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“Awesome getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Ranked #17 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Awesome getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a great place to visit. We've been there in all seasons. The staff are responsive when questions are asked - whether it is to light the fireplace or where to go to enjoy a bite to eat.

We appreciate what it takes to maintain the history of such a place. It is nice to be able to enjoy some history of the mountains but also the conveniences of a great lodge. My favourite thing about the lodge is the food. They have a great dining room in the main lodge and Cilantro is a nice place to eat as well.

The lodge is up on a mountain so it can be quiet and it is a nice walk down to the main streets of Banff.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top of the property are furthest from the road and offer a more quiet sleep.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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CRMRManagment, General Manager at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback on your recent stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in our overnight accommodations and took advantage of dining in both the restaurants. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

Warmest Regards,

General Manager
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights, as we found in most other hotels we stayed in the lighting is quite low, the room was compact compared to others we stayed in, it had a large fire place which in the winter season I should image would be very attractive. The hotel is in a very attractive setting, but you are a good 15 min. walk from town. We enjoyed good service in the bar and restaurant, food was excellent, but was not cheap. The gym was adequate and the outside hot tub was excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Love this hotel in any season. The rustic log beams, wood burning fireplaces and local cuisine make this the best place to stay in Banff in my opinion. Love being up on Tunnel Mountain away from the hustle and bustle of the Banff main street. Staff at the desk are always so friendly and willing to take some time to give hiking suggestions or tips for the days plans.

If you go you must have the Rocky Mountain Game Platter. I learned they raise their own game meat at a ranch outside Calgary. Love the mustard melons that accompany the different meats. Great quick breakfast buffet if you want to get out to do something early but a la carte menu avail too. And if you love pizzas you must go to Cilantro's. They have a wood burning oven and you can watch your meal being prepared in their open kitchen. Its a cozy place and I've sat on the patio in summer or inside watching snowflakes fall. Cilantro's is more casual than the main dining room but you feel welcome in both in any attire which is nice when in the mountains.

I've stayed in different room types- this time I opted for the Premier rooms with the claw foot tubs and wood beams on the ceiling. Amazing! Upper floors are vaulted which is fun but first floor still has wooden ceiling so you won't miss out. Nice to sit on the balcony and often wildlife just wanders by. This is def. the room to pic for couples but there's a two bed option available as well. I've stayed in their suites that have the separate living room area. Nice to have a fridge and be able to pack up a lunch for a hike or when with kids can toss all their snacks in there. Also great to be able to put them to bed and still have space to sit up.

I can't imagine staying anywhere else in the Rockies. I'll be back for sure.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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CRMRManagment, General Manager at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the lodge and the beautiful scenery and wildlife that surround us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Warmest Regards,

Assistant Lodge Manager
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had a lovely stay at the Buffalo mountain lodge. It is a beautiful, quaint hotel that is off the main drag in Banff. We much preferred this- we felt like we were out in the woods rather than on a heavily trafficed street. The rooms were cozy with a fireplace, ready to be used. The deck faced the woods and was quite nice to have. The breakfast was included in the bill and it was fantastic. The restaurant is gorgeous and the selection and quality of the food was top notched. The help in the restaurant was also extremely friendly and helpful. We Wish we had longer to stay and enjoy the facilities more but this was a very lovely place and we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

After reading all the reviews about this lodge, I took my chances and stayed here back in July. The lodge offers a rustic beauty to it. The lodge its self is situated outside of Banff townsite, which makes for a quiet setting.

The room was very spacious which offered a queen bed, working fireplace and lovely views.

We dined in the Sleeping Buffalo Dining room one evening. We really enjoyed the game meat from their company ranch, our server was just amazing with wine pairing and helping us decide on which items to get. Breakfast the next morning was just as amazing, they offer a great buffet with lots of options. I really enjoyed the Eggs Benedict that they have.

Staff were really friendly and always said Good Morning when they walked by us. My one complaint would be that I couldn't stay longer!!

Don't believe the reviews, this place is a gem in the mountains.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was nicely furnished in a rustic style. It had a lovely fireplace laid ready for us. The bed was huge and really comfy. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our only disappointment was that when we went to relax in the hot tub at about 9pm it was full of kids playing - not the hotel's fault I guess! The location is about 3km out of town but we walked in and out following the signs and it was a nice walk. Nice quiet location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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CRMRManagment, General Manager at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback on your recent stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in our overnight accommodations and took advantage of the fireplace in the room! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Assistant Lodge Manager
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I would firstly like to thank all the staff members for a warm welcome and friendly service, when myself and my girlfriend stayed for our four year anniversary they really made our stay extra special. This was our first time visiting canada and i was glad i chose to stay at the buffalo mountain lodge and would be more then willing to stay at the hotel when i'm visiting canada again. There are beautiful views and wonderful food from both restaurants the Sleeping Buffalo and Cilantro's. the rooms where spacious and had a fireplace which was a real treat we spent most of our evenings round it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Address: 700 Tunnel Mountain Road | P.O. Box 1326, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Banff
#13 Romantic Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buffalo Mountain Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a peaceful retreat on Tunnel Mountain in Banff, AB. The lodge is surrounded by 9 acres of towering fir, pine, and spruce trees, yet just a 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the shopping, nightlife and restaurants that are on offer in downtown Banff. A favourite visitor pastime is to observe the deer and elk who frequently nibble on the lawn, right outside the lodge's windows. The lodge has 108 guest rooms, an outdoor hot tub, and several options for dining, making it the ideal location for a weekend getaway, wedding, or corporate retreat. Buffalo Mountain Lodge is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts' family of companies. Rooms at the lodge have fieldstone wood-burning fireplaces, cozy duvets, LCD televisions and Blu-ray players. Many feature patios or balconies. Each room has been carefully decorated to reflect the mountain lifestyle in Banff-the accommodation is anything but 'cookie cutter.' The outdoor stainless steel hot tub is best enjoyed after an invigorating hike, bike or ski on one of the nearby trails-or perhaps to aid digestion after a sumptuous meal in the lodge's highly acclaimed restaurant, Sleeping Buffalo. ... more   less 
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