5 on March 04, 2017
Our family of 5 have stayed at the Buttonwood Inn for the past 6 years. In the past, we went for the weekend for Polar Express. Now that the kids are getting older, we went up to North Conway to ski. We love the Buttonwood Inn! It is so peaceful there and Bill & Paula are wonderful hosts! Paula's breakfasts are absolutely delicious. She alternates between serving a sweet and savory breakfast daily. The kids absolutely love the breakfasts as well. Of course, we all love the evening treats that are left for guests' enjoyment and we love to settle in to watch a movie in the downstairs tv area. The guest rooms are charming and very clean & comfortable. We love catching up with Bill and Paula, see new pictures of their grandkids and filling them in with our girls' adventures. We look forward to coming back again next year:)
5 on February 23, 2017
The Buttonwood Inn is a wonderful bed and breakfast. The accommodations are comfortable and clean. Bill and Paula are welcoming and informative. Paula prepares a gourmet breakfast each day and tea and pastry in the afternoon. It is minutes from bustling North Conway but on a quiet private street. There are many outdoor activities for all seasons and of course the White Mountains are spectacular. The pool is refreshing in the summer and the living room and den are cozy with their fireplaces blazing in the winter.
5 on February 20, 2017
My fiancé and I just returned home from a two night stay at the Buttonwood, and we only have good things to say. Bill and Paula were great and very accommodating. I enjoyed having the flexibility with check in time and were greeted with a tour of the Inn. We stayed in room 1 which was a good size for two people and equipped with a fireplace. The Inn has a a finished basement area with a TV, fireplace, all sorts of games, and an impressive DVD collection. In addition, they have a bar stocked with glasses and openers as well as a refrigerator for guest use. We spent an evening down there with a bottle of wine by the fire place. Paula makes a home cooked breakfast every morning rotating between sweet and savory. Our meals were a baked cheddar cheese omelet with broccoli one morning and baked blueberry French toast with bacon the next morning, both amazing! The location of the Inn is perfect as well. Very short drive to the downtown area of North Conway lined with shops and restaurants. We will definitely be back and will be recommending the Buttonwood to our friends and family. Thanks Paula and Bill!
5 on October 24, 2016
This is a tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean inn, set off the beaten track and surrounded by mature forest. Paula prepares superb breakfasts, and afternoon tea with home baked cakes. There is a peaceful lounge to relax in, and a pool and hot tub for the summer months. A particularly lovely past time is watching the varied and colourful birds on the porch feeders through the window at breakfast.
4.4 on October 24, 2016
Beautiful setting. If you want a tub, be sure to request a room with one. If you have difficulty getting up and down steps, this would probably not be a good choice. There seems to be steps everywhere. Pool and hot tub looked delightful! Pumpkin bread and the chocolate chippers were fabulous. We would've preferred to have the afternoon treats a bit earlier say from 3-5.
5 on October 10, 2016
We have stayed at the Buttonwood 3 times and will certainly visit again. Bill & Paula are so hospitable. Paula prepares a different delicious breakfast each day and her craisin scones are the best! Bill is very knowledgeable about restaurants and activities in the area and there are discount coupons for some restaurants. It is a great location if you want to visit the Fryeburg Fair in October as we have done twice. Our favorite rooms are rooms 6 & 7 which are Deluxe+ with a separate sitting area. Both are on the second floor and look out on the front and back of the property.
4.8 on September 18, 2016
Very kind hospitallity
5 on September 15, 2016
If you’re looking for a calm and peaceful place with nature, The Buttonwood Inn is the best Bed and Breakfast in the White mountains. Situated on the Mont Surprise near North Conway, he has the advantage to be apart of the White Mountain Highway where there is a lot of traffic. Bill and Paula took the time to answer our questions and give us advice on the region and activities to do. Paula made an excellent breakfast and afternoon cupcake or cookies. Guests can access to the living room on the first floor and the basement and they can use a refrigerator. During the afternoon, a pool and a hot tub can be use. In 2014 I had great experience and great moments at this place and I decided to come back in September 2016 for 10 days. Again, I had a great experience. Bill and Paula make us feel like we were at home. We a great service and the place is very clean. If I go back to the White Mountains, I know where to go! The Buttonwood Inn. Thank you Bill and Paula for everything you did for us!
5 on September 07, 2016
What a great place! Gorgeous rooms and grounds. Great location. Plenty of amenities and the breakfast was wspot on!
5 on August 29, 2016
Charming farmhouse located in New Hampshire is something to book! From the quaint very clean rooms with crisp linens, to the welcoming hospitality and warm delicious breakfast. The ButtonWood will not disappoint! Bill and Paula are very welcoming and great hosts!
4.6 on August 15, 2016
We spent three days at Buttonwood Inn. This was an excellent starting point to discover some hiking trails in the White Mountains. The advice of Bill was excellent !
5 on August 10, 2016
Only onsite dining is breakfast and afternoon cookies but it is fabulous and great restaurants close by for dinner. There is a refrigerator and microwave for guest use. Location great for hiking or shopping on a rainy day.
4.8 on July 28, 2016
This inn is worth a visit. Great location, terrific food, helpful travel hints, plenty of room to relax, spacious lawn. We enjoyed our two nights here and would return. Bill and Paula are very accommodating.
5 on July 23, 2016
The best review I can give is simply to say that this was our 4th visit and most likely will not be our last. There are many fine places to stay in the area but we keep coming back. And I know that we are not the only ones who do, while we were there another couple was on a return visit.
5 on June 01, 2016
We stayed at Buttonwood with our 5-year old over the memorial day weekend, and we really enjoyed our stay. It is within 5-10 minute drive from North Conway and is located at Mt. Surprise, surrounded with green. Very peaceful and quiet. Bill & Paula were extremely friendly. They pay great attention to details, everything seemed very well organized and clean. The breakfast was amazing. We'd definitely go there again!
5 on February 02, 2016
One of the best B&B ever! The Buttonwood Inn is a wonderful New England Inn. The hospitality is top notch! Breakfast is absolutely delicious, not to mention the wonderful snack each evening. We highly recommend this Inn!
5 on November 23, 2015
As we drove up the driveway my husband and I had no idea what a remarkable stay we would have at the Buttonwood Inn in September. From the first hearty greeting from Innkeeper Bill to the last goodbye wave to Bill and Paula several days later, our stay was perfect. The property itself is beautiful, well-kept, surrounded by huge deciduous trees, and every detail is attended to daily. Our room was on the second floor and furnished tastefully; the bed was the most comfortable I have ever experienced. We left the window cracked at night, and the fresh fragrant air wafted in leaving us feeling that our night's sleep was deep and relaxing. Everything in the inn is immaculate and well-maintained. Paula's scrumptious food and Bill's attention to service made breakfast wonderful every day. Bill helped everyone decide on hikes, drives, activities for kids and adults, shopping spots, food and restaurant choices. Bill and Paula were truly available and cheerfully engaged during our entire stay. We cannot wait to go back to the Buttonwood Inn.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
5 on September 15, 2014
Wonderful place to stay with the kids on our vacation to Storyland! Very family-friendly!
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.
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
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.
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.
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".
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
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!
5 on December 22, 2013
We first came to The Buttonwood Inn in the Fall, and we have recently visited in December. It is a great place to visit any time of the year. The inn is the cleanest I have ever visited, and the treats and breakfasts are delicious.
5 on December 16, 2013
Stayed to take our son on the polar express. Bill was very helpful during the booking process and made sure we were able to stay the weekend we were hoping for. The room was great. We looked forward to Paula's breakfast and afternoon treats. Amazing place and they made us feel at home the whole stay. Can't wait to return
5 on December 15, 2013
We had a wonderful stay at the Buttonwood Inn. The Inn was beautiful and immaculate. It is very obvious that the owners take pride in their property as well as in ensuring their guests feel invited and welcome. Paula prepared delicious breakfasts each morning as well as sweet treats to be enjoyed by all each afternoon. The location was great, just out of the way of the busy downtown, but still close enough for easy access to the shops, restaurants, and Cranmore Mountain. We will definitely visit again next time we are in the North Conway area!
