. You will definitely enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep, and then wake up to a wonderful ranch-style meal.  Every meal of the day is home-cooked, with desserts such as fresh pies and cakes waiting to top it all off.  And what really makes your experience with the Rocking Z Guest Ranch so special is the fact that our family, the Wirth Family, has owned this ranch since 1864.  As fifth and sixth generation Montanans, our family has an incredibly deep passion for sharing our amazing Montana ranching lifestyle with you and your family.  As your hosts, we are basically sharing our lives with you, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. So give us a call at 406-465-5534 or click on the link below, and then join us at the Rocking Z Guest Ranch, where you can rejuvenate your spirit with time centered on horses, horsemanship and riding on an authentic Montana ranch.


(East Glacier)
Bear Creek Guest Ranch                                                                                                 406-226-4489

Welcome to Bear Creek Guest Ranch, where we specialize in horseback riding and horseback adventure vacations including cattle drives and week long wilderness experiences.  We also provide our guests with a fantastic bed and breakfast as well as the opportunity to experience first-hand the genuine Western way of life... which includes real cowboys and cowgirls.  This makes Bear Creek Guest Ranch one of the most highly recognized and sought-after guest ranch in the Glacier Park Area.  Our amazing location is only minutes away from Glacier National Park, the Badger Two Medicine country of the Lewis and Clark National Forest, and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation...  all of which involves over 3 million acres of incredible pristine wilderness.  Our guests have the privilege of riding in some of the most beautiful country ever created, whether they’re enjoying a day ride or spending a week on one of our horseback adventure vacations. And if you’re interested in moving cattle in and out of the foothills of the Rockies during an authentic Western cattle drive, then you’ve come to the right place.  And no matter what your skill level is on a horse, we’ll make sure to help choose the right horseback trip for you.  Our bed and breakfast is perfect for those who wish to go on their own adventures, such as exploring Glacier National Park.  Located directly between the east and west entrances to Glacier Park, our convenient location is absolutely ideal for our guests to enjoy both sides of the park.  And we always make room for our bed and breakfast guests to enjoy at least one day horseback riding if that’s what they desire.  The Bear Creek Ranch originated in 1933, and is still a working cattle ranch to this day.  The Beck Family will be your hosts, and you’ll soon find that they are the real deal.  This authentic Western family loves the cowboy way of life, and they love to share this way of life with their guests whenever possible.  Their home instantly becomes your home, and you’ll immediately feel part of the family.  You’ll also find that their sincere Western hospitality will make your stay one of the most memorable vacations of your life.  And when the Beck Family says, “Arrive as strangers, leave as friends,” they truly mean every word.  So for an authentic Western experience in one of the most sought after guest ranches in the Glacier Park Area, Bear Creek Guest Ranch is the perfect choice during your Glacier Park vacation.  To make your reservations or to learn more about us, give us a call at 406-226-4489 or click on the link below. 




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