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Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
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“Go Glamping!!”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We went glamping (glamorous camping) with another couple for NYE and it was amazing!!microwave, mini fridge, AC, and the best air mattress you will ever sleep on! new years day we did the skeet shooting and an airboat ride, it is perfect for couples, friends, family, etc. I work in the travel industry so I am somewhat of a travel snob lol, this was perfect!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you found the glamping experience at Westgate River Ranch to be amazing, especially given that you are in the travel industry. It would be our pleasure to have you back again!

Sincerely,
David
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Spent a weekend at River Ranch and was very much impressed. All the activities were excellent. We danced at the saloon on Friday night, and ride the mechanical bull. Saturday we went skeet shooting and a hay ride and dinner and the rodeo. Sunday morning we were to go on the airboat ride but it was cancel by us because if rain. You can stay in a 2 room suite or camp in a tent or anything in between. Can't wait for an opportunity to return.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
We wish you a belated Happy Birthday! We're pleased that you were impressed and found the activities excellent. It would be our pleasure to have you come back and spend some more quality time here!

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David
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Lake Worth, Florida
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We come to River Ranches every year for my daughters birthday. This is our 4th year. It just gets better every year. We did Archery, bargain for the buck, horseback riding, airboat, rodeo, adventure park, saloon, restaurant and general store. This is a clean, safe place to take the family. We book a one bedroom cabin every year because there is a huge old tree my kids climb for hours everyday, we don't get those where we live. There are horses that pass our place while we bbq at dinnertime. The general store has boiled peanuts that you can't find anywhere else just as good. The new adventure park by the rodeo was a nice addition for the kids. The zip line was their fav. I can't say enough good things about this place. A good restaurant is all its lacking, but we bring food and cook anyway. I hope this plays stays small and quaint for years to come, we will be back every year and maybe more!

Room Tip: All the rooms have been updated so there is no bad room. The glamping is new and looks amazing. We...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
It's so nice that you and your family love your time here at Westgate River Ranch! We try to make it a great place for all ages. We're glad you liked all the new activity additions. Looking forward to have you visit a fifth time!

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David
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

My wife and I are both military and this mini-vacation is GREATLY needed (especially after we both came off our 3rd deployment within the last few years).
This trip will be a combination family mini vacation/12th marriage anniversary trip. I have read the reviews (some have me excited and some seem a little on the picky side), so at least I have an idea of what to look forward to. We don't plan on doing much; maybe Dinner hayride, Swamp buggy ride, Bungee Trampoline and Rodeo on Saturday night. I will update the review when we return home!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Westgate River Ranch. We certainly hope when you arrive with your family that it will be everything and more. Please be advised for certain activities that there must be at least a 24 hour reservation to secure your spot. We certainly look forward to providing you with a great vacation!

Ariel
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Freeport, Maine
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

Stayed here a couple of nights with my daughter. The rodeo was something I had never done and it was patriotic and fun. The general store sold sandwiches and pizza for low prices and the Smokehouse restaurant was great for a Sunday brunch. The airboat ride was a blast, and well worth the money. We saw turtles, crocodiles and lovely birds. The swamp ride, at $50 was a bust, as it was so dry, there was NO swamp and absolutely nothing to see. We drove around in a field for an hour. The evening camp fire and dancing outside was relaxing and enjoyable. The hotel rooms were beautiful, with a huge flat screen tv and beautiful attention to detail. The only drawback was the bathrooms everywhere, they needed some renovating. The restrooms in the saloon were smelly and old and the ones in the hotel rooms were so small that you had to go in the room before you could shut the door. This Westgate Ranch was a hit and we will return in the future.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
We are so very happy to hear you had an amazing time with us at Westgate River Ranch. We are honored that you feel we provided a great vacation! We definitely strive to provide the best amenities and having lots of fun things for our guests to do. Thanks for trusting us with your vacation. We hope we will be on your mind next time you are in town!

Josie
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tampa, fl
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

What a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing weekend away in a secluded part of natural Florida. While set up as a rental community for snowbirds, this resort offers fun and relaxation for the entire family. The site is built around a ranch, thus activities and rooms focus on a western or cowboy experience. They offer a saloon, rodeo, marina, petting zoo, horses, trap shooting, and mini golf. The hayride was enjoyable with a full cowboy meal included. The rodeo was authentic and gun, though the bleachers were uncomfortable. For the price, we enjoyed our stay and loved that the entire resort was off the beaten path. No distraction, relaxed atmosphere, and friendly staff.

Room Tip: Take a second floor room, as the rooms are noisy when you are on lower level or opt for a cabin.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Westgate River Ranch. It greatly pleases us that you enjoyed a relaxing weekend here with our many amenities and western themed units and activities. We hope you have another chance to come back and visit!

Sincerely,
David
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London, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We had a girls' getaway ~ 2 hour trail rides, airboat ride and the hot tub were my favorites! Beautiful landscaping. Very polite, accomodating staff. Only the resort's General Store with limited menu is open during the week so we got a cheap cooler & ice and stocked up before leaving Orlando. Yeah for Whole Foods and the BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT ~ The Woodlands at 6040 Orange Blossom Trail South. We also drove back to Lake Wales (45 minutes round trip) to eat at Manny's. Bring your GPS.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are glad you took advantage of our resort amenities. We definitely recommend our guests’ to bring food and other necessities before coming to Westgate River Ranch since we are in a secluded area. We are happy that you had a wonderful vacation with us. We hope to see you soon!
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Property: Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo
Address: 3200 River Ranch Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33867-1201
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake Wales
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lake Wales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
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 
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