Buffalo Run Inn Reviews


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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.2

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A fun place

5 on September 03, 2015

We stayed three nights here while hiking in the area and were quite surprised by the size of the room and overall lodge. The breakfast was good and it was kinda fun to wait on yourself since all the food is kept in a refrigerator in the main area. The restaurant was wonderful and the location of the hotel very close to North Casades NP. Marshall, the owner, gave us some great tips on hikes in the area.

Stayed twice & Will be back!

4.4 on June 11, 2014

We enjoyed both the inn and the restaurant. The room was very clean and comfortable. The food was great! Will stay here on our next trip to the North Cascades.

Our 02/22/2014 rafting trip

5 on February 22, 2014

We stayed at the Inn for a rafting trip that our in-laws purchased for us. We were the only one's at the Inn and had the place to ourselves. The owner was the best and left the key for us and a fridge full of yummies! The room was just perfect with plenty of space for all three of us. In the common room where you can have your breakfast there were some board games and we played a couple of them. I slept so good that night and had a great breakfast in the morning. We will use the Inn again and we highly recommend it to others, its sooooooo worth it. Thank you again from the Russo Family!!


5 on April 25, 2013

I found this motel by accident when searching for a place to go that would be about two hours out of the city. Best place ever the room was amazing. The only issue I had was our Tv had closed caption on and we not turn it off. However we did not go there for Tv anyway.

Thank you again for a wonderful stay, you'll be seeing us soon again.

5 on January 02, 2013

Restaurant wasn't open yet but no big deal. Place was clean as usual and had a great time visiting the area. thank you again R, Patti Fairall

N Cascades motorcyclists

5 on June 26, 2012

We tried to drive the owner crazy by canceling and "un"canceling but he was very kind and patient with us. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back - hopefully the weather will be more agreeable. We all enjoyed our meals at the restaurant as well. The owner was also one of our servers and spent quite a bit of time with us telling stories and laughing. Thank you!!!

Lovely, comfortable Inn!

5 on June 23, 2012

The Buffalo Run Inn appears rustic from the outside, leaving me to wonder what the room would look like. I was thrilled to find that it was very modern, spotlessly clean, and had everything we could want, including coffeemaker, minifridge and microwave. The bed was very comfortable, and everything in the room seemed new. We had dinner at the Buffalo Run Restaurant across the street. It features a charming courtyard garden eating area with hummingbird feeders--watching these little guys was a delight! The food was great, and the owner gives a 10% discount to people staying at the Inn. This was just a lovely place to stay in a beautiful natural area. The serve-yourself breakfast in the morning offered lots of choices for a healthy, filling Continental breakfast.

I look forward to another stay

4.2 on June 10, 2012

The refurbished rooms were finished very tastefully and were exceptionally clean. Despite the hotel's location next to a country road, my room was very quiet and I had the best night's sleep of this trip. The continental breakfast offered good choice and included fresh oranges. This is likely one of the better lodgings on highway 20.

Where are you taking me?

5 on June 09, 2012

Since I had made most of the plans for our trip, my wife did not know a thing about where we would stay as we traveled to North Cascades National Park for our first time. As we approached the area, she noted that the motel properties were decidedly run down looking and expressed concern that we were in for a less than ideal experience. Well, this was our thirteenth night in a motel and it is her favorite place so far, hands down! She loved the decor in the room, an outdoor moose theme, and we both loved the bed. Best night of sleep on our trip! We did not try out the restaurant but I wished we had been there on a warmer day with more time as I would have loved to eat "with nature" outside behind the restaurant as they had one of the most inviting outside areas I have ever seen. The items they had for breakfast were very special, just perfect! We will definitely stay again when we return!

very nice room

4.0 on May 22, 2012

Clean and comfortable with big plump comforters and pillow-top mattresses. We had a nice bath with jetted tub, and the room included a microwave and coffeemaker and fridge. Our only complaint was the thin wall (I guess) between us and the next room--at any rate, we heard every word loud and clear of the lengthy cellphone calls the woman over there made just as we went to bed and again at 7 in the morning. Restaurant is full of bison decor and we enjoyed watching the hummingbirds zoom between feeders just outside the window at our table, which looked out on a nice pansy-lined patio. Food we had was ok but not great.

