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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This resort chain is not pet friendly. They charge a non refundable pet fee of $175.00, the cost of a room. It's cheaper to board your pet, however, your pet will be miserable without you. The GM basically tells you to bad so sad all the facility's charge that amount. Other car show participants said they learned the hard way...

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Loxahatchee, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a group of people for the Car Show and the fun entertainment. We camp in the area in the front we only had water hook up due to it was full, which was fine. We liked the area we were in but the area in the back with the lots, was very strict. The people that were...

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We certainly do our best to ensure our guests’ overall satisfaction. We know how many choices you have when staying in this city and we are glad you chose our facility. We always try to provide our guests with a valuable stay and we will share your comments with our team to...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to visit resort with my two boys (ages 2 and 5) for my first camping trip ever. We stayed in the primitive camping area and great time! The petting zoo was good for the kids and the Rodeo was fun. Golf carts are a must. The kids played outside all day long and enjoyed mother nature. The General...

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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 know that you enjoyed a wonderful vacation with us and that you were able to experience our lovely resort staff and service. It is also delightful to hear that you were able to take advantage of our dining options and amenities. We certainly hope that you and your family have another...

Palm Coast, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

River ranch was the perfect spot for my bachelorette weekend. We stayed in the cottages and they were very nice and spacious. Shooting skeet was fun, the swamp buggy ride was ok, petting zoo was cute and the rodeo was a good time. The saloon is pretty dead on a Friday night but after the rodeo on sat it comes...

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

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are pleased to know that you and your friends enjoyed a wonderful time at our resort. It is also great to hear that you were able to experience our fun and adventurous resort amenities and activities throughout your visit. We hope that you have another chance to vacation with us again...

Lake Wales, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are snow birds here. Residents for the winter months. There is lots to do. One complaint is I would like the petting zoo to be open during, not just on the weekends. The Rodeo is pretty pitiful at best. The saloon is quite expensive. I know that it is a resort but permanent residents should have some importance even...

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We certainly do our best to ensure our guests’ overall satisfaction. We know how many choices you have when staying in this city and we are glad you chose our facility. We always try to provide our guests with a valuable stay and we will share your comments with our team to...

Cocoa, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited for a weekend with a group of 13 friends with some in a teepee, some in lodge guest rooms, some tent camping and some in RVs. Staying in a teepee would be a unique experience.The kitchen facility is just a very small refrigerator and microwave.Activities are included but at $750 (and up, way up) per night it’s extremely...

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of our resort. While we strive to deliver every guest with an enjoyable experience during their vacation with us, we appear not to have met our goal during your stay. We will use your feedback to continue to improve our services and guest satisfaction. Your comments have been shared with...

Merritt Island, Florida
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My family and I rented a efficiency condo at the river ranch. we got there at around 4 and found everything pretty much closed. We walked around a bit and decided to go to dinner at there restaurant. The food was very poor. We weren't expecting gourmet but my chicken fingers were cooked until they were dried out. My friends...

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

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We certainly offer a variety of activities on site for our guests to take advantage of. We certainly understand that your time if valuable. Some of our more popular activities like our Swamp Buggy Rides and Horseback riding can be reserved in advance by visit our website. We certainly do our best...

Cocoa, Florida
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Spent the weekend for a business trip. The drive from the Florida east coast was relaxing on 60. Had a hard time finding the check in location at night. Plenty of parking around building where I stayed, by the Saloon. Didn't like all the noisy golf carts driving around and seemed a bit like amateur hour. Not everyone drives those...

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We certainly do our best to ensure our guests’ overall satisfaction. We know how many choices you have when staying in this city and we are glad you chose our facility. We always try to provide our guests with a valuable stay and we will share your comments with our team to...

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

An excellent destination for family and friends. We have been going to this location/resort for years and always find it rewarding and fun. Plenty of activities for kids of all ages. We had some families Glamping and others set up a full camp site and cooked on a fire. Be sure to get a camp site under the trees. November...

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

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are thrilled to know that you and your family enjoy vacationing with us and that you were able to take advantage of our lovely resort amenities. We welcome you and your family to enjoy many more vacation with us in the future. Luna

MIAMI, United States
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely setting just a short distance from Orlando, but feels like you're in the country. Various lodging options and lots of activities including a rodeo every Sat night, rain or shine. They also have an annual classic car show every January that was wonderful. Plenty of animals to pet and ride and so much to do. Great place for a...

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

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are glad to know that you and your family enjoyed a fun filled vacation at our resort and that you were able to take advantage of our great resort amenities. We hope to see you vacation with us again soon. Luna

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

Address: 3200 River Ranch Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33867-1201
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake Wales
Price Range: $261 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
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Also Known As:
Westgate River Ranch Hotel Lake Wales
Westgate River Hotel
Hotel Westgate River
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo Lake Wales, Florida
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