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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice place but no AC!

Aug 3, 2021 Spaman Canada

Stayed at Buffalo Mountain Lodge over the August long weekend. The outside temperature was between 28 and 30 C during the day each day. We had a king room on the second level and it was absolutely impossible to sleep in there because of the heat. There is a portable fan in the room, but the damn thing is on a timer. Why?? You literally have to get… Read more
Stayed at Buffalo Mountain Lodge over the August long weekend. The outside temperature was between 28 and 30 C during the day each day. We had a king room on the second level and it was absolutely impossible to sleep in there because of the heat. There is a portable fan in the room, but the damn thing is on a timer. Why?? You literally have to get ups to reset it at least every two hours or it simply shuts off. For $500 plus a night, would have expected a little better than this - how about some AC or least a fan that actually stays on? Read less
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Jul 20, 2021 Bless C Calgary, Canada

My check-in experience was awesome provided by the exceptional customer service of Linda Rauchbaar. Attention to details and flawless customer’s experience were indeed demonstrated by Linda ensuring we got everything we need. My husband & I had truly enjoyed our stay. I had the chance to speak with Melissa prior to our arrival and she was… Read more
My check-in experience was awesome provided by the exceptional customer service of Linda Rauchbaar. Attention to details and flawless customer’s experience were indeed demonstrated by Linda ensuring we got everything we need. My husband & I had truly enjoyed our stay. I had the chance to speak with Melissa prior to our arrival and she was amazing as well. The room is clean and well maintained. Overall experience was awesome and we highly recommend Buffalo Mountain Lodge to our Family & Friends. Kudos and five stellar property😍 Thank you for making our stay indeed a memorable experience. Read less
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Jul 20, 2021 laurenma27 Lethbridge, Canada

My partner and I had a wonderful stay. The staff were very helpful. We had a wonderful mountain view from our room. We did the meal package and the food and service were amazing at the Prow. Everything was clean and even though restrictions have opened the staff are still doing Covid 19 safety procedures.
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Jul 19, 2021 Tia G

Comfortable and beautiful. Lovely set up with a fireplace also. It would be perfect in the winter time and I want to stay there again. My only disappointment was there was no AC in the room and it was a hot week. The provided fan however did help.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect for small group meeting

Jul 18, 2021 exnerpirot Calgary, Canada

I hosted a business meeting for twelve people. The location and feel was very comfortable and it felt like a retreat. The staff was amazing - extremely attentive without being overbearing, and accommodating all of our requests. All of the conference room food was excellent, including a supper we hosted on site. Delicious pastry at breakfast! Would… Read more
I hosted a business meeting for twelve people. The location and feel was very comfortable and it felt like a retreat. The staff was amazing - extremely attentive without being overbearing, and accommodating all of our requests. All of the conference room food was excellent, including a supper we hosted on site. Delicious pastry at breakfast! Would definitely recommend and host another meeting here. Read less