Very quiet

4.0 on May 18, 2012

We stayed a Wednesday through Friday and were the only guests there. At first seemed a little odd but the season hadn't started yet. Even though it is located directly on highway 20 it was quiet- again could be because of the off season. No dinner available in town but got good advice on the nearest market. Loved the decor including the fake moose head in the room. Would stay here again if out this way.

Group B-Day!

5 on April 30, 2012

Great group venue. With a large space to share as a group and a private room to retire to. Loved it. The Buffalo Stroganoff is outstanding.

Excellent Weekend getaway!

5 on April 29, 2012

Thanks for the great stay at Buffalo Run Inn. My husband and I had a wonderful and relaxing weekend there with friends. Great room that was extremely clean and comfortable. Also really loved our dinner at the restaurant across the street. We look forward to returning!

Great stay

4.0 on April 29, 2012

The rooms were unexpectedly luxurious, well appointed, and scrupulously clean. The beds were great! Service was very friendly in the hotel and restaurant, and the restaurant food featured game meat options in addition to buffalo. The individual portions were generous and quite delicious. Look forward to staying at Buffalo Run again!

Great place and Great Location

4.6 on April 17, 2012

We stayed here our first night in Washington state (after we landed at Sea-Tac in Seattle). After flying across the country and driving several hours,, we arrived at Buffalo Run Inn. We found room #5 to be great. Unfortunately the restaurant was not open as it was off-season at the end of March 2012.. We enjoyed our drive on Rt 20 up to where it was closed by a snow gate. The crystal clear waterfalls and glaciers were wonderful to see. It was a rainy and snowy evening. We saw black tailed deer too. It would be wonderful to see on a blue sky day, but it is certainly one of the most scenic places in the US. The inn was located near the national park. Our only regret was we didn't have an extra day worked into our schedule, or we would have stayed another night. The continential breakfast was nice, with the breakfast room off the lobby and a refrigerator full of lots of choices. We explored the Skagit River and then headed back to the west, eventually going to Port Townsend to a condo timeshare I had booked. But for the first day and half of our Northwest trip, this inn was indeed memorable.

Relaxing In The Mountain Foothills.

4.8 on March 04, 2012

Very enjoyable overnite stay at the Inn and Restaurant. Will plan on staying there anytime I'm up that way.

January 14-16 Eagle Festival Stay

5 on February 07, 2012

Regret taking so long in posting a comment.....wanted to thank you so much for a truly wonderful stay and great food. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer place and such amazing weather with all the fresh snow. I have lived in Silverdale/Bremerton most of my life and had never visited your area. I definitely plan on returning and staying at your place and enjoying your restaurant. Again thank you so much, Have a great season….Rm 1 (comfy bed, super clean, large bathroom/shower with bench, highly recommended) R, Patti Fairall January 14-16, 2012

the hidden gem of accommadations...

4.6 on December 31, 2011

This little gem of a hotel looks very decent on the outside, a nicely restored old dovetail log structure from pre-1900, but it was the inside that really blew me away. As soon as we walked in the door we noticed the meticulous care the owners have for this place. Amazingly clean and well kept common areas and rooms. We had a very well kept room with a super comfortable bed that allowed me a very restful sleep, and for the price...a GREAT deal!!! I would recommend this place again and again. Come to Marblemount, WA, a gateway to The North Cascades and stay at The Bull Run Inn! David, San Juan Island, WA

Buffalo Run

3.8 on November 07, 2011

This is a very nice place to stay in a beautiful area. The restaurant is close and serves fantastic food for a reasonable price considering the area. The rooms are each decorated differently but all in keeping with their country flair. Our room was clean and comfortable. The common area was available for playing cards or other games and was comfortable and inviting. My only complaint was we had to reserve our room on-line, they won't take reservations by phone, and the site didn't allow the advertised discount for seniors. We were billed the regular rate and the idea of a senior discount was treated on registration as though we were mindless.

