Buffalo Mountain Lodge lies on the gentle slopes of Tunnel Mountain, which native people called "sleeping buffalo". The Main Lodge compliments its natural setting with square timber, post and beam construction, and high open ceilings. Decor pays tribute to old-world craftsmanship, from custom made cherry, pine and bent-willow furnishings to copper and glass light fixtures. Simple, elegant design is a hallmark of the resort, and symbolizes the lifestyle at the Lodge. It includes a charming lounge with a huge fieldstone fireplace, dining room, conference rooms, indoor recreation area, steam room and an outdoor hot tub. Complimentary wireless internet is accessible from a central computer in the lodge.
Buffalo Mountain Lodge boasts one of the most famous dining rooms in the Canadian Rockies, which has been the recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine awards for its wine list. Guest rooms feature wood burning fieldstone fireplaces, warm duvets, televisions and gracious furnishings. In addition, there are one bedroom suites with kitchenettes and seperate bedrooms with VCR. The lodge is home to one of Banff's most popular California style restaurants, Cilantro Mountain Cafe.