WESTGATE RIVER RANCH

WESTGATE RIVER RANCH

3600 River Ranch Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33867 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Resort property, Hotel
27.7723-81.20183
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 56 guest reviews

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  • Includes an outdoor pool
  • The Avg. Group Saves 24.8%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 125 rooms in property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Check-out: 10:00am
  • Group booking rating of 6.9/10
  • 11 conference rooms in property

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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Just over an hour south of Orlando, in Polk County, FL, near Lake Wales, Westgate River Ranch Resort gives you the chance to experience Florida when it was home to cowboys and cattle ranchers. Indulge yourself in a wide range of activities that allow you to escape into nature's sanctuary at a dude horse ranch in Florida. Enjoy horseback riding, guided nature hikes, fishing, boating, trap and skeet, swimming, airboat or swamp buggy rides, hayrides and a petting zoo. Or go line dancing at the River Ranch Saloon. There's even a sanctioned rodeo every Saturday night in our 1, 200-seat rodeo stadium. Leave your "city worries" behind and enjoy a change in pace "western style." Westgate River Ranch near Lake Wales, FL allows you to benefit from an authentic guest dude ranch experience while relaxing in Western-style lodging accommodations.

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Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Westgate River Ranch

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person. This is the most recent visit:
"VISTING LEGOLAND? YOU MUST STAY HERE! "
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The Westgate River Ranch is an authentic Dude Ranch located about an hour south of Orlando and approximately 25-30 minutes from Legoland. If you are in the area of Winter Haven or Lake Wales for any reason I highly recommend you stay here even if for just one night as it is truly a very unique & memorable experience! This ranch offers a variety of cowboy themed accommodations ranging from standard rooms & villas to spacious two bedroom cabins with a multitude of recreational activities. All rooms are Western themed and the cabins & villas are generously equipped with washer/dryer, kitchenette or full kitchens, separate living area and bedrooms….and in my case, a screened in patio with a close up view of the grazing buffalo right out my back door! There is also an option to rent a personal golf cart which adds to your experience & is very convenient to navigate between all of the different areas the ranch has to offer. The Weekend Rodeo is a fun filled and exciting experience with great crowd turn outs including the locals. The petting farm is full of different species of animals for up close encounters and is a free attraction within the resort. There is also a zip line attraction located next to the mini golf course outside of the Saloon area. The Airboat rides are a great way to get out on the water, see the everglades and experience wildlife in the raw. They also offer swamp buggy tours which feels like riding in an open air monster truck that journeys through the swamps and lands of Florida. They also offer a catch & release fishing pond and a fun trap and skeet facility for target shooting. They also offer horseback riding which is a great way to get out and journey through the land for horse lovers. The tour guides are very friendly and helpful. The Smokehouse Grill is the main restaurant on property and offers award winning ribs and other varieties of delicious meals. There is also a full swimming pool and banquet space is available in the main resort area. For the more adventurous, there is a camping site where guests can enjoy their stay in an air conditioned tent and somewhat “rough it.” There is also a golf course and hay rides for the little ones to enjoy. The resort has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation and celebrated their RE-Grand Opening in October of this year.
Sina K., a local HotelPlanner Winter Haven expert from US flag
31-Oct-2013 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Westgate River Ranch

4.0 out of 5.Based on 56 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Whether your family designated you to plan the next reunion, you need to arrange accommodations for your childs athletic team, your church wants to plan a retreat or youre appointed in charge of planning for your next big convention Westgate Resorts is the right backdrop for your next special event. Let our group sales team assist you with reserving 5 rooms or more. We also offer the chance to purchase discounted attractions tickets with your group stay. Our team of catering & convention services professionals will assist you every step of the way to create an exceptional experience that will long be remembered. Whether you've imagined of a small church wedding, getting married in a beautiful field under an old oak tree or if you have dreamed of getting married on horse back, River Ranch can help make all your dreams come true. Westgate River Ranch can handle every detail of your special day. Let us take you on a tour of our facility, located on 1700 picturesque acres. Check out our wedding ceremony locations, from the white chapel and outside wedding locations to our wedding gazebo and the beautiful horse and carriage. Tour the overnight accommodations for family and friends, as well as the wedding reception set-ups and our dinner option samples!

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00pm
Check Out:10:00am
Year of Last Renovation:2013
Floors:2
Rooms:125
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:125
Handicap Rooms:10
Suites:75
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:11 View Spaces
Meeting Space:8000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 250 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:25.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:6 PM - 12 AM Friday and Saturday
Pool Info:
One outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Group - 30 days prior to arrivalIndividual - 72 hours prior to arrival
Nightly Parking:0
Typical Group Deposit:1 nights deposit per room
Total Taxes:12.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Occupancy Tax: 5.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.00%
Shipping Handling Fee: 2.50 Per Item
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 9.95 Per Day
Banquet Bartender Fees:100.00 Per Function (up to 4 hours)
Chef Attendant Fees:75.00 Per Function (up to 4 hours)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:13.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:12.95 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:15.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:25.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:39.00 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 3.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 3.00 Per Person
Banquet Hosted Bar:15.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet Friendly – A $170 one time non-refundable pet fee plus a $100 refundable deposit will be charged. One pet (one cat or dog) allowed under 60 lbs. There are breed limitations. Guests with service animals will not be charged any of the above fees.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping or barbeque facilities
  • Central location
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Generator for public spaces
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Tennis court
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail
  • Wedding Chapel

Airport & Shuttle Information

5,000 foot lighted airstrip on property.Orlando International Airport approximately 1 1/2 hour north or Tampa International Airport 1 1/2 hours away.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Breakast starts at $12.95++ per person.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Westgate River Ranch

Rate fluctuations of Westgate River Ranch

Above shows seasonality of room prices for both group/meeting rates and the lowest individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was placed. The most competitive group rate shown is 42.3% in September 2013 and the highest average individual rate is $212 in the month of December 2014. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Westgate River Ranch in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Westgate River Ranch

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Westgate River Ranch.

