Westgate River Ranch Resort

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Westgate River Ranch Resort: Westgate River Ranch offers Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamour+camping) tents to two-bedroom cabins.

Westgate River Ranch Lodge Guest Room | Central Florida

Westgate River Ranch Resort: Westgate River Ranch Lodge Guest Room

Westgate River Ranch Lodge Guest Room | Central Florida

Westgate River Ranch Resort: Westgate River Ranch Lodge Guest Room

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Westgate River Ranch Resort

Glamping at Westgate River Ranch | Central Florida

Westgate River Ranch Resort: Westgate River Ranch offers Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamour+camping) tents to two-bedroom cabins.

Glamping at Westgate River Ranch | Central Florida

Westgate River Ranch Resort: Westgate River Ranch offers Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamour+camping) tents to two-bedroom cabins.

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Westgate River Ranch Resort

Airboat Ride at Westgate River Ranch | Central Florida

Westgate River Ranch Resort: Airboat Ride at Westgate River Ranch

Petting Zoo at Westgate River Ranch | Central Florida

Westgate River Ranch Resort: Petting Zoo at Westgate River Ranch

Cabin at Westgate River Ranch | Central Florida

Westgate River Ranch Resort: Cabin at Westgate River Ranch in Central Florida

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Westgate River Ranch Resort

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Westgate River Ranch Resort

Travel Deals

  • Rate and Adventure Park Discounts
    This offer is valid for 15% OFF rack rate and 10% OFF Adventure Park Pass (Limited to two Adventure Park Passes per room). Advanced reservations are required.

    Expires 12/31/2014
  • 15% OFF Stay
    15% OFF rack rate and 10% OFF Adventure Park Passes. Not valid with any other offer. Limited to two Adventure Park Passes per room. Based on availability. Advanced reservations are required.

    Expires 12/31/2014
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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hotel / Motel

  • Number of Rooms : 150
  • Price Range : $129.00 - $299.00

Meeting & Convention Features

  • Number of Rooms : 6
  • Capacity : 150 - 300 People
  • Square Footage : 4000

RV / Campground

  • Number of Sites : 14
  • Body of Water : Kissimmee River

Destination Features

  • Showers
  • Restaurant on Site
  • AAA Discount
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Efficiencies
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Hook Ups
  • Dump Station
  • Camping
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • AARP Discount
  • Wireless Internet Available

Polk County's Authentic Dude Ranch!

About Westgate River Ranch Resort

Westgate River Ranch is located in Lake Wales, approximately 90 miles southeast of Tampa and 80 miles south of Orlando. Rooted in the history of the nation’s first cowboys, Westgate River Ranch lies on 1,700 lush acres in the heart of Florida’s cattle lands and is surrounded by approximately 400,000 acres of state and federally protected wetlands. The ranch offers Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamour+camping) tents to two-bedroom cabins.

Westgate River Ranch boasts a multitude of recreational activities, including horseback riding, swimming, golf, a petting farm, nature hikes, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, cookouts and a full-service marina complete with boating, and fishing, and airboat and swamp buggy rides. Westgate River Ranch also features a 5,000-foot paved and lighted runway, award-winning Smokehouse Grill, River Ranch Saloon and the longest-running Saturday night championship rodeo in the United States, featuring trick riding, bull riding and barrel racing at a 1,200-seat rodeo arena. A herd of grazing buffalo and Watusi cattle (known for their long, distinctive horns) makes its home at Westgate River Ranch.

Accommodations

The ranch offers Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamour+camping) tents to two-bedroom cabins.

Meetings & Conventions

This authentic “Dude Ranch” will make your next meeting an event to remember. Surrounded by 100,000 acres of protected wildlife preserve, Westgate River Ranch is a 1,700-acre ponderosa recalling an era when Florida was home to cowboys and cattle ranchers. River Ranch is a perfect setting for a “retreat” to nature in the Florida sunshine. Your delegates can indulge themselves in a wide range of activities that allow them to escape into nature’s sanctuary. They can enjoy authentic “Old Florida” fun such as horseback riding, guided nature hikes, fishing, boating, trap and skeet, swimming pool, airboat rides, swamp buggy rides, hayrides and a petting zoo. Or go line dancing at the River Ranch Saloon. There’s even a sanctioned rodeo every Saturday night in the 1,200-seat rodeo stadium and a lighted, 5,000-foot private airstrip. When it’s time to get down to business, River Ranch offers 4,000 square feet of meeting room space, 75 Western-style accommodations, and unique team building activities.

Reunions

With its comfortable accommodations, proximity to area theme parks and onsite amenities such as the Saturday night Westgate Rodeo, horseback rides and airboat rides, Westgate River Ranch is a great location for family and class reunions. Let them take all the stress out of planning your next reunion as we help you create a lifetime of special memories!

Office Hours

Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday 24 hr notice

Directions

From South FL: Take the FL Turnpike to S.R. 60 (Exit 193) S.R. 60 W. to River Ranch Blvd. Go left and resort is 2.5 miles down the road.

From Tampa: Take State Road 60 East. Continue East approximately 25 miles past U.S. 27. Westgate River Ranch will be on your right-hand side.

From the Orlando Airport: Take 528 West (BeachLine Expressway) to I-4 West. Exit at U.S. 27 and travel South. At State Road 60 (Lake Wales Exit), take a left and travel East for approximately 25 miles. Westgate River Ranch will be on your right-hand side.

Blog Posts

Westgate River Ranch Celebrates National Day of the Cowboy with Limited-Time Cowboy Vacation Offer
In honor of the tenth-annual National Day of the Cowboy, July 26, Westgate River Ranch is encouraging guests to unleash their inner cowboy with a free night deal for a cowboy vacation. [Read more]

Westgate River Ranch Offers All-Inclusive Glamping Experience Sweepstakes
Florida guest ranch blends Florida cowboy history with upscale camping accommodations for unique vacation experience. The first resort to introduce the concept of glamping to Florida, Westgate River Ranch is now offering a sweepstakes for an all-inclusive glamping vacation. [Read more]

Westgate River Ranch to Host James Rodgers
After performing for nearly 30 years at Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, renowned country music singer James Rodger is bringing a weekend of entertainment to Florida. [Read more]

Runners can Experience Florida Cowboy Country at Westgate River Ranch
“Run the Ranch 5K” features natural beauty, cowboy-themed activities and accommodations at the first ever “Run the Ranch 5k” May 17th at Westgate River Ranch. The course will take runners through a portion of the ranch’s 1,700 lush acres alongside grazing buffalo and long-horn Watusi cattle. [Read more]

Westgate Resort Salutes Veterans with 1,000 Free Vacations
Westgate Resorts proudly salutes the dedicated men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces who risk their lives every day so that we can enjoy our freedom. In honor of their service to our country – and for the third year in a row! – Westgate is giving away 1,000 three-day, two-night stays at Westgate River Ranch, an authentic dude ranch located just one hour South of Orlando, for U.S. military personnel who served in the above-mentioned operations. [Read more]

“Unleash Your Inner Cowboy” at Westgate River Ranch
Looking to get away this summer? Plan a vacation out of the ordinary to an authentic Dude Ranch located in Central Florida, just an hour south of Orlando. Westgate River Ranch Resort is the perfect place to kick up your feet and enjoy family-friendly downtime. Whether you are from the city or the country, you are sure to have a blast “unleashing your inner cowboy” here! [Read more]