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“Unleash Your Inner Cowboy” at Westgate River Ranch

Posted on June 21st, 2013 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Nature, Uncategorized

Looking to get away this summer? Plan a vacation out of the ordinary to an authentic Dude Ranch located in Central Florida, just an hour south of Orlando. Westgate River Ranch Resort is the perfect place to kick up your feet and enjoy family-friendly downtime. Whether you are from the city or the country, you are sure to have a blast “unleashing your inner cowboy” here!

Plan a trip to Westgate, and choose from accommodations that include:  inn rooms, courtyard suites, efficiencies, studio cabins, one bedroom Cottages, two bedroom Cottages or camping sites. Furry friends up to 60 pounds are also welcome to tag along on the vacation.

While you may enjoy unwinding in your cottage, don’t think for a moment that is all this resort has to offer! Spend an afternoon on the water at the full-service marina with airboat rides, swamp buggy rides, boat rentals, fishing and more. After you finish on the water, hop atop a horse to ride the trails or grab a gun for skeet/trap shooting on the range. Don’t forget to visit the petting farm, complete with barnyard animals and livestock, open to all ages. If it’s a Saturday night, then you can’t miss the championship rodeo featuring trick riding, bull riding and calf roping or the dinner hayride complete with the famous River Ranch “Singing Cowboy”.

The activities don’t end there, though. With a list that includes:  a miniature golf course, video arcade, catch and release pond, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, basketball court, tennis courts and horseshoes, we don’t know how you won’t find something to do here.

When you’re ready to eat, be sure to enjoy a juicy steak at the Smokehouse Grill, go line dancing and grab a late night bite at the River Ranch Saloon, check out the General Store where you can find a deli, groceries, sandwiches, pizzas and more or prepare your own meal using the resort’s barbecue facilities.

Other places onsite include a Western store, fitness center, bait & tackle shop, golf pro shop, chapel and Post Office.


Westgate River Ranch is also a great place to hold a meeting, wedding, reunion or special event.

With over 10 meeting rooms and up to 6,948 square feet of meeting space, Westgate River Ranch makes an ideal location for corporate retreats, meetings and conferences.

If you are looking for a wedding venue, Westgate offers romantic wedding sites, affordable wedding packages, facilities to suit any need and comfortable accommodations.

Hosting a reunion? The multitude of onsite recreational activities at this resort makes Westgate a great location for family, class and military reunions.


Join Westgate River Ranch Resort through June and July to receive 15% off the Best Available Rate for any of our ranch style hotel rooms including efficiency, inn rooms or courtyard suites. There are also discounts available for educators, AAA members, Senior Citizens, Florida residents and advanced purchases.

Upcoming Events

Westgate River Ranch Resort is also the host of the 2013 Tough Mudder event in Central Florida on November 2-3, 2013. If you haven’t heard, Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, 700,000 inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

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2 Responses to ““Unleash Your Inner Cowboy” at Westgate River Ranch”

  1. Ern Messina Says:

    We are interested in obtaining additional information about accommodations, and activities and costs. Arrival Date: November 28, Depart: December 1. Interested in either Lodge or Cabin. Both my wife and I are Educators, Senior Citizens, AAA members, Florida Residents and will be making advanced reservations. What kind of discounted offers can you make. Also, do we need to make advance reservations for Horseback Riding and lessons, boat rides, Rodeo, etc?

  2. Rebecca Thompson Says:

    Hi! We are glad you’ll be visiting our area, and Westgate River Ranch is a great choice for a vacation! You can find all the information you are looking for at http://www.westgatedestinations.com/florida/westgate-river-ranch/ or by calling Westgate River Ranch at 863-692-1321. There is a discount for booking three weeks in adavance as well as for the things you mentioned above. The ranch will be better able to explain those discounts when you speak with them. Advanced reservations are required for most of the activities that you plan to take part in while you’re visiting. Thank you for reaching out to us. Enjoy your visit to Westgate River Ranch, and let us know what you thought of it after!

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