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Minster on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We had booked this resort with our friends as they are Westgate timeshare owners in Orlando, we thought it would be nice to experience two different areas of Florida . How wrong were we!!!!. The place is really only for Rodo fans (which we are not), should of checked on Trip Advisor first... The accommodation is very dated and dusty...

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

We appreciate your comments. It is saddening to hear that you may have been disappointed during your stay with us. We strive to provide unique and memorable experiences for all of our guests. Cleanliness is a priority and our housekeeping team is there to ensure that each unit is spotless and ready for our guest’s arrival. We also have many...

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We were guests. This is a time share situation, we each had our own "apartment". Complete kitchen, washer and dryer, leather sofa bed, large flat screen tv in bedrooms and living rooms. However, our shower had no hot water; owner said maintenance was out earlier, and they got it to work. Bring money!!! The place is pricey. Think it is...

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

We appreciate your comments. It was a disappointment to read that you did not fully enjoy your stay at our resort. Westgate River Ranch offers an array of activities for our guests to enjoy. Some of these activities may not be included in the nightly rental, we regret if you may have not been informed. We always advise our guests...

Reviewed 20 September 2015

When the website states "seasonal" it fails to mention that the resort virtually closes down from Sunday night. We were fortunate that we arrived during Labour Day weekend so did not close until Monday night. After that there is really nothing to do unless you give 24-hour notice of what activity you want so that staff can be available. Smokehouse...

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

Thank you for your feedback. It is unfortunate to hear that your visit to our property did not meet your expectations. Westgate River Ranch works really hard to provide its guests with a unique experience away from the everyday routine. It is true that most of our activities are only open on the weekends, however; our guests are able to...

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We only stayed for a night, but you definitely need more time to experience all it has to offer. The Saturday night rodeo is a must, and the kids loved the mechanical bull and zip line. We all enjoyed the line dancing! Rent a golf cart to get around. The food and drinks are fabulous!

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

Thank you for visiting Westgate River Ranch. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our property. We offer many unique activities but, the Saturday nigh rodeo is definitely the best. We are also glad your kids enjoyed other activities and we look forward to your next visit. Allie

Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We stayed for a week at the resort. Loved all the activities that were available. Petting zoo, horseback riding, trap shooting, airboat rides. So much to do! The cabin was very clean and modern. The bed was very comfortable. We had bison right behind us and got to hear the songs of frogs and other night critters chirping after the...

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

We are beyond thrilled when our guests have a fantastic experience with us here at Westgate River Ranch! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay, it only makes us get even better. It’s great to hear you took part in many of our unique amenities. It pleases us knowing you had a relaxing stay and...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Westgate River Ranch had so many fun and exciting things for our group of 23 people - no one was ever board!! We stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom cabin looking out over a pasture of buffalo for my daughter's 6th birthday. The afternoon we arrived everyone wanted to swim, then we got ready and met at the Smokehouse Grille...

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

We appreciate you sharing your experience. It is exciting to hear you and your party had a wonderful vacation with us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the Smokehouse Grill and our staff was attentive to your needs. We love to hear when our guests are able to experience all the amenities at the resort, such as our...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I planned a family reunion there this summer and it was wonderful. Our group used a variety of accommodations including cabins, lodge rooms and glamping. I personally did the glamping and it was really neat. We took advantage of the many activities available - although it was all a la carte pricing we did enjoy them a great deal! We...

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed our various accommodations, activities, and the overall exceptional service you received from our staff. Memorable vacations are what we strive for and it’s great to know that we succeeded for your family reunion. Your comments will be shared...

Plymouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Had a large group with me, special needs foster sons, quadriplegic friend, staff, friends and family, all accommodation was superb, staff excellent from management to security, front desk staff, restaurant, bar staff and activity staff all professional and helpful.

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

Thank you for choosing Westgate Resorts for your vacation. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your stay. It pleases us to know that our staff treated you with exceptional service making your overall stay a pleasant one. We hope you will visit us again and please recommend us to your family and friends. Sincerely, Annie

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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: £118 - £245 (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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Also Known As:
Westgate River Ranch Hotel Lake Wales
Westgate River Hotel
Hotel Westgate River
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo Lake Wales, Florida
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