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Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo

Orlando, FL, US (MCO)

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Based on 286 reviews
Delightful Dude Ranch Tucked Away In The Wilderness
Style: Delightful Dude Ranch Tucked Away In The Wilderness
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Saddle Club One-Bedroom Grand Cabin

The One-Bedroom Grand Cabins provide a luxurious and spacious retreat after partaking in Ranch activities all day. Each One-Bedroom Grand Cabin has a King Bed in the master bedroom, a queen sleeper sofa, full private bathroom with stall shower and separate jetted tub, fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area, and a wrap-around porch or a screened in patio. 
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Saddle Club Two Bedroom Cabin

Stretch out in total comfort in a Two-Bedroom Cabin, which features a King Bed in the master bedroom, a Queen bed in the second bedroom, a queen sleeper sofa, full bathroom with stall shower and separate jetted tub. Enjoy amenities such as a fully furnished kitchen, wet bar, dining table, separate living area, washer and dryer, 51” and 42” flat-screen television and a wrap-around porch or screened-in patio.
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Glamping - Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo - 1


384 Sq Ft platform with porch-Accommodates up to 4 guests.
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind “glamorous camping” experience under the stars surrounded by the Ranch’s natural scenic beauty in our Glamping Tents. These furnished elevated luxury tents feature one King Size Bed and Two Twin air mattresses, a mini fridge, microwave, table with two chairs, board games for entertainment, ceiling fans and a free-standing A/C unit for comfort on those warmer days. The porch features two wooden rocking chairs with foot rests that overlook the private picnic area with gas grill. Both the front and back of the tent can be completely open to the breeze, screened-in when needed or fully closed for privacy. Glamping guests also enjoy access to their own private bathroom and shower with lock and key.
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Lodge One Bedroom Cottage

Each of the 705 square foot Lodge One Bedroom Cottage features a king bed in the master bedroom, a full sleeper sofa, a full private bathroom with shower/tub combination, a fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining area, washer/dryer, satellite flat screen television and a screened-in patio.
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Lodge Two Bedroom Cottage

Each of the 1548 square foot Lodge Two Bedroom Cottage features a king bed in the master bedroom, two twin beds in the second bedroom and a full sleeper sofa, two full private bathrooms with shower/tub combination, a fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining area, washer/dryer, satellite flat screen television and a screened-in patio.
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Deluxe Lodge Suite

All newly renovated 382 Sq Ft. Deluxe Lodge Suites include two Queen Beds, full bathroom with shower/tub combination, upgraded furniture, kitchenette with stovetop and oven, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and all utensils, table with two chairs, 51" flat-screen satellite television and a screened-in patio. 
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Lodge Guest Room

All newly renovated 279 Sq Ft. Lodge Guestrooms include two Queen Beds, a desk, full bathroom with shower/tub combination, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, toaster and coffee maker, wet bar, table and chairs and a 51" flat-screen satellite television. 
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Saddle Club Studio Cabin

Enjoy breathtaking views of grazing buffalo as you relax in the luxurious Studio Cabins which offer a queen Bed, queen sleeper sofa, kitchenette with mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker and a private bathroom with jetted tub/shower combination.  
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Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo
3200 River Ranch Road, Orlando, FL US 33867


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
Horseshoe Pit
Game Room
Full-Service Marina
9-Hole Golf Course
Petting Farm
Bull Riding

Resort Details

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.

Accommodation Details

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
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Facility
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Event Catering
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Parking
  • Game Room
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Picnic Area
  • Shopping
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 286 reviews
from Loxahatchee, Florida
Submitted on 02-06-2017
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 either visited or lived there weren't happy people. No one waved hello or they looked like they were just miserable. So we tired not to go over there, but our friends had their campers there. We got in trouble for having ou... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 02-05-2017
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 Store was nice and they have everything you need including coffee, breakfast and pizza. We also did the airboat tour with was cool. We ate lunch at the restaurant which was mediocre. The should ... Read more
from Palm Coast, Florida
Submitted on 02-01-2017
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 alive. Oh and there's buffalo too! Def a fun family atmosphere but is perfect for other occasions too.
from Lake Wales, Florida
Submitted on 01-29-2017
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 though West Gate is a separate entity than the residents corporation. It is geared for tourists only.
from Cocoa, Florida
Submitted on 01-23-2017
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 overpriced. One friend was in a very nice lodge guest suite.The kitchenette had handsome cabinetry and everything to make a meal.The attractively decorated room was... Read more
from Merritt Island, Florida
Submitted on 01-19-2017
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 pulled pork had no bar-b-que sauce and after waiting for the waitress to come back for about 15 minutes she went and hunted her down. We also had to hunt her down to get the ... Read more
from Cocoa, Florida
Submitted on 01-17-2017
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 well. The walls of the rooms were thin, I could hear people talking around me. The store for food and supplies is open late, much appreciated. Great place for families,... Read more
Submitted on 01-16-2017
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 to March is best to avoid excessive heat and insects. If you decide to camp, be sure you have the wherewithal. Most dogs are welcome.
from MIAMI, United States
Submitted on 01-04-2017
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 family with children.
from Boca Raton, Florida
Submitted on 01-02-2017
We took our dad here for his 75th birthday celebration, which included our young children. We had been here several times before, but this was our first experience staying in the new Luxe Teepees. We also had a Rail Car in the Saddle Club. Both accommodations were excellent. The Luxe Teepee concierge, Laila (originally from Copenhagen, Denmark), was the best! She went out of her way to accommodate our requests, made good suggestions for things to do, and made us feel right at home! The only neg... Read more