Westgate River Ranch

florida, united states

From $169/ night
  • air conditioning
  • ceiling fan
  • community recreation area
  • concierge
  • electricity - lights
  • electricity - outlets
  • fire pit / ring
  • front desk
  • mini bar
  • mosquito nets
  • phone
  • restaurant
  • running water - sinks
  • running water - toilet
  • shower
  • store/shop
  • towels
  • archery
  • basketball
  • biking
  • board games
  • boating
  • campfire activities
  • climbing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • guided tours
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoe
  • live performance / entertainment
  • park
  • picnic
  • zip-lining
  • Bring your own food.
  • Full catering services for groups
  • Deli and general store
  • Bar and grill on site
  • On-site restaurant
  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    All canceled reservations received 8 or more days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty. 

    Reservations canceled within 7 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a penalty equal to the cost of 1 night’s stay

    Extra Guests: Additional third and fourth guests pay $125.00 each per night plus tax.

    Pets: Not pet friendly

How Do I Get There?

On 1,700 acres adjacent to the Kissimmee River, this rustic dude-ranch resort is 28.3 miles from downtown Lake Wales and 31.8 miles from Lake Kissimmee State Park. Centrally located between the Atlantic and Gulf beaches, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo lies within Polk County, Florida, approximately one hour South of Orlando.

Airports: You can fly into Orlando or Tampa International Airports for the nearest major airports (about 90 miles). Miami Airport, 188 miles away from the resort, is also an option.

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Westgate River Ranch is a wilderness paradise in Central Florida. An authentic dude ranch nestled in one of the few untouched pieces of Florida wilderness, Westgate River Ranch lies just one hour south of Orlando and features a variety of Florida cowboy-themed accommodations.

All accommodations—from the safari tents to the tepees—were upgraded with hardwood floors, new furniture, linens and modern, stylish amenities. New additions to Westgate River Ranch include a state-of-the-art ropes course, rock climbing wall, zip line, mechanical bull and bungee jumper, as well as a 10-unit "glamping" site.

The largest dude ranch east of the Mississippi, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo features something for everyone, including horseback riding, swimming, golf, petting farm, nature hikes, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, cookouts and a full-service marina complete with boating, fishing and airboat and swamp buggy rides, as well as the long-running Saturday night championship rodeo, with trick riding, bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing in our 1,200-seat Rodeo Arena.

Glamping Types

  • Tents
  • Tipi / Tepee

Great For

  • corporate / events
  • couples
  • disability access
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • large groups
  • romantic
  • small children
  • small groups
  • solo travelers
  • wedding

Setting

  • beach
  • ranch

Total Accommodations

  • 20

Minimum Night Stay

  • 2

Rates Based On

  • Per couple

Best time to visit

Open: All Year

Peak Season: June–August

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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Accommodations

  • Glamping Tents

    From $169/ night
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    04
  • Lux Tee Pee

    From $250/night
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    05
  • Amenities
    • air conditioning
    • ceiling fan
    • community recreation area
    • concierge
    • electricity - lights
    • electricity - outlets
    • fire pit / ring
    • front desk
    • mini bar
    • mosquito nets
    • phone
    • restaurant
    • running water - sinks
    • running water - toilet
    • shower
    • store/shop
    • towels
  • Experiences
    • archery
    • basketball
    • biking
    • board games
    • boating
    • campfire activities
    • climbing
    • fishing
    • golf
    • guided tours
    • hiking
    • horseback riding
    • horseshoe
    • live performance / entertainment
    • park
    • picnic
    • zip-lining
  • Dining Options
    • Bring your own food.
    • Full catering services for groups
    • Deli and general store
    • Bar and grill on site
    • On-site restaurant
  • Policies
    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      All canceled reservations received 8 or more days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty. 

      Reservations canceled within 7 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a penalty equal to the cost of 1 night’s stay

      Extra Guests: Additional third and fourth guests pay $125.00 each per night plus tax.

      Pets: Not pet friendly

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    On 1,700 acres adjacent to the Kissimmee River, this rustic dude-ranch resort is 28.3 miles from downtown Lake Wales and 31.8 miles from Lake Kissimmee State Park. Centrally located between the Atlantic and Gulf beaches, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo lies within Polk County, Florida, approximately one hour South of Orlando.

    Airports: You can fly into Orlando or Tampa International Airports for the nearest major airports (about 90 miles). Miami Airport, 188 miles away from the resort, is also an option.

    View Google Maps

Inside Scoop

  • The entire ranch was just recently renovated in 2013. Everything is almost brand new along with ropes courses, zip lines and more. A great place to visit with the entire family!

  • Westgate River Ranch Resort has just about everything you could imagine—full marina, guided tours, rodeo, horseback riding, restaurants, kids activities, shooting, ropes courses, hayrides, swimming . . . the list goes on.

  • Westgate Ranch has its own airstrip that allows for private fly-ins for both airplanes and helicopters. Makes for the perfect direct fly-in ranch.