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Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours

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Address: 1739 Oberg Johnson Rd | B.C., Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-344-4779
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage ~ Buffalo Tours. A working...

Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage ~ Buffalo Tours. A working Buffalo & Guest Ranch. We offer educational buffalo tours daily May thru September and year round accommodations in our fully furnished guest cottage and our peaceful cabin by the creek. Make yourself at home, see buffalo in their natural social order, learn about them first hand, wander the ranch and our pristine river frontage on the beautiful Blaeberry River, and come Dog Sledding with us starting December 2014 !!

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Bliss with the Buffalo

We stayed with Leo and the buffalo for 2 whole weeks this summer and loved every minute of it. We have 2 toddlers so having things to do and a space to play and relax was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed with Leo and the buffalo for 2 whole weeks this summer and loved every minute of it. We have 2 toddlers so having things to do and a space to play and relax was critical. We stayed in the guest house, which had all the comforts of home, plus beautiful views out every window, great porches, yard space,... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Sorry to have to give this a one star review but... We tried to book ahead via Face Book messenger since we were coming from England. We were informed to just turn up and it would definitely be open on the day we were in the area. We travelled here on the 31st July 2016 only to find the place... More 

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Leo D, Owner at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours, responded to this review

I'm very sorry I wasn't able to give you a tour. I try to give the very best tour I can to everyone I'm able to, but run the ranch by myself and sometimes have to close to visitors to take care of the buffalo and other responsibilities. I should have explained that better in my answer to your inquiry.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you are ever in Golden, go to Leo's buffalo ranch. You drive to a small parking area and "mosey" on down to Leo's cabin. There is a viewing platform and while you are learning about Leo and the farm, he is calling Chester, the huge male of the herd. It is amazing to watch the herd come, some slowly,... More 

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Leo D, Owner at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours, responded to this review

Thank you guys! for visiting me and the buffalo and for such a kind review too!! :) More 

Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Want to visit one on one with a Buffalo Rancher? Here's your chance. Leo is incredibly interesting. A man who has lived life to the fullest, and has come away with a deep respect for the environment and animals, especially his Buffaloes. Leo will call his Buffaloes to a small platform where you can see them feet away from you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We had a fascinating morning on Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch. It is in a beautiful location and Leo is so knowledgable and happy to share his love of the area and Buffalo. We also bought his CD and thoroughly enjoyed his music as we travelled through the Rockies. A relaxed and interesting morning that I would recommend to anyone in... More 

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Leo D, Owner at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! for visiting me and the buffalo and for listening to my music. I hope you'll visit us again sometime and that you had a wonderful time in the Canadian Rockies. More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I went there at the end of June on a rainy day where I was the only guest for the buffalo tour. It was interesting to learn about the buffalo and to hear about Leo Downey's life story. I can definately recommend a visit.

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Leo D, Owner at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting me and the buffalo!! :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Based on the other great reviews, we decided to make the trip to this spot. We were greeted by Leo at his cabin and taken on a very short walk to a viewing platform. Leo called for the Buffaloes and sure enough the whole herd slowly came walking right up to us for a feed. Leo was very knowledgeable and... More 

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Leo D, Owner at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours, responded to this review

Thank you guys very much for coming and for buying my book! and for your kind review!!! I hope you'll come back one day and see Chester Jr. get as big as his dad. More 

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We passed by the ranch during a trip from Lake Louise to Vancouver. The ranch has a great atmosfere and we went to visit the field with Buffalos. Leo told us lot of interesting things about animals and wildlife, but maybe what has us more impressed is his experience and way of being, such in a short time we found... More 

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Leo D, Owner at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours, responded to this review

Thank you guys for visiting me and the buffalo's. It was my pleasure!! :) More 

Devon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Leo is a charm and Chester junior was amazing. This place you have to see, quite the time we had there. My wife Melanie and I enjoyed this the most. My hat's off to you Leo 😀

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Leo D, Owner at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours, responded to this review

Thank you guys so much for visiting me and Chester Jr. and for your great review!!! Yay!!! I'm grateful and really happy you guys liked it and I hope you'll come back and stay one day. More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

My Mum and I saw the high praise of this place here on Trip Advisor so we figured we'd check it out. When we arrived Leo was already leading another group but had no problem with us joining in. He's a great guy that is clearly very passionate about what he does and certainly has gathered a lot of information... More 

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Leo D, Owner at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours, responded to this review

Thank you to you and your Mum!! :) I hope you'll come back one day and see Chester Jr. get as big as his dad. :) More 

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