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Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

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3200 River Ranch Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33867
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bradenton, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had 3 separate cabins. The activities were exactly what we expected. The problem was, we were told that no advance reservations for the activities were necessary, that we could make those arrangements upon arrival. I really think that had we not made the reservations for the hayride, swamp buggy, airboat and horseback riding in advance, we would not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As Westgate Owners we usually stay at our "home" resort, but we were looking for something different this year. River Ranch is very nice..clean. The rodeo was well worth it as was the 'street party' after. Just wish the activities like zip line and such were open during the week. We did the airboat and swamp buggy...guides said only bad... More 

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Orange City, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited there in November 2013 not really knowing what to expect . Just wanted a weekend getaway. Well it is beautiful with large shady oak trees, the grounds are well maintained. We checked into our cottage, then went and grabbed a bite at the restaurant that sits on the water. The food was very good. We went to the... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your weekend experience with us. We are delighted to know that you had an amazing time staying with us. We love that you enjoyed our shady oak trees and delicious dining at our restaurant. It is also pleasing to hear that you visited out petting farm and took advantage of going on a horseback ride. We... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a weekend stay in one of the Glamping tents. This is the way to camp! Facilities were clean. Beds in the tent were very comfortable. Had two good nights of sleep. Must have been all of the fresh air. Bathroom facilities were great. So nice having your own bathroom. Rodeo was fun. Staff was very friendly. Don't... More 

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

We appreciate your kind words about our Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. It is such a pleasure to know that you had a great time visiting us and experiencing a great night’s sleep, room cleanliness, and our friendly and helpful staff during your stay. We love that you liked the privacy of our Glamping bathroom facility and daily breakfast... More 

florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice stay. I think people need to be more accurate about the place. Rooms clean, banquet staff excellent, food was out of this world for out conference. We normally change places to go every year but thinking on going again next year. Kids and adults enjoyed very much the stay. God bless!

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

We want to take the time to let you know how honored we are that you chose us for your group stay. At Westgate River Ranch we certainly offer a different experience from other resorts; we allow our guests to spend more quality time together since we are an unplugged location. Again, we thank you for choosing us for your... More 

orlando
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great resort it was our first time there the resort has lots of activities specially good for kids if you like animals and the outdoors this is the place for you. The room was really good and clean with a great view and good amenities. The front desk agent was nice and welcoming.we also talked to a security officer a... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We strive on providing our guests with a memorable vacation experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations along with the great view and our onsite amenities. Our resort is certainly focused on being a property that offers activities for everyone to enjoy, from the petting farm zoo, to the trap... More 

Sylva, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at River Ranch from May 1-May 8, 2015. We had a wonderful time at the Rodeo and at the Petting farm. The place is very clean and very relaxing. The restaurant on the grounds has good food. Not to far from other things to do if willing to drive for an hour. Wonderful weekend retreat. Golf course needs... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you have discovered Westgate River Ranch. We offer the perfect places for families to relax, bond, and experience the outdoors in a relaxed atmosphere. We also strive in providing our guests with clean spacious rooms to make them feel like at home. We thank you for choosing us for your... More 

Parkland, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed weekend of 3/27-3/29/2015 as a group of 22 - glamping - "glamorous camping". The good: - the resort and grounds are beautiful, a true "western ranch" experience - the entire resort was updated in 2013 so everything appears "rustic" but is new and clean from what we experienced - the glamping tents were as promised, large with a screened... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your detailed review. We’re glad you enjoyed our glamping site which includes everything you and your family may need to experience a comforting and memorable camping experience. Allow us to apologize if a staff member upon booking your reservation did not meet your request or follow up with you. When vacationing with a group, a group... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I booked a vacation for October at River Ranch. I have never been there so I have a lot of questions about our stay. When I called I spoke with Jodi White. She was so patient and helpful! She answered all my questions and even emailed me an activity list to help me organize my trip. She... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are really very fortunate to have such wonderful staff and we're glad they provided you with a memorable stay. We hope you come back and visit us again soon! Sincerely, Idalise More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have a timeshare with Westgate Resorts. We usually visit our 'home' resort, but were looking for something different this year. We were not disappointed with River Ranch in Lake Wales, FL. Even though it was a 'dude' ranch, our accommodations were very upscale. Our one bedroom, efficiency was clean and well stocked. Their large heated pool and hot tub... More 

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

We’re beyond thrilled you took advantage of your ownership perks and were able to visit Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. It’s great you were able to make use of the resort activities such as the horseback riding, air boat and swamp buggy rides. We feel honored that you will return and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely,... More 

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