Westgate River Ranch Featured in Miami Herald Article

Multi-Page Feature Story Highlights Extensive Amenities and the Ranch’s Old Florida Charm

The newly renovated Westgate River Ranch was the focus of a multi-page feature in last Sunday’s travel section of the Miami Herald.  The resort was featured as a family-friendly locale a short distance from the Orlando metropolitan area.

The story, which was primarily told from the first-person perspective of the author, detailed a typical day at the ranch that included many of the amenities that the resort has to offer.  Upon entrance to the property, the author discusses her childhood dream of becoming a cow girl and her inclination to participate in everything from hayrides to horseback riding.  Fortunately, River Ranch is more than adequately equipped to meet these needs and much more.

The Saturday Night Rodeo is featured in great detail with vivid descriptions about professional bull riders, rodeo clowns, calf scrambles and barrel races. The story discusses the swell of patriotism as guests in attendance are treated to a touching tribute to the military and a video presentation of the “Duke”, John Wayne, explaining what he loved about America.

Horseback rides, swamp buggy rides and airboat rides are also mentioned as must-do activities, although in lesser detail.  Guests are also encouraged to try their hand at skeet shooting, archery, zip lining and a round of championship golf, as well.

The remainder of the article discusses the historical significance of River Ranch.  It highlights its prestigious place in Florida history and the rise of cowboy heritage in old Florida. Westgate COO Mark Waltrip is quoted as saying, “We have a rich cowboy heritage”, reinforcing the point that the placement and motif of this resort is not coincidental or accidental.  It is a homage to the rich tradition that Florida cowboys bring to not only the Floridian experience but the American experience.

To read the Westgate River Ranch article in the Miami Herald, please visit:  http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/15/3929928/home-on-the-saw-palmetto-range.html.

For further information, please contact Frank Blanco at 407-351-3351, x.534 or feel free to also e-mail Frank at frank_blanco@wgresorts.com.

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