Get an overview of this hotelMountain lodge with gourmet dining near Banff

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property

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.

Fieldstone fireplaces

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.

 Guest Highlights

  • Good location
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Helpful staff
  • Clean guestrooms
  • Comfy beds and overall room comfort

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • 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 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Luggage storage 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Total number of rooms - 108 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 370 
  • Conference center 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3983 
  • Ski storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Fireplace 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired 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.

Buffalo Mountain Café - Casual mountain café. Grab a coffee, fresh pastry, muffin, homemade dessert or sandwich to go from Buffalo Mountain Café. The perfect place to stop in pre- or post-adventure for a casual bite or snack. Open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

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 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

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 elevators
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 20 and CAD 40 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Buffalo Mountain Banff
  • Buffalo Mountain Lodge
  • Buffalo Mountain Lodge Banff
  • Buffalo Mountain Hotel Banff
  • Buffulo Mountain Lodge

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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