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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

700 Tunnel Mountain Road P.O. Box 1326, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3 Canada
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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, The Prow. You can also enjoy quick bites at our Buffalo Mountain Cafe.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Skiing
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Fireplace
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge garners mixed reviews, with many guests enjoying the rustic charm and cozy atmosphere, particularly noting the wood-burning fireplaces and heated floors. The location is appreciated for its natural setting and proximity to Banff, yet some find the value questionable due to dated rooms and cleanliness concerns. While the service is generally praised for being friendly, issues with slow restaurant service and unresponsive staff have been called out. Additionally, the quietness is a plus for some, yet noise disturbances are a downside for others.
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andersonrob1982 wrote a review Yesterday
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My wife and I stayed here in February. Service was amazing every one was super friendly. In our room TV didn’t work, fire place did not work. Pillows were horrible, super soft. Wife and I got a rash from the sheets. Overall stay was great.
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Laurie B wrote a review May 2022
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We loved our experience at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge. From the unexpected room upgrade to the terrific amenities (a working fireplace!), the food (superb meals at reasonable prices), the check-in and restaurant staff (so professional and kind)... all nestled into the side of a spectacular mountain... we couldn't have had a better experience! Highly recommended.
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Greetings, Wow! Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate your business and look forward to hosting you again soon! Kindly, The Buffalo Mountain Lodge Team
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Sara-Jeanne B wrote a review Feb 17
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Super nice lodge! It was my first time coming to Banff and it was a perfect first experience! Amazing lodge and nice employees! The lodge was perfect for a ski trip like we did, in Banff village not to far from Lake Louise! I would recommand this place to a friend for sure!
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GrayFoster wrote a review Feb 14
Austin, Texas2 contributions
Iconic lodge with wood-burning fireplace, claw-foot tub, cozy king-size bed and heated bathroom floors. Breakfast was royal with fluffy pancakes, hearty eggs benedict, and perfectly roasted potatoes. The staff graciously accommodated our gluten-free diet. Could not ask for more picture-perfect accommodations.
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Bessie34 wrote a review Feb 10
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My kids and I stayed at the Lodge for 3 days while in Banff on vacation. I had stayed here 15 years ago and had very fond memories of that stay, so I wanted stay again. Everything was as expected. The staff were wonderful, the Prow restaurant, while pricey, has an excellent menu and the wait staff were fantastic. The room was very clean, had a wood fireplace, large deck and huge bathroom with heated floor. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely consider staying here in the future.
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Good morning Bessie, Welcome back! Thank you for your 5-star review, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay and dining experience in our restaurant The Prow. We look forward to welcoming you back for a cozy getaway in the future! Warm regards, The Buffalo Mountain Lodge Team
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averylloyd44 wrote a review Feb 9
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Room was extremely unclean especially the bathroom. Drains were all clogged and disgusting. Product on the shower curtain from previous guests. Dirty floors. Uncleaned mirror. I would not recommend this place
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Good afternoon Avery, We are truly disappointed that we did not meet your expectations this time. We take your feedback seriously and are addressing your concerns appropriately. If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at BMLguestservices@CRMR.com. Warm regards, The Buffalo Mountain Lodge Team
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Bernard B wrote a review Feb 8
Calgary, Canada26 contributions
BML is a comfortable and relaxing place to stay in Banff. The staff are totally focused on the guest experience and the property is well maintained and very clean. The location is minutes from downtown Banff but feels like you are in the middle of the mountains.
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Hello Bernard, We are so pleased with your 5-star review, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so pleased to hear our hotel staff made your stay pleasant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Sincerely, The Buffalo Mountain Lodge Team
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Bernie B wrote a review Feb 2
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Stayed at this place for the 3rd time. The room was nice, clean and had good in-room amenities. My wife and I had breakfast and dinner at the restaurant and found it to be to a lower standard than the rest of the CRMR chains and would likely just go out next time for meals. Staff was friendly and the price was great (3 nights for the price of 2).
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Hello, Thank you for being a repeat guest of ours, we really appreciate it! We are sorry to hear the restaurant was not up to your standard this visit. We take your feedback seriously. Please feel free to send us further information to our email bmlguestservices@crmr.com . We would love the opportunity to have you stay with us again! We hope to see you in the future. Kind regards, The Buffalo Mountain Lodge Team
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ABQuinns wrote a review Feb 1
Airdrie, Canada8 contributions
Enjoyed a weekend away at the hotel. Have stayed here several times and we really like the fireplace in our room and the quietness around the hotel. Just some minor changes in the room would be beneficial, updating lighting, pillows and attention to cleanliness. All minor details that won’t stop us from coming back and staying at the hotel.
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Good afternoon, We are so pleased to hear you are a repeat guest of ours. We appreciate your loyalty to us! We appreciate the feedback and are working to action them accordingly. We hope to see you again in the future! - The Buffalo Mountain Lodge Team
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Stefani M wrote a review Jan 2024
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge was a wonderful place to stay - the staff were all very friendly and helpful, The Prow (their restaurant and bar) was delicious and there were even a large selection of board games to play in the lounge while you ate or had cocktails. We saw lots of wildlife - mule deer and elk - from our back porch which we would not have gotten from one of the hotels off the main strip. Overall everything was great and we would definitely stay again.
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Hi Stefani, We are so pleased with you 5-star review, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us and the community. The Buffalo Mountain Lodge Team constantly strives to deliver a truly memorable guest experience. We are pleased to hear you were visited by the wonderful wildlife that call Banff home. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for your next getaway in the Rockies! - The Buffalo Mountain Lodge Team
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Buffalo Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tunnel Mountain Trail (0.7 km), Banff Legacy Trail (0.8 km), and C Level Cirque Trail (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buffalo Mountain Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Toro, Chili's Grill & Bar, and Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Buffalo Mountain Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Buffalo Mountain Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cave and Basin National Historic Site (3.0 km) and Old Crag Cabin (1.6 km).