Fall in the Rockies: What’s New This Autumn at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Can anything beat the beautiful changing colours of autumn in the Rockies? There is just something so magical about the clear, brisk days of fall. As we prepare for the coming season, don’t miss out on all the new and exciting things happening at Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff!

Newly Renovated Buffalo Suites

Jason Dziver

Just in time for the cooler weather, our newly renovated Buffalo Suites are open for bookings at the lodge! With a brand-new look and feel, these kitchenette rooms are sure to impress! Our Buffalo Suites feature two queen beds or one king bed separate from the living room area, a wood burning stone fireplace which is stocked daily with complimentary firewood as well as a kitchenette featuring a microwave, stove top and fridge! A handful of these suites are also ADA approved rooms – featuring widened doorways, ramped entryways, accessible bathroom, and lowered counter tops!

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Fall Activities

As the days shorten and the landscape around us takes on a shimmering red, yellow, and orange hue, we now say goodbye to the buzz of summertime in the Rockies and enjoy quieter trails and tranquil getaways. Although things may look a little different this fall, there are still so many wonderful autumn activities to take advantage of in and around Buffalo Mountain Lodge!

 

Hiking

Paul Zizka Photography

Hiking amongst the fall colours of the Rocky Mountains is a truly unforgettable experience. For a magical moment in September and October, the larch trees turn a stunning golden colour while other trees and shrubs transform into brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. During your next fall getaway, try the Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass Hike near Lake Louise. This moderate hike offers remarkable views of the Ten Peaks and, if you head up Sentinel Pass, the dreamlike vista of Paradise Valley. This classic Canadian Rockies trail is truly unparalleled during the autumn season when the larch trees turn golden!

 

Biking

Devin Featherstone

Fun terrain and stunning autumn views await mountain bikers who want to ride the trails of Banff this fall! Did you know that there are a variety of mountain biking trails right by the lodge?! Ranging from easy to difficult for all levels of riding, there is something for everyone here in Banff! Visiting this month? Try the scenic Tunnel Mountain Loop as a great start to your mountain biking adventure!

 

Relaxing in our Outdoor Hot Tub

Jason Dziver

As the temperatures cool here in the Rockies, now is the perfect time to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the summer months. Indulge in a little relaxation by stepping into Buffalo Mountain Lodge’s state-of-the-art steel outdoor hot tub. Located just steps from the main lodge, and central to all guest rooms, guests can enjoy mountain views during the day, and star gaze at night.

 

Happy Hour

Kendal + Kevin

Summer days on the patio may be over, but happy hour is not! From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Enjoy epic flatbread and refreshing bevies such as sangria, craft beers and more at the Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge.

Happy Hour Flatbread Menu

 

Fall Events & Promotions

As we welcome in the changing season, we also welcome new and exciting packages, promotions, and events at Buffalo Mountain Lodge.

 

Thanksgiving Package

Kendal + Kevin

In a year of new normals and traditions, try something different this Thanksgiving and leave the cooking to our talented team at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. Book through our Thanksgiving Package to enjoy your overnight accommodations paired with an epic Thanksgiving feast for those you hold near and dear. We’ve made it even easier to enjoy with the whole family, as children under 5 dine for free!

Featuring local and seasonal items, this year’s Thanksgiving Menu is all about coming together to enjoy the beauty of the Fall season and the delicious flavors that come with it.

 

First Course

Artisan Green Salad

Autumn Fruit, Toasted Almonds, Shaved Goat Cheese,

Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette

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Second Course

Free Range Turkey

Cranberry Stuffing, Pureed Potato, Maple Roasted Root Vegetables,

Turkey Pan Gravy

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Smoked Pork Chop

Sweet Potato Gratin, Whisky Butter Brussel Sprouts,

Apple Thyme Glaze

OR

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Brussel Sprouts, Pumpkin Seed Crema

Vegan, Gluten Free

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Third Course

Pumpkin Curd Tart

Toasted Meringue, Spiced Vanilla Anglaise

 

Enjoy a more socially distanced evening by booking your own private dining space to enjoy with your social bubble! Inquire about private bookings with our team at bmlconfmgr@crmr.com!

This mouth-watering package is available from October 7th to 11th, so come and start a new family tradition with us!

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Halloween Package

Julia Raasch 

Although Halloween may look a little different this year, we can still experience family fun and create memories together with our NEW Halloween Package in Banff! Enjoy rustic mountain accommodations at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, breakfast for adults, trick or treating, pumpkin carving and more with this unique promotion!

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Chef’s Table Dine & Stay Package

Erik McRitchie

Upgrade your next date night in the Rockies with our special Chef’s Table Dine & Stay Package at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. On October 30th or November 21st, enjoy a socially distanced, interactive, and delicious three course meal + amuse bouche crafted by Canadian Rocky Mountain Resort’s own talented Chef Catherine, accompanied by savoury wine pairings.

Enjoy the intimate feel of a Chef’s Table, while enjoying a space that allows for full safety and relaxation. All guests will be seated at their own tables with their parties and spaced 2 meters from other guests.

After indulging in some sumptuous Rocky Mountain Cuisine, enjoy luxurious accommodations at the lodge at a 40% discounted rate!

With only 20 tickets available for each night, this is not an evening you want to miss!

Check out our October 30th menu below!

 

Amuse Bouche

Village Bay Oyster

Mandarin – Lemon Grass Mignonette

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Appetizer

Wild Boar Belly & Scallop

Red Cooked Wild Boar, Seared Jumbo Scallop,

Daikon, Red Radish, Snap Pea & Carrot Salad, Mirin Sesame Dressing

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Entrée

Bison Short Rib

Slow Cooked Bison Short Rib, Enoki Mushroom & Red Cabbage Slaw,

Sweet Potato Noodles, Mild Ssamjang Soy Sauce

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Dessert

Ginger Glazed Donut

Lemon Macha Mousse, Candied Ginger

 

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Taste for Adventure Banff

Kendal + Kevin

Starting October 13th and running until November 12th, the Banff and Lake Louise Tourism’s month-long culinary celebration, Taste for Adventure, will feature the best food and drink menus with fantastic prices in Banff and Lake Louise.

This year, our very own Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant will showcase its limited-time, chef-crafted three-course menu for only $45 and prove why this gem is a favorite among guests and locals alike.

 

Appetizer

Baked Onion Soup

Sweet Onions, Sourdough Bread, Aged Cheddar Cheese

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Roasted Heirloom Beet Salad

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Toasted Pecans, Herb Vinaigrette

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Entrée

Braised Game Meat Stew

Pearl Onions, Mushrooms, Red Wine Demi Glaze,

Butternut Squash Gratin, Green Beans

OR

Roasted Cauliflower & Coriander Hummus Bowl

Red Peppers, Hazelnuts, Raisins, Lemon Drizzle, Grilled Flatbread

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Dessert

Warm Apple Pie

Bourbon Ice Cream, Maple Sugar Bark

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Fall is a gorgeous time here in the Canadian Rockies, and Banff offers so much at this time of year. From relaxing in our beautiful outdoor hot tub, exploring the hiking and biking trails in the area or enjoying happy hour pre or post adventure, there are just SO many things to do!

Book your fall getaway at Buffalo Mountain Lodge today!

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