5 on November 22, 2013
My wife and I have stayed in our fair share of B&Bs around NH. We had a perfect place we would go to regularly for a while on Lake Winnesquam until they closed a number of years ago. We really enjoy the North Conway area, so when we found the Buttonwood Inn online, we figured at least we'd be in a location convienient to all the things we wanted to do on our wedding anniversary. The owners, Bill and Paula, are great hosts and the Buttonwood Inn exceded our expectations. It's about a 5 min, drive from North Conway on a mountain road, so it's quiet and in a beautiful setting but close to North Conway Village, outlets, hiking and skiing/snowshoeing. In fact, they have a number of trails that start in the the backyard. Normally, we are pretty active when we go to NH so next time we'll bring our snowshoes...they also have pairs for guests to use. We were in Room 10, which has a fireplace and a two-person jacuzzi-tub, private entrance, a comfy bed and sitting area. Breakfast on both days were excellent. Paula's cooking is amazing. In addition there are fresh baked treats available in the afternoons with tea. We also took advantage of the outdoor hottub! Given the Buttonwood's location and amenities, we believe we found a new favorite B&B for our getaways.
5 on November 05, 2013
I simply can not describe how lovely a stay we just had at the Buttonwood Inn this past weekend. Paula and Bill were the consummate hosts, inviting us in with with their warm personalities and generous spirits. You can tell they love what they do and want to share their passion for their inn and the surrounding are. The locale is loaded with gorgeous vistas, breathtaking water falls, lakes. flora, fauna and nature, as far as the eye can see. We ate well, from Paula's stunning breakfasts to the local restaurants. The Inn itself is spotlessly clean and the decor is beautiful and homey. A nurturing environment from start to finish. We will be back and will recommend The Buttonwood Inn to our friends!
5 on October 30, 2013
The Buttonwood Inn far surpassed our expectations from the cleaniness to the decor and the food. Would highly recommend to everyone. Will return again.
4.8 on October 21, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at the Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise. Everything was perfect, impeccable, clean. Bill and Paula are fantastic hosts. The afternoon cookies/brownies were delicious, and breakfast was also delicious. We only wish we had had more time to enjoy the many amenities. We were busy at a retreat in the area. Thank you Bill and Paula!
5 on September 18, 2013
Two nights stay with a day of golf and 2 delicious breakfasts included.
5 on September 09, 2013
Bill and Paula are extremely personable hosts. Paula cooked special and outstanding breakfasts and prepared special treats with tea in the afternoon. Bill suggested and directed us to a number of sites to see. They provided suggestions for restaurants. The inn is very clean and there is plenty of hot water! The grounds are beautiful. The inn is a surprise - tucked away in a quiet area away from noise. My husband and I will return.
5 on September 08, 2013
Our recent stay at The Buttonwood Inn was, in a word, perfect. The Inn itself is in a peaceful, tranquil and thoroughly delightful location...near enough the main access route for the White Mountains but far enough off the beaten path to be restful and relaxing. The property is picture perfect and our room was, by far, the nicest room I have ever stayed in (and I have stayed in a lot of places). Our hosts were welcoming and Bill was more than willing to share his extensive knowledge of both the Inn and the surrounding area. Paula is a truly gifted chef and the breakfasts were delicious and just what we needed to get a head start on the day. If you are looking for a romantic retreat or just a great home base for a trip to the White Mountains, I would recommend this lovely and charming Inn.
5 on August 26, 2013
Best place EVER! Bill and Paula, the innkeepers are warm and friendly. Every day there is a gourmet breakfast.,every evening, fresh baked cookies and refreshments. All day long there are snacks left out for the guests. You feel like you are with gracious friends who allow you to stay in their beautiful home, an old, beautifully restored farmhouse. The rooms are lovely, individually decorated with beautiful views, central heat, air, ceiling fans and windows that open.There are 10 rooms and one is handicapped accessible. Paula and Bill reside in a separate area. The area is secluded, surrounded by woods, 2 miles off the main road and North Conway Village. The grounds are extensive and beautifully landscaped and there are woods and hiking paths behind the property. If you decide to just hang out on the porch,you may need to duck the adorable hummingbirds! Nearby the opportunities for fun, shopping and experiencing nature in its most wondrous are endless. 2 minor inconveniences but not a deal breaker by any means: Most of the bathrooms ( not all, I think) are detached, not in your room. HOWEVER, they are adjacent to your room and private. We were concerned about having to leave our room to go to the bathroom, but it proved not to be an issue. The 2nd is that we wished there was more access to hot coffee during the day or at least morning/evening. But we are coffee addicts so it helped break our habit and if we needed a "fix" there are a couple of good ol' Dunkin Donuts very close by. We loved the Buttonwood! We also felt sad to leave Bill and Paula, as we had come to feel like they were family. We will definitely return for another wonderful stay at this exemplary B and B!!
4.8 on July 21, 2013
A warm homey welcome from the start. Bill and Paula made us comfortable and met our every need in this attractive and well appointed facility. The breakfasts were fabulous and home baked treats a surprise.
5 on July 16, 2013
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at The Buttonwood Inn very much.Bill and Paula made our weekend getaway very memorable.The Buttonwood Inn is our new get away from it all place.
5 on July 03, 2013
Bill and Paula begin your stay with a gracious welcome and tour of their lovely inn. They do their best to make to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Their basement family room is full of books, games, DVDs, and comfy seats for relaxation and amusement in the evening or on rainy days. The pool in the backyard is large and refreshing! Breakfasts are absolutely delicious and plentiful. The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. Finally, although the inn is not on the main drag in North Conway, it's only short car ride away... About 5-8 minutes. Paul is also very helpful with directions, recommendations, etc. Don't hesitate to book!
5 on July 01, 2013
This was a beautiful bed and breakfast. Bill and Paula were very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. They had great suggestions for things to do around town. In the backyard of the inn, there are trails if you are into hiking. We took a trail right out of the backyard of the inn that eventually connects to the top of bartlett mountain (the trail continues on and connects to the top of a second mountain if you wish to continue). It was a well marked trail with great views. Paula makes an amazing breakfast each morning. Highly recommended!
4.4 on June 25, 2013
Very pleasant stay, warm welcome, delicious breakfeast, very nice and quiet house. The hosts are charming and generous. We adored our week-end at the Buttonwood Inn.
4.8 on June 12, 2013
We arrived in North Conway at 5pm with no where to stay. I leafed through "Fodor's" and called Buttonwood. The welcome began over the phone (!) with patient and careful directions. We were greeted with generous hospitality: a lovely, comfortable room, cookies and tea all in a beautiful and restful setting on "Surprise Mountain." Breakfast the following morning was delicious, and beautifullywe and gracefully served. The grounds are simply lovely and inviting to sit outside or wander and hike. The hosts gave suggestions and directions for our wanderings during the day, and pointers to restaurants in the evening. We stayed two nights and feel that we found a real treasure. If we are ever in the neighborhood, we'd return in a flash.
4.4 on June 10, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the Buttonwood Inn for one night, but found it to be so charming and accommodating. We were given such care upon checking in and found our stay to be restful and we felt right at home. The breakfast we had was delicious and relaxing. Would love to visit again.
5 on June 05, 2013
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful 2-night stay recently at Buttonwood Inn - everything was perfect, from immaculate room to unusual and delicious breakfasts to delightful setting, indoors and outdoors (totally relaxing porch, rocking chairs, lawn with Adirondack chairs, etc.) Very quiet setting, yet less than 5 minutes from shops, restaurants, and routes to nearby National Forest, Jackson, and more. Hosts gave us as much or as little information about the area that we needed to enjoy ourselves completely. We will be back!!
5 on May 30, 2013
Buttonwood Inn is a terrific place -- charming to the max and very comfortable. Bill & Paula made us instantly feel welcome and well taken care of during our stay with them last weekend. They've won awards for their hospitality and we can see why! The inn itself is a rambling, colonial-era treasure, circa 1820. The decor is elegantly simple and reflects the innkeepers' artistry at work in the tiniest details. On Saturday night we perused their up-to-date book of dinner menus from around the area - with discount cards available for many of them. It helped us pick just the right place for a memorable anniversary meal. The hosts have an impressive collection of movies in all genres and DVD players in all the rooms, plus a big screen in their downstairs media room. It was hard to choose what to watch! Sunday breakfast was pure heaven! Paula is a trained chef and she featured fresh fruit bowls, scrumptious yeasty waffles with real maple syrup and homemade pork sausage. What a way to start an active day of exploring the great outdoors - which you can do right from their back yard in Merriman State Forest. We appreciate Buttonwood's commitment to doing business locally as well as their environmental consciousness. That matters to us when we travel. I know we'll find our way back to Buttonwood again; perhaps when we want to enjoy their hot tub & pool after a day hike i the White Mountains . All in all, it was a treat to discover the many charms of Buttonwood Inn and a pleasure to meet Bill & Paula Petrone.