A Gem Tucked among the Cascades

5 on October 10, 2011

Who would have imagined this wonderful inn along Rte. 20? My friend and I stayed two nights in a cozy, clean and very comfortable room. The convenience of both evening dining and a full breakfast selection, plus use of the refrigerator in the Inn for our picnic essentials, made this a perfect place to begin our adventure in the Northern Cascades. The innkeeper was most helpful in providing information for both guests and passersby who stopped along the road to make inquiries. The welcoming and relaxed ambiance of the Inn created an opportunity for guests to share trail stories, personal recommendations of "what to see and do" in the area and sometimes family stories over a healthy and delicious breakfast. Thanks for a great time! Kathy from Michigan

Nice and Convenient Place to Stay 9.28.11

5 on October 05, 2011

When we arrived, we were offered an upgrade at no extra charge. Our room included a small refrigerator, microwave, and sink. It was extremely clean and faced the back yard and was very quiet. I loved the black bear decorating motif which fit the setting of this inn located in the North Cascades. The free breakfast was delicious and included everything a person could want.

Luxury in the mountains!

5 on September 22, 2011

We have stayed at the Buffalo Run Inn a few times in the past and have managed to stay in each room! We are always been extremely happy with the quality of furnishings, linens and beds here. The rooms are always immaculate (VERY CLEAN). The owners are always helpful and accommodating. You would be hard pressed to find another establishment like this up this far out Highway 20. It really is a true Gem in these mountains. It is not far from one of the most beautiful views with sweeping vistas and real glaciers! So many things to do close by. Hiking, fishing, biking, and relaxing drives through some amazing scenery. If that is not your thing you can just kick back in your room and enjoy. We love this place and will continue coming.

Very nice & convient place to stay!

3.8 on September 13, 2011

If your destination is the North Cascades NP then here is your place to stay. As close to that area as you can get , rooms are very clean & neat - plus free continental breakfast. I definitely would recommend this motel!

buffalo run inn Marblemount, WA

4.6 on August 13, 2011

Owners are very hospitable. I will definitely come back & would highly recommend this place to stay. Nice & quiet and close to hiking, boating & exploring the beautiful No. Cascades.


5 on August 08, 2011

Wonderful people...nice cleanly rooms, great resturant will be back!!!

Perfect place to stay

3.6 on August 07, 2011

We were very surprised at how updated our room was. We were very comfortable in our room and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Our room wasn't big, just enough space for a queen-sized bed, a small desk and a small fridge and microwave. The bathroom was as clean and modern as it gets. We were there to hike and not spend all day in our room, so it was perfect for us.

Great Inn!

5 on July 26, 2011

The room was so clean and fresh it must have been newly furnished and decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the kitchenette was well stocked. All the common areas of the Inn were spotlessly kept and welcoming. The complimentary breakfast was perfect for us. The owners must travel frequently, because they know what people want in a place to stay away from home. We highly recommend the Buffalo Run Inn, and hope we can stay there again. Bob and Rita, Alabama

Don't let the outside fool you

3.8 on July 21, 2011

It's always a gamble to book online with just pictures to go on and this Inn was so much BETTER than the pictures portrayed. We stayed in room 6 which gave us a view of the North Cascades and a bench outside the room to enjoy a quiet evening. The beds were fabulous to sink into after a long day of hiking and the bathroom had some of the more high-end renovations not usually seen in this budget. There was a deep soaking jetted tub that completed relaxing tired muscles and really made the Inn a great place to spend a couple nights. We were there at the end of June and found the location to be quiet and very pretty. We would definitely stay there again.

