Escape to Nature! Perfect for Weddings, Family Reunions and Corporate Retreats!
About Charles Frederick
Our family used to lease the land that is now the Peace River Valley Ranch for hunting back in the 40's and 50's. In the early 70's, we acquired title to the original 653 acres and have added adjacent parcels over the years, including an orange grove that abuts the property. We no longer hunt the Peace River Valley Ranch and now treat it as a game preserve and a private getaway for family and friends.
Charles Frederick purchased this House in 1972
Why Charles Frederick chose Wauchula
This is 'Old Florida' at its best. We live in Orlando and this is our escape when we need reminding of how Florida used to be. From the windmill to the lilly pond, the grass fed cows and our 'retired' horse and donkey, you will get a real ranch experience. The rest of the property is kept in as natural condition as possible to encourage wildlife and offers great opportunities for nature walks and photography.
What makes this House unique
Where else are you going to find a property offering over 700 private acres of land and a mile of riverfront to explore? Perfect for several families, reunions or corporate retreats, with a large event area with seven picnic tables under a tin-roofed pavilion.
Pets allowed - Well-behaved dogs are welcome. No Pet Fee!Well-behaved dogs are welcome. No Pet Fee!
No smoking - No tobacco inside. No tobacco inside.
Max guests: 16
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A Piece of Paradise on Peace River
We highly recommend Peace River Ranch, especially if you're looking for some relaxation and privacy. The accommodations worked out excellent for our 2 families. Between fishing, fossil hunting, lazy tubing down the Peace River, kayaking, trail walks, biking, s'mores by campfire and feeding the donkeys, we had plenty of activities to keep our pre-teen kids busy with the perfect amount of relaxation mixed in. We never had to worry about the neighbors complaining our kids were laughing or screaming too loud, because there are no neighbors :c) (at least not within 700 acres). Thank you to Mike, the property manager for taking care of everything we needed during our stay. We can't wait to return!
Incredible experience! Our 3rd stay and we loved every moment of our time at the property on Peace River. Thank you!!
The ranch became backup to a cancelled spring break. We had an absolute blast looking for fossils on the river, enjoying the quiet, exploring the ranch on our bikes and enjoying time together! We will be back! Thanks for sharing an amazing place with us!
Family weekend on the river
What a beautiful piece of natural Florida land on the Peace River. The housing was very functional, well stocked, and perfect for a large family weekend. We used the kayaks and canoes, and rented a golf cart to ride through the property where we saw deer, turkey, armadillos, and even a bobcat one morning on the riverbank. The owner and caretaker were extremely responsive and helpful. Great to see there are still large, beautiful areas of natural Florida that have not (and hopefully will not) be developed so we can enjoy them.
Our experience at the Peace River Valley Ranch was exceptional. Sense of privacy was unmatched. We especially enjoyed getting up early and checking out the many trails on the ranch. We saw a bobcat, deer, alligators, turkeys and countless other bird species. Animals aside, the landscape itself is incredibly beautiful. We are already discussing a return to the property. The owner was extremely communicative and accommodating. I would give this property more stars if possible.
The Peace River Valley Ranch is located about 60 minutes southwest of Walt Disney World, about 60 minutes from Tampa/St. Pete and less than one hour to Florida's world-class Gulfcoast Beaches (Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, etc.). With over 700 acres to explore, your privacy is assured, but we are only three miles from the town of Zolfo Springs and only five miles from the larger town of Wauchula where you can find grocery stores, restaurants, shops and medical services.