5 on May 25, 2013
We had an excellent long weekend at the Inn. This was our first time in North Conway and we couldn't of picked a better spot. With hiking trails right out the back door and a hot tub to relax in after a great hike...this was sublime. With the Inn being off the main road, it makes for a perfect location to enjoy nature and listen to the birds and the rustle of leaves. Paula and Bill were perfect hosts and accommodated lactose issues with all breakfasts and snacks. If you are visiting North Conway, make the most of your trip with a stay at the Buttonwood Inn. Be sure to try the Mountain Sunrise ;-)
5 on May 23, 2013
I planned a surprise getaway for our 13th Wedding Anniversary - it was just what we needed. The room was perfect with a jacuzzi and fireplace and everything was spotless. The thoughtfulness and helpfulness from Bill & Paula were heartwarming. Down to the cookies at check-in, a delicious breakfast and the recommendations for dining out - everything was wonderful. We only wished we would have planned for a longer stay...next time!
5 on May 13, 2013
Buttonwood Inn located on Mount Surprise in North Conway will become our yearly tradition. We had a memorable and magical weekend away, and we will always cherish our time tucked away in this cozy little inn. Bill and Paula were gracious hosts. Bill was entertaining and easy to talk to, while Paula's cooking was incredible. We escaped into the mountains during the day for hikes and glorious views of waterfalls, but eagerly rushed back to the Inn for tea time on the porch. We fell in love with Buttonwood and even purchased mugs to commemorate this weekend. As we are working a long distance relationship for the remainder of the summer, we call each other up and have tea time over Facetime with our Buttonwood mugs.
5 on February 05, 2013
Bill and Paula are the reason your experience at The Buttonwood Inn will be your most memorable stay in the North Conway area. Paula caters to our friends gluten free diet and the food is so good, I even look forward to the gluten free food! Bill is the gatekeeper, the bell hop, the concierge, the fire starter, the know everything guru, the most helpful and accommodating host you could want. Together they create an atmosphere which makes you want to return... which is why we do!
5 on January 22, 2013
My husband and I have stayed at many other B and Bs in the North Conway area, but we found the Buttonwood Inn to be the best for its value. Including all taxes and everything, we paid $107 for our large room with queen bed and private bath. We didn't know before going there, but they have an outdoor very clean and new hot tub that fits 4+ adults where we soaked and watched the stars of the crisp January night sky. They also have 2 separate common rooms one which is more like a living room with books and a piano and another room on the other side of the house with a large screen TV, and a wood burning stove. They are a little off the main drag (RT 16 north Conway), which I preferred because it was quieter with zero sounds of the traffic below. Other things to know are that they don't allow their dogs into the inn which is great for people like me with allergies. They are also great with food allergies and very accommodating with making all the food without foods that I couldn’t eat. The only bad thing about our stay was watching the Pats lose the AFC on the large flat screen TV.
5 on December 03, 2012
Spent 2 nights at the Inn with my 4 grandchildren and their parents. Absolutely beautiful place and immaculate accommodation. Excellent food. Will definitely return!
4.8 on November 28, 2012
I do not recall staying in any small hotel or B&B before where every need was anticipated; where breakfast was a lovingly presented work of culinary art; and where the innkeeper's suggestions for sightseeing, for two days, was perfectly pitched to our interests and time. Both Bill and Paula are warm and gracious hosts, but Bill went the extra mile when we left our credit card at a local restaurant: he retrieved and forwarded it but called us, on the road, twice, to assure and then to reassure us.
4.6 on November 27, 2012
We are generally "hotel people", mostly because we have two small children and simply find it easier . Our minds might very well be changed after staying with Bill and Paula for a last minute Thanksgiving getaway. Everything about our stay was perfect, from the easy check in to the fantastic breakfast and treats to the cleanest establishment we have ever stayed at. We are already hoping to get back next summer. Thank you for a wonderful stay and most importantly for being so kind and welcoming to our children!
5 on November 20, 2012
Bill and Paula run a tight ship--which is good because it means everyone else can RELAX--which is just what we wanted (along with great food, 2 wood fires--one in a rec room with do-your-own movies, lots of handy-by N. Conway natue opps, restaurants and shopping--AND a weather center where--trust me--you DO NOT want to miss the "berth-the-boat" exercise, or the gale-force winds outside the Mt. Washington cabin; and which is right next door to the Award-Winning "cupcake place"). Weather-permitting, be sure to take the short trek to Diana's bath (heads up: it's a "nature" rather than a "shopping" opp). And Buttonwood Inn is clean, clean, clean. And the hosts and background music are NOT in your face. But Bill can point you in any direction you want to go, and Paula is a GREAT cook. And you can get very good quality "early dinner" specials at the Lobster something-or-rather not far away--because N. Conway restaurants ain't cheap. Enjoy! (and tell Bill and Paula that Dan and Faye sent you.
5 on November 11, 2012
The inn was quiet and cozy and paula and bill were as sweet as could be. The afternoon treats and morning breakfast were like no other! We highly recomend this inn and are deffinatly going to return. Kurt, tracy, & alexander
5 on November 07, 2012
My wife and I went for a two day get-away to the Buttonwood Inn in October. Paula and Bill are excellent hosts, giving us a warm personal welcome and tour of the Inn. The room was immaculate, warmly decorated and so very comfortable. The location is quiet and it is easy to relax here. Paula's breakfast preparation and Bill's service of it was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to family and friends.
5 on October 24, 2012
We recently spent two nights with Bill & Paula, the hosts at the Buttonwood Inn. The inn is located in a beautiful quiet location, but only a few minutes from Rt. 16. Bill & Paula are dedicated to making your stay enjoyable. Paula makes the most delicious breakfasts and serves warm cookies in the afternoon. We spoke to a couple who had checked in late the previous night and found a plate of cookies waiting in their room - nice touch! You can enjoy the fireplaces at night and porch rockers during the day. Bill provides great recommendations for things to do and places to dine. There are discounts and menus from some restaurants to look at and Bill will make reservations for you. We enjoyed our stay and have already booked a return visit for next year.
5 on October 21, 2012
what a beautiful inn. very comfortable clean in a great location. Delicious breakfasts and nice hospitality.
4.8 on October 19, 2012
My wife and I stayed at the Buttonwood for two nights in the midst of a trip through New England in the fall. It could not have been a more enjoyable experience. Bill and Paula did a superb job of making us feel welcomed and cared for. It rained for much of our stay so we spent more time inside than we had planned, but that was not hardship. The Inn is wonderfully accommodating and you could spend your entire vacation without ever leaving the premises. Every part of our experience was wonderful and we highly recommend the Buttonwood Inn. Paula's breakfasts are exquisite and it would be worth the trip for that reason alone!
4.4 on October 10, 2012
A great B&B where to lodge if you want peacefulness, relaxation and a marvelous breakfast.
5 on October 09, 2012
The most memorable part of a two week trip.. Started with two days and increased it to three.. Would like to stay longer next time.. and there will be a next time.. Helpful, caring and Paula's breakfasts were first class.
5 on October 07, 2012
Our stay at the Buttonwood Inn was wonderful. It is set in a tranquil environment, colorful with the change of season. Bill and Paula made us feel at home. The atmosphere was great, relaxing to a fault. The dining room was most inviting and so were the magnificent meals prepared by Paula. Breakfast was something to look forward to. Bill was most helpful with his suggestions as to the best places to site see and did not fail us in his suggestions for lunch and dinner. The days went by so quickly. There was nothing lacking in the way of service. It was obvious that Bill and Paula do their best to make your stay and enjoyable and memorable one. I would recommend the Buttonwood Inn to anyone looking for a great hide-a-way but within minutes of sight seeing, shopping, eating. We give it a 10 in all categories.
5 on September 25, 2012
What a fun time ! This is how you imagine things should be (but usually never quite works out that way). Paula and Bill go way way way out of their way for you and they know everything and everyone. The bed (we were in Room 10) was great, the breakfasts wonderful, the atmosphere delightful and it was quiet quiet quiet (why is it so hard to find quiet these days?). The location is out of the way but easy to find, there are easy hikes in the woods out the back door and fine dining (or salads from the salad bar at the local grocery), are within minutes. We just had a really really good time. We needed gluten and lactose free food and it was there without missing a beat. Even afternoon cookies were specially made and "reserved" for us. If only it were as easy in real life as Paula made it appear to be.
