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Westgate River Ranch

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3200 River Ranch Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33867
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Westgate River Ranch is an exciting place if you enjoy country style outings. I took my wife there for her birthday. We checked in on Saturday and checked out on Monday morning. If we were to do it again we probably would have checked in Friday night and then checked out Sunday morning. There weren't that many activities to... More

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re happy to know you enjoyed your weekend stay with us. We apologize if you were not pleased with some of our activities and amenities and we appreciate your comments; it lets us know where we can improve. We’re thrilled to hear you recommend us to your friends and family! We hope to see you... More

Concord, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have 3 boys. We spent a week there with our boys and puppy. It was a fun time. We enjoyed the area and it was relaxing. It's very hot in the area during the summer not much shade. Also, there needs to be more sidewalks on the property. The other thing we noticed is that there were many ant... More

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We’re glad to hear you and your family had a blast and really enjoyed all the activities and amenities we offer on site. We’re sorry to hear you had issues with ants. We do have pest control on site that will address your problems as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, ants are common in Florida.... More

florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from a weeks stay at the River Ranch. The experience was great. It was relaxing, adventurous, entertaining, fun, etc. We stayed in the hotel room portion of the resort. The rooms were great. Dressed in a western theme. The only things I did not like about the room were the beds, air conditioner, and the occasional visit... More

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We’re glad to hear you and your family had a blast and really enjoyed all the activities and amenities we offer on site. We’re sorry to hear you had issues with ants. We do have pest control on site that will address your problems as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, ants are common in Florida.... More

Melbourne, Florida, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the reviews prior to booking this place, so I guess some of my disappoinment is my own doing. The place could be so much more than it is. On the surface there has been a revamp of some of the rooms, and it has been done fairly well. Beds were comfortable and the kitchen was fully loaded with... More

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, but upset to hear you did not agree with the resort fees. Our goal is to provide a dude ranch like experience. We do have a Smokehouse Grill and General Store on property for your convenience. We do offer a pass that gives you access... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort is very nice. It's natural setting is a perfect habitat cranes, cattle, and even some buffalo are on sight. We had our family reunion there and therefore were entitled to a few of their group opportunities. My family enjoyed the rodeo and the 2 bedroom cottage that our hostess rented for the weekend. Everything about the weekend was... More

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We’re glad to hear your family reunion went great and everyone enjoyed their stay and all the activities and amenities we offer on-site. We’re sorry to hear that you experienced issues at check out. We are always looking for ways in which to improve our service standards. We really appreciate you bringing this to... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yamira makes the glamping experience welcoming and wonderful. Saturday night was awesome with the rodeo and saloon. Sunday's airboat ride was an adventure but expensive. The petting farm and the care taker was inviting. The grounds are stunning! Overall a great experience but more action or things to do would improve the vacation especially during the week.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for such a fantastic review. We’re thrilled to hear you found our resort to be a great experience with many activities and amenities to enjoy with your family and friends. It’s awesome to know Yamira was such a big help to you and your party while you were visiting us. She showed top notch customer service and that’s... More

Coral Springs, Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
34 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two lane roads that pass working cattle ranches. Take S.R.60 through rural territory to River Ranch. A dude ranch, 1700 acres overlooking the Kissimmee River. Renovated 2013, features polished up cowboy themed camping,, cabins, I had a lodge suite. Great bed, comfortable room and bath facilities.. They have a helpful staff. Horseback riding, nature hikes, hayrides, cookouts, a rodeo. A... More

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed our Dude Ranch theme and all the activities and amenities we offer on-site. We hope to see you again soon. Nicole More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a nice " saddle one bedroom cabin " . At least we think it is nice, because when we arrived at the check-in we were informed that our cabin ( with 20% discount ) was not available. As I only booked it 2 days before, I asked how this is possible. They told us that the credit card was... More

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naples
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The standard accommodations are motel 6ish with Disney western decor. Terrible expensive food options, tacky cartoonish facades and overpriced activities. Not at all a slice of authentic old Florida with nature, adventure and wholesome healthy meals as we'd hoped for.😔

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch, responded to this review

We appreciate and value your comments. At the Westgate River Ranch Resort, we offer a variety of amenities for all to enjoy. Please note some of the activities are third party companies and may require a fee. We are sorry for any inconveniences that may have kept you from truly enjoying all of what the resort has to offer. In... More

Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warning- many events only occur on Saturdays like the rodeo. Also, our 8 y.o. Was not allowed to ride the horses or zipline-- the only reason we went to this resort. Hotel was "fine." So if your kids are older, you are there on a Saturday and other similar resorts are booked-- might be ok.

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WestgateGuestRels, Guest Relations Manager at Westgate River Ranch, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking a moment to review the Westgate River Ranch Resort. While some of the activities at the resort such as the rodeo, have assigned days and times in which they occur, others are available seven days a week. We are sorry if for any reason you were not aware of the rodeo schedule at the time you... More

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Address: 3200 River Ranch Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33867
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake Wales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Westgate River Ranch 3*
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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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