Westgate River Ranch Resort
Polk County's Authentic Dude Ranch!
About Westgate River Ranch Resort
Looking for a true taste of the West during your next Central Florida vacation? Get ready to unleash your inner cowboy or cowgirl because Westgate River Ranch has it all! Horseback riding, Saturday night rodeos, a trap and skeet shooting range, airboat rides – everything the family needs for some good old-fashioned summer fun.
You may be in the East geographically speaking, but you’ll certainly feel as if you’ve traveled west to an authentic dude ranch! Accommodations are diverse, ranging from Western-themed inn rooms to cozy one-bedroom cabins. Of course, the family is bound to work up an appetite with all of those cowboy-inspired activities. Enjoy a juicy steak at the Westgate Smokehouse Grill, go line dancing and grab a late night bite at the River Ranch Saloon, or check out the General Store, where you can find groceries, sandwiches, pizzas and more. When it comes to authentic, Wild West family fun, you can’t go wrong with Westgate River Ranch Resort!
River Ranch offers its guests 163 spacious guest rooms surrounded by the beauty of the ranch. Room types include: Inn rooms, Courtyard Suites, Efficiencies, One bedroom Cottages and Two bedroom Cottages.
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.
Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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.
3200 River Ranch Blvd.