5 on September 09, 2012
We spent 5 wonderful days at the Buttonwood Inn in late August 2012. Paula and Bill are wonderful hosts and make you feel comfortable and at ease. Paula's delicious breakfasts are a great start to a day of activity or relaxation. Outlets, quaint shpos and restaurants are conveniently located. The drive to all three notches Franconia, Crawford and Pinkham are within 30-60 minutes and the hiking is spectacular. Many ski slopes are nearby as well ..... but we'll leave that to another season -Let it SNOW! John & Barb
5 on September 08, 2012
Quiet well run inn by owners. Nothing any trouble to assist in making your stay worthwhile.
4.4 on September 02, 2012
This is a lovely B&B a little outside of town. The grounds are well kept with flower beds abounding, a swimming pool, hot tub, outdoor games and walking trails. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. (the beds are nice and firm) Because of a special dietary need, Paula went out of her way to make some special foods for me. Bill and Paula are wonderful owners. Bill was more than helpful in telling us of the local restaurants and things of interest. I would highly recommend this B&B.
5 on August 31, 2012
My husband, adult son and I spent the weekend in this wonderful Inn. Our mission was to ride MT Washington on our motorcycles. While we did just that and it was an awesome experience, we only wish we had more time to spend at The Buttonwood Inn. The Innkeepers Bill & Paula were so nice. Bill was incredibly helpful to all the guests, recommending places to go, where to eat and the best routes to take. Paula is a chef and it showed in her nothing less than amazing breakfasts! She also puts out wonderful snacks for their guests in the afternoon. The attention to details and the efforts to make everyone feel welcome combined with the impeccable cleanliness is why this is the best experience we have ever had staying at an Inn. We checked in late on a Friday evening and had a plate of homemade ( oh so good!) brownies awaiting us that both my husband and son devoured. In our beautiful room, there was a fresh picture of water on the nightstand. In the unbelievably clean bathroom, extra items a guest might have forgotten to pack. In the dining room a table devoted to assisting guests in navigating the many things to do and places to eat in North Conway, including coupons off at some places. The yard is beautiful, with pool, jacuzzi and fire pit along with comfortable chairs and beautiful landscaping. Inside is a very large common room with a big screen TV, comfortable furniture, a refrigerator along with DVD's and many other things to hang out and do. It was so obvious to us that Bill and Paula have poured themselves into their Inn and they take pride in all the hard work it takes to make the place so comfortable and welcoming. I can only say to anyone considering this Inn....do it! My husband and I are already trying to figure out when we can go back.
5 on August 30, 2012
All aspects were simply perfect and it is no surprise due to the care and concern of Bill and Paula, the Inn-Keepers. The accommodations were splendid, the food delicious, and if we had a question about the area, both Bill and Paula were right there to give us suggestions.
5 on August 29, 2012
Bill and Paula went completely out of their way to make my stay a very enjoyable one. I will never stay at any other place besides Buttonwood Inn when I go away to New Hampshire. The hospitality is superior to that of any inn or hotel I have ever been to. Also, breakfast at the inn was absolutely outstanding. To anyone who is deciding on which inn to stay at in NH, I recommend staying at Buttonwood Inn. You will not find the same hospitality anywhere else!
5 on August 25, 2012
Buttonwood Inn is definitely a 5 Star B&B! The grounds are beautiful! The rooms were cozy and we enjoyed being able to set the room temperature to our comfort level. Breakfast and Evening Snacks were gourmet. Swimming pool, hot tub, walking trails, and a warm fire at night... It was a wonderful vacation. Thank you Buttonwood!
5 on August 19, 2012
My husband and I went for a weekend getaway in early August 2012. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts and we were pleasantly surprised. Our Room #3, one of the smaller rooms with a Queen Bed and private bath on the second floor, was cozy and spotless. The breakfasts each morning at our own table in the dining room were delicious. Our hosts, Bill and Paula were very attentive and helpful and Paula's afternoon treats were so good! We loved sitting on the front porch patting the non-resident cat and watching the many hummingbirds. We will definitely be back for a return stay!
5 on August 17, 2012
We stayed at the Buttonwood for four nights and would happily recommend the inn to anyone. Bill and Paula are fantastic innkeepers and a perfect team. They couldn’t have been more helpful. The inn is set in beautiful grounds and is spotlessly clean. The food is fantastic all produced by Paula and genuinely homemade. Our experience was that Paula happily accommodated a fussy 8 year old eater and also a gluten free adult without any issue. The breakfasts were fantastic and the cookies in the afternoon so delicious from the moment you smell them being prepared in the kitchen. The swimming pool is a great size and hot tub lovely and all in such a beautiful setting. The guest facilities are really good with plenty of rooms to relax in even before taking account of the fabulous grounds. Bill and Paula give great attention and service to ensure your stay is wonderful for example they have plenty of DVDs, board games, a guest computer, large screen television (quite apart from the television in the room). They provide lots of helpful information on the locality and have great knowledge in local places, restaurants and are as helpful as they can be in making any arrangements. We come from the UK and have stayed in different highly rated hotels and inns but this was simply the best and made our holiday. You would have to go a very long way to match the Buttonwood and we’d love to revisit if we ever come to this area again.
4.6 on August 08, 2012
Beautiful setting & scenery, lovely accommodations with a charming parlor, great basement and delightful breakfast room. Really good breakfasts & delicious cookies! Was able to use the swimming pool & jacuzzi which was a bonus Paula & Bill were very congenial hosts. Hope to get back there in the not too distant future!
5 on August 04, 2012
Myfamily and I truly enjoyed our stay here. Bill and Paula were very helpfull in all our planning and activities, and the food was amazing!
5 on August 02, 2012
I was there with my wife and my kid initially just for one night. We have so good experience that we changed our travelling within New England to return two days later to have another night! Bill & Paula did all what was in their hands, without us asking, to have a very pleasent experience, taking care of having the pool ready, the jacuzzi ready...etc...and not to forget about the breakfast...the best we had in our trip by far! All added with a very charming place and innkeapers. Hopefully we will come back again.
5 on July 22, 2012
We stayed at the Buttonwood Inn for our 7th anniversary and we couldn't have been happier! The food is delicious, the views are even better and the Inn is just the right distance from town where you a stones throw from everything, but secluded from the noise. The rooms are cozy, the place is spotless and Bill and Paula know exactly how to take care of their guests. If you are looking for a place to stay, don't look any further. Your expectations will be met and exceeded!
5 on July 12, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Buttonwood Inn for a long weekend and had a wonderful time! Bill and Paula are very gracious hosts who have put a lot of effort into creating a comfortable, peaceful place to stay. We planned a lot of outdoor activities around Mt. Washington, but Paula's delicious breakfasts and home-baked treats led us to stay later in the morning and look forward to coming back in the afternoon. Their thoughtfulness made us feel like very welcome guests in their home, and we'll look forward to staying with them again.
5 on July 01, 2012
This is an outstanding B&B attractive inside and outside. Our room had a handpainted mural on one wall in beautfiul colors by a local artist. It wasn't good swimming weather but there is a lovely, large pool and a very convenient walking trail. Paula is an accomplished chef and was very considerate in making sugar-free, but still delicious, items for my husband. We hope to return in the not too distant future.
5 on June 29, 2012
My husband and I rencently visited the buttonwood inn for the weekend it was a beautiful inn that felt like home. Bill and Paula were wonderful host and it was clear that they paid attention to every detail. The rooms were imaculate and Paula is an amazing cook. We felt so pampered with delicious homemade breakfasts in the morning and sweet treats in the afternoon. We definitely want to visit again.
5 on June 12, 2012
We decided to go away for the weekend for our anniversary and found this wonderful Inn while online. The breakfast was great. The grounds are immaculate. Paula and Bill are very nice. It is a nice place to get away from the busy world. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice getaway.
5 on June 10, 2012
We spent a weekend here in June to take a photo workshop on waterfalls given by a local photographer. He took us to several waterfalls in the area, shared his expertise and gave great tips. We had lunch with him back at the inn where we went over pictures and got advice. A great experience! The inn itself is lovely! Our room was impeccable with all the comforts of home....a four poster bed, flat screen, fireplace, jacuzzi tub, plush towels and robes. By far the best room we have ever stayed in. Paula and Bill are great hosts and provide a warm and friendly atmosphere. The meals were really something special. We especially loved the waffles! Not only is the inn first class all the way, it is in a very quiet spot off the beaten path but close to everything and anything you want to do. We would recommend it to anyone and would go back without question. Check out their fall photo workshop. You won't be disappointed!
5 on May 21, 2012
Terrific homemade breakfasts and snacks. Windfall and warm hospitality. The hosts, Bill and Paula, are gracious and attentive. The Buttonwood Inn is an annual tradition for me.
