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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely spot on Tunnel Mountain

Oct 22, 2020 Deborah M Calgary, Canada

We stayed in one of the recently renovated suites that was charming and spacious. The service was helpful and pleasant and the only slight issue was the shortage of firewood as having a nice fire is definitely one of the many enjoyments of staying at BML!
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Oct 15, 2020 mallorymejw North Vancouver, Canada

upon arrival staff greeted and welcomed us very friendly. restaurant staff issues - we over heard staff members complaining almost right in front of us about our toddlers order. also when ordered for meal to the room instead of telling us they didn't have what we ordered they brought something completely different.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely stay with a real wood firepace!

Oct 13, 2020 j9erBC Tsawwassen Bc

The rooms were so lovely and well appointed. However would have liked a mini fridge and microwave in room for the price we paid. BUt the comfort and room design were well worth it. I will attach pictures. So rustic with modern touches. Trails right outside your door! Firewood provided was a great touch. Located far from the crazy crowds of… Read more
The rooms were so lovely and well appointed. However would have liked a mini fridge and microwave in room for the price we paid. BUt the comfort and room design were well worth it. I will attach pictures. So rustic with modern touches. Trails right outside your door! Firewood provided was a great touch. Located far from the crazy crowds of downtown Banff this will be a place we will return to whenever we pass through. Read less
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Oct 6, 2020 Londondublin198534 Airdrie, Canada

There are far better places in the area for better prices and service. Prices are misleading on the website and the bed and breakfast package a complete rip off. You end up paying twice as much then if you were to just order breakfast off the menu. Or go into town and get a much better breakfast anyways
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely weekend getaway

Sep 30, 2020 P3344XQdawnm Calgary, Canada

Great experience this past weekend. The room was clean & spacious with a funky bathroom (heated ceramic tile floors!) and a wonderful wood burning fireplace that we took advantage of. The staff were helpful, especially Tas. We had a celebratory dinner one night which was terrific and really enjoyed the hot tub. We will definitely be back, the… Read more
Great experience this past weekend. The room was clean & spacious with a funky bathroom (heated ceramic tile floors!) and a wonderful wood burning fireplace that we took advantage of. The staff were helpful, especially Tas. We had a celebratory dinner one night which was terrific and really enjoyed the hot tub. We will definitely be back, the location is good access to hiking and biking trails with a quick drive into Banff. Definitely worth a visit. Read less