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River Ranch Resort Cottage

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Property Details

Updated: Jan 10, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Privately owned cottage located in Westgate River Ranch. Please google Westgate river ranch to view

amenities. River Ranch is a western theme resort with buffalo, cattle, horses, petting zoo, rodeo on

Saturdays, marina, golfing, swimming, skeet and clay shooting, and many family activities. It is

located 23 miles east of Lake Wales, in a country setting, away from tourist traffic

Recent Review

About the Owner

Carol Fox
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Carol Fox

We are former snow birds from Ohio. We enjoyed coming down every winter. We liked it so much, we sold our Ohio house and bought a house adjacent to the resort. Our cottage is remodeled and is very comfortable and cozy. Decorated in a western theme.

Carol Fox purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Carol Fox chose Central Florida

It is in the country away from heavy coastal traffic. Centrally located to see all of central Florida attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

It is in a dude ranch setting with buffalo, cattle, horses, fishing, skeet shooting, golf, rodeo, swimming, boating and many other amenities. A great place to get away. Family friendly.

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)


Recommend this unit!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights and found the cottage to be better then the listing - nice surprise. The owner was WONDERFUL and easy to work with. She was even pleasant when we locked ourselves out Saturday night. We rented the golf cart which is great fun! The kitchen is complete with almost any cooking utensil you'd ever want. The beds were comfortable and the AC worked well even in the heat of summer. There are two couches and four TV's. The fireplace can be used without heat. There are three tables with lots of comfortable seating. The property was clean with plenty of linens, cookware and dishes available. Our family enjoyed the rodeo Saturday night, the petting farm and lots of other activities on the property. The restaurant at the marina had good food with a nice view.

One of the things we noticed throughout our stay was the helpfulness and pleasantness of every employee we encountered at the Westgate River Ranch property.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Spent a week here with 3 grand children ages 15, 12, 8. They had a very good time. There is a lot to do to keep kids of any age busy. There is bike riding, tennis, basketball, fishing, archery, horseback riding, miniature golf, bungee jumping, zip lining, rock wall climbing, swimming and a rodeo on Saturday evenings. Also has a big campfire where you can toast marshmallows. The petting zoo (park) is a must for all ages too. The owners were very accommodating and very nice to work with. The cottage is very spacious and had everything you need. There was even a game table with bumper pool on the enclosed porch. Great place to bring your family.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It is greatly appreciated. Please Consider staying at our cottage again. Carol
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The property is clean & well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage the month of March which is a great time to come to Florida - not too hot yet. The owners are a wonderful Christian couple and are very friendly. They will fix something right away if you have a problem. The cottage and the ranch are a fun and relaxing place to "get away from it all" and to experience a new type of vacation getaway. Different from all the commercialized places you go to near the Florida beaches, yet an hour drive to the beach if you feel the urge. If you like riding horses, golfing, etc., or just plain relaxing & catching up with your reading, you will enjoy the ranch & the cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Vero Beach

Great cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I went to River Ranch for family gathering. Cottage was very spacious, clean and has everything you could possibly need, just bring your bags. Seller was wonderful to work with. Must rent the golf cart offered by seller, best way to get around and cheaper than renting from River Ranch. Definitely recommend renting this cottage.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Clean, comfortable, charming, and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

I normally don't post reviews of any place I stay - good or bad, but I feel I must direct vacationers to this rental. First, dealing with the owner was very easy and hassle-free. When we arrived we were greeted with a lovely home that was very accomodating and enjoyable. The bedrooms (and even the beds) were large and comfortable - all four of us (and our crazy amount of luggage) never felt cramped, especially with the fantastic screened in porch that made my morning coffee time so pleasant. The dude-ranch themed decorations were a hit with my kids and added to the experience of the property. Perfectly located in the heart of River Ranch, we walked to the pool, the restaurant, the saloon, and just about everywhere else on the was so nice to leave the car untouched during our stay. I will stay at this property every time I come back to River Ranch for its comfort, space, location, and amenities.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Port Saint Lucie, Fl U.S.A.

mid week summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

I just got back a few day's ago, and must say I had such a relaxing time. The cottage was so wonderful!! Everything you might need was in the house. I would suggest to other travelers to try and be there on the weekend. That is when the most of the activies on the ranch are avaialble. The property was very clean and well maintained. Hint, make sure the fireplace flume is open and ready to light.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

It is in the country away from heavy coastal traffic. Centrally located to see all of central Florida attractions.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Orlando at 75 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 60 at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Vero Beach at 55 Miles Car: necessary

Activities include horseback riding, swimming, golfing, mechanical bull, climbing wall, zipline, saloon with live band and line dancing, rodeo on Saturdays, fishing, swamp buggy rides, airboat rides, petting zoo, pony rides, miniature golf, and many family fun activities. google Westgate River Ranch to see amenities.

Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

$50.00 per stay cleaning fee

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From the Owner

It is in a dude ranch setting with buffalo, cattle, horses, fishing, skeet shooting, golf, rodeo, swimming, boating and many other amenities. A great place to get away. Family friendly.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Rural


  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Nicely decorated in a western theme. There are two bedrooms with king size beds and plenty of dresser space, two bathrooms, living room with lazyboy recliner, large sun room with sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, and patio with gas grill. Cable TV with 4 TV's and HIGH SPEED INTERNET are included. This is a non smoking cottage. One well behaved dog is welcome. OUR COTTAGE IS VERY COMFORTABLE, CLEAN AND SPACIOUS. Golf cart is available for rent.

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