Availability: Westgate River Ranch

Room type

Glamping

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Lodge Guest Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Deluxe Lodge Suite

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Saddle Club Studio Cabin

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Saddle Club One-Bedroom Grand Cabin

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Saddle Club Deluxe One-Bedroom Cabin

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)

Saddle Club Two-Bedroom Cabin

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)

Lodge One Bedroom Cottage

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Lodge Two Bedroom Cottage

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)

Florida dude ranch with horseback riding, airboats, adventure park, rodeo & more

+VIP Access hotel with special benefits

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.

Cowboy Activities

Enjoy horseback & pony rides, airboats, swamp buggy, trap shooting, archery, zip lining, rock climbing, mini-golf, 9-hole golf course, petting farm, Saturday night rodeo, Saloon with line dancing, and more.

Western-Themed Guestrooms

Relax after a fun-filled day on the trail in our newly renovated western-themed accommodations, ranging from Suites and Cottages, to spacious One and Two-Bedroom Cabins, to Glamping under the stars in style.

Westgate River Ranch Amenities

General

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, airboat 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.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Total number of rooms - 154
  • ATM/banking
  • Picnic area
  • Arcade/game room
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • Marina on site
  • Restaurant
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 743
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Conference center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free self parking
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Shopping on site
  • Number of buildings/towers - 20
  • Spa tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wedding services
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Internet

Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities
  • Separate sitting area
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
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. S’mores packets are available for purchase next to the campfire.

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Entertainment

After a day of horseback riding, airboat and swamp buggy rides, basketball games, fishing or target practice at the Trap & Skeet range, kick back and relax by the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. At the full-service Marina you can rent pontoon boats or canoes to take out on the Kissimmee River. A Petting Farm, guided fishing tours, and pony rides are also available.

Other resort offerings include a brand new Adventure Park featuring attractions such as zip lining, rock climbing, a mechanical bull, bungee jumping, miniature golf, and a Game Room. Guests can also enjoy a Catch & Release Pond, dinner hayrides, a nine-hole regulation golf course, and horseback riding.

Experience an old-fashioned tractor-pulled hayride that takes you into the beautiful Wildlife Management Area. Don't miss out on the Saturday Night Rodeo, an evening filled with team roping, bull riding, barrel racing, and trick riding. Weekend nights bring live music, line dancing, and fun for all at the River Ranch Saloon.

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Recreation

Guests enjoy a multitude of recreational activities, including horseback riding along the miles of unspoiled trails that wind through the Ranch, swimming, 9-hole golf course, nature hikes, trap & skeet shooting, archery, hayrides, cookouts and a full-service marina complete with boating, fishing, and airboat and swamp buggy rides.

Kids will love the petting farm and adjacent pony rides. The new family fun Adventure Park features a rock climbing wall (almost 30 feet high), a 300-foot zip line that whizzes guests up to 40 MPH, mechanical bull, bungee trampoline and 18-hole Round-Up Miniature Golf.

In addition, a game room, horseshoe pit, basketball and tennis courts, outdoor pool and hot tub are also on the premises for guest’s enjoyment.

Available golf cart rentals or bicycles can help guests to explore the property grounds more easily, while keeping everyone connected to the fresh air and scenic nature.

Make the trip into River Ranch even quicker by flying a private plane or helicopter into our onsite small-craft airport with fully paved landing/takeoff strip.

  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Rock climbing on site
  • Ziplining on site
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Westgate River Ranch Policies & Fees

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk will be closed daily from 11 PM - 7 AM.
Special Instructions: Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 11 PM.
Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Pets

Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 1, Pet maximum weight in kg is 27, Pet maximum weight in lb is 60

General

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators

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Additional Details

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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