4.8 on May 18, 2012
My wife and I took a trip to the White Mountains with our family as part of a Mother's Day gift. Can't comment on the reservation process since the arrangements were handled by our daughter, but I can say she picked a great B&B. We had a rather large group, there were 5 of us and we reserved two rooms for two nights. Bill and Paula were excellent hosts, going out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and leaving us to ourselves when we wanted to be just family. We did make use of the available facilities and Bill was happy to accommodate us; hot tub, movies in the recreation room with pizza delivered, guided fly fishing, hiking and a massage for Mom. Great breakfasts - scones one morning and eggs and hash browns the next. And always tea and a snack in the afternoon. And, finally, after returning, I realized I left my glasses in our room. One call to Bill and they showed up at our door in Louisiana two days later. It just capped off the rest of the great service and attention we received during our visit. Bill and Paula, thanks again for a wonderful stay.
5 on May 13, 2012
Thank you both for our wonderful visit to Kearsarge Village in the heart of North Conway and the White Mountains. Accommodations were comfortable, the Inn beautifully decorated and inviting, breakfasts imaginative and delicious ..... and it was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks too for the photo....a fun and thoughtful reminder of our trip.
5 on April 01, 2012
Truly a country inn both inside & out. The Innkeepers are hospitable & make you feel as if you are family. The Inn is spotless.Paula's cooking is unbelievable from the oatmeal pancakes to the goodies she makes in the afternoon for you. You truly can't go wrong with Buttonwood Inn.
5 on March 18, 2012
The most memorable getaway for my sister and I. Being a New England girl, I have been to many Inns and Hotels around the country but The Buttonwood Inn take the cake when it comes to all of the above. Bill and Paula, our hosts, made us feel right at home and after a long day having spa treatments and shopping we couldn't wait to get back to the inn and just chill out by the roaring fire with a glass of wine with cheese and crackers. The passion that they have for their guests shined every time we saw them and all the recommendations they made for dining, spas and shopping were all used and without disappointment. The Buttonwood Inn is Truly a Gem!! We will be returning next winter with our 2 other sisters for a longer stay. Now I don't feel I need to shop around any more for that perfect getaway! The Buttonwood Inn is it!
4.8 on February 26, 2012
We spent a week at The Buttonwood Inn with friends. It is the perfect spot for relaxing after a day of skiing or snowshoeing. Paula's breakfasts were wonderful and we always looked forward to afternoon tea and another treat from Paula's kitchen. As hosts, Bill and Paula think of everything to make the guests comfortable. The Mt. Surprise room with a refrigerator made packing lunches a breeze. At night we used the that room to watch movies or our own pictures from the day on the large TV. Soaking in the hot tub with heavy snow falling was a highlight! Thank you, Bill, for opening it for us each night. This is a clean, well appointed, friendly B&B that you are sure to enjoy.
4.8 on February 21, 2012
We stayed for two nights in mid-February, and went skiing at the Cranmore resort. I definitely recommend this combination if you're looking for a relaxing ski weekend - Cranmore is literally down the street from the Inn, and a good low-key place to ski whether you're a complete beginner or more experienced. When we weren't skiing, we spent time at the inn by the fireplaces, chatting, reading, and watching a movie. We traveled with a friend who is gluten-free, and in addition to providing gluten-free breakfasts each morning, Paula made a special batch of gluten-free cookies which were waiting for us on our arrival late Friday night. We'll definitely stay at the Buttonwood Inn again - I'm excited to see it in the summer!
4.4 on February 21, 2012
We had a nice time at Buttonwood. Bill and Paula are very friendly, the food was great, and it's in an excellent location. Clean, warm, inviting and a great value.
5 on January 30, 2012
Bill and Paula, the innkeepers, treated us really well and helped us with suggestions during our stay. The breakfasts and snacks were fantastic. We borrowed the innkeepers snowshoes and accessed an awesome hiking trail through mt surprise and to a summit with a ridiculous view. I would highly recommend this place to others. Regards, Ravi and Kristin
4.2 on January 15, 2012
My husband and I have stayed at the Buttonwood twice-summer and winter. The area has a lot to offer in both seasons. Bill and Paula are gracious hosts and make you feel most welcome and comfortable. Our room was cozy and clean, and nicely decorated. Breakfast is delicious, featuring local foods, and Paula's afternoon treats are an added touch. We also enjoyed the pool and outdoor jacuzzi-summer and winter. We have stayed at many B&Bs over the years and the Buttonwood is among the best. We highly recommend it and look forward to a return visit. Kris & Steve Millan Kingston, ON, Canada
5 on December 05, 2011
Thank you so much for the lovely weekend. My family and I ejoyed every moment. Great place to come for not only the Polar Express but I be up to get a Gift Cert for my other son and wife soon... Great , Great time.
5 on November 22, 2011
This was our first trip to the White Mountains and it just happened to be the weekend after we had been engaged! Bill and Paula were so wonderful, they upgraded our room and had complimentary sparkling cider waiting for our arrival! They were also very helpful with making sure we knew how to get to all of the activities we had planned and had lots of advice of places to check out. The food was FANTASTIC!!!! We ate like royalty with Paula's fresh baked scones, eggs, potato cakes, banana pecan pancakes, sausage patties, pumpkin cupcakes and cookies - everything was absolutely delicious! The room was charming and cute and very comfortable and relaxing. We also enjoyed the lounge downstairs, as we sat on the couches by the fireplace and watched a movie from their huge collection one night during our stay. This was our first bed and breakfast experience and it truly was a great one. We can't wait to go back. It is definitely a great and relaxing hideaway that we would love to become regulars at! We would definitely recommend the Buttonwood Inn to anyone traveling to the White Mountains!!!!
5 on November 21, 2011
We've been to the Buttonwood Inn twice now and we'll absolutely return for years to come. If you want a wonderful, quiet, cozy getaway in a lovely, quintessential New England inn, you must stay at the Buttonwood. Winter visits are especially enjoyable with the warmth and aroma of the wood-burning fireplaces, afternoon tea and homemade treats, and Paula's amazing homemade breakfasts. Heaven! The setting of the Inn is so pretty (nice because it's off the beaten path), and each guest room is beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable and clean. The whole experience is made even better by Bill and Paula... they are warm, gracious, professional hosts and innkeepers who truly care about the comfort of their guests. The Buttonwood Inn just can't be beat. It's a wonderful getaway!
5 on November 02, 2011
From the moment we arrived and met Paula & Bill we knew we would have a wonderful stay. Their hospitality is wonderful. Personalized service was a total surprise when comparing to other places we've stayed. One of us is diabetic and Paula made sugar free treats just for her as well as providing sugar free portions for our fantastic breakfasts. The breakfasts were unusual (to us) and very good. Paula is an accomplished chef. The entire Inn was homey and welcoming with wood fireplaces in the common rooms and gas fireplace in our room (#1). It snowed the second night we were there and in the morning the road to the Inn, the driveway and the parking area had been plowed so we were easily able to drive out. Actually, we were kind of hoping to be snowed in and have to stay another night instead of returning to home and work!! All in all this Inn is on our list of return sometime and on our list of recommendations to our friends on a must stay place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
5 on October 26, 2011
My Husband and I have been going up to north conway/jackson nh for yrs for our anniversary. this yr when booking the inn we'd been looking at was full. In our search we discovered Buttonwood Inn recommended by travel channel and a travel website marking them as top ten. Well in our opinion they are number one. Bill and Paula the owners are so accommodating and welcoming we felt we were visiting family. The inn is cozy, quaint and pristine. Paula's breakfasts were spectacular as well as her daily fresh baked goodies :). We truly can not praise them enough. We sincerely hope anyone reading these reviews will book a visit to Bill and Paula at the Buttonwood Inn home away from home Kiersten and Craig Diminico
4.0 on October 19, 2011
We had a lovely, relaxed and peaceful stay at the Buttonwood Inn. Our room was spotlessly clean, spacious (we had booked the largest available), warm, comfortable and well appointed, with our own access to and from our own reserved car parking space. Our host Bill and hostess Paula, were kind and accommodating, and helped us with our every need from the booking of restaurants, to suggesting a variety of activities that might interest us and to fixing our wi-fi connection difficulties! We were made to feel that their home was our home, and the lounges, dining room and gardens were homely and inviting. Breakfast was served in a bright yet cosy dining room overlooking the lovely, sloping gardens at the front of the property. It was a relaxed affair, with our host giving the description of Paula's home cooked dishes, which she prepared to order, thus giving guests time to pass on ideas and suggestions to each other in an informal setting. It was all rather delightful. I took in a lemon one day to make myself lemon tea; the next morning, completely unprovoked, a bowl of sliced lemon appeared on the breakfast table! Afternoon tea was served at 4.30pm, again with home cooked cookies and cakes - all too delicious to resist I'm afraid! Bill and Paula, our considerate hosts, made us feel very welcome at all times. We were rather sad to leave and would definitely look forward to staying at the Buttonwood again should we ever visit Upper Conway in the future. Thank you again.
