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Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 27 July 2015

My lovely future wife surprised me with a great birthday gift weekend at River Ranch. It was our first visit but won't be our last. Everything about it was first class. The staff was very nice and the other guest were nice folks and family oriented. The grounds and all the facilities were super clean and well maintained. The live...

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our clean and well maintained resort in addition to the friendly service our staff provided. We’re also happy to read that you had a great time with our amenities. Making memorable stays is what we do best and it’s great to know we created...

Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We went to this hotel in April. It's expensive but we would love to ride horse in America. The rooms were very nice and clean. Everything looks nice and clean. But it's too big and the people from the reception are unhelpfull. We would like to ride horse but it's just animal abuse. She told they walk for 5 hours...

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Westgate Resorts is proud to be the only dude ranch in the central Florida area offering families an opportunity to experience the outdoors. We take pride in our service and the treatment of our on-site animals; our staff is fully dedicated to caring for our animals 24/7. It’s unfortunate to see that you feel this...

TORONTO
Reviewed 20 July 2015

so much to do not enough time! all activities cost extra but you can pick and choose whats right for you and your group or family and time. we booked the air boat and horseback riding both of which we excellent experiences. Wish we saw an alligator on the boat ride but we had no luck.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to read that you had an “excellent” experience on the Air Boat ride and Horseback Riding. It would be a pleasure to host you and you’re family soon again. Sincerely, Annie

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Just returned from our stay with 300 youth and 50 adults and this was by far our most enjoyable and successful camp experience. We used several room types, Guest rooms, Deluxe Lodge Suites, Cabins and Rail Cars, all of which were well appointed. We've used Glamping in the past (an experience you have to try), just not this time. The...

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience at Westgate River Ranch Resort. It’s gratifying to read that you and your group were able to enjoy the many accommodations, recreational activities, and food we have to offer. Making memorable stays is what we do best and it’s great to know we created this amazing memory for...

Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Glamping at River Ranch Resort was one of the best experiences I have ever had in my entire life. You get the camping feel and experience while still getting the luxury and comfort of having air conditioning, raised air mattresses to sleep on, a wood floor, lights, a porch, and breakfast delivered to your porch every morning. The campfire, which...

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our luxurious glamping experience as well as the Rodeo, Petting Farm, Archery Range and pool. Ensuring memorable stays is what we do best and it’s great to know you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you on your next vacation! Sincerely, Annie

Reviewed 7 July 2015

We rented two "Railroad cabins" to accommodate 4 adults and 3 children. The units were actually individual single-wide trailers that were perfect with a king size bed and two bunk beds. Plenty of things to do, the staff was very helpful and friendly. The place was packed with campers, travel trailers, and hotel guests, but was clean and most enjoyable....

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It’s gratifying to read that you were able to experience our Railcar Cabins, various amenities and the friendly service our staff provides. Ensuring memorable stays to our guests and owners is what we strive for so it’s always great to see positive reflections in feedback. We are happy to hear...

Wesley Chapel, Florida
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We spent 4th of July weekend at the River Ranch OWNERS ASSOCIATION RV Resort. There is a big difference between the camping at the West Gate River Ranch and the River Ranch Owners Association. The campsites at West Gate are just water, electric and grass. The campsites at the river ranch owners association are all privately owned so they are...

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are beyond thrilled when our guests have a wonderful stay with us. Westgate River Ranch certainly offers an array of unique activities, from horseback riding to hay rides and even an amazing rodeo on Saturdays. Our goal at Westgate is to provide you, our guest, with a professional and...

melbourne, fl
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the Glamping area. This was the best family weekend away we have ever had! We are usually Disney or Cruises but decided to give this a try. My 22 and 23 year old kids absolutely loved the Rodeo followed by an amazing Disney quality fireworks display and a night of dancing at the after party/hoedown. Our 7...

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your amazing Westgate River Ranch Resort experience with us. It’s gratifying to know that you enjoyed our Rodeo and Saturday night street party, the “fantastic food at the General Store and Smokehouse Grill as well as your luxurious Glamping amenities. Ensuring memorable vacations is what we do best and it’s great to know that we created...

Bradenton, United States
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Our family had 3 separate cabins. The activities were exactly what we expected. The problem was, we were told that no advance reservations for the activities were necessary, that we could make those arrangements upon arrival. I really think that had we not made the reservations for the hayride, swamp buggy, airboat and horseback riding in advance, we would not...

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you were able to enjoy our activities, they are certainly unique and it’s great you got to experience them. It is certainly unfortunate that you experienced issues while trying to book these activities however; we are proud to announce that we now offer online reservations for our Westgate River Ranch...

Reviewed 24 June 2015

As Westgate Owners we usually stay at our "home" resort, but we were looking for something different this year. River Ranch is very nice..clean. The rodeo was well worth it as was the 'street party' after. Just wish the activities like zip line and such were open during the week. We did the airboat and swamp buggy...guides said only bad...

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We are very pleased to find that you were able to enjoy an entertaining experience to our Saturday night rodeo and the enjoyment of the street party right after. At this time our activities are now open throughout the day for our guest to take advantage of. It is also pleasing to know that...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on 1,700 beautiful acres in Central Florida and just an hour from Orlando, Westgate River Ranch provides fun and adventure for the entire family! The perfect backdrop for your vacation getaway, Westgate River Ranch boasts Western-themed accommodations, an abundance of recreational activities, and unique opportunities for families and friends to spend quality time with each other. The wide range of recreational activities at Westgate River Ranch include horseback riding, nature hikes, fishing, swimming, boating, airboat and swamp buggy rides, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, cookouts, a petting farm and more! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

Address: 3200 River Ranch Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33867-1201
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake Wales
Price Range: €189 - €282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
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Westgate River Ranch Hotel Lake Wales
Westgate River Hotel
Hotel Westgate River
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