Buffalo Mountain Lodge

700 Tunnel Mountain Drive

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Hotels with In-Room Kitchens
  • Set on nine acres of open land adjacent to the commercial center of Banff, the Buffalo Mountain Lodge makes a wonderful home base for exploring the magical scenery of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain-style architecture and handcrafted decor are warm and inviting. Guest rooms are comfortable, with fireplaces and either private balconies or patios; some units have kitchenette facilities.

    The overall atmosphere at Buffalo Mountain Lodge is quiet with limited onsite amenities, yet all of the area’s activities are easy to access from here, a perfect option for families who want to escape the tourist crowds in town and enjoy this breathtaking natural setting.

    • Category: Hotel
    • Location: Mountains
    • Standard: Upscale
    • Style: Traditional
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Cribs and highchairs available
    • Toddler Fun: Adjacent to public indoor pool with a waterslide
    • School Age Action: Located on nine acres of open land with amazing outdoor activities
    • Spectacular mountain setting and views
    • Warm, cozy, and inviting atmosphere
    • Rooms with kitchenette facilities
    • Central location for regional exploration

    Families Should Know

    • Property is a 5-minute drive from the center of Banff
    • No onsite swimming pool – outdoor hot tub only
    • Adjacent to public indoor pool with waterslide for small usage fee
    • Two onsite restaurants – lodge option is quiet and more adult-oriented
    • Free WIFI in public areas
    • Babysitting starts at $US 16 per hour

    Sports + Activities

    • swimming/hot springs
    • hiking
    • horseback riding
    • fishing
    • bike rental, including children’s bike rental
    • golf
    • boating/canoeing/whitewater rafting
    • cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, heli-skiing
    • sleigh rides, tobogganing, dogsledding, snowshoeing

    Local Excursions

    • Banff center: 5 minutes
    • Lake Louise: 45 minutes
    • Columbia Ice Field: 1.5 hours
    • Calgary: 1 hour
    • Jasper: 2.5 hours
    • Edmonton: 4 hours
    • Johnston’s Canyon


    • TV/DVD player
    • complimentary kids’ movies and new releases
    • hair dryer
    • WIFI public areas and guest rooms
    • outdoor hot tub
    • onsite restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • concierge
    • private parking
    • babysitting on request
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    Not provided

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Comfortable beds
    • Convenient location on property
    • Warm and inviting ambiance

    Booking Conditions

    • Credit card for guarantee, no deposit required
    • Cribs and highchairs free
    • Cancellation: <72 hours, 1-night penalty
    • Cancellation Christmas/New Year’s: <72 hours, 1-night penalty
    • Check-in is 4p and check-out is 11a