Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cabins

Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cabins

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Monday
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Tuesday
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Friday
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Saturday
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Sunday
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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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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Catherine W
Chippenham, UK251 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
A crisp morning in September and we all sat engrossed in Leo’s stories. He is a true lover of the outdoors and his animals and conservation . His care for his buffalos shines through and we learnt so much in a quiet understated way. Fun, entertaining and educational and a few of buffalos up close.
Written October 7, 2022
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Ksenia K
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
That was wonderful!
absolutely worth visiting!
Leo’s stories about buffalos and about his life were fascinating, we didn’t notice how 1,5 hour passed🤗
This is one of the main highlights of our trip to Banff and Yoho!
Thank you Leo!
Written September 11, 2022
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kimhayton
Stranraer, UK9 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Really worth a visit, Leo is passionate and informative about the buffalo, it’s quite something to get so up close with such an animal too ( the buffalo not Leo lol )
Written September 10, 2022
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erika z
4 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
My experience at the Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch is one I will never forget. The cabins were quaint and clean, the scenery was stunning, but beyond that, Leo was such an amazing person who is so much more than just an host. If I could give this place more than 5 stars I would.
Written September 5, 2022
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gil a
Rechovot, Israel13 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
What an interesting and authentic farm. Seeing bison outside of a zoo in their natural habitat for the first time is marvelous. Guidance and genuine stories were provided by Leo, the farm manager and his personality and knowledge made it worth while visiting this beautiful farm.
Written August 27, 2022
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ndh21
Nova Scotia, Canada3 contributions
Aug. 2022
We were a family group ages 6 - 80. On our last night together we voted on our two favourite activities. Rafting was no. 1, and our visit to the Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch number 2.

Leo’s respect for; knowledge of and love for the Buffalo came through as he talked. The talk was followed by a visit to the pasture where we saw his herd of Buffalo.

A visit should be on your must do list while in the Golden area.
Written August 15, 2022
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Michael K
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Note: The ranch IS open, Leo is working to update this page, they are no longer closed

Leo’s love for his herd (especially Chester Jr.) comes through in every aspect of the tour. A great chance to see these amazing animals up close
Written June 24, 2022
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Matt
4 contributions
May 2022
We took the scenic drive from Banff to visit the Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch in May of 2022 for the daily tour and wow was it worth it! Leo is an amazing, genuine host who is very passionate about conservationism and taking care of the beautiful animals on his ranch. We came for the Buffalo, which were so beautiful and majestic up-close, but were impressed by the other aspects of the tour: Teachings on the history and behavior of buffalo, a firestarting lesson, and the chance to play with Leo's giant bunnies. Tripadvisor shows the experience is closed but Leo hosts these tours every day around 10AM in the summer. A 11/10 experience, we hope to come back again! Let's go Buffalo!
Written June 13, 2022
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SM12342016
2 contributions
Aug. 2021
Not sure how this page can be updated (to remove the temporarily closed note), but this ranch is open, offering tours at 10.15am every day. We just visited last week and it was an informative and enjoyable 1.5 hours, learning about buffalo behavior and getting to see them up close. It's quite incredible how you can stand at the other side of a thin (flimsy) wire fence and the herd appear relatively unbothered. Much enjoyed by both adults and children in the group and was a highlight of our time in Golden. Highly recommend. Definitely worth also going prepared with bug spray!
Written August 8, 2021
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Colin R
Maple Ridge, Canada1 contribution
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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