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Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   417 Marten Street | Box 5443, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1G5, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 34 Banff B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Wonderful Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Great location, hosts, food and accommodation! All the other reviews say it all.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Adel, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Ditto to all the other reviews! My husband and I had a wonderful time in Banff, Alberts, Canada and the owners of the Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast, were one of the best parts! Theresa and James were not only very personable and helpful with answering all sorts of questions about Banff and the area, they are also great cooks! We had 5 very filling, yummy breakfasts and always a sweet treat when you would arrive back to their place at the end of the day. We stayed in the Oatmeal Room, which had a king sized bed and the room was just the perfect size for us. Teresa plays lovely classical music in the morning that you can listen to in your room if you want, or you can turn down the speaker. At night there was great jazz to listen to. It was a bit stuffy in our room as we had to keep the windows closed at night because of the local train going through a few times at night, but we asked for a fan which they provided right away and we slept liked babies after that. The location of their place was perfect as we could walk every where we wanted to go in Banff and it when we took day trips in our car. LOVED this place and would highly recommend it to anyone!!!

Room Tip: The rooms are the first floor were cooler and the room on the south side must be a lot quieter as th...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

James and Teresa are marvelous hosts----they are not only great cooks but also know everything about Banff and all the surrounding trails and local sights. Our room was beautiful with a lovely bathroom. We also loved sitting out on the charming patio eating our treats and drinking tea.
If you are thinking of traveling to Banff--do yourself a favor and book a room at the Buffaloberry. If you are lucky, Teresa will make potato pancakes from her grandmother's recipe, which are to die for1

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, NY
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We very much enjoyed our 8-night stay at the Buffaloberry. The best thing about the Buffaloberry is the great service and hospitality by the hosts, James and Theresa. They are eager to share their deep local knowledge and have lots of good advice. We appreciated their tips and reviews of the many hiking trails and area sights. They gave us maps and even lent us their hiking poles and bear spray! We didn't do a whole lot of advance planning before our trip because we knew the hosts would be able to give us the best advice, having read other Tripadvisor reviews. In fact, the very strong reviews of the Buffaloberry even helped with the decision to make Banff our summer vacation destination this year. We wanted to experience this B&B that others were raving so much about! We were not disappointed. The property itself has all of the modern amenities of a newly-built home and it is very well taken care of and kept spotlessly clean. The hosts were builders before they were B&B owners so they designed and built the Buffaloberry and are truly responsible for every detail of the total experience. After a long day's hike, we looked forward to the welcoming comfort of the Buffaloberry and the daily treats left out for us--sometimes chocolate chip cookies, sometimes chocolate-covered strawberries. They even had a bar so you could make yourself a nightcap. There was also a refrigerator stocked with water and soft drinks. We enjoyed a different breakfast every morning we were there, ending with the signature blueberry buckwheat buttermilk pancakes. Many thanks to Theresa and James for a wonderful stay, and to other reviewers for pointing us to Buffaloberry and Banff!

Room Tip: Rabbit St.: best light, biggest windows. Oatmeal and Chaff: king bed. Unadv.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ames, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We stayed 4 evenings at the Buffaloberry bed and breakfast. Having stayed at numerous bed and breakfasts over the years, we can honestly say that this is a top-tier inn. James and Teresa were very personable and offered helpful advice and guidance with places to see and things to do. The Buffaloberry was very clean, our room comfortable and quiet. I liked having the option of tuning in the music directly to our room. There was a beautiful patio to relax on and afternoon goodies to enjoy. Breakfast was wonderful - healthy and served promptly. We enjoyed the seating arrangement for breakfast as it allowed us to easily visit with other guests. James and Teresa are also very accomodating. We had an early flight out and were unable to stay for breakfast, so Teresa packed us breakfast that included muffins, yogurt, fruit, juice and coffee - much appreciated!! The location of the Buffaloberry is ideal - just a few blocks from the downtown area where there is a plethera of shopping and dining. We will always have fond memories of Banff and our stay at the Buffaloberry.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We spent 5 nights at this fabulous B & B! The rooms and bathrooms are spacious, spotless and well appointed. James and Theresa are the perfect hosts. They are very helpful, accommodating and informative about what to do and see in the area. Theresa's breakfast was always excellent and she paid special attention to my gluten free diet. The B & B is very convenient to town. We walked in for dinner every night. We have stayed at many nice B & B's but The Buffaloberry is by far the best overall!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed at the Buffaloberry B&B on the tail end of our 9 day trip to the Canadian Rockies to escape the Texas heat and loved it. Teresa and James are great hosts who are eager to please, but not impose. Their home is very well appointed, clean, warm & cozy. We had the Oatmeal and Chaff room which had a large king bed, reading chair, tv, windows, and plenty of room to move around. Teresa and James do a great job at breakfast! We were always excited to see what new savory creation Teresa had in store for us. We found the location to be very accessible to downtown Banff by foot. We enjoyed dinner at the Maple Leaf, Salt Lick, and Georgio's, all of which are highly recommended. We walked up to the Fairmont for drinks and enjoyed the cool weather and views along the way. We learned a lot about the area, including hikes, golf, and bear pepper spray from our very informative hosts. We will definitely visit again!

Room Tip: Oatmeal and Chaff was a perfect fit for us.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 417 Marten Street | Box 5443, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1G5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buffaloberry is a unique and wonderful private accommodation located in the heart of Banff National Park. Bow Valley residents with 30 years experience in the service industry, Theresa and James will provide you with comfort and style brought to you with an informative local edge. If health and relaxation is what you are seeking, look no further, "the experience is as magnificent as the scenery." ... more   less 
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