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The Buttonwood Inn

PO Box 1817 Mt Surprise Road, North Conway, NH 03860-1817 USA (Show map)
241 Reviews
$99 - $249
per night

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The Buttonwood Inn has been a Select Registry member since 1999. In 2013, The Buttonwood Inn became a member of the BedandBreakfast Diamond Collection. The Daily Meal named The Buttonwood Inn as one of “The Top 50 US Bed-and-Breakfasts for Food” in May 2013. BedandBreakfasts awarded The Buttonwood Inn Best of New England 2010-11 and Best Food 2009-10. In October 2010, TravelChannel listed The Buttonwood Inn as one of the “Top 10 New England Bed and Breakfasts.” This 10-room, 1820's Inn nestled on six secluded acres on Mount Surprise is minutes away from the Village of North Conway and Jackson. Hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski from our backdoor. Relax and refresh in our heated pool or hot tub while viewing the surrounding mountains, forest, and award-winning perennial gardens. Our rooms offer fireplaces, jacuzzi for two, wide pine floors, stenciling, antiques, and more. Full gourmet breakfast with sweet or savory entrees prepared daily. Sample our afternoon home baked treats with English teas or hot chocolate. Each individually decorated room has a private bath, central air conditioning, TV/DVD, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer, and robes. Our bathrooms are supplied with towels provided by the Turkish Towel Company. The shower dispensers are filled with lightly scented Tommy Bahama liquid gel, shampoo, and conditioner.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Romantic, Charming B&B

5 on October 18, 2014

Our spur-of-the-moment hiking trip brought us to Buttonwood Inn and we're so happy to have discovered it. The public rooms are a delight, our bedroom was spacious, super-comfortable and thoughtfully stocked with toiletries, carafes of water, flashlights, etc. Paula's breakfast, while way too big, were exquisitely prepared, worthy of a Relais et Chateau. Bill was very knowledgeable about area hikes. We can't wait to return during ski season, but really, we recommend visiting the Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise anytime for a romantic getaway anytime!

"Off the Beaten Path"

5 on September 29, 2014

The INN is a wonderful relaxing experience off the beaten path..yet close to all the features of North Conway and the Mt. Washington area. Our hosts made us feel at home. They provided helpful touring tips and dining suggestions. The INN breakfast was gourmet and professionally served. We would like to return in the future!!

Great Inn!

5 on September 15, 2014

Wonderful place to stay with the kids on our vacation to Storyland! Very family-friendly!

A charming stay.

5 on September 11, 2014

The inn is just a few minutes away from the bustle of downtown North Conway and the seclusion of hiking trails up Hurricane Road. You can hear the buzzing of the bees during the day and see the stars out of your window at night. We were warmly greeted by Bill who gave us a tour of the Inn. There were people in the common area playing the guitar and singing and when we ran into Paula she commented that it was such a treat to have live entertainment right here! The room was cozy, clean, and had a little bathroom that was supplied with everything from q-tips to a hair dryer. For breakfast Paula prepared delicious food while Bill graciously served us. During our stay Bill and Paula became grandparents! While eating breakfast, Bill came around to all of our tables, smiling, as he shared a picture of their new addition with us! On their recommendation we found a nice place to eat dinner and found a great hiking trail near their home. Their "rec room" in the basement is supplied with numerous games, a gigantic tv, countless videos and the fridge is clean. I would definitely stay at the Buttonwood Inn in the future.

Great B&B

4.2 on September 07, 2014

As it was our second visit to the Buttonwood, the souvenirs came back as vivid and sweet as it was 21 years ago. Everything was perfect, the room, the delicious breakfasts and late afternoon treats, the suggestions they kindly gave us to enjoy our vacations, the place itself so quiet in a such beautiful nature and at only 5 minutes from downtown North Conway, but most of all for the liberty we felt (we could use almost any space) and the kindness of the inkeepers Paula and Bill (they even introduced us the dogs as we requested). We highly recommand this place to everyone who loves nature and quietness

Great Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 20, 2014

First time at bed and breakfast. Buttonwood Inn was perfect. Beautiful area in New Hampshire. Beautiful property,great front porch,pool, hot tub and fire pit Room and bathroom were big and tastefully decorated as well as rest of house. Bill and Paula were friendly and informative.Delicious breakfast and afternoon drink and treat.

