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Westgate River Ranch Field Trip

Giddy on up and let's grab the pups and visit a Florida Dude Ranch! 2 nights of laughter and fun await us.  Saturday night hayride with dinner buffet and old fashioned Rodeo!


We have reserved 7 cabins for us, up to 18 people at this meetup, so RSVP early to get your spot!

 

All inclusive, rooms, taxes, fees for pups, dinner and hayride Saturday night followed by Rodeo.  Only $200.00 per person.


Cabins are as follows:
4 - studio cabins (holds up to 2 people, queen and queen sleeper sofa)

3- one bedroom cabins (holds up to 4 people, king and queen beds)

(too many details to write here, so please visit site for details on rooms   http://wgriverranch.com/)

Dinner and Hayride details:
"Experience an old-fashioned, tractor-pulled Hayride at Westgate River Ranch that takes you into the beautiful, 7,000-acre KICCO Wildlife Management Area,which runs along the Kissimmee River. View wildlife as you are entertained by the talents of a singing cowboy during your 45-minute hayride adventure! A 13-mile portion of the 1,400-mile Florida Trail (officially known as the Florida National Scenic Trail) winds its way through the area. Are has abundant wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bald eagles, wild hogs, hawks, sandhill cranes, wading birds, alligators and wild turkeys. Enjoy a family-style country buffet – that includes barbecue chicken, hotdogs, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, baked beans and iced tea – at the East Corral and, of course, don’t forget to toast marshmallows over the campfire for dessert!"

Rodeo details:
"Cowpokes and bronco busters descend upon Westgate River Ranch every Saturday night at 7:30 PM for an evening of fun for the whole family at the 1,200-seat rodeo arena. This real-life rodeo features trick riding, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, rodeo clown antics and a patriotic, flag-waving tribute to our armed forces accompanied by uplifting, classic country songs."

You can rent golf carts if you wish to help get you around the complex on a daily basis. They also have a petting zoo, marina, river boat rides, River Ranch Saloon (full bar) that offers line dancing on Friday and Saturday nights, pool, horseback riding, skeet shooting and golfing. Full service restaurant on premises and general store.

We have full kitchens in the one bedroom cabins, so we can gather for breakfast and lunch if you would like. Studio cabins do have refrigerators, microwaves and wet bars.  Each person can contribute to help supply breakfast and lunch items or you can visit the restaurant.


We will work on who bunks with who once we know who the attendees are.  We have put a lot of time and effort into getting reduced pricing and exceptions for us to visit, so come on out and enjoy a peaceful, yet fun and exciting western theme weekend!

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  • sandra b.

    Awesome, thanks for making it such a wonderful trip! Already looking forward to next year!!!

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Time!!!!!

    October 20, 2013

  • Ruth

    Thank you Lynne, Heather and Barbara for a wonderful and memorable weekend. There is no one who organizes better than you three. Let's sign up for next year.

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My horses are packed and I am putting on my boots so we will see you all at the ranch SSOOOOOOOOONNN

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Peggy

    Looking forward to this event. We will meet up at the ranch.

    October 18, 2013

  • Ruth

    Ok partner, saddle up and we will meet ya at the chuckwagon for grub. Giddy up now.

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    TOMORROW Yippie a A--need to get out my cowboy dictionary

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it for lunch..but I will see you all at the ranch!!!

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Lynne, Baby and B.

    Rae has made NOON time reservations for us at Abuelos - here is the address:
    3700 Lakeside Village Blvd.
    Lakeland, FL 33803

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Lynne, Baby and B.

    We will be decorating cowboy hats on Saturday for our hayride and rodeo. So no need to go buy a hat....will be fun.

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Lynne, Baby and B.

    Just paid the Ranch the final bill for our trip, so we are all set to visit!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Peggy

    If any spots open, calypso and I would like at attend

    3 · August 25, 2013

    • Lynne, Baby and B.

      Peggy, We would love to have you and I do have one more spot open. Can you please just email me at [masked] and I will confirm back to you. You can paypal me the[masked] fee for the weekend when you can.

      1 · August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    lynne...did you include me and my plus 2?

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Lynne, Baby and B.

      No Rae, you need to RSVP if you want to go and pls do it soon as we are getting full.

      August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I have a conflict; hope you all have a great time!

    August 12, 2013

  • Lynne, Baby and B.

    Okay, so we are in for sure. Just paid the 1/2 deposit of the trip for everyone. I got a message from Severine with Pink Punk Puppy Designs and she is joining us on this trip! We are so honored to have her join the fun as she is traveling a long way to be with us.

    1 · August 9, 2013

    • Ruth

      YIPPIDY DIPPIDY WHO-RAY. (or how ever that should be spelled, you get the idea) Severine is coming, that means Lisa will come(right Lisa?)We are going, yippy, now all I have to do is somehow get the time off. ;-)

      1 · August 9, 2013

    • Lynne, Baby and B.

      Yep, I think both Lisa's are coming....or are trying to.

      August 9, 2013

  • Peggy

    This sounds like a blast. Right now I have a conflict on Saturday. If it opens we would love to join.

    August 8, 2013

  • Ruth

    OK we are paid up and ready to have some fun, just praying they approve my days off. :-). Come on everbody, I've been here for a weekend party. It's so nice We are getting a GREAT price. Jan and I paid over $500. for a two day stay. You will love it here. So much to do. You'll be sorry if you miss out.

    3 · July 29, 2013

  • Ruth

    Is that $200. per person per night, or per person for the weekend?

    July 20, 2013

    • Lynne, Baby and B.

      Hi Ruth, It is $200.00 for both nights for one person, plus the hayride/dinner and Rodeo on Saturday night are all included. Pet fee is also included, so no other charges unless you buy something.

      July 20, 2013

  • Ruth

    Jan and I want to go but I'm a little afraid to commit this early because they haven't approved the days off yet from work. If we do go we want a 1 bedroom cabin. We have been there too and it's so nice and heaps to do.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Barbara Wilson S.

    It is delish! The Dapster loves to eat here. Good suggestion!

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Lynne, Baby and B.

    Rae just suggested this place for lunch in Lakeland on our way. https://www.facebook.com/abuelos

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been here before, this would be an awesome trip, and the place is beautiful! Not sure if I can go though I may be out of town. :(

    July 12, 2013

  • Lynne, Baby and B.

    Temporarily adding Ellen to my RSVP.

    July 11, 2013

  • Lynne, Baby and B.

    Check in is 4pm, but figured if people wanted we could meet somewhere, do lunch and then travel on into the Ranch together. Or you can just meet us there later in the day.

    July 10, 2013

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