Starting at

$169 / night

Westgate River Ranch

florida, united states

Westgate River Ranch is a wilderness paradise in Central Florida. An authentic dude ranch nestled in one of the few untouched pieces of Florida wilderness, Westgate River Ranch lies just one hour south of Orlando and features a variety of Florida cowboy-themed accommodations.

All accommodations – from the efficiencies to the two-bedroom cabins – were upgraded with hardwood floors, new furniture, linens and modern, stylish amenities. New additions to Westgate River Ranch include a state-of-the-art ropes course, rock climbing wall, zip line, mechanical bull and bungee jumper, as well as a 10-unit "glamping" site.

he largest dude ranch East of the Mississippi, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo features something for everyone, including horseback riding, swimming, golf, petting farm, nature hikes, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, cookouts and a full-service marina complete with boating, fishing, and airboat and swamp buggy rides, as well as the long-running Saturday night championship rodeo in the United States with trick riding, bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing in our 1,200-seat Rodeo Arena.

Glamping Options:

  • Tents

Great For

  • corporate / events
  • couples
  • disability access
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • large groups
  • romantic
  • small children
  • small groups
  • solo travelers
  • wedding


  • beach
  • ranch

Total Accomodations Available

  • 10

Specials & Promotions

Special discounts available (AAA, senior, military) & packages

Accommodation Options

$169 / night

Glamping Tents

  • Sleeps: 3 - 4
  • Bath: 1
  • Rooms: 1

The new "glamorous camping" sites are set on platforms in a beautiful wooded area with spacious, fully-furnished, air-conditioned canvas tents.

Details & Photos


  • air conditioning
  • ceiling fan
  • community recreation area
  • concierge
  • electricity - lights
  • electricity - outlets
  • fire pit / ring
  • front desk
  • mini bar
  • mosquito nets
  • phone
  • restaurant
  • retail store
  • running water - sinks
  • running water - toilet
  • shower
  • towels


  • animal rides & treks
  • archery
  • basketball
  • biking
  • board games
  • boating
  • campfire activities
  • climbing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • guided tours
  • hiking
  • horseshoe
  • live performance / entertainment
  • park
  • picnic
  • zip-lining

Dining Options

  • Bring your own food
  • Full catering services for groups
  • Deli & General Store
  • Bar & Grill on site
  • On site restaurant

When To Go

Open: All Year

Peak Season: June - August Insider Tips

The entire ranch was just recently renovated in 2013. Everything is almost brand new along with ropes courses, ziplines and more. A great place to visit with the entire family!

Westgate River Ranch Resort has just about everything you could imagine - full marina, guided tours, rodeo, horseback riding, restaurants, kids activities, shooting, ropes courses, hayrides, swimming... the list goes on.

Westgate Ranch has its own airstrip that allows for private fly-ins for both airplanes and helicopters. Makes for the perfect direct fly-in ranch.

How Do I Get There?

On 1,700 acres adjacent to the Kissimmee River, this rustic dude-ranch resort is 28.3 miles from downtown Lake Wales and 31.8 miles from Lake Kissimmee State Park. Centrally located between the Atlantic and Gulf beaches, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo lies within Polk County, Florida, approximately one hour South of Orlando.

Airports: You can fly into Orlando or Tampa International Airports for the nearest major airports (about 90 miles). Miami Airport is also an option with is 188 miles away from the resort.

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Cancellation & Policies

Westgate River Ranch

Cancellation Policy:

Policy: Flexible

Cancellations for most reservations must be made 72 hours before arrival by 4pm hotel time in order to avoid payment of a penalty in an amount equal to the cost of one night's room rate plus applicable taxes. Deposits are refundable if you cancel within your cancellation window. Please check the cancellation policy on your reservation for additional information as some reservations are non-refundable and/or have certain restrictions that apply.