From the Dude Ranch to the Palace in a Westgate Timeshare

Dude, Where’s My River Ranch Westgate Timeshare?

You may know Westgate timeshare for its family-friendly Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; its seven Orlando Westgate timeshare resorts; its three Branson Westgate timeshare properties, or any of its other popular locations across the US.

But you might not be familiar with Westgate timeshare’s authentic dude ranch that is located—not in the wild, wild, West, but in Lake Wales, Florida. The dude ranch resort at Westgate timeshare is called the Westgate River Ranch.

With 1,700 acres of trails and ‘Old Florida’ style wilderness, Westgate River Ranch timeshare is the only dude ranch in Florida. Guests at this Westgate timeshare, can “rough it” in an efficiency unit with kitchenette; stay at the Westgate River Ranch Inn where suites also include a kitchenette; enjoy a Courtyard Villa designed to sleep up to 4 guests; or select a quaint cabin choosing either a studio floor plan or a one-bedroom plan. All are conveniently located near the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, which are ideal for relaxing after a day of horseback riding, fishing, or hiking.

However your dude ranch timeshare vacation may take you even further out of your typical routine. How about airboat or swamp buggy rides, skeet shooting, a tractor-pulled hayride, renting a canoe or pontoon, or time spent at the petting zoo with the pot-bellied pigs, emus, and llamas? There’s even a regular Saturday Night Rodeo.

And in case you are thinking this might be a little too casual for you, you should know that the Westgate River Ranch timeshare has earned the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, meaning it has consistently drawn outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor from vacationers and travelers.

TripAdvisor Awards for Westgate Timeshares

For a resort to qualify for a TripAdvisor Certificate of excellence award, it has to have maintained an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible score of five, over the previous 12 months, and received an acceptable volume of reviews. Only 10 percent of resorts reviewed on TripAdvisor achieve this standard of excellence.

Vacation Like Royalty in a Westgate Palace Timeshare

Less than an hour away from River Ranch Westgate timeshare are the high-rise towers of Orlando’s Westgate Palace. Like River Ranch, the Westgate Palace timeshare has also earned a 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. With more than 400 lavish two-bedroom condo timeshare suites, the Palace timeshare means gourmet kitchens, an elegant lobby, and amazing views of the International Drive resort area of Orlando.

No emus to pet at the Westgate Palace. Instead you will be ideally situated for a day at Universal Orlando Resort; nearby Disney World and SeaWorld of Orlando; splashing it up at Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park; or shopping until you drop at the dozens of nearby outlet mall shops.

Whether your idea of a great vacation is River Ranch or the Palace,  these two Florida timeshare resorts make it easy to enjoy a Westgate timeshare vacation.