Charming and Cozy

5 on August 07, 2014

This was our first experience at a Bed & Breakfast. Both Bill and Paula are wonderful people as also very hospitable innkeepers. Our room was spacious and cozy. We enjoyed the sitting area in our room as also the large bathroom. The Inn is very clean and has a very homey feeling. We relaxed on the front porch and in the backyard and enjoyed listening and watching nature. The hummingbirds are amazing and plentiful. Bill has great suggestions for places to see and where to eat. Paula cooks wonderfully. Breakfast and the evening snacks were delicious. A great get away for a few days.

An Excellent Stay, Slightly Off The Beaten Path

5 on June 19, 2014

The first thing that strikes you about Buttonwood is that it's not located on a main drag. Situated at the end of a side road, it's QUIET here. Perfect for relaxing. And yet, it's actually located very close to the main roads, so you're getting the best of both worlds: peace and quiet, yet easy access to the downtown and local highways. Bill and Paula are excellent, accommodating hosts that saw to our every need. Paula puts together a fantastic breakfast, and once they realized that we are big coffee fans, that coffee carafe stayed full at all times, ready for us to indulge. They were also helpful in our planning some hikes to local areas of interest, even making sure that we had bug spray. There was also an easy to find notebook binder with ideas for restaurants and shops, AND discount coupons. The room was lovely, comfortable, and kept meticulously clean. The inn itself is lovely and has lots of things for guests to try out. Overall, the stay was very enjoyable, and we'll definitely be back, as we've added this to our list of "Favorite Inns".

May weekend getaway

5 on June 09, 2014

My girlfriend and I came to New Hampshire for the weekend to do some hiking and relaxing to get away from the hustle and bustle of Boston. The Buttonwood Inn is more than we could have asked for. The location is ideal. Minutes away from North Conway and great hiking trails. The breakfast that Paula prepares is amazing and fuels you up for a day of adventures. The waffles melt in your mouth. Paula and Bill are amazing host and we look forward to going back in August

Great location, cozy and relaxing

4.0 on January 21, 2014

The Buttonwood Inn is perfectly located near Cranmore ski and tubing area and North Conway Village. We stayed at the Buttonwood Inn over MLK weekend in January and had a wonderful time exploring the walking trails behind the inn and warming up in the hot tub outside. Paula and Bill are very kind hosts. Paula makes delicious baked goods and Bill was able to provide us with some nice suggestions for restaurants and what to do in the area. We loved cozying up by the fireplace downstairs and Paula's pecan bars!

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Rooms & Rates

Premier Room 10

Our largest room features a gas fireplace, sitting area with a fold-out loveseat for third person and large, flat-panel TV/DVD, cherry furniture with a four-poster queen bed. The large bathroom has a two-person jacuzzi (robes provided) and shower. This room is also wheelchair accessible with its own outdoor access to the parking lot and looks out onto the front perennial gardens. Free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer, robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $239

Nightly Rate: $179 - $239

Deluxe Room 9

Large sunny room with a queen bed, twin Murphy bed (retracts into wall when not in use), flat panel TV/DVD, and private tub & shower overlooking perennial gardens, Merriman State Forest, and Black Cap Mountain. Decorated with pale yellow and white striped wallpaper and features a wide pine floor. Free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer, robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $189

Nightly Rate: $139 - $189

Deluxe Room 8

Large sunny room with a queen bed, private tub & shower bath, and sitting area overlooking Bartlett Mountain, perennial gardens, heated pool, and hot tub to the North and Black Cap Mountain to the South. Decorated in a delicate floral wallpaper, embroidered bedspread and shams, and features a wide pine floor and flat panel TV/DVD, free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer, robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Deluxe Plus Room 7