Very Clean Room

4.4 on July 20, 2011

We were so pleased with the room size and it was so clean that we felt comfortable letting our little one crawl on the floor. The Continental Breakfast was OK but we really enjoyed the meals at the Buffalo Run Restaurant accross the street.

Recently remodeled and very clean

4.2 on July 10, 2011

This is our 3rd visit to the Buffalo Run Inn and we're always very pleased with it. The rooms are clean, recently remodeled and very quiet. Breakfast in the morning always suits our needs.

June 2011 Stay

4.6 on June 29, 2011

This was a very clean and quiet inn. Perfect spot for exploring several portions of the Cascades. My one full dinner there was outstanding and guests and host were all friendly. Sorry I only had a couple of days this time.

Absolutely One of the Best Weekend get-aways!!!

5 on March 23, 2011

We have only praises for the this lovely Inn. The room was nicely decorated, well equipped, very clean and the inn is located in the gateway to the "NW alps" - the area is perfect for day hiking. Perfect place for a weekend get away and an easy drive from Seattle. The self-serve breakfast/snacks were perfect and diverse enough to accommodate any dietary need. The town is small and most places were closed for the winter but it's an easy drive to larger towns nearby to dine out. The service was so outstanding - Vickie made our day when she invited us to the 'ranch' to photograph the bison... and Marshall, we thank you for sharing the history of your ranch and the inn. Over all outstanding ratings for this lovely place. We will be back and we will recommend to our friends.

Extreme value & great experience

5 on January 11, 2011

My wife & I came to Marblemount and the Skagit River to photograph bald eagles. The images will eventually be hung in our cooperative...ArtWorks Gallery in Sandpoint (ID) www.sandpointartworks.com. We chose to stay at the Buffalo Run Inn based on reviews we had read, and its close proximity to our shooting site. Logistically we found it perfect. The room & the premises were impeccably clean. The Continental breakfast goodies were well-varied & always well stocked. The latter provided for us to get out into the field early and on our time frame. We enjoyed the room's decor, too...bears theme! The price was unbelievable. The mattress on our bed was most comfortable. After a long day's work, it was much appreciated to come back to a fresh, clean & quiet environment to regroup. Marshall, Candi, & Vickie--we give our highest recommendation. Jerry & Vicki Ferrara

Get your buffalo and make a reservation!

5 on November 01, 2010

Loved this place! Don't let small outside fool you---this Inn has several cozy designs in accommodations! I just adored our room--smartly chosen colors and decor that fully exuded the feel of the rustic area. I'd love to return again & again to be able to sleep them all! GREAT breakfast layout (LOVE THOSE MUFFINS, MARSHAL!). Clean, good security, and great location! The restaurant welcomed you like walking into your best friends' home for dinner--wearing whatever your comfort was! Marshal mingles with his patrons and chews any fat you have to share! Menu selections were wonderful and varied--offering great array of meats & veges. I only wish I could have brought 10 gallons of that tea home with me! ;) Just WHO DOES that cooking!? Folks--save your money; pamper yourself; and run to this B&B, Restaurant while you hike the area. We met some wonderful people here!

An enjoyable visit

3.8 on July 02, 2010

Very deceptive from the outside but charming inside. Neat, clean and a good find where there is little else. Would recommend for easy access to the Cascades

Best place to stay in the loop!

5 on August 17, 2009

The value of the inn is outstanding! Our room was fantastic and the meal at the restaurant was unbelievable. The best buffalo steak was enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks for the hospitality and we will tell everyone we know how fantastic the Buffalo Inn is!

We'll be back!

4.8 on May 13, 2009

Rooms are roomy, clean, cherry, and larger than most B&B's. Thank you!

Buffalo Run

5 on May 13, 2009

Fantastic lodge, great accommodations, majestic scenery, great food

Hidden gem

5 on May 11, 2009

This is the best place to stay in the area. The owners were very friendly. The room we had was very nice and super clean. I loved the moose decor. I would return if I visited the Cascades again.

