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River Ranch Resort Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Property Manager
Carol Fox
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)


Very Nice.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Everything was in working order. It had everything we needed. We would highly recommend it to all.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at River Ranch. The condo was beautiful and had everything we needed. Carol made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay pleasant. We were there for a month and Carol told us about a place to rent a golf cart at a reasonable price, as the resort rents golf carts for $60 a day. The only downfall is you are 25 minutes from any store,. If you want a week or two away from normal life and want to relax, than this is the place.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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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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Lake Wales Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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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