$189 Avg/night
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Westgate River Ranch

3 stars
3600 River Ranch Blvd, River Ranch, FL 33867
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
7 reviews
Magical family experience

We have visited the ranch on previos trips but this is the first time we have stayed. As you pull... See full review

  • Dave Shaw
  • Aug 14, 2013
Fun for the Family

This was a blast for our family and very affordable. It is an older property but is kept very... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 11, 2008
One of the few untouched pieces of Florida wilderness, Westgate River Ranch lies on 1,700 beautiful acres just one hour South of Orlando and East of Tampa, and is approximately 30 minutes from Legoland Florida. The largest dude ranch East of the Mississippi, Westgate River Ranch is surrounded on all sides by 400,000 acres of state and federally protected wetlands which transports our guests to a seemingly far and remote destination, but without the long trip to get there. Westgate River Ranch recently completed an extensive multi-million renovation that included guest accommodation upgrades and new additions such as an Adventure Park with rock climbing wall, zip line, mechanical bull, bungee trampoline, and an 18-hole miniature golf course, as well as 10 private Glamping (glamorous camping) sites for those that like to enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style. Return to the days of Old Florida when the state was home to cowboys and cattle ranchers at this authentic dude ranch " an oasis of paradise in Central Florida that boasts Western-themed accommodations and an abundance of recreational opportunities " including horseback and pony rides, trap & skeet shooting range, archery range, full-service marina with boat rentals, air boat and swamp buggy rides, nine-hole golf course, petting farm, nature hikes, hayride and cookout, campfires and an award-winning Saturday night rodeo at the 1,200-seat Rodeo Arena with trick and bull riding. Wrangle your hunger at our Westgate Smokehouse Grill or at our General Store and Deli. Then kick your heels around at the River Ranch Saloon with live entertainment, line dancing and weekend street party. Westgate River Ranch also provides the perfect locale for corporate retreats, team-building excursions, fitness challenges, family reunions and weddings.

Westgate River Ranch Rooms

Lodge Guest Room
All newly renovated 279 Sq Ft. Lodge Guestrooms include two Queen Beds, a desk, full bathroom with shower/tub combination, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, toaster and coffee maker, wet bar, table and chairs and a 51" flat-screen satellite television.
Deluxe Lodge Suite
All newly renovated 382 Sq Ft. Deluxe Lodge Suites include two Queen Beds, full bathroom with shower/tub combination, upgraded furniture, kitchenette with stovetop and oven, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and all utensils, table with two chairs, 51" flat-screen satellite television and a screened-in patio.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

27.7713 -81.1911
Area served
River Ranch, FL
Nearby airports
MCO TPA
Area description
Close to Orlando & Tampa Find your inner cowboy on our authentic dude ranch, located just one hour from both Orlando & Tampa, on 1,700 acres of pristine wilderness. Re-connect with nature and family for an unforgettable experience.

Dining

Dining
Westgate River Ranch offers guests the convenience of onsite dining at the award-winning Westgate Smokehouse Grill, a charming waterfront eatery that overlooks the scenic Kissimmee River, serving up cowboy sized portions of BBQ, steak and burgers. Enjoy live country-western foot-stompin entertainment and line dancing Friday and Saturday nights at the River Ranch Saloon. Saturday night Street Party is held on the outdoor dance floor of the Saloon with live DJ immediately after the Rodeo. For a quick bite to eat, The Deli at the General Store serves everything from deli sandwiches, pizza and salads to ice-cold beverages and refreshing ice cream. Additionally, stock up on all of your favorites grocery and sundry items, and beer and wine for the room later. Last but not least, the old-fashioned, tractor-pulled hayride features a singing cowboy and family-style cookout buffet at the East Corral. Smores packets are available for purchase next to the campfire.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Westgate River Ranch

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.1
Value:
3

57% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Westgate River Ranch

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dave Shaw
Glossop, Derbyshire, uk
Aug 14, 2013

Magical family experience

We have visited the ranch on previos trips but this is the first time we have stayed. As you pull into the drive way you are transported into another world, with cowboys,rhinestones and razzmatazz ! The plan was to attend the rodeo, relax in the saloon , join in the street party and immerse ourselves in cowboy life. Staff were not as friendly on this trip as on previous occasions but they were very busy as there was a wedding taking place and may have been distracted. Due to a problem with our original room we were given an upgrade to one of the cottages. They are fabulous and well worth splashing out for on future trips. We all enjoyed the jacuzzi and the view from the back porch across a field grazed by buffalo just rounded off the fantasy. Next morning out daughters enjoyed a rideout on the ponies they had seen performing in the rodeo.We rounded off the trip with a couple of hours by the pool before we packed up and hit the trail back to kissimmeee. A great escape and complete change of gear from Disney and well worth a visit next time you are in the Orlando area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Westgate River Ranch

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
so fla
miami
Apr 23, 2012

fun boating getaway

we had about 50 boats at this event so much fun. we get together once a year at this location. looking forward to next year. perfect location for this size get togeher abundant parking & good boat ramps.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Westgate River Ranch

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bobby Sue
Naples, FL, USA
Oct 12, 2011

BOSSY FRONT DESK MANAGER

Although we were evacuated from the hotel the day after we arrived due to heavy rains and flooding, we enjoyed our brief stay. When we went back the next day to pick up some things we forget, we were cross-examined and lectured by the front desk person as to how did we 'get in' and why did we come in - and no one was allowed in ... and on and on. We went away feeling like naughty children rather than valued customers!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
2
Review of Westgate River Ranch

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Li Li
Atlanta, GA, USA
Oct 5, 2011

Overpriced Resort (?)

I was very disappointed with this resort (?). The suite we stayed in was rundown and not very clean. The carpet was very worn and needed to be replaced. There were bugs everywhere - alive and dead - in the room. We had to ask for our FREE coffee to be replenished on the 2nd day. The toilet was sluggish and the bathtub drainage was horrible. We were on the bottom floor and we had an extremely noisy family of six above us. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, nor do I ever intend to stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Westgate River Ranch

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Li Li
Atlanta, GA, USA
Oct 5, 2011

Overpriced Resort (?)

I was very disappointed with this resort (?). The suite we stayed in was rundown and not very clean. The carpet was very worn and needed to be replaced. There were bugs everywhere - alive and dead - in the room. We had to ask for our FREE coffee to be replenished on the 2nd day. The toilet was sluggish and the bathtub drainage was horrible. We were on the bottom floor and we had an extremely noisy family of six above us. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, nor do I ever intend to stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Westgate River Ranch

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Aug 11, 2008

Fun for the Family

This was a blast for our family and very affordable. It is an older property but is kept very clean. My kids were so entertained by the rodeo, horseback riding, swamp buggy, and golfing. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to add an additional swamp buggy trip for my family when all were full that day,.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Westgate River Ranch

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Aug 11, 2008

Fun for the Family

This was a blast for our family and very affordable. It is an older property but is kept very clean. My kids were so entertained by the rodeo, horseback riding, swamp buggy, and golfing. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to add an additional swamp buggy trip for my family when all were full that day,.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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