Glamping in a Teepee at Westgate River Ranch, Florida!

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Glamping in a Teepee at Westgate River Ranch, Florida + Giveaway


A couple of weeks ago, I opened up my email and saw an invite to go glamping in Florida at Westgate River Ranch. Without looking at my schedule or thinking about it for more than a minute, I immediately replied with a big “YES.” Glamping has been on my bucket list for years, and this trip did not disappoint. I am so excited to share all of the photos from my weekend at the ranch, and I hope it inspires you to make a trip to experience it for yourself. Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire
Westgate River Ranch is a luxurious resort and a fun dude ranch! It has a lot of its historic charm from the days when it was used as an old cattle trail by the real cowboys. It lays on 1700 acres of waterways and green space. I have never been to a place quite like it, and it’s suitable for just about anyone or any occasion!

WESTGATE RIVER RANCH

In today’s blog, I’m going to share everything we did on the ranch! The cool thing is that you never have to leave. They have everything available to you, and you’ll never get bored when activities surround you. I lived out my childhood dreams. This is the perfect place to escape your electronics and spend time outdoors on bikes, horseback riding, golfing, roasting marshmallows by the fire, playing tennis, swimming, trap and skeet shooting, archery, ziplining, and so much more. Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire
There are so many options for accommodations at Westgate River Ranch. There are cottages, cabins, glamping tents, lodges, and even an. RV site.

Glamping Teepees at Westgate River Ranch

It was so fun to experience Glamping (Glamorous camping!). The Luxe teepees had everything you needed and more. I had the outdoor experience while also getting the luxurious one from inside the teepee. Every teepee has air conditioning and heat, private bathrooms and showers, a grill, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and an open patio with a deck. I loved sitting outside with my coffee on the rocking chairs. It’s so quiet in the mornings at the ranch, and it’s relaxing listening to the animals wake up. This was such a cozy spot.

The teepees are 651 sqft, which is pretty ginormous for a teepee. They are big enough for the whole family. And to top it off, the teepees come with a personal concierge who assists you with anything you need from the moment you arrive!

The perks of staying in a luxe teepee are that you’ll have exclusive benefits like complimentary resort activities. You’ll get breakfast delivered each morning, a golf cart for commuting around the grounds, nightly campfires, VIP rodeo tickets, horseback riding, trap and skeet shooting, archery, access to the adventure park, airboat rides and more.Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire
The glamping site is called “The Takoda Village.” The glamping teepees are private and gated. No one can enter the glamping site besides the glampers. You’ll be given a code that opens the gates, and you’ll be able to drive around in your golf cart.

In the middle of the village there’s a Chickee hut where we gathered for most of our meals. It was built by the Seminole Indian tribe for the Takoda Village. Chicken is the word the Seminoles use for “house.” One of my favorite parts about the village were the old trees covered in Spanish moss. The way they light up at night was magical.

Roasting Marshmallows & Stargazing

On night one, we ended dinner with s’mores by the campfire, and then laid a giant blanket out to stargaze. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a sky so clear. We saw several shooting stars, and it was an excellent reminder to put the phone down now and then and get outside. Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire

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The village is so quiet in the morning, and the only thing you can hear are the farm animals. I highly recommend waking up early and catching the sun rise out by the horses.

Breakfast Basket and Coffee Delivered Each Morning

Each morning, you get to select what you’d like for breakfast. You can choose from pastries, breakfast sandwiches, yogurts, fruits, cereals, and more! Around 8 am, it’s delivered to the porch with your own pot of coffee! The coffee was fantastic, and it was the perfect way to start the day before jumping into all the activities.
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Activities at Westgate River Ranch

Full-service marina: 40 boat slips with hook-ups, 100-seat restaurant, airboat rides, swamp buggy rides, and fishing!
Rodeo arena
Catch & Release Pond
Nine-Hole Golf Course w/ Pro Shop
Trap & Skeet Range
Archery
Equestrian Center: Horseback Riding & Stables
Chapel 
Petting Farm
Village Shops: General store with snack bar (& coffee shop!) post office, fitness center, saloon & restaurant, western store, and more.
Adventure Park: 300 ft zip line, rock climbing, mechanical bull, bungee jumpers, miniature golf, dance hall, and game room!
Saloon
More:
pool, tennis courts, basketball, bike riding, and pony rides.
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Horseback riding was so much fun, and it’s included in the Luxe Teepee package. You’ll take a 45-minute trail ride around the resort, and the views are breathtaking!

