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In National Park
This scenic Canadian Rockies lodge is in Banff National Park, just 2 km (1.25 mi) from downtown Banff; Lake Minnewanka is 7 km (4.5 mi) away and downhill skiing is within 20 km (12.5 mi).
20-person spa tub
The lodge's Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant specializes in Rocky Mountain Cuisine with fresh, wild, local ingredients. A 24-hour fitness center that opens onto a 20-person outdoor spa tub.
Guestrooms at Buffalo Mountain Lodge feature fieldstone fireplaces replenished daily with complimentary firewood. Premier rooms have bathrooms with heated slate floors and claw-foot tubs.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Perched on the gentle slopes of Tunnel Mountain in Banff National Park, scenic Buffalo Mountain Lodge is 2 km (1.25 mi) from the eclectic shops and boutiques of downtown Banff. Lake Minnewanka is 7 km (4.5 mi) away and several downhill ski areas are within 40 km (25 mi).
Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant is famous for its Rocky Mountain Cuisine which highlights wild game; indigenous berries; and wild fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and grains. The lodge maintains its own wild-game ranch where caribou and buffalo roam.
A 24-hour fitness center with changing rooms opens onto a 20-person outdoor spa tub—a delicious, steaming treat in winter when snow covers the ground. The property also features a 24-hour business center, 370 square meters of meeting space, and complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas.
- 24-hour front desk
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or café
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Fireplace in lobby
- Fitness facilities
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Computer station
- Luggage storage
- One meeting room
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 2
- Total number of rooms - 108
- Picnic area
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- 24-hour business center
- Conference space size (feet) - 3983
- Free self parking
- Conference space size (meters) - 370
- Conference center
- Ski storage
- Smoke-free property
- Number of buildings/towers - 8
- Spa tub
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Free self parking
- Access via exterior corridors
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Cable TV service
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Iron/ironing board
- Microwave (on request)
- In-room safe
- Premium bedding
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Room service (limited hours)
- LCD TV
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
Where to Eat
Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant - Mountain-formal. Rocky Mountain Cuisine featuring smoked, cured, or roasted wild game and wild fruits, berries, and vegetables. Menu items may include Medallions of Wild Northern Caribou with Raspberry Black pepper Sauce and Yam Goat Cheese Gratin, and Grilled Buffalo Tenderloin with Blueberry Port Glaze and Roasted Balsamic Sweet Potato. The lodge has its own wild-game ranch where the restaurant obtains its caribou and buffalo. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cilantro Mountain Café - Casual. Wood-fire pizzas and pastas. Open daily in summer for lunch and dinner. Seasonal winter hours.
Lobby lounge - Large fieldstone fireplace. Single malt Scotch whiskey, extensive wine cellar, cocktails. Light bar menu. Open from noon till late.
Room service - Available during restaurant hours.
Please note: The main dining room will be closed the evening of December 31 for a New Year's extravaganza. Guests who wish to participate must pre-book with the hotel. Contact the hotel using the information in the confirmation received after booking.
Nearby Things to Do
The resort has a 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines, and free weights. A 20-person outdoor spa tub is open year round.
Hiking trails are accessible across the street, and numerous hikes are available in the surrounding area. The Banff Gondola, 7 km (4.5 mi) away, transports guests 2,281m (7,486 ft) above sea level to a boardwalk with 360-degree views. Downhill skiing options include Sunshine Village, 20 km (12.5 mi) away, and the Lake Louise Ski Area, within 40 km (25 mi). Additional area activities include fishing, canoeing, white-water rafting, ice skating, and cross-country skiing.
The Silvertip Resort golf course, with 600 feet in elevation change, offers a true mountain-golf experience with water features that include crystal-clear trout ponds. Designed by Les Furber, the course is 27 km (17 mi) away.
The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Downhill skiing nearby
- Cross-country skiing nearby
- Snowboarding nearby
- Snowshoeing nearby
- Rafting nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
- Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
No cribs (infant beds) available
No rollaway/extra beds available
- Breakfast fee: between CAD 20 and CAD 40 per person (approximately)
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Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.