Buffalo Run Inn

4.6 on April 01, 2009

My friend and I stayed in Room #3. The decor and cleanliness of the room was great, and the continental breakfast was convenient to make ourselves whenever we got up in the morning. At the restaurant, the elk was very tasty...the nachos and calamari were solid (though nothing special). We would definitely stay there again -- at $252 for three nights -- pretty unbeatable.


4.4 on November 03, 2008

We got tired of driving in the dark and rain and happened to find this place, so we checked in. We were amazed to find such a clean and homey place to stay and have it as comfortable as the resort we had stayed at.

what a pleasant surprise!

3.8 on November 03, 2008

we were so impressed by all that we saw! clever and detailed decorating! so clean and comfortable.

friendly staff; cozy town

4.0 on November 03, 2008

Very clean new rooms. Hotel and restaurant staff was very friendly and helpful. Affordable, cute, secluded town with a gorgeous back drop. would definitely recommend.

Skagit Fall Colors

4.2 on October 22, 2008

The staff are quite charming, with stories to tell. The room decor is more victorian/elegant than rustic, and the dense forest setting glistens with autumn drizzle and the golden orange of the season.

It's Cold in Marblemount

4.0 on October 13, 2008

Buffalo Run was a surprise to us. The room was much larger than it appeared on the internet. The property owner has definitely put a great deal of decorative expertise into the property. Some of that investment should possibly be vested into some personal attention to visitors, warming the property up a bit.

Quiet Hide-a-Way

3.8 on October 10, 2008

Very clean & modern rooms. Good food. Quiet. Breakfast : barely adequate for first arrivers, who also had to make the coffee.

A gem in the wilderness

4.4 on September 11, 2008

It is obvious that the owner takes pride and enjoyment in the business. The room was extremely clean, modern, and cutely decorated in every detail. Our dinner at the Buffalo Restaurant across the street was also excellent.

Wonderful surprise of a saving grace!

4.4 on August 08, 2008

While riding our motorcycle through the Northern Cascades, we were deluged in a sudden, severe storm. By the time we made it to Marblemount, I would have gladly camped under an overpass...just to get out of the weather! We pulled up to the Inn, rode over to the restaurant and registered. When we walked into our room at the Inn, I think I actually squealed with happiness. It was beautifully decorated, clean as a whistle, had a lovely heater to warm by, a coffee maker to warm our insides, and the bed was SOOO comfortable...down comforter and all! I didn't want to leave. It was a great surprise...and to be honest I didn't think we'd find much up there in the mountains! So to find this little gem was a fantastic experience. The continental breakfast was great, the atmosphere of the building was charming. We are already planning a trip back there to appreciate the Northern Cascades in the sunshine...and to stay at the Buffalo Inn again! My boyfriend has eaten at the restaurant there a few times, and he says it's the best, too. I highly recommend this lovely little Inn!

"....lots of stars".

4.4 on August 06, 2008

The food was great the room was just wonderful and we loved the breakfast. It's a real neat set-up-would we stay again? Yes, that's a big yes, lots of stars.

Sleep but don't eat

3.6 on August 01, 2008

The rooms are as clean and attrative as you will find at this price or much higher. As tasteful as the room is, however, the food in the restaurant is totally lacking in taste.


3.0 on July 25, 2008

The room was nicely decorated, very tasteful with a "moose-theme". Furniture rather new and fitting the theme. The personnel was outgoing and professional. Coming from Europe, we always expect excellence.

Luxury in the Wilderness

5 on July 25, 2008

Great Inn, comfortably & tastefully done rooms. Restaurant is best in town w/ good selections & patio dining.

Cascade Mountains

4.8 on July 24, 2008

This is the place to stop on a tour of the Cascade Mtns. Spotlessly clean, friendly, comfortable, a good separate restaurant for evening meals.