Horseback Riding

A guide will take you through the trails, and you can schedule your times with your concierge. They even offer riding lessons and a few other services. If you’re a horse lover, this place is going to be your heaven!

Where is Westgate River Ranch Located?

Westgate River Ranch is located one hour south of Orlando and one hour and a half from the Orlando International Airport.
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Archery and Skeet & Trap Shooting

There is a Trap and Skeet shooting range by the archery. If you want to learn how to be a real cowboy or cowgirl, this is where you’ll test your skills! I was shocked when I hit the bullseye and cracked a few targets. This is a great place to start if you’re a beginner because the expert marksman will teach you shotgun safety and shooting techniques before you begin. Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire

I think one of the best parts of the trip was meeting Ray. He runs this place and has been here before most of you reading this blog were even born. He’s a man of ALL trades, and he was just about everywhere we went during our trip. He is the star of the rodeo on Saturdays, enjoys being out on the trails with the horses, preaches at the church on Sundays, and is the REAL cowboy. He also has a work ethic that is unheard of. He’s filled with amazing ideas and is continuously making upgrades to the ranch to make it exciting.

We all wanted to see the longhorns and take photos of them, so Ray hopped over to the other side of the fence and got their attention. They all started running towards him, and Ray didn’t even flinch. He just casually walked back! It was so funny, and scary, but Ray is a seasoned cowboy and has spent many years facing bigger bulls at the rodeo. Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireThe general store is a great spot for all the essentials.

General Store at Village Shops

This is where you can pick up extra snacks, coffee drinks, ice cream, gifts, and it’s where I got my cowgirl hat! If you need a quick bite to eat or extra ingredients for your cookout, this is the spot to stop.  Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire  Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire
There are plenty of options for food at the ranch!

The food at the Westgate River Ranch

You can pick up snacks and meals at the General Store for a quick go-to, or enjoy a dinner at Westgate Smokehouse Grill, River Ranch Saloon, Dinner Hayride and Deli, and the catering services.

We experienced a Catering service, and it’s worth it! Holy moly did the meals NOT disappoint over the weekend. The smoked bbq style food at the Hayride dinner was probably one of my favorite meals of the weekend!

The teepees also come with a grill and refrigerator, so if you want to bring food to cook by the campfire, you can do that as well. Westgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfireWestgate Ranch, Westgate resorts, West gate ranch, Westgate river ranch, florida, horseback riding, glamping, tent, teepee, horseback riding, skeet shooting, archery, adult summer camp, rodeo, country, cowgirl, horses, farm, Orlando florida, glamping experience , campfire
One of the most exciting activities was the swamp buggy. I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did!

SWAMP BUGGY RIDE

You’ll get to take a 40-minute ride through the wooded trail and view wildlife in the most natural setting. The views are breathtaking, so I highly remind taking it early in the morning. I’ve never done anything like it! We drove through water, mud, tall grass, and over logs. This is a good time to lookout for alligators and other Florida wildlife. It’s a bumpy ride, but unbelievably fun.
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Line Dancing at River Ranch Saloon

Every weekend, you can experience a wild crowd of line dancers. Even if you’ve never lined dance before, jump in and give it a try. Just watching some of the dancers made my mouth drop because of how talented they were!
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PETTING FARM

You’ll find horses, cows, ponies, mules, goats, sheep, deer, turkeys, rabbits, pigs, llamas, emus, peacocks, and other exotic creatures. They also have pony rides for the littles. 

Another activity offered at the ranch is the airboat ride. This was such a unique experience!

Airboat Rides on the Kissimmee River

You’ll be given noise-blocking headphones (definitely needed) for the relaxing 40-minute guided Florida Airport ride along the Kissimmee River. This is another great opportunity to see the gators. And if you’re fortunate, you may spot a bald eagle. It goes super fast, and it’s quite the adventure!
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The hayride dinner is a must! You will not regret the post-ride food.

