River Ranch, Fla. – Dec. 14, 2015 – Revelers looking for an alternative to crowded downtown city New Year’s Eve celebrations can escape to the country and ring in 2016 on an authentic Florida dude ranch. Westgate River Ranch, a 1,700-acre ranch located approximately one hour south of Orlando, is offering a full evening of celebratory fun for guests that culminates in a midnight fireworks spectacular.
The evening will include a candlelight dinner buffet and high-energy street party with Western line dancing. The 5 – 8 p.m. buffet at the ranch’s award-winning Smokehouse Grill will feature a special menu with items ranging from prime rib to Chicken Marsala to four-cheese tortellini. Guests can then dance the night away under the stars on the ranch’s outdoor dance floor located directly in front of the River Ranch Saloon, before counting down to the midnight fireworks.
A special candlelight buffet dinner for two can be reserved at www.WestgateRiverRanch.com.
What: New Year’s Eve at Westgate River Ranch featuring a candlelight dinner buffet at the Smokehouse Grill, street party at the River Ranch Saloon and midnight fireworks
When: Thursday, Dec. 31, Dinner: 5 – 8 p.m, Fireworks Spectacular: Midnight
Where: Westgate River Ranch, 3200 River Ranch Blvd., River Ranch, FL 33867
(Approximately one hour south of Orlando and 90 minutes west of Tampa)
Who: Overnight guests and day visitors
Prices: The candlelight dinner buffet is $32.95 + tax for adults, $15.95 + tax for children ages 5-12 (children under 5 complimentary); fireworks viewing is free and open to the public
To Book: For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.WestgateRiverRanch.com or call (863) 692-1321.
About Westgate River Ranch
Rooted in the history of the nation’s first cowboys, Westgate River Ranch lies on 1,700 lush acres in the heart of Florida’s cattle lands and is surrounded by approximately 400,000 acres of state and federally protected wetlands. The ranch offers cowboy-themed accommodations ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamourous camping) and traditional camping to two-bedroom cabins. A multitude of recreational activities are available, including horseback riding, swimming, golf, a petting farm, nature hikes, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, cookouts and a full-service marina complete with boating and fishing, airboat and swamp buggy rides. The ranch also features a 5,000-foot paved and lighted runway, award-winning Smokehouse Grill, River Ranch Saloon and the longest-running Saturday night championship rodeo in the state, featuring trick riding, bull riding and barrel racing at a 1,200-seat rodeo arena. A herd of grazing buffalo and longhorn cattle makes its home at Westgate River Ranch. For more information, please visit www.wgriverranch.com or call (863) 692-1321.
About Westgate Resorts
Founded in 1982 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts is one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Westgate features 28 themed destination resorts with over 13,000 luxury villas in premier locations throughout the United States such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. Most Westgate Resorts locations feature a variety of unique restaurant, retail and spa concepts, including Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Westgate Smokehouse Grill, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit www.westgateresorts.com.