The Bar W Guest Ranch Est. 2003

2875 U.S. 93, Whitefish, Montana

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Cowgirl up for a cool cookout or gather your dudes for a cattle drive, this Montana Ranch is a WIN, with a capital "W."
Saddle up your horsey and ride out to this ranch. Have a winter wonderland wedding or group getaway with your best buckaroos.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Camping / Glamping
Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort
Views
Forest
Lagoon/Pond
Lake
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Style
Casual
Classic
Country
Rustic
Western
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

f you are looking to truly create a memorable wedding experience, the Bar W has great facilities to make it a Montana-style event to remember. If you have special requests for your event, let us help put it together for you. The Bar W has plenty of room for your guests and activities, both inside the beautiful lodge and on the manicured ranch grounds. The lodge is a perfect place for a stay after the wedding, you can hike, horseback ride, watch wildlife our your window, or just enjoy a warm cozy fire and relax. Capacity: 400 Parking Available: Yes Outdoor Space: Yes Indoor Space: Yes Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes Wedding Planning: Yes Outside Wedding Planners Allowed: Yes Ceremony Site: Yes Overnight Accommodations: Yes, we have 8 rooms which can hold about 40 people in a family style sleeping arrangement. Additional overnight accommodations nearby, 130 rooms just 2.5 miles away. Our helpful staff will work with you to best accommodate your needs in order to make your wedding day everything you imagined. We're here to answer any questions, so give us a call!
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

We are happy to make arrangements with local vendors for the cost of rentals plus a 10% ranch fee.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
400
Buffet
400
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2003
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
Events are limited to Saturdays Only April through November.
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
With a wedding package, guests will receive ranch rental for the day of the event as well as lodging Saturday night for up to 20 guests. Additional guests are welcome but are an additional fee.
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

With beautiful views of Spencer Lake and the surround mountains watch for wildlife including deer, Mocking birds, Sandhill Cranes, and much more. It's the perfect outdoor or indoor country setting.

Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
Venue Features
The Scene:
Nestled at the base of Spencer Mountain, less than 5 miles West of Whitefish, weddings guests will enjoy spectacular views of Spencer Lake surrounded by pine covered ridges. With acres of pastures, a private trout pond, and large landscaped lawns all placed in a beautifully rustic setting, bridal parties will enjoy an array of photo opportunities.
Design:
The Bar W is perfect for a rustic yet elegant wedding with outstanding scenery and a beautiful lodge creating the perfect country wedding. For smaller weddings, wedding parties have the opportunity to choose from a variety of locations on ranch property.
Standout Venue Features:
6,200 square foot lodge for overnight accommodations as well as two cabin suites and 2 Glamping Tents. Wedding Guests are welcome to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the ranch.
Extra Perks:
With the rental of the property, guests receive overnight lodging accommodations for up to 20 guests as well as wagon rides pulled by our elegant draft teams.
Awards & Notables My Montana Wedding Association
Celebration Locations
Outdoor Reception Venue:
Large, flat lawn at the center of the ranch.
- View: Private trout pond, elegantly western lodge, and horse pastures
- Max Capacity: 400
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Lodge:
Main lodge area for smaller, intimate parties
- View: Entire ranch
- Max Capacity: 55
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Indoor Event Arena:
Indoor arena, packed dirt floors, loft area
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
For larger weddings, we recommend catering services. We are happy to recommend a variety of local caters that can create the perfect meal for your perfect day. For smaller weddings, wedding parties are welcome to prepare their own meals. Please ask the ranch about our catering services for weddings of less than 50 guests.
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