Hayride Dinner 

You’ll get to ride on a 45-minute old-fashioned, tractor-pulled hayride through the 7,000-acre Kissimmee Island Cattle Company Wildlife Management Area. You’ll see more wildlife, and if it’s a Saturday, you may be lucky enough to see Ray bringing in the bulls for the rodeo (yes, Ray does that too!)

We had live music, which made the ride even more enjoyable and relaxing. Thanks, Vic, for serenading us!

The food was sooooo good. If I could have taken leftovers home, I would have. Most of us went back for seconds because we couldn’t get enough. We had grilled chicken, smoked ribs, hot dogs, corn on the cob, mac & cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, apple cobbler, and washed it all down with lemonade.
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We ended our night at the rodeo because that’s where everyone is on Saturday night. And yes, that’s also Ray on the horse! I’m not a big fan of bull-riding, but I enjoyed the patriotic tribute to the armed forces, and it put me into tears several times.

Your Saturday Night at The Rodeo

It’s cool to see kids so extremely talented and hard-working with their horses! It’s rare nowadays. The fun doesn’t stop after the rodeo is over! The party goes on over at the Saloon. And if you’re feeling inspired to ride a bull, definitely try out their new mechanical bull. It’s hilarious to watch people fling off.
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When I saw this mug, I knew I had to grab it for a travel giveaway! I love bringing a piece of my trip back to my readers! 💜 All you have to do is leave a comment answering one of the questions below 😊

Winner will be announced Friday, Nov 8th!


Questions for you!

  1. Have you ever been glamping?
  2. What is one activity you’d love to try at Westgate River Ranch?
  3. Are you line dancing pro!?

Comments

  • Stephany Porter

    I’ve never been glamping, but after this post, it’s a top priority in the vacation line up!

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  • Ashley

    This looks like such a fun trip!! Love all the animals you got to see!

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  • Kristin

    We went camping for my bachelorette! It was an awesome experience, so laid back and fun for everyone 🙂

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  • Brandy H.

    This looks like my daughter’s dream vacation!!! She loves to be outside and has been riding for the last four-five years. The horseback riding would be a must for us!
    I have never been glamping but now want to go! It looks amazing!

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  • Milena Wojcieszek

    Hi Taralynn!

    I think this is one of the coolest posts from this year, of course right after your engagement and house-building 🙂

    I would love to try glamcamping one day!. You know, I am preparing a weekend trip for my boyfriend’s birthday and I decided to take him to the woods! I made a reservation at a very unique place where we will be sleeping in tree houses a few meters above the ground. I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun! 🙂

    The activity I’d love to try at Westgate River Ranch… stargazing because the sky looks amazing! But also archery and horse riding, I’ve always wanted to learn this last one.

    PS. Your post reminds me the last team building activity we did with my work colleagues which was.. throwing axes. I didn’t even know about such a place in Barcelona before and it turned out to be a very funny and anti-stress activity!

    Have a nice week and cheers from Barcelona! <3

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  • Courtney Moore

    This looks like SO much fun! I am adding this to my bucket list for sure,

    I like to consider myself a line dancing pro because all throughout high school and college my friends and I went EVERY weekend to a place called D.C.’s Country Junction to line dance for hours. When one of my friends had her bachelorette party in Nashville this summer, we used the line dances we learned years ago to dance to the live band playing. It was awesome because we got everybody in Wildhorse Saloon to join in with us for every dance!

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  • Brittany

    Oh my gosh what a fun trip!! It’s absolutely wild to me that all of this was in Florida! As always, I loved all of your pics <3 Hope you're having a blast in Hawaii now 🙂

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  • Kaitlyn

    I’ve never been glamping before, but it is for sure on my bucket list. Your trip looked like such a good combination of fun & rest. 😊🙌🏼

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  • Katie

    Oh my goodness that place looks amazing!! The teepees are a little pricey, but with all that’s included it seems like I might have to make it happen!! Never been glamping but it seems right up my alley. I’d love to try all the archery/shooting activities. Never line danced in my life so that would be fun too!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Katie! With all the activities included it’s a pretty good deal 😊 And you can fit a lot of people in one. The teepee next us had seven girls form a bachelorette party 😃

      It was such a fun place!