4.0 on October 18, 2011
We stayed in 4 B&Bs on our recent travel thru New England. We were very pleased with The Buttonwood Inn except for the size of our room which was very tiny and a steep narrow staircase. However, the Inn is charming and so are its owners Bill and Paula. The breakfasts were very good and Bill helped us so much with directions to great sites to see and making reservations for us at good restaurants in the area. They even have a great trail behind the house to explore. Bill took a wonderful photo of us and sent it via email and this really pleased us.
4.6 on October 13, 2011
The Buttonwood Inn is tucked away off the beaten path of North Conway - the location is beautiful, as is the inn itself. Bill and Paula bend over backwards to offer hospitality and help as the innkeepers - they provided suggestions for restaurants, activities, directions, and even had coupons to some local attractions. The breakfasts were delicious and beautifully served. We stayed in a room with a private but detached bathroom - this worked out fine, though my husband was worried that the walking and door sounds might disturb others. The grounds are beautiful and offer places to stroll and sit to take in the scenery and watch the wildlife (chipmunks!). Enjoyed our stay!
5 on October 08, 2011
Buttonwood Inn is so pretty and the grounds are beautiful. Our room was very clean and pretty. Bill and Paula made us feel so welcome and at home. Bill was so helpful with our itenary and restaurants. We had a marvelous time. The breakfast both mornings was delicious. Paula is a great chef. They both made us feel like royalty. We hope to go back!!
4.6 on October 07, 2011
We went from Germany on a trip through New England. From all the hotels, inns and motels we've visited it was the most beautiful in a wonderful landscape and a big tv to see the NFL Kickoff. Paula and Bill let us feel like coming home in a foreign country.
4.4 on September 27, 2011
Grounds are spacious and welcoming. Quiet out-of-the-way location adds tremendously to the appeal. Hiking trails nearby. Rooms are more than comfortable. Breakfasts are creative and delicious. In every aspect, this Inn ranks very near the top of the many I have stayed in.
4.8 on September 26, 2011
Buttonwood Inn is the place to come to enjoy the quiet beauty of New England. The location and accommodations are exceptional. Thank you Bill & Paula for your gracious hospitality!
4.4 on September 22, 2011
We selected Buttonwood Inn after reviewing many B & B's in the area and were pleasantly surprised when we drove up to the inn. It's about two miles or so off the main road and is backed up to the woods, so you quickly feel relaxed and can enjoy the beauty of the property without having to be completely away from everything. Bill and Paula have made an extra effort to make sure that their guests have everything they need. The historic home that has received several B & B awards is furnished and decorated nicely and our room was very comfortable. Paula is a wonderful cook and we especially loved her oatmeal pancakes. They provided us with recommendations on restaurants and we were not disappointed. We will rave about the Thompson House Eatery in nearby Jackson for a long time because the food and service were outstanding. We visited nearby Mount Washington and Ellis Falls, which were a short driving distance from the B & B. We especially enjoyed a short hike in the woods behind the house after returning from shopping in town. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone who will be visiting the White Mountain/Conway area in New Hampshire.
5 on September 18, 2011
Thank you Paula and Bill for a wonderfull weekend. I enjoyed the Waterfall photo trip with Joe while Carol went shopping. Enjoy the picture I forwarded. This was our second time in Room #10 and I am sure we will be back again. - Rick & Carol
5 on September 11, 2011
We had a lovely, peaceful stay at The Buttonwood. Paula and Bill welcomed us warmly, and were so kind. Just a few minutes off the main highway the setting is akin to being many miles away from civilization and all of its inherent clutter. Such lovely silence... I think I would drive the 3 hours just for one more breakfast artfully and oh so tastefully created by Paula! Smiled all the way home!!! :-)
5 on August 26, 2011
The Buttonwood is a charming and welcoming inn, surrounded by trees and assorted wildlife (from tiny toads to hovering humminbirds). The room was homey, and we awoke each morning to only the sounds of the birds. A great find, with terrific breakfasts and a warm welcome from our hosts Bill and Paula.
5 on August 22, 2011
Our stay was just wonderful. The Inn has a timeless ambience set amongst the beauty of nature with all the modern amenities. Paula is a wonderful chef, and Bill was so helpful with dinner reservations and local attractions. Serenity, yummy food and good company, what more could one ask for? Can't wait to go back for another visit.
4.6 on August 15, 2011
Such a warm welcome, even on a last minute reservation ! The property is charming, rooms are very clean, the food was great. We had the very special pleasure of enjoying an hummingbird ballet through the dining room window while enjoying breakfast. Wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed the pool and spa.....
5 on August 07, 2011
My husband's parents came to visit us in MA, and we thought it'd be nice to take a quick trip up to NH to see Mt. Washington. We were lucky enough to secure some last-minute reservations at the Buttonwood Inn - and what a find! My husband and I have stayed at a number of BnBs all over New England, and the US - and we think the Buttonwood in was by far the best place we have stayed! The location is so lovely! A nearly secluded little getaway spot, but very convenient to town. They house, furnishings, and the grounds are very well kept, and the food was amazing! Paula makes her own (very delicious) breakfast sausage! And Bill greets you when you arrives, and makes you feel right at home! What a wonderful find! We are already planning our next trip!
4.2 on August 03, 2011
Stayed with Bill & Paula for a family vacation weekend. Bill & Paula are exceptional hosts and made us feel very welcome. Breakfasts were delicious and we all loved the afternoon treats. Rooms were very clean, comfortable and welcoming. The inn itself is very well maintained and located on a beautiful spot with lovely views of the surrounding mountains. Pool was a welcomed treat after a long day of play. Convienent to nature trails and town. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling in the North Conway area.
5 on August 02, 2011
We had a great stay at the Buttonwood INN. The property was immaculately maintained. Bill and Paula were very accommodating. They even took some pictures of our family and emailed them to us. When we return to the area we will definitely stay there again.
5 on July 30, 2011
The Buttonwood Inn was the last stop on my husband's and my trip up to New England. Bill and Paula were kind and attentive hosts. They made every effort to make our stay comfortable, making dinner reservations for us and providing us with information about local hikes. The food was amazing and the room was incredibly confortable (especially after a long hike up and down Mt. Washington). I will be recommending this Inn to everyone I know traveling North!
5 on July 29, 2011
We could not have had a better stay anywhere in the North Conway area. Bill and Paula provide top-notch hospitality and service. We highly recommend The Buttonwood Inn!
5 on July 26, 2011
The Buttonwood Inn was wonderful! The food, the attention to detail,and the cleanliness was wonderful. Bill and Paula were perfect hosts. We highly recommend it.
4.6 on July 26, 2011
I found this place via the internet and were my husband and I happy! This is a gem, hidden away on a side road near North Conway. It is out of the hubbub of town but near enough to go in for dinner or shopping. There are mountain hikes right from the Inn's door or a short drive away. The rooms are simple, clean, air conditioned, and comfortable. Paula's breakfasts are fabulous and the pool so welcome at the end of a hot day. This is a great place for couples or families who want a relaxing, low-key place to hang their hats while exploring the Whites. And you couldn't ask for two nicer innkeepers. We will return! Ask Bill to tell you the maple syrup story while you're indulging in Paula's fabulous pancakes or waffles.
5 on July 05, 2011
This was the third time my boyfriend and I have stayed at the Buttonwood Inn. The inn is charming and the breakfasts are delicious. Paula makes awesome treats each night too. Bill and Paula are so kind, and it's a pleasure each time we get to stay with them. Can't wait for our next trip!!
5 on June 20, 2011
Buttonwood Inn is the sort of B&B one hopes to find, but rarely does. The setting is beautiful and peaceful, the rooms are lovely, the bathrooms are pretty and immaculate, the hosts are extremely helpful and friendly, but they are never obtrusive. The breakfasts both were absolutely delicious, and the service was impeccable. Some of the extras we enjoyed so much were the hottub, use of a refrigerator, the pretty wine glasses, the lovely shampoo and conditioner, the versatile reading matter in the living room, Bill's helpful suggestions about restaurants and activities. If you want a totally "lovely in every way" B&B to visit, I suggest The Buttonwood Inn!
