by Kristin Franks
River Ranch, FL
The Westgate River Ranch is situated on the Kissimmee River and features a variety of room sizes ranging from standard guestrooms to courtyard suites, and one- and two- bedroom cabins. The resort offers recreational activities including horseback riding, golfing, hiking, biking, boating, swamp buggy rides, hayrides, and a petting farm. For more entertainment go line dancing at the resort’s saloon or see the Saturday night rodeo with bull riding, trick riding and barrel racing. Families can head to the Smokehouse Grill for on-site dining.
Our Editor Loves
- Variety of room sizes
- Line dancing and Saturday night rodeo
- Lots of recreational activities available
- Horse Back Riding
- Children Programs
- Game Room
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
I’ve been wanting to visit River Ranch for awhile now and the visit didn’t disappoint. There are so many activities to choose from or you can spend the day exploring by golf cart. Our room was well equipped with kitchen materials even though it was not needed bc we ate at the restaurant as well as the store/ deli. Wish the pool area was a bit bigger but that won’t stop me from returning for another visit.
We just visited for the Saturday night Rodeo. It was great! Having not been to one before I can’t really compare it but we definitely had a good night. The bull riders were fantastic! Also big shout out to Back Flip Bob, you were brilliant too 😁
It was quite well organised. We arrived early and bought our tickets for 20 dollars. We got a good seat as we were there hour early but the way it’s set up you will have a good view regardless where you sit.
One word of warning, this place is obviously aimed at families/kids. We don’t have kids and would probably enjoyed an event with as many kids (there were loads). That is just our preference.
My only complaint is that the rest rooms were disgusting! I don’t say this lightly, I actually didn’t drink anything so I didn’t need to use them. Westgate please sort this as it was what let you down on our visit.