A double size room with a queen bed and private tub and shower bath overlooking the perennial gardens and forest to the South and Bartlett Mountain, perenial gardens, heated pool, and hot tub to the North. A garden mural and sitting area with TV/DVD complement the "sky" ceiling. Free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer, robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Deluxe Plus Room 6

One of the largest rooms in the inn which extends from the front to the back and overlooks the perennial gardens, Bartlett Mountain, heated pool, and hot tub. Room features a custom designed and built queen bed and armoire, sitting area, TV/DVD, and trundle day bed. The large private bathroom has a double window with a mountain view and a clawfoot tub/shower. Free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer, robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Traitional Room 5

Large sunny room that can be combined with Room 4 to form a two-room suite which can sleep four with views of our front perennial gardens, Merriman State Forest, and the Moat Mountains. It features a king bed that can be made into two twins, digital TV/DVD, with a private shower bath a few steps down the hall (robes provided). Free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $79 - $149

Nightly Rate: $79 - $149

Traditional Room 4

One of our larger rooms with a queen bed, antique sink, digital TV/DVD, and wide pine floor with views of Merriman State Forest and the Moat Mountains. A large private tub & shower bath are two steps across the hall (robes provided). Free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $169

Nightly Rate: $89 - $169

Standard Room 3

This is our coziest room with a queen custom designed and built bed and armoire, wide pine flooring, flat panel TV/DVD, and private shower bath that overlooks the Merriman State Forest and Moat Mountains. Free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer, robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Standard Room 2

Room has a king bed that can be changed to twin beds with a private shower bath which overlooks the Merriman State Forest. This room features a wall mural of how the inn may looked in the 1820s, custom designed and built armoire, flat panel TV/DVD, and period stenciling on the wide pine floor. Free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer, robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $109 - $169

Nightly Rate: $109 - $169

Deluxe Plus Room 1

Corner room with custom designed and built queen bed, private shower bath,flat panel TV/DVD, gas fireplace with sitting area has beautiful views of Bartlett Mountain, Merriman State Forest, and perennial gardens. Free WiFi, Smart phone docking station, hair dryer, robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $189

Nightly Rate: $139 - $189

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 95 North to Portsmouth, NH. Spaulding Turnpike North to Route 16 North. Route 16 North to North Conway. At traffic light in the village center (just past the Scenic Railway Station on the left) turn right onto Kearsarge. Follow 1.5 mi to stop sign. Cross intersection and go up hill to left. When front tires hit gravel, you'll see our sign. Our driveway is to the right of our sign.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Heated Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Hiking Trails, Cross-Country Trails, Snowshoeing trails, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Heated Swimming Pool, Adirondack Chairs, Garden Sitting Areas, Large Hot Tub

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Tubing, Ice-Skating, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 4 PM - 8PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No $250 cleaning fee charged to account;rest of resv. forfeit
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on Holidays and Fall Foliage;some 3nt wknds
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of stay for multiple night reservation; 100% for one-night.
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is made 14 days or more prior to arrival, 21 days during Foliage(Sept-Oct),refund of deposit less $35 processing fee ($45 foliage season). If cancellation is made less than 14 days, (or 21 days(Sept-Oct)) prior to arrival and room is resold, refund of deposit less $35/$45 processing fee. If room is not resold, deposit is forfeited. Special events required full, non-refundable deposit. Visit websie to view ful policy.



Bill and Paula Petrone

Languages spoken

English, French, German

About the innkeepers

Cooking, gardening, astronomy, hiking and other outdoor activities.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , food allergies?, Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Buttonwood Baked Stratas
Baked Strata with sausage, mushroom, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese with side of either pureed broccoli or baked squash.



Special Package

Romance Packages

Dinner, Complimentary Bubbly and Local, hand made chocolates! Stay with us for TWO nights and enjoy the following: Rates vary by room and season and range from: $359 to $559 - Quiet Season $389 to $579- Inn Season $469 to $649 - Peak Season Package Includes: Full gourmet breakfasts each morning Afternoon tea service with baked treats Dinner for two on one night at a Premier local restaurant Complimentary bubbly Complimentary premium New Hampshire chocolates Taxes included Call for rates at other times during the year. Subject to availability, cannot be combined with other packages.

