We think Buffaloberry is the best B & B we've have stayed at because it rates an A+ in every category: cleanliness, comfort, convenience, food, hospitality. Every inch is spotless. The pillowtop mattresses with silky high thread-count cotton sheets (800+) are heavenly. The radiant heat throughout meant floors were toasty warm and there were no drafts blowing on me at night. (We were there in March.) They provided options for bed coverings, so if the thick duvet is too warm, which it was for us, they had lighter coverings available. The real wood fire in the fireplace meant that the Great Room was always comfortably warm. We could see the snowcapped mountains from our front window. It was very quiet, both inside and out.
The location in a residential area, although only one block from the main street, Banff Avenue, was very peaceful and pleasant. It was only about a 7-minute walk to the downtown area. We were an easy 5-minute walk to the ski bus and the local bus stop. We chose not to rent a car and we were able to go anywhere we needed or wanted to over the course of a week by using the buses or walking.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the breakfasts are delectable. We had something different each of our six mornings, varying from the lightest pancakes ever to featherweight egg and cheese souffles with caramelized onions. If there is something you don't care for, even if you're not actually allergic to it (such as certain cheeses or blueberries), let them know. Otherwise it may appear in a breakfast dish that you would otherwise love. The breakfasts were very satisfying and kept us going all morning, sometimes well into the afternoon, even though we were skiing. James and Theresa will even prepare a bagged To Go breakfast if you have to leave before breakfast time.
James and Theresa are the best host and hostess. They have lived in the area for several decades and are very active, so they know all the details about the area and its activities. If you need some information they don't have, they go straight to the computer and/or telephone and find out for you. They are very interesting to converse with. They don't just put food in front of you and disappear for the rest of the day. They are interested in hearing about your experiences, how your day went, etc. It's just like staying with friends or agreeable family members!
If we ever get back to Banff during the summer or fall seasons, we would try to work our visit around availability at this wonderful bed and breakfast.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Buffaloberry b&b
- Buffaloberry Hotel Banff