Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Banff, Alberta

The hotel

Place yourself amongst the pines and spruce perched upon the foothills of Tunnel Mountain and you'll soon see why this area of Canada is so highly regarded. Buffalo Mountain Lodge boasts an enviable backwoods location with plenty of modern fixtures and fittings to give guests the best of both worlds. Cosy up under your feather duvet as the open fire roars or venture into downtown Banff for a night on the tiles, whatever you prefer, this mountain lodge allows for access all areas. Being close to neighbouring attractions such as Lake Louise and Emerald Lake, there's every excuse to spend your days exploring, with a stainless steel outdoor hot tub and award-winning restaurant on-site when it's time to head back to base. Banff is an absolute adventure playground with canoeing, biking and white-water rafting all helping to create one amazing experience after the next with some of the most sensational scenery in North America providing an inspirational backdrop. No matter how fast or how slow you prefer to take things, Buffalo Mountain Lodge provides clean, comfortable and cosy dwellings from where to get out and explore or stay put and cotch up.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated amongst the firs, spruce and pines on Tunnel Mountain, just a 3-minute drive (free shuttle available) or a 15-minute scenic stroll from the bars, shops and restaurants of Downtown Banff. Transfer time from Calgary Airport: 1 hour 35 minutes.

Hotel information

108 guest rooms, on 2 floors with no lift. All with stone fireplace, private bath, feather duvets, complimentary WiFi access, LCD TV, tea/coffee making facilities, clock radio, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Lodge Room with 1 or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Sleeping Buffalo Dining Room (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with award-winning wine list), lounge area and bar. Fitness suite, steam room and outdoor hot tub. Business centre*. Complimentary shuttle bus to Banff. Local activities* include: hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, white-water rafting, chair lift rides and horseback treks. Complimentary parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Jan 18, 2021 Y196FKnicoleb

My 3rd stay there and loved it more and more each time. I staple in my life. The Buffalo Lodge and the staff are amazing. The food is top notch. Can’t wait to go back again!!! Love the fireplace and everything about it!!!
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Jan 18, 2021 LylaAndMartyS Red Deer, Canada

From what we were able to experience during Covid. The Buffalo Mountain Lodge was a perfect get away for my husband and I. We had everything we needed and if not, all we had to do was ask. Sitting in front of the fire, playing cards, enjoying each others company
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Jan 17, 2021 mmh12021

This was our third time staying at BML and they didn’t disappoint. We love the location, fire place and the overall quality of the rooms. This was the first time we ordered from the restaurant and the food was delicious!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay! Will be back and soon.

Jan 9, 2021 madelineneedles Calgary, Canada

Best last minute trip. Premiere king room with our pup was a dream. Spacious, a fireplace (and the beautiful claw foot tub!) The staff are the greatest. Plan to return again before the winter’s over. Thanks CRMR!
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Jan 7, 2021 MeganR891234

Excellent service, we did have an issue when we arrived as the room was not ready, but the front desk attendant offered us a discount, late checkout and a free breakfast for the inconvenience of waiting an hour to get into our room. Views are spectacular! Room as very clean and the hotel had proper Covid-19 safety protocols in place. Will be… Read more
Excellent service, we did have an issue when we arrived as the room was not ready, but the front desk attendant offered us a discount, late checkout and a free breakfast for the inconvenience of waiting an hour to get into our room. Views are spectacular! Room as very clean and the hotel had proper Covid-19 safety protocols in place. Will be waiting to return when the pandemic has ended so I can take advantage of all the amenities. Read less