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Go Glamping in this Country Western Inspired Resort In Florida

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Surrounded by oaks and dotted by cattle, the Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is an established Central Florida institution. Still, it’s overshadowed compared to Disney parks are located an hour to the north. But it’s also exciting: on its 1,700 acres River Ranch, geared toward families and groups, you’ll be able to enjoy all the outdoor things you’ve always dreamed of, such as horseback riding and hayrides, fishing and archery, skeet shooting, and petting farm, and so much more.

Photo from Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo Facebook

It is located on land that cowboys previously utilized during ranch drives. River Ranch was built in the 1960s. It changed hands several instances until Westgate Resorts purchased it in 2001. Through the years, it has grown to become the most extensive ranch west of the Mississippi. It boasts an all-inclusive marina, adventure park restaurant, saloon, chapel, airstrip, and even the longest-running rodeo held in Florida, which is a part of your River Ranch experience every Saturday evening.

It’s right in the middle of nowhere (the nearest small town to it, Lake Wales, is 30 minutes away). However, everything you require for adventures on the Florida wilderness is located on the property: Village Shops, a town center, offers a general store, the post office, and fitness center, and even a Western boutique in which you can buy boots and hats that make you look like a bonafide cowboy.

With all the activities on offer, Your trip can be as exciting as you like but take some time to enjoy the peaceful outdoor scene, particularly in the evening as the entire landscape appears to be glowing. Access to the best conveniences is also up to the selection: options vary from complete immersion into nature, whether primitive campers or tents on platforms and RV sites lodge rooms, suites, and lodges as well as cottages, cabins, and lodges.

Photo from Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo Facebook

The main draw for glamping, however, is camping. River Ranch has several glamping options, and one of them was just launched: as of March 20, 2021, guests can experience a fresh approach to the life of a pioneer by booking a Luxury Conestoga Wagon. It’s essentially an individual rustic-chic space designed to look like the wagons covered in the 1800s and the 1700s to carry heavy loads on horses.

The wagons are spacious enough to satisfy today’s travelers, but they also offer nature’s beauty with views of vast open spaces and eternal sunshine. But the difference between the old pioneer lifestyle and yours is significant that the pioneers of the past were not accustomed to coffee in the morning and croissant delivery or an outdoor ice bucket that was filled every day (to not mention the luxurious linens and a walk-in shower) But you’ll be. Near enough, I’d suggest.

Photo from Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo Facebook

Other unique options for glamping are Glamping tents (the conveniences of a standard hotel room, but under the protection of a permanent canvas tent with bathrooms shared nearby), Luxury camping tents (with an ensuite bathroom with a private bathroom) as well as Luxe Teepees stunning Native-American-style structures that are influenced by the homes of the past of tribes that are indigenous to these parts of the Great Plains.

The essential camping experience in the River Ranch campground River Ranch has its charms; however, the choice to go Luxe offers a variety of benefits, including the use of a golf cart (everyone else has an assigned golf cart, on a first-come basis, first-served basis) and VIP rodeo tickets and all resort activities included, as well as the campfire is lit every night by the staff, along with a s’mores set that has everything you require to cook delicious desserts. For more information about Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo, visit their website here.

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