One of the few untouched pieces of Florida wilderness, Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo 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 Guests to a seemingly far and remote destination, but without the long trip to get there.
Why Stay Here
Outdoor Pool + Hot Tub
Basketball and Tennis Court
9-Hole Golf Course
Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo 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 and 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.
In addition, a game room, horseshoe pit, basketball and tennis courts, outdoor pool and hot tub are also on the premises for Guests 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 the onsite small-craft airport with fully paved landing/takeoff strip. Wrangle your hunger at the Westgate Smokehouse Grill or at the 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.
Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo features a variety of accommodations to fit your needs, ranging from Western-themed Lodge Guest Rooms, Suites and Cottages, to fully furnished Saddle Club One and Two Bedroom Cabins, and to the latest craze Glamping [glamorous camping].
All Guest Room, Cottage and Cabin accommodations feature a mini or full refrigerator, microwave, dish sink, coffee maker, utensils, television, and private bathroom. Glamping tents feature a mini refrigerator, microwave, A/C or heat unit, as well as an assigned private bathroom with sink, toilet and shower stall that comes with a lock and key.
- ATM Machine
- Audio/Visual Equipment
- Banquet Facility
- Barbecue Grills
- Event Catering
- Fitness Facility
- Free Parking
- Game Room
- Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- Picnic Area
- Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply