Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours

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Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours

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Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage ~ Buffalo Tours. A working Buffalo & Guest Ranch. We offer educational buffalo tours daily May thru September. The owner, Leo Downey, does one tour every morning May 15th thru September, starting at 10:15 a.m. (Alberta Time )This includes the native fire making demonstration. We also offer year round accommodations in our fully furnished guest cottage and our peaceful cabin by the creek,, Wagon in the Woods and Buffalero's Bunkhouse in the Barn. Make yourself at home, see buffalo in their natural social order, learn about them first hand, wander the ranch and our pristine river frontage on the beautiful Blaeberry River.
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Colin R
Maple Ridge, Canada1 contribution
A Memorable Sibling Trip
Aug 2020 • Family
Best place to have a summer getaway. My siblings and I have never a vacation before with just us and no spouse or kids. We had an awesome time at the Buffalo Ranch. The setting was perfect big open field, awesome 360 view of the mountains and an amazing views of the stars at night. Leo is a great host with his family and workers are friendly and knowledgeable about the animals and the surroundings. The Guest House was perfect for sleeping and mingling and a great outside open space to enjoy nature. Highly recommended. Thank you Leo and the family
Written August 16, 2020
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Leah B
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Fabulous weekend get away
Nov 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful place to escape to, we stayed in the sauna cabin which was a great size and despite it being -18 degrees that weekend we were kept cosy and warm in the cabin with the sauna heating the cabin. It was tranquil and quiet, cannot recommend it enough. Leo is a great host, he gave us a private tour of the buffalo and shared lots of great stories! I will definitely come back next summer! Thanks so much Leo!
Written December 14, 2019
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bluehat64
London, UK280 contributions
One of the highlights of our trip ! Memorable
Sep 2019
On a fly drive from England we wanted to try something a bit different and try a experience - back to nature. This ticked all the boxes. We stayed in the wagon in the woods for 2 nights, Leo's description of the wagon was spot on and we loved it. Trip was in September and weather was changing and it was cool at night but hearing the wildlife at night come by and under the wagon was amazing. The set up Leo has created here is a special place and seeing and hearing the buffalo was very special. Leo provided a great insight to these beautiful animals. The few days we spent here we will not forget.
Written October 23, 2019
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Lisa S
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Great buffalotour!
Oct 2019 • Couples
So much interesting informations and very friendly! We were there in October. Would definitely recommend it.
Written October 10, 2019
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Martina J
Saarland, Germany53 contributions
always worth a visit
Sep 2019
Even the 6th visit wasn´t a waste of time. Leo mentioned interessting facts about buffelos and the area. Seeing the buffelo herd again was great as usual (I´ve got wonderful photos).
We will be back ...
Written October 9, 2019
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JAB
3 contributions
Seven very peaceful days. . .
Sep 2019
If you're looking for posh, look elsewhere. The ranch house has a very much "lived-in" feel to it. However, everything that needs to work does; refrigerator, stove, plumbing, mountain scenery, night skies, etc. The buff are majestic against such a dramatic background, and Leo is the perfect host insofar as he leaves you pretty much to your own devices. He's usually around if you need any questions answered, and if he's not, one of his assistants is. As advertised, the ranch is surrounded on all sides by the Purcell and Rocky Mountains, and though it is within easy striking distance of the town of Golden and the five major parks in the area, there is a sense of isolation that is quite relaxing (the wood-fired hot tub doesn't hurt either). Be advised, the "walk" to the river is a bit more strenuous than is suggested, but the Blaeberry can be reached by road from another direction, so it's all good. Leo does host public tours every morning. These last about ninety minutes. The participants are generally quiet and respectful. All-in-all, a wonderful experience.
Written October 6, 2019
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Donny
New York City, NY5 contributions
A magical place
Feb 2019 • Solo
I originally stayed with Leo in 2018 and came back this year. I was hoping to find a quiet place to decompress. I got so much more than what I bargained for. Leo’s property is beautiful, really a slice of heaven. And best of all, Leo became a great friend. ❤️
Written September 26, 2019
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Sjoerd-nl
356 contributions
Wonderful storyteller, interesting animals
Sep 2019 • Couples
A must when one is around. Leo is a very good storyteller that has lots of interesting facts about his buffaloes. We learned a lot about them and their behavior.
Written September 25, 2019
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peterpanjaffray
Anacortes, WA280 contributions
dont dismiss this one of a kind experience
Aug 2019
We didnt really know what to expect and it surpassed my visions. We did not get to take a tour with the owqner Leo. Tho we were lead by the other Gentleman. He captured ur utmost attention with is love of the animals and the surrounding ranch.
No words to really make anyone understand how special this experience is. Its not a zoo and u get a rare sight to see these animals in their nature settings Our guide showed us how to make fire and u could hear a pin drop. We will never forget this special place.
Written August 31, 2019
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kewythe
Calgary, Canada5 contributions
So loved this :)
Aug 2019 • Friends
Had a great time learning about Buffalo, seeing the herd, getting to see some of the beautiful ranch and listening to Leo talk. He is a great speaker - inspiring and passionate and clearly loves the Buffalo and his life on the ranch so very much. One story was told with such love that I had to put my sunglasses on as it brought tears to my eyes! Leo and the Buffalo were amazing :). Now want to come back for a stay at the ranch! Thank you Leo.
Written August 18, 2019
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Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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