Tucked between two pine-clad ridges at the base of Spencer Mountain, the Bar W Guest Ranch offers full immersion in western living. Not only can guests take beginner cowpoke classes and horsemanship clinics, they can try advanced lessons in roping, team penning and sorting cattle, and participate in a rodeo. Facilities include indoor and outdoor riding arenas, and there are hundreds of acres of foothills and open prairies to explore on horseback. For a unique getaway, sign up for the four-day cattle drive on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Meals incorporate high-end ranch fare with highlights such as dinner wagon rides, and accommodations include lodge rooms and cabin suites. Less than four miles from Whitefish, the ranch offers big pike fishing, archery, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and wildlife viewing of mule deer, moose, mountain lion and bear.