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  • Kim

    This trip looks stunning! I love your travel posts!

    Have you ever been glamping? Yes! I went last summer. We stayed at a place straight of Magnolia – with cute cabins, comfy beds, all the coffee, and the best part… front porch in front of a pond with adorable ducks walking around.

    What is one activity you’d love to try at Westgate River Ranch? I think skeet shooting and archery. All of it looks fun.

    Are you line dancing pro!? Haha I’ve tried this a few times. I’m no pro, but it’s hilarious to watch me try!

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  • Vanessa

    Wow, this looks like a dream weekend!

    Have you ever been glamping?
    No, but I’d love to try. I really enjoy camping, but sometimes a little more comfort would be nice.

    What is one activity you’d love to try at Westgate River Ranch?
    I’ve never been horseback riding, so I’d like to give that a try.

    Are you line dancing pro!?
    Not a pro, but enthusiastic. I love dancing!

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  • Kara Smith

    No, I haven’t gone yet, but I’m saving it to my list now. Love all of those activities you did!

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  • Kara Smith

    I’ve never been glamping, but have always wanted to try. I love being outdoorsy and hiking, etc. But there is nothing like doing all those things and being able to clean up and be in the A/C to stay fresh (if it’s too hot). So I thought clamping is perfect for me. Saved the place to put on my list!

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  • Yvonne

    I LOVE camping! Nature is breathtaking and relaxing while being adventurous. I have never been glamping , sadly. But I sooo want to😍🌲🐎. You had me at horses 😏

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  • Hannah R

    I have never been glamming, but I already love camping so this looks awesome!

    Picking just one activity seems impossible… but I would ABSOLUTELY spend time with the horses 😍

    I am a pro at looking like the worst dancer who tries her hardest and only *sort of* still stinks after practicing. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But hey, oh well. Haha

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  • Caitlin B

    1. I’ve never been but it looks like so much fun.
    2.The airboat ride is totally a bucket list for me!
    3. Haha. No!

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  • Shelby R Tate

    1. I have never been glamping, but I’ve been camping a handful of times and I wouldn’t mind a little upgrade!!
    2. The swamp buggy looks so fun! It reminds me of the safari ride at Animal Kingdom, especially when you suggested doing it in the morning!
    3. Let’s just say I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of my cowboy boots!

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  • Brittany M.

    What an awesome trip! I’ve never been glamping but if I were there I would love to see the rodeo and visit the shops. All the food looks amazing! I’ve never line danced really, but my grandparents were in a competitive square dancing league, matching outfits and all! When I was little I thought it was boring, but now I love any type of dance that celebrates a group of people or culture or just for the purpose of having fun.

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  • McKayla

    1. I’ve never been glancing, but your experience looks AMAZING! You live such an incredible life and your photography is always gorgeous! So happy you got to go! 🙂

    2. I’d be most excited about horseback riding!

    3. I’m from Arizona, and we have a lot of really fun dance halls for country line dancing. I wouldn’t say I’m a pro, but I could definitely keep up 😉 So fun that you got to line dance!!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hahaha I keep up going the wrong direction 😂 & the horseback riding was so much fun!!

      Thank you for the kind words and stopping by to read!

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  • Katie

    This looks so awesome! I wish I went with you!! I have never been glamping, but it is on my list.

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  • Cat Darwent

    I’ve tried line dancing at a saloon bar once. I did much better as the night wore on and the lights got dimmer and you could see less of my feet 🤣

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  • Liz

    1. I’ve never been glamping but want to so bad! I have seen so many people doing it and it just looks like so much fun and something different to do.
    2. Honestly those quiet mornings with coffee and breakfast are what is calling my name lol! I also am a huge animal lover so I would love to visit the petting farm.
    3. I am NO dancer either, that is for sure lol, but line dancing can be so fun!