5 on June 13, 2011
We can not say enough good things about the Buttonwood Inn and the owners Paula and Bill. Having never stayed at a B&B we were not sure what to expect. The rooms had all of the comfort and privacy you would find in a luxury hotel but a warmth and charm you could not find anywhere else. Paula's breakfast and snacks were absolutely delicious. Bill made us feel so welcome. The Mt. Surprise Room was a great place to watch a game on the big TV. We met another couple that had visited dozens of other B&B's and they feel exactly the same way about the Buttonwood as we do!!
5 on June 06, 2011
This was my second stay at the Buttonwood Inn. The first visit was in the winter, so this was a whole new experience, and did certainly not disappoint. The owners are extremely friendly, and are willing to assist you in any way possible. From the daily fresh baked snacks, to the hiking trails out back this place has it all. It is perfectly located off the beaten path so you get that NH wooded feel, while still being a three minute drive to the main strip in North Conway. I would suggest this B&B to anyone looking to stay in North Conway.
5 on June 01, 2011
We stayed at the Buttonwood Inn in North Conway this past Memorial Day weekend.Its a very convenient location to explore the Mount Washington area , tucked away in a quiet part of town , but still close enough to the downtown.My husband and I loved the inn and the peace and quiet was just what the doctor ordered.Bill and Paula are very friendly and are very helpful with their recommendations and are knowledgeable about the Mount Washington area. The Mount Surprise room is well equipped with movies (a good collection!),books,games,etc.Paula's baked goodies are delicious and so were the breakfasts.If you are in the Mount Washington area, this would be a very good place to stay....its spic and span,has all the amenities you need - including a swimming pool and jacuzzi....a great place to stay and enjoy the Mount Washington area.I would definitely come back here another time and recommend this inn highly.
5 on May 22, 2011
The Buttonwood Inn wins awards year after year, because this B&B is truly the best of the best. Innkeepers Bill and Paula Petrone are without equal as B&B proprietors. They are warm, engaging, likeable, knowledgeable, and informative and go the extra distance to ensure that each room is immaculate, that breakfasts are outstanding, that guests have their day’s activities planned out, and that the inn is warm and inviting. Paula’s gourmet breakfasts are delicious, creative, and healthy. She is able to accommodate different dietary needs, such as vegan and vegetarian, she makes sure that these breakfasts are every bit as delicious and creative as any other breakfast she prepares. Bill chats with guests each morning to ensure their day goes smoothly and is also able to direct guests towards off-the-beaten path fun. They spare no expense to ensure that their guests have a wonderful and memorable stay. The Buttonwood Inn is a great combination of old-world charm and new-world functionality. The décor reminds one of a turn of the century inn, while the plumbing and electrical are modern. Internet access via Wi-Fi ensures guests that they won’t be disconnected from the outside world during their visit unless they so choose. The rooms are immaculate, towels soft and fresh, and the décor is warm. I’m professional nature and landscape photographer and travel around the nation, typically spending 60 + nights on the road each year. I stay in motels, hotels, and B&Bs, and the Buttonwood is always at the top of my list. I’ve been staying at the Buttonwood Inn during my visits to New Hampshire since 2008, and I can’t imagine staying anywhere else when visiting. I assure you, your first stay at the Buttonwood Inn will not be your last. The Inn offers various stay and play type packages, such as photography, maple sugaring, and many others. When planning your stay at the Buttonwood, make sure you check out their packages and workshops page, and sign up for some fun!
5 on May 22, 2011
Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise was the perfect location for a relaxing weekend getaway. As soon as we got to the inn, Bill and Paula personally greeted us and helped us settle in right away. Bill took us on a tour of the inn and brought us to our perfect room (number 6). He is very knowledgeable of the area and can give great advice on things to do and directions to any place you want to go. When we got to our room, we found it to be very clean and cozy. My mother had called the inn on short notice and asked Bill and Paula to get a bottle of champagne for my new fiancee and me as an engagement gift. Even though they only had about two hours until we arrived, there was a bottle of champagne in ice waiting for us in our room. Each morning Paula cooked a delicious and filling breakfast that could not be missed. Bill and Paula are so accommodating and went out of their way to make our weekend enjoyable. We are used to spending our weekend getaways in a hotel, but now we will definitely be staying at the inn when we travel to North Conway again!
5 on May 09, 2011
This is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast and I highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in the North Conway area. The Innkeepers Bill and Paula were so accomodating and really made you feel welcome, and made sure you were able to really experience being in the mountains and seeing nature and all it has to offer. The location is the perfect balance of having the quiet and relaxation of the mountains (there are trails out the back door and we even saw a black bear on our hike!) and the closeness to North Conway village and shops. The Inn is beautiful and cozy and our room was just perfect and very clean. The breakfasts were delicious, as was the dessert that was put out with tea in the evening. We arrived late in the evening on the first night and it was a nice surprise to find a small plate of cookies with our room key :) This is a great place to relax, hike, and enjoy being in the mountains. We highly recommend Buttonwood Inn and will be back for sure!
4.6 on April 17, 2011
My wife Susan & I returned home today after spending a wonderfully relaxing week-end at the Buttonwood! Bill and Paula made us feel right at home in their beautiful Inn! The accommodations were outstanding and the food was excellent. We look forward to visiting again in the future and recommend them highly!! Bruce & Susan Jones
4.8 on March 27, 2011
A very quiet, relaxing, bed and breakfast. The hosts are very friendly, the inn is well appointed, the common areas are elegant, the breakfast terrific. Snowshoe trails begin right at the door, conveniently located near downtown North Conway, but off in its own little world.
4.2 on March 27, 2011
Bill and Paula are gracious host and create and very pleasant environment. Paula is an amazing cook and the breakfast and afternoon treats are wonderful. They are very knowledgeable about restaurants and places to go. We had the enjoyment of snowshoeing out their back door and into the woods. We recommend highly.
4.6 on March 06, 2011
I brought my mother to the Buttonwood Inn for a mother-daughter weekend getaway for snowshoeing. We received not only delicious breakfasts from the staff but also wonderful recommendations on where to snowshoe, shop and eat dinner. Our stay was so enjoyable, we will be returning next year for our new annual snowshoeing trip.
4.8 on March 01, 2011
My husband an I enjoyed a wonderful two night stay at The Buttonwood Inn. We were greeted warmly upon arrival by both Bill & Paula and made to feel right at home. Bill gave us a tour of the Inn and our room (#10) which was absolutely perfect! After we got settled we enjoyed some fresh baked treats that Paula had prepared while enjoying a blazing fire in the parlor. The following day we chose a dvd from the large selection and watched it on the flat screen in the Mt. surprise room. We both thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts that Paula prepared. She is a very talented chef. We are already looking forward to our next stay at the Buttonwood Inn.
4.8 on February 24, 2011
This was another great winter getaway at the Buttonwood Inn. We arrived on Wednesday Feb 16 and left on Monday Feb 21. The hospitality was great as usual. Paula is a trained chef and the variety & imagination of the breakfast fare is outstanding We have been coming to this inn for 24 years and there is plenty to do in the area such as outlet shopping, skiing and snowshoeing. The trails right out the back door of the inn provide hours of hiking or snowshoeing fun. There are many fine restaurants within a 15 minute drive so it is a great place to stay. We have already made ou reservation for next year.
5 on February 23, 2011
This was the first time my girlfriend and I had ever stayed at a Bed and Breakfast. It was beyond pleasant. It was a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Boston. We felt so comfortable and Bill and Paula were such gracious hosts. We would highly recommend the Buttonwood Inn to all. Seton Murphy and Megan Tuxbury
5 on February 16, 2011
My husband and I just spent a wonderful weekend here.Bill and Paula are wonderful! The food is delicious and home made everyday by Paula and her husband Bill is right by her side attending to the needs of the guests. So if you are looking for a relaxing romantic get-a-way go visit Bill and Paula at the Buttonwood Inn .As per Bill the coffee is always on.
5 on February 14, 2011
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Buttonwood Inn on Valentine’s Day weekend. It was our first bed and breakfast ever. After much extensive research for the RIGHT bed and breakfast in NH, the reviews were great for The Buttonwood Inn and the price was right. The entire experience exceeded my expectations by far! Paula and Bill made you feel welcomed and were extremely friendly and helpful. Bill gave us a tour of the Inn and told us about some of the Inn’s history. Before we arrived he had been picking out a selection of movies to go along with Valentine’s Day for the guests to watch if they so chose. I thought that was very thoughtful. The entire Inn is extremely tastefully decorated with a cozy sitting room to sip hot chocolate by a lit fire in tall comfy chairs. I LOVED IT! And listen to their recommendations of places to eat, they know what they are talking about. Better yet, they will even make the reservations for you! And not to mention the breakfast and treats! TO DIE FOR! Paula is an AMAZING cook, and even has a recipe featured in a bed and breakfast cook book. They do accommodate to any allergies you may have. I can’t wait to go back! And my boyfriend can’t stop talking about the food! Haha.
