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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

After an excellent experience last winter at Emerald Lake Lodge, another Canadian Rocky Mountain Resort, I decided to give their other locations a try. One of them is Buffalo Mountain Lodge, nestled on top of Tunnel Mountain in Banff, Alberta.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Staying at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Arriving at Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a pleasure. The lobby was covered in Christmas decor, and classic holiday tunes played in the background (we came just before Christmas). The main lodge is everything you would expect of a rustic mountain retreat: timber framing, earth tones, fire crackling. The receptionist handed us our room keys (literally: keys) and off we went to discover our own little cabin in the woods.

rustic Christmas fireplace

Upon entry, I immediately felt the coziness. Wood-burning fireplace, a king-size bed, and *gasp* a clawfoot bathtub completed the suite. Unlike Emerald Lake Lodge, this resort has wifi and a TV, so it’s not a complete offline getaway. Although, the peace and quiet remains! Out the backdoor is a breathtaking view of a snow-capped mountain, like icing on a cake.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge snow

rustic mountain retreat

cozy King size bed

mountain fireplace

clawfoot tub

Canadian rockies

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

mountain view room

Dining at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

If you’re hungry (and I’m sure you are after the long drive in), Sleeping Buffalo in the main lodge is a gastronomist’s dream. Local and seasonal delights are brought from the resorts very own ranch, and there is a wide selection of Canadian-meat dishes to the carnivore’s delight. Have the caribou; you won’t regret it!

Sleeping Buffalo food

Sleeping Buffalo Caribou

Sleeping Buffalo duck

Sleeping Buffalo

Sleeping Buffalo menu

A stay here is not complete without wandering around the property. The cabins are simply idyllic – particularly when covered with snow, in my opinion. There’s a little cafe to warm up with drinks and snacks. The large outdoor hot tub *might* just be the trick to warm up after a hike (brave the walk from the change rooms to the tub first).

Buffalo Mountain Lodge - snow

Buffalo Mountain Lodge - snow girl

winter girl

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Buffalo Mountain Lodge - snow girl

Drinks by the fire is the best way to end the day: I highly recommend it. Or maybe a soak in the tub….

cozy fireplace & roots socks

girl champagne fire cozy

cozy rustic bed

Do you have any recommendations for a mountain retreat? Let me know!

Shop my: pom-pom hat, fluffy mitts (similar), grey coat (similar & on sale), UGG boots (last seen here), oversized scarf (old – similar), coziest Roots socks, oversized cardigan

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