Buffalo Run Inn

60117 State Route 20 , Marblemount, WA 98267 USA (Show map)


Located at the West entrance to the North Cascades National Park at the confluence of the Cascade and Skagit Rivers. This 1889 roadhouse was a frequent watering hole for the gold miners, mountain men and lumberjacks traveling up the Skagit River into the North Cascade mountains. Today it is a 4 STAR luxurious Bed and Breakfast frequented by hikers and outdoor enthusiast from around the world! The famous Buffalo Run Restaurant is across the street! The restaurant features Buffalo, Venison, Elk and several other exotic meats. Have a Buffalo Burger and an ice cold beer on our beautiful Garden Patio!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Nice and Clean

3.8 on June 26, 2017

The outside of the inn is deceptive. It looks like the sort of place you wouldn't stop; however, the rooms are spacious and clean. We stayed two nights and would stay again if we were in the area. The continental breakfast left something to be desired, but one could always go across the street to the restaurant to eat if there wasn't enough for them.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the very nice 4 STAR review! The continental breakfast is complimentary! I'm surprised you complained about something you received for free!

- Marshall (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your 5 STAR review!

- Marshall (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the wonderful 4 STAR review!

- Marshall (innkeeper)

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!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank You for the great 5 STAR review!

- Marshall (innkeeper)


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.

Innkeeper Response
A big THANK YOU for the wonderful 5 STAR review!

- Marshall (innkeeper)

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

Innkeeper Response
Thank You for the GREAT 5 STAR review! Please come and see us again!

- Marshall (innkeeper)

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!!!

Innkeeper Response
A BIG THANK YOU for the 5 STAR review!

- Marshall (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank You for the great 5 STAR review!

- Marshall (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank You for the very nice review!

- Marshall (innkeeper)

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!

Innkeeper Response
THANK YOU for the wonderful 5 STAR review!

- Marshall (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Paris Room

The Paris Room is a air conditioned luxurious room with two Queen Beds, Microwave and Mini-Fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114

Fish Room

The Fish Room is decorated in a fishing motif. It is a large room with a kitchenette that is contains dishes and silverware. Also has a Mini-Fridge and Microwave.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Suburban, Village, Wine country


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 145 miles

Directions to property:

On State Route 20 approximately 45 miles East of Burlington, Washington at mile marker 106.

Area Attractions

Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Cascade River, North Cascades National Park, Baker Lake, Sauk Suiattle River, Skagit River, Ross Lake, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Handicap Bath, Kitchenettes, Jet Tub

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Climbing, Nature Photography, Eagle Watching, Mushroom Picking, Fly Fishing, River Rafting, Snow shoe trails, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Stae Law Prohibits Smoking in Public Buildings.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No Pets Allowed due to allergic reactions.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid credit card info to hold the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Forty-Eight hour prior cancellation policy. Please cancel by email!



Candi Cooper

Languages spoken

Cantonese, Portuguese, English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We became innkeepers after owning the restaurant first for ten years. We love meeting people from all over the world and as we are also world travelers! It is fun to acknowledge that we have also been to the customers home city!

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  • Cost: 5.00
  • Time Served: 6:00-10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Buffalo Chuck Steak Dinner
The Buffalo Chuck Steak Dinner is for two people! A twenty-four ounce boneless Buffalo Chuck Steak is charbroiled to perfection over open flame, smothered in sauteed mushrooms and onions, served with baked potato, rice or french fries and steamed fresh vegetables. Recommend medium rare! If you like Beef, wait until you sink your choppers into this Buffalo Steak! Enjoy a nice glass of red wine or an ice cold craft beer with dinner!