I’m so grateful to live nearby the Rocky Mountains especially with Banff just a short drive out of the city. I find the mountains make for the perfect getaway, an escape from the rush and busyness of life to the most serene and tranquil place like Buffalo Mountain Lodge.
My hubby and I had the pleasure of staying at Buffalo Mountain Lodge last week for a romantic mountain getaway. We’ve learned over the years that taking the time to enjoy a getaway nearby is like food for the soul. The moment we arrived, we instantly felt relaxed at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. A peaceful retreat, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is located on Tunnel Mountain which is just a short drive from the town of Banff. We checked into the most charming room, and to our delight it had a beautiful wood-burning fireplace. The neat thing about it was enjoying the cozy aroma of wood burning inside the rooms from outside as we strolled up to our room. My hubby and I immediately lit the fire and enjoyed a glass of wine with cheese before our dinner reservations that evening.
Our dining experience at Buffalo Mountain Lodge was incredibly noteworthy. Whenever I’m in the mountains, I love indulging in hearty cuisine. It just feels so right! The Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant at the hotel has an amazing varietal of bison, elk and beef, all raised on their own ranch a part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts family. I enjoyed the bison short rib with grilled bison striploin from the menu. It was the perfect balance of meat with the most savoury sides. My hubby ordered the Northern caribou, because it’s a meat that we rarely get to enjoy. We finished off our dinner with the most delicious dessert; I highly recommend ordering the chocolate-walnut & caramel tart! I ended up talking about this dessert on our drive home; it was that good that my hubs and I have concluded that we need to return even just to enjoy this!
To finish off our evening, I had a hot bath in the claw tub of our room with a glass of wine. Talk about the best way to finish off a day! The next morning we made coffee in our room and spent time relaxing on the balcony of room enjoying our mountain view. These are some of the moments I enjoy most with my hubs.
Given how special our stay was at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, I’m incredibly excited to offer you a chance to enjoy a mountain getaway for yourself and a guest! Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts is gifting one of my readers with a one-night stay of your choice at either Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Deer Lodge or Emerald Lake Lodge! This prize will include breakfast the next morning of the stay. Be sure to enter the giveaway below.
The drive up to Buffalo Mountain Lodge got me so excited for our stay. Love these majestic views all around.
The main lodge is so charming and cozy!
From the outside of our cozy room.
Inside our room my hubby and I enjoyed the romantic fireplace over a glass of wine and cheese platter.
A closer look at our memorable culinary experience at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant. All of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts are known for their boutique wine selection and have won numerous awards this past year at the 2016 Vancouver International Wine Festival. Buffalo Mountain Lodge received the Gold Award!
With snow outside and the cute Christmas decorations setup in the restaurant, it really felt like the best winter getaway!
Next to the Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant is the lounge with a fireplace. Take me back please!
Following dinner, I had the longest hot bath ever with a glass of wine in hand.
Breakfast the next day with our yummy cappuccinos.
The outside hot tub makes this trip so worth it! When it’s cold outside, soaking in a hot tub is the best feeling ever.
So excited for your entries to the contest, friends!
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Thank you for entering this special giveaway! Be sure to leave a comment and enter the ballot box for full entry. One winner will win one-night stay of your choice at either Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Deer Lodge or Emerald Lake Lodge! This prize will include breakfast the next morning of the stay. The prize does not include transportation. Contest is open to Canadian Residents only. Contest ends at 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time on Sunday, December 4th, 2016. To enter, entrants must provide their email address in the ballot box entry. One winner will be selected randomly and will be contacted via email. Winner will have 2 business days to respond to my email announcement with their contact information. If a selected entrant cannot be reached within 2 business days, another entrant will be randomly selected.
A very special thanks to our friends at Canadian Mountain Resorts for partnering with us on this post.
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