    Thanks for sharing your trip! Looks like you had a great time 🙂

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  • Olivia

    We have an RV and go all the time, LOVE glamping/camping. We live about an hour from Westgate River Ranch and have gone a few times and have stayed in the glamping tents and also camped in our own RV. Everything you mentioned is SO FUN! I’m so happy you got to experience it all! We are planning to go back in December and this made me remember all the fun things there is to do and I’m that much more excited now!

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  • Katherine

    So glad you got to experience West Gate River Ranch! I live about 45 minutes from it and one of my good friends used to participate in the rodeo every Saturday before an injury he got earlier this year.

    I haven’t done the glamping yet and spent the night but it’s definitely on my list – I keep telling my fiance we need to plan an overnight trip! And you are right the saloon is so fun after the rodeo we always go there after for a drink and to watch the dancers!

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  • Mandi

    I’ve never been glamping, but it definitely looks like my style!

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  • Alissa

    I would love to take my daughter there! She (and I) would absolutely love the animals and horseback riding.

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  • Victoria

    I love going glamping! I’m over setting up a tent and sleeping on the ground.

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  • Tara R.

    The skeet shooting sounds challenging and super fun so I’d give that a go! This post makes me itch to look for glamping near me!

    Also with your mention of being lucky if you get to see a Bald Eagle reminded how many people rarely get to see them in their lifetime. There are hundreds of thousands where I live in Minnesota on the Mississippi River so I get to see them often. Thanks for the humble reminder – they are amazing and beautiful creatures 🙂

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Definitely fun!!!

      Totally understand! We had them everywhere in Iowa! but so rare in the south! The cool thing is that there is a bald eagle nest near our new house and the land is protected!

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  • Kane

    Wow! This trip looks like a dream for sure.

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  • Jacklyn Orr

    This looks like it was amazing!. I haven’t been glamping before, just regular camping. But that may be the way to get my husband to go. Haha. I would LOVE to be around all those animals all day too! Who doesn’t want to spend the day with baby goats?! Also, I’ve tried line dancing before. It’s not my forte, but it’s fun!

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  • Stephanie

    This place looks like the perfect place for a getaway for my husband and I. Roasting marshmallows under the stars for me; trap, skeet shooting an archery for my husband and the adventure park which we would both love!

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  • Leslie

    I have never been glamping, but it is on my bucket list as well!!! I would love to go horseback riding. I haven’t done that since I was in high school. Your trip looked amazing!! What a great giveaway ❤️

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  • Nicole Jenkins

    Wow! That looks like such a fun vacation!! Thank you for sharing it with us. Is it considered glamping if you were a senior in high school and your friends took their parents trailer and all we did was play the Sims inside on our laptops because it was raining? Maybe not the same type of glamping 🙂
    I would love to go horseback riding. I took a few lessons as a kid and would love to do it again.
    Thanks again for sharing!! That place looks so fun!

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  • Katie

    Oh my gosh this trip looks like so much fun!! The perfect mix of relaxation and adventure 🙂 I’ve never been glamping but I am dying to go!! I’d also love to go horseback riding!! Never line danced – but I’d def try and probably make a fool of myself :p

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  • Patricia Lemaster

    My husband is a total outdoors guy while I need a little fancier things (like running water).. this place looks perfect for us. I’ve never been glamping but definitely looking into this place now. I would love to ride the swamp buggy!.. along with everything else you did. Looks like so much fun and a nice get away from the hustle and bustle.

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  • Danielle

    That trip looked absolutely amazing and so much fun! I have two littles, a two year old and a week old baby girl but I’ve been putting together lists of places I want to do family vacations at when they’re older and this is now at the top! Horse back riding would be a must for us and of course the petting zoo for my little boy!

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  • Melissa

    I have not ever been clamping but I have been to River Ranch before the teepees were there and now this just makes me want to go back so much more! How fabulous. My kids and I would love this!

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  • Jennifer

    1. No but I would LOVE to. I always thought staying in the big teepees would be cool, and these look right up my ally.

    2. Horseback riding. But honestly, I would try to fit in everything lol

    3. Hahaha no. I tried once and miserably failed, I am in no way a dancer 🙂

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  • SalenaGabriel

    1.No i have never been i would love to !
    The experience looks great .
    2. Definitely the Rodeo!!!!!!!!!!
    3.in my opinion yes😅 maybe not to everyone

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  • Amy McGraw

    I’ve never been glamping but camping is a big part of my life. we go every August.