Amazing, stay at the Buffalo Run Inn.

4.2 on July 23, 2008

The Buffalo Run Inn is a wonderful place to stay. Beyond the comfy rooms there is a wonderful diner where the owner serves buffalo from his buffalo Ranch. Coming to the cascades?

Buffalo Run Inn

4.6 on July 23, 2008

This was a very nice stay at the opening of a mountains National Park

Loved Buffalo Run Inn

4.8 on July 22, 2008

This property was chosen for it's location to Cascades N.P. We had room #5 with a very comfortable King bed & kitchenette. The room was spotless from top to bottom & the included breakfast in a common area was more than adequate & open at 6 AM for us hikers and early risers . The dining options in the area are very limited, thankfully the same owners have a restaurant across the street, The Buffalo Run Restaurant. We had a great lunch of Buffalo burgers on our day of arrival. We also had dinner the 2 nights of our stay. The meals were excellent and a great selection of local & imported beers and ales. The owner Marshall is usually about & is very friendly, always pleasant & helpful. Bill & Kathy Nicolay Warwick,NY

Great B&B in Washington

4.6 on July 17, 2008

Our stay was wonderful - Beautifully redecorated inn w/ lovely setting.

Fisherman's Room

4.8 on July 15, 2008

Very neat room with awesome love for decoration details!

Pleasantly surprised

4.0 on July 08, 2008

Didn't look like much but it was very nice - clean - convenient to national park - Innkeeper very friendly.

Buffalo Run Inn

4.0 on July 02, 2008

Charming room, nicely kept, and is a beautiful location.

Place to Stay

4.0 on June 19, 2008

It was fabulous staying at the Buffalo Run Inn. Felt like home and we loved it!

quaint and clean

4.8 on June 11, 2008

great hospitality,unique property, recently renovated, very tasteful, rustic, needs weather channel and skim milk, a real sleeper- don't miss, great value, very convenient

Buffalo Run Inn

4.4 on June 10, 2008

Lovely room; pleasant, friendly host. Would highly recommend.

Buffalo Run Inn & Restaurant

4.4 on June 10, 2008

Comfortable, Fresh, Modern, We liked it.

Great Time!

5 on June 09, 2008

What an interesting well kept lodge. Friendly staff, only one suggestion is to provide closing hours in bath area.

A Place to Be Revisited

4.2 on June 09, 2008

We were greeted warmly. Location was beautiful with restaurants and groceries very convenient. Rooms were large, clean and very peaceful. This is on our list of places to revisit again.

Clean and Comfortable.

5 on June 09, 2008

We had a great experience at the Buffalo Run Inn. The rooms have been newly remodeled and are very clean and comfortable. We also enjoyed the restaurant with great food and great prices.

Restaurant and Lodge

4.2 on June 09, 2008

Excellent accommodations, excellent hamburger.

Friendly people and beautiful rooms

4.8 on June 08, 2008

We drove from Pennsylvania to Seattle, and this was by far the most pleasant place we stayed. The rooms are clean and well decorated. The Food was terrific. Try the Buffalo Stroganoff if they have it as a special. The owners, and the rest of the staff were friendly and efficient. We already have recommended it to some other travelers we spoke with. If we are ever back that way we will most certainly stay at the Buffalo Run Inn.

A pleasant place to spend some time

4.2 on May 29, 2008

Spent one night while traveling around the Cascade Loop. The town of Marblemount pretty much consists of the inn and the restaurant across the street (both run by the same folks), plus a couple of gas stations/convenience/hardware stores. The rooms are super clean and very comfortable. The restaurant has a good menu and great service.

Good value

4.2 on February 17, 2007

The Buffalo Run is very clean and the owners are very friendly. We were susprised at the quality of the rooms for the price. We will stay there again and have recommended it to many of our friends.

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  • Nightly Rate $89 - $125
  • Reviews (71) 4.5
  • Rooms 15

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