Hike The Buttonwood Trails

Hike the Buttonwood Trails Stay at our Inn and use our trails right out the back door, which offer outstanding views of the streams, forests, and mountains in both Merriman State Forest and the White Mountain National Forest. If you want to view the Presidentials, you can drive a quarter of a mile to the trail heads of Mt. Kearsarge North for a more strenuous 3-hour (round trip) hike to the summit, or take a more leisurely 1.5 hour (round trip) hike up Black Cap Mountain to also view Lake Kezar and the Moat Mountains. Here are a few examples: Black Cap Mountain Kearsarge North Buttonwood & Mt. Surprise Trails Hike the Buttonwood Trails Lodging Package includes... Two nights lodging at our Select Registry Inn Full gourmet breakfast each morning Afternoon tea or beverage service with Paula's baked treats Free discount outlet center shopping coupon Free discount restaurant dining coupon Use of our heated swimming pool (seasonal) Use of our hot tub "under the stars" year-round 2010 Package prices start at $289.00 per couple for a traditional room through beginning of September (slightly higher during foliage season)

Golf Package - Play Any Day Throughout The Season

This is a golfer's dream. Eighteen holes of golf at participating area courses offering spectacular views. Three courses are in our immediate area with others located throughout the White Mountains from Jefferson to Effingham. Choose to play New Hampshire's oldest course, a challenging course with elevated tees, or one winding through the traditional New England village of Jackson along the Ellis and Wildcat rivers. North Conway Country Club, North Conway - 18 holes Wentworth Golf Course, Jackson - 18 holes Hales Location Golf Course, North Conway - 9 holes Waumbek Country Club, Jefferson - 18 holes Androscoggin Valley Country Club, Gorham - 18 holes Mountain View Country Club, Whitefield - 9 holes Indian Mound Country Club, Ossipee - 18 holes Province Lake Golf Club, Effingham - 18 holes Package includes: Lodging at our Select Registry Inn Full gourmet breakfast each morning Afternoon tea service (including fresh squeezed lemonade or iced tea)with Paula's baked treats Play 18-Holes of Golf at your choice of one of the participating courses including golf cart Summer / Fall Room Type 2 Nights Traditional $379 / $489 Standard $429 / $519 Deluxe $469 / $539 Deluxe Plus $489 / $559 Premiere $579 / $669

Shopping - Harvest To Holiday Shop 'til You Drop

Ladies, while your men focus on their football pools and how the Patriots will do, you'll have the time of your life shopping in tax-free Mt. Washington Valley, NH. Not only do more than 200 national brand name outlets, boutiques, galleries and craft shops await, but now through Christmas, lodging properties throughout Mt. Washington Valley will celebrate the Harvest to Holidays promotion, offering added savings for shopping sprees. Fashionable brightly colored purses dubbed Shopping Survival Kits come complete with dining and shopping coupons, small gifts, energy bars, samples and more, which await those who book a Harvest to Holiday getaway at participating lodging properties in Mt. Washington Valley. Why not make a weekend of it? Grab a girlfriend and come to the Valley for a weekend shopping spree! This year plan your getaway to coincide with some of the special shopping events taking place in Mt. Washington Valley during November and December Package Includes: One or more nights lodging weekdays and two on weekends Full gourmet breakfast each morning Afternoon tea and hot chocolate with Paula's baked treats A Shopping Survival Kit filled with savings, samples, energy bars & more. Complimentary package wrapping setup in our Mt. Surprise media room area Package Rates: Vary by room/time of year and range from: $119 - $209 - Quiet Season $129 - $219 - Inn Season $169 - $249 - Peak Season

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PO Box 1817 , Mt Surprise Road, North Conway, NH 03860-1817 USA (Show map)

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Free gift card up to $250!