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  • Harriet

    Wow what an incredible place, looks like so much fun! I would give archery a go, but honestly all of the activities sound amazing. A few years ago I went glamping for a friends hens party at a winery, it was a truly incredible weekend. I haven’t tried line dancing yet, I would definitely give it ago.

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  • Julianna

    I used to go line dancing in college all the time! I loved it so much and need to find a place near me to go now that I’ve moved to Texas!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    I am so jealous of you, Taralynn! Sounds like such a wonderful experience (especially for a horse-lover like me)! Thanks for sharing… maybe one day I’ll get to take the trip too haha! ❤️✨

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  • Lindsey Boudreaux

    1. No but I have been dying to do this. Definitely on the bucket list!
    2.horseback riding, anything outdoors 🙂
    3. No I wish!!!!!

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  • Tiffany Skrabacz

    This looks like so much fun! I have never been camping or glamping (lol)…I have some catching up to do! The swamp buggy looks like a blast! Thank you for allowing us a front row seat on all of your fun adventures!

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  • Devanee

    Oh my goodness! I’m adding this place to my bucket list.
    I’ve only been ‘glamping’ once when a friend took me along with her family and I loved it, but this is a whole new level.
    I’m a sucker for trail rides and would love to try out their horses! Archery is so fun too! It all sounds like such a fun filled getaway.
    As far as line dancing, I only dance in private. Haha. I’d have to take lessons. Haha.

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  • Kristin

    I have never been glamping but this looks so amazing! I would definitely be up for the airboat and swamp buggy! And I’m in love with those goats!!

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  • Annette

    I’ve never been glamping, but I’d love to do it.

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  • Angela Sharbono

    Hi Taralyn,

    1. Have you ever been glamping? No, but I love traditional camping!

    2. What is one activity you’d love to try at Westgate River Ranch? Oh my gosh, it all looks like so much fun! I would truthfully want to do it ALL!

    3. Are you line dancing pro!? No, but my husband and I have been taking western dance classes and have been learning to partner dance! So much fun!

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  • Patience

    I have been Glamping and loved every moment of it. My girls and I take a girls weekend every year and it the best. We actually went last weekend! We will be looking into Westgate River Ranch next time! 😊

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  • Liz

    I’ve never been glamping, but it’s on my bucket list and after reading your post, I want to go even more now!!

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  • Amanda|The Kitcheneer

    Looks like a BLAST!
    1. No. But I’d love to go here after seeing this post!
    2. Definitely horseback riding or archery!
    3. Lol. Nope! But I am always game for trying!

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    • Cam

      Great photos!

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    • Rachel

      I’m not a line dancing pro, but in college I went to a weekly linedancing night with my best friend and made some great memories!

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    • Alexandra

      1. I haven’t been glamping before but it looks like a lot of fun!
      2. I think I’d like to try the airboat rides. It isnt something I’ve heard of before and would be a unique experience.
      3. I’m not really a good dancer in general but I would be open to trying if I was taught.

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    • Rhonda Francis

      Lots of tent camping, but no glamping….yet.
      Would REALLY enjoy this, I’m sure. Love nature, the airboat ride and that rough ride, through mud, etc sounds so FUN. Even line dancing, definitely give that a try.

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    • Jenny

      The thing I would most look forward to would be the breakfast delivery basket each morning lol! But really, I would like the adventure park and village shops. I always love finding new coffee shops!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I think you’d love it, Amanda!!

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      • Megan M.

        I’ve never been glamping, but this place makes it look so fun! The activity I’d try would be the wagon dinner! It sounds a lot like an activity I did in Frisco, CO during Christmas, but not so cold!! I’d definitely look forward to that coffee and breakfast delivery as well! There’s just something about breakfast room service that is so nostalgic!

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  • Haley

    I haven’t been glamping but I would LOVE to go!! Your trip looked so much fun!

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