Are you looking for a unique vacation idea for the whole family? Westgate River Ranch Resort is the perfect escape! My boys and I headed to Westgate River Ranch for a 2-night stay in a luxe teepee and had the best time! Learn more about this glamping adventure below.
This is a partnered post. All opinions are my own.
Glamping in Style – Westgate River Ranch Resort
This Florida dude ranch offers accommodations from traditional camping to luxe teepees for those glampers out there. Additionally, the long list of included on-site activities means you’ll never get bored!
We were blown away by our tipi hotel! There’s seriously nothing like it. These individual teepees are located in a gated section of the ranch and feature a dual fireplace, claw bathtub and shower, unique remote control toilet, private patio deck with a propane grill, and a personal glamping concierge. Plus there’s Wi-Fi!
Additionally, the luxe teepee includes your very own golf cart for getting around the 1,700-acre property. The grounds invite you outdoors with trees perfect for climbing, hammocks for lounging, and a fire pit that’s lit each night by the concierge. Breakfast is complimentary and delivered to a barrel on your porch each morning, as well as a smores kit at night. Now that’s my kind of glamping!
Westgate River Ranch Activities
The adventure park was one of our favorite activities throughout our stay. The kids loved zip-lining, rock climbing, air jumping, and riding the mechanical bull over and over again!
They also have an archery range. This was our first time trying our hand at the bow and arrow sport. It was so much fun! Hey, I did pretty well for my first try, right?
Westgate River Ranch also has a petting zoo where we met some of the most adorable animals! There were several baby goats born just a day or two before our arrival. Nala the sweet deer was more than excited to give us some love when we went to see her. The boys giggled each time she licked them.
Horseback riding and pony rides are also options at the ranch. And because it was fall, they had a pumpkin painting station nearby too.
Rain or shine there’s a variety of activities to do at Westgate River Ranch including a nine-hole golf course, mini-golf, and fishing too. We spent from morning to late in the evening enjoying all the wonderful outdoor recreation.
Experience an old-fashioned tractor hayride complete with live music! This 45-minute ride through the Kissimmee Island Cattle Company wildlife area allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It ends with a special family-style buffet dinner with delicious food like chicken, ribs, baked beans, cornbread and more.
Westgate River Ranch Rodeo
This real-life rodeo brings athletes from all over to compete in trick riding, barrel racing, and bull riding. This was our first time experiencing a rodeo and it was pretty exciting! When you stay in the teepees you get special VIP seating for the duration of the rodeo. They also invite the kids to a “calf scramble” where they run around the arena chasing baby cows for a chance to win a prize. I’ll be adding a video of that entertainment soon!
We can’t say enough good things about Westgate River Ranch Resort. I’m a born and raised Floridian and never knew this unique vacation destination existed. I highly recommend planning a visit and if you can splurge on the glamping accommodations – go for it!