Westgate Resorts to Give Away 1,000 Free Vacations to Military Families

U.S. military personnel involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and The War on Terror can receive a complimentary stay at Westgate River Ranch

Nov 06, 2013, 12:46 ET from Westgate Resorts

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Westgate Resorts is honoring U.S. military personnel who have and continue to serve our country by giving away 1,000 free vacations to those military members and their families at the company's most recently renovated property, Westgate River Ranch Resort, a Florida-cowboy themed destination resort and the largest dude ranch east of the Mississippi.  This is the fourth year in a row that Westgate has honored our nation's heroes with free vacations, and this current offer will bring the total to over 3,500 military families served by this program.

This is a special offer specifically for all U.S. military personnel and their families who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and The War on Terror. Starting Nov. 8 at 9 am EST, eligible service members may call in to receive a complimentary three day, two night vacation during the week (Sunday through Thursday) at the Westgate River Ranch Resort located just one hour south of Orlando and one hour west of Tampa. To be eligible, military must have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and/or The War on Terror. (Service dates of 9/11/2001 through today). Other past U.S. military members are eligible for the ranch's military rate, which offers a savings of 25 percent on room rates.  The first 1,000 eligible military members who call will receive the complimentary stay.  The offer is only available by phone by calling 1-800-887-9312. See below for full terms and conditions or visit:


"As a veteran myself, I understand the dedication and sacrifice required of our troops," said David Siegel, Westgate Resorts founder and CEO. "I am incredibly proud of these national heroes, and it is our pleasure to thank them the best way we know how at Westgate Resorts - with an unforgettable vacation experience."

The families will have the opportunity to be among the first to experience Westgate River Ranch following its Oct. 2013 re-launch and multi-million dollar renovation.  The renovation included completely renovated luxury guest accommodations, a variety of new activities such as a zip line, mechanical bull and mini-golf course and the introduction of Glamping (glamorous camping) – an exciting new way to experience camping without "roughing it" in Central Florida. 

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 Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to Glamping (glamorous camping); tents to two-bedroom cabins.  Westgate River Ranch boasts a multitude of recreational activities, 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, and airboat and swamp buggy rides. Westgate River 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 United States, featuring trick riding, bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing at a 1,200-seat rodeo arena. A herd of grazing buffalo and Watusi cattle (known for their long, distinctive horns) 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 27 themed destination resorts with over 10,500 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.

*Terms & Conditions: Offer valid as of November 8, 2013, at 9am EST. Offer available by phone ONLY. Valid Sundays – Thursdays ONLY. Based on availability. A credit card is required to book the reservation. Credit card will not be charged. Only ONE reservation per family. Offer valid for the first 1,000 reservations. Must travel before October 31, 2014. Free Room Type for Westgate River Ranch: Lodge Suite, Lodge Guest Room, Deluxe Lodge Suite and Glamping Tent Only. No Resort Preview Required. Not valid for Westgate employees. Upgrades are available for a minimal fee. Additional night(s) will receive 10% off of "Best Available Rate". Blackout dates: Nov 18, 2013, Dec 5, 2013, Dec 25-26, 2013, Dec 31, 2013Jan 1, 2014, Feb 11-12, 2014, Mar 9-11, 2014, May 25-26, 2014, Oct 6-19, 2014. Other blackout dates may apply.

SOURCE Westgate Resorts