The Buttonwood Inn

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A Hidden Gem

5 on September 18, 2015

This is our 7th or 8th visit to the Buttonwood and it never disappoints. Bill and Paula are the perfect hosts and know exactly when to come to the fore or fade into the background. Through our many visits, we have come to regard them not only as our hosts, but our friends. It is a great location, away from the busyness of North Conway but close to everything that you need for a great get away. Highly recommend this Inn.

Fantastic place to stay!

5 on September 13, 2015

Bill and Paula are such wonderful hosts - they really do make you feel like you are at home. They were also incredibly generous and really made a special occasion weekend even better. They rooms are immaculate and stocked with everything you could ever need during your stay. The breakfast and treats were also delicious. We recommend the inn to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to return!

Relaxing getaway in the woods

5 on August 24, 2015

Me and my husband absolutely loved our stay at the Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise. Paula and Bill are the most amazing and nice people you can ever meet. They made us feel like we are home away from home. They gave us very helpful tips on where to go and what to do in the area. Paula's breakfasts were very, very delicious - we loved the banana bread, pancakes, waffles - absolutely everything. There were baked goods with tea and coffee waiting for us in the dining room every afternoon. Bill gave us a lot of recommendations about hiking and stuff to do in the area. He also had a fire going on one of the evenings - it was a nice and relaxing evening. The Inn is located in a very beautiful wooded area - there is a jacuzzi and pool. It's great to be at the pool during the day and get in the jacuzzi at night. There is a game room with a big TV where you can watch movies, play games or just hang out. The Inn is decorated in such a beautiful way - everything is so pretty, everything! Our room and bathroom were so cute - every detail was just fabulous. Extremely clean and refreshing. I was in love with the decoration of the room. The Inn is very close to North Conway, which is a very cute little city with a lot of small shops and restaurants. We are ABSOLUTELY coming back! I also told ALL of my friends about Buttonwood Inn - it's just perfect!

Great place!

4.8 on July 07, 2015

We stayed at the Buttonwood for 3 days and were very happy with the experience! Bill and Paula are very pleasant, helpful, and attentive. Breakfast was delicious and filling. They can even arrange a "hiker's breakfast" for those who want to start the day early. They accomodate food allergies very well and you don't feel like you're missing out. For the price, you get a very good deal: clean rooms, a game room, pool, hot tub, breakfast, tea and cookies, and a quiet location on top of a hill. Thank you Bill and Paula!

The Buttonwood Inn is a great place to stay!

5 on April 13, 2015

My fiancé and I have stayed with Bill and Paula at their lovely inn twice now. We were there this past summer to go hiking and again in the winter for a ski weekend. North Conway is a fun place all year round with lots to do, and we have loved our stays at the Buttonwood Inn for many reasons. It is minutes to the center of North Conway, but not right in throng of things which allows for a cozy and quiet stay. The place was built in the 1800's and has been kept in great condition. There are several common spaces to hang out in with working fireplaces and views of the peaceful woods around it. My fiancé and I love the authentic features in each room that give the inn a cozy look and warm feel of the past. Bill and Paula are excellent innkeepers. Both are friendly, attentive and work hard to accommodate their guests. Zach and I stayed in two of the rooms so far, and both were comfortable and unique in their design. In the summer you can relax in the hot tub or swim in the pool in the back yard. In the winter, you can cozy up next to a fireplace in either the living room or in the common area in the basement. You can also take a walk in woods near the house. Paula is an amazing cook and prepares breakfast each morning as well as pastries with tea and coffee in the afternoon. Guests have the option of setting up a dinner reservation at one of the top-notch local restaurants along with booking a room. My fiancé and I had dinner at The White Mountain Cider Company during our first visit and The Oxford House Inn during our second visit. Each place served delicious food, and we would absolutely go back again. The Buttonwood Inn is a gem and I highly recommend it to others. My fiancé and I will surely be back in the future!

Cozy B&B!

4.6 on March 16, 2015

Bill & Paula are fantastic hosts. Paula is a superb cook who even accommodated my fiance's wheat-allergy with gluten-free cookies and scones! The property is a cozy resting spot for hikers, families, or couples. Highly recommended.

Exceptional weekend trip

5 on March 09, 2015

Our stay at the Buttonwood Inn was exceptional. From the hospitality to the rooms and property, the food, the cleanliness the all around atmosphere couldn't have been any better. It's located in a great spot, a couple minutes outside North Conway Village, Cranmore Mountains and close to other landmarks. I have already and will continue to recommend the Buttonwood Inn!

Great Experience in North Conway!

4.8 on February 25, 2015

We had a great time at the Buttonwood Inn. Paula and Bill were extremely hospitable and the breakfasts and evening treats were delicious!

The Best of the Best!

5 on February 18, 2015

The Buttonwood Inn is by far our favorite bed and breakfast. Bill and Paula, the innkeepers, truly make you feel like you're at home. Their hospitality (from their local recommendations to their friendly chats that show their genuine interest in their guests' lives), service (from offering snowshoes to borrow in the winter & dips in the hot tub or pool when it's nicer out to their plethora of games/movies in their cozy Mt. Surprise common room) and food (words can't describe Paula's culinary talents. Her afternoon treats are beyond delicious, and her sweet & savory breakfasts are top notch!) truly put the Buttonwood Inn in a league of its own. The guest rooms are delightfully furnished with everything you could possibly need during your stay, and the inn's location allows you the opportunity to be close enough to restaurants & shops while being nestled among the mountains, with hiking trails and scenic views right outside your back door. My husband and I absolutely cannot wait to return to the Buttonwood Inn! Bill and Paula make you want to come back over and over again.

Great family getaway

4.8 on December 16, 2014

My husband, 4-year-old daughter and I made a return trip to the Buttonwood this year after enjoying our stay there so much last December--and it was just as wonderful the second time around. Paula is an excellent cook. Both she and Bill are wonderful conversationalists, and really care about the house as well as their guests. It feels more like visiting extended family than visiting "an Inn." House is clean and nicely decorated, but not "too nice" where you're afraid to touch anything. There are baked treats out each afternoon, and an ever-present assortment of teas and hot cocoa. The den downstairs is well stocked with board games and movies. And the rooms are cozy and comfortable. We plan to make the Buttonwood part of our annual pre-Christmas tradition.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Wired internet

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.