Feel free to use the Westgate River Ranch meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Winter Haven event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
The Lodge - Grand Hall49 x 49 x 252392160/----16060606020/15250200--
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The Lodge - Grand Hall

Westgate River Ranch Resort and Conference Center is Florida’s most unique meeting and conference destination. The “Lodge” features over 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet room space, and it is the ideal location for board retreats, meetings and conferences. Our guest “dude” ranch type setting combined with our resort accommodations and services………provide all the ingredients for memorable and successful events and meetings.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2392 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
49 x 49 x 25 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
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The Longhorn- Saddle Club60 x 30 x 251980104/----10460606020/15220200--
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The Longhorn- Saddle Club

Westgate River Ranch boasts a wide variety of flexible meeting and banquet space – making it the ideal locale for board retreats, meetings and conferences. Currently Westgate River Ranch offers six types of meeting areas that can accommodate small or large groups. Our conference services offer: VCR, Overhead & Video Projector Rental Catering Service Unique Teambuilding with Onsite Facilitator Wi-Fi
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1980 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
60 x 30 x 25 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
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The Longhorn Room20 x 26 x 994848/----403230326/570----
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The Longhorn Room

Westgate River Ranch boasts a wide variety of flexible meeting and banquet space – making it the ideal locale for board retreats, meetings and conferences. Currently Westgate River Ranch offers eight types of meeting areas that can accommodate small or large groups. Our conference services offer: VCR, Overhead & Video Projector Rental Catering Service Unique Teambuilding with Onsite Facilitator Wi-Fi
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
948 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
20 x 26 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
1
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$600.00 USD
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American Quarterhorse Room28 x 19 x 955130/----302828288/65040--
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American Quarterhorse Room

Westgate River Ranch boasts a wide variety of flexible meeting and banquet space – making it the ideal locale for board retreats, meetings and conferences. Currently Westgate River Ranch offers eight types of meeting areas that can accommodate small or large groups. Our conference services offer: VCR, Overhead & Video Projector Rental Catering Service Unique Teambuilding with Onsite Facilitator Wi-Fi
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
551 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
28 x 19 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
7
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$600.00 USD
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Mustang Room19 x 14 x 832124/----242020203/24030--
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Mustang Room

Westgate River Ranch boasts a wide variety of flexible meeting and banquet space – making it the ideal locale for board retreats, meetings and conferences. Currently Westgate River Ranch offers eight types of meeting areas that can accommodate small or large groups. Our conference services offer: VCR, Overhead & Video Projector Rental Catering Service Unique Teambuilding with Onsite Facilitator Wi-Fi
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
321 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
19 x 14 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$600.00 USD
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Palomino Room19 x 14 x 827020/----201616161/13025--
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Palomino Room

Westgate River Ranch boasts a wide variety of flexible meeting and banquet space – making it the ideal locale for board retreats, meetings and conferences. Currently Westgate River Ranch offers eight types of meeting areas that can accommodate small or large groups. Our conference services offer: VCR, Overhead & Video Projector Rental Catering Service Unique Teambuilding with Onsite Facilitator Wi-Fi
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
270 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
19 x 14 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$600.00 USD
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Arabian Room15 x 18 x 825520/----201616161/13025--
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Arabian Room

Westgate River Ranch boasts a wide variety of flexible meeting and banquet space – making it the ideal locale for board retreats, meetings and conferences. Currently Westgate River Ranch offers eight types of meeting areas that can accommodate small or large groups. Our conference services offer: VCR, Overhead & Video Projector Rental Catering Service Unique Teambuilding with Onsite Facilitator Wi-Fi
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
255 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
15 x 18 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$600.00 USD
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Appaloosa Room15 x 18 x 824010/----108881/12420--
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Appaloosa Room

Westgate River Ranch boasts a wide variety of flexible meeting and banquet space – making it the ideal locale for board retreats, meetings and conferences. Currently Westgate River Ranch offers eight types of meeting areas that can accommodate small or large groups. Our conference services offer: VCR, Overhead & Video Projector Rental Catering Service Unique Teambuilding with Onsite Facilitator Wi-Fi
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
240 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
15 x 18 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$600.00 USD
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River Ranch Chapel50 x 20 x 01000--/--------------/--200----
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River Ranch Chapel

The picturesque River Ranch Chapel at Westgate River Ranch, which can accommodate up to 200 wedding guests, offers brides and grooms a beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony site. In addition, Westgate River Ranch can provide a pastor or you can make arrangements for your own official to conduct the wedding ceremony.**Chapel can be used for wedding ceremony only***
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
1000 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
50 x 20 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$350.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$700.00 USD
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Wedding Gazebo50 x 20 x 01000--/--------------/--200----
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Wedding Gazebo

Nestled behind the Lodge at Westgate River Ranch, the gazebo is surrounded by lush landscaping and trees – offering a natural setting for outside wedding ceremonies. The Western-themed main hall at Westgate River Ranch provides a beautiful setting for wedding receptions up to 200 people. The remarkable coquina fireplace and wall murals set the theme and tone for your Westgate River Ranch wedding.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
1000 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
50 x 20 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$350.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$700.00 USD
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East Corral50 x 20 x 01000--/--------------/--300----
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East Corral

An outside venue surrounded by beautiful live oak trees, the East Corral at Westgate River Ranch offers a great setting for casual receptions with seating for up to 300 people.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
1000 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
50 x 20 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
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