5 on February 14, 2011
The Innkeepers Bill & Paula are superb hosts. The breakfast and afternoon pastries are scrumptious! The location is near all North Conway's attractions yet secluded, quiet and relaxing. A very special and memorable experience!
5 on January 19, 2011
Stayed at the Inn in October for 2 nights. We were there enjoying the colours and the superb hospitality of Bill and Paula. This is our 4th stay at the Buttonwood and it just keeps getting better. I can hardly wait for our next stay. Bill and Paula know exactly when to fade into the background or provide the expertise on anything happening in the area. I would not hesitate to recommend this property.
5 on January 04, 2011
We spent 3 nights at the Buttonwood and had a very enjoyable stay. The inn offers two comfortable common areas to choose from, and excellent breakfasts and late afternoon sweets. We also liked the beautiful and quiet rural setting. The Petrones are excellent hosts.
5 on January 03, 2011
Buttonwood Inn is a wonderful place to stay. I had such an amazing time relaxing by the glowing fire, warming up in the bubbly jacuzzi, and waking up to a freshly prepared breakfast that is sure to satisfy anyone. I will with out a doubt visit again.
4.8 on December 06, 2010
We recently took our 3 young children away for a surprise "Polar Express" weekend. The Buttonwood Inn was the perfect place to stay! Bill and Paula have a very warm, inviting inn in which our family enjoyed immensely. Our adjoining rooms were very quaint yet had all the conveniences needed. Our children loved the Mt. Surprise room and were able to eat Paula's homebaked goodies and hot cocoa while watching Polar Express. The breakfasts were delicious and Bill and Paula were very accommodating to offer the little ones choices that may appeal to them more. They were also flexible in our schedule, as it swayed a bit from their usual hours for breakfast and treat times. We would absolutely love to stay there again!
5 on December 03, 2010
We had a most relaxing, safe and family fun weekend at the Buttonwood Inn. We were so comfortable and cozy in Paula and Bill's Inn. The breakfast was absolutely delicious and we cherished the holiday spirit that surrounded the festivities of the inn. We highly reccomend staying here! Jennifer Boston, MA
4.0 on November 16, 2010
I always enjoy staying at the Buttonwood Inn. It is private, they serve a wonderful breakfast and we are always taken care of very well. I especially like the new changes that Bill and Paula have made since they took over. Great job.
5 on November 12, 2010
My girlfriend and I spent out first weekend away together at the Buttonwood Inn, and it couldn't have been a more perfect weekend. The room was cozy and comfortable, Paula's breakfast's were wonderful; the whole stay was a great time. The Buttonwood is definitely on our list of places to go back to the next time we're on vacation. Not listed on the dining guide but a great place to go is Delaney's Hole in the Wall, it's a great local restaurant/pub with a great atmosphere.
5 on October 16, 2010
I absolutely loved staying at the Buttonwood Inn. My boyfriend and I visited in October 2010 and stayed for a week, to photograph the fall colors. He had been there before, but this was my first time. It won't be my last!! Bill and Paula are gracious, funny, and totally welcoming. Everything they did was in the category of over and above. Paula's breakfasts were amazing - the portions were generous, the food was creative and delicious and we had something different each day. I especially liked that we got to sit at our own table for breakfast... I know some people like the "family-style" experience, but I really don't want to talk to strangers in the morning, so having our own table was really lovely. Plus, if you want to talk to people, you can - they are just a few feet away. So for me it was a nice balance between being comfortable, and being social. The rooms are elegant and comfortable. Each room has its own private bath. Ours (Room 4) was two steps across the hall, but this didn't present any problems for us, since really nice robes were provided. The Inn is a real beauty - it was built in 1820 and added on sometime in the 40's. Everything is impeccably maintained and the temperature inside was just perfect - not too hot, not too cold. Lovely decor throughout and two really nice rooms you can use if you want (the formal living room for reading and the family room downstairs for watching sports or a video). There are probably 200 videos to choose from and you can sit down there and enjoy a glass of wine or whatever you choose to bring back with you from your day trips. Bottom line, we loved it! We highly recommend this wonderful place, and kudos to Bill and Paula for really providing a top notch New England B&B experience. We will be back for sure!!
5 on October 16, 2010
Bill and Paula are excellent innkeepers who provide a warm welcome, neat and tidy rooms, delicious breakfasts and great senses of humor. The inn's location is so quiet it's easy to sleep undisturbed with the windows open yet it's within easy distance of town. We visited during leafing season and the views from the inn's windows provided one of the best vistas on the entire trip. There is a great rec room with a huge library of DVDs which is removed from the bedrooms so it's easy to watch a noisy movie without disturbing other guests.
5 on October 10, 2010
This is the perfect B&B, within minutes of dining and attractions but in a quiet, serene setting, with outdoor hot tub out back to rest your weary bones after sightseeing, to hiking trails. Loved the downstairs TV room with ginormous DVD selection and fridge, which we used on our first night when we just didn't want to go out to another restaurant. Breakfasts a la Paula were indescribably delicious. Wish I could have taken her home with me. Both Bill and Paula rate as A+ innkeepers in my book. We stayed 3 nights and I could have stayed a week! This was our favorite B&B in our 2+ New England trip. Thanks for making us feel so welcome.
4.0 on September 13, 2010
Breakfast was beautifully served and delicious. The inn was beautifully clean. We were entertained each morning by the hummingbirds while eating breakfast in the dinning room and continued drinking coffee on the front porch.
3.8 on September 10, 2010
It was a romantic two days in very clean, great service and wonderful people.
5 on September 10, 2010
After roaming around northern New England for a couple of weeks, my wife and I count our 4-day stay at Buttonwood as one of the most pleasant places we have stayed in the last 4-5 years. The quiet country setting of the inn was very refreshing after spending several days in downtown settings. We enjoyed using the hiking paths adjacent to the inn as a pleasant way to start the day. Sitting on the porch enjoying a cup of tea in the afternoon or coffee in the morning was probably one of the most relaxing stays we can remember, especially while watching the hummingbirds and chipmunks. The room we had was very neatly decorated and clean, had a comfortable bed, and had a good view over the lawn. The breakfasts every morning were absolutely delightful and nourishing with excellent variety each day. The hosts, Bill and Paula, were very friendly and went out of their way to help with answers to questions and dinner reservations.
4.8 on August 30, 2010
Buttonwood Inn is a great place to stay in the White Mountain/North Conway area. Every aspect was excellent - service, comfort, food, facilities and the friendly and helpful advice provided by the Innkeepers, Bill & Paula. Thoroughly recommended - don't bother looking anywhwere else!
4.8 on August 16, 2010
My friend and I stayed at Buttonwood Inn in August 2010 for a lovely summer get-a-way. The Inn was truly lovely from top to bottom and was everything you could hope for out of a New Hampshire Bed & Breakfast in the White Mountains. Our rooms were clean, safe and very cozy (in a good way). We even enjoyed star gazing with Bill - the Inn Keeper! My friend and I are already sooooo excited to go back during ski season. Thank you Bill and Paula for your wonderful hospitality! Christina
5 on August 09, 2010
In late June, we travelled with our three children to the Buttonwood Inn. My husband and I had stayed there before and loved it, but this was the first time with the kids. It ended up being the best family trip we have been on to date. Bill and Paula were, as always, so warm and accomodating. The rooms were beautiful and pristine. Breakfasts were delicious and filling. Paula took us on a hike in the mountains behind the Inn, and the views were breathtaking. The kids and my husband spotted a bear and her two cubs one morning, which was a thrill for them. The pool and hot tub were wonderful and we even had a fire one night. The kids rode the zipline at Wildcat Mountain, something they will never forget. We are already talking about going back next year!
4.0 on August 03, 2010
we had a great weekend stay at "Buttonwood Inn",the grounds are beautiful and bill&paula made us feel at home,we met two nice families one from the netherlands one from germany,we relaxed and socialized around a fire,with some wine and cheese&crackers and we showed them how to roast marshmellows. if you are looking for a great place to stay for a family or quiet romantic getaway you will not be disappionted with your stay at the "Buttonwood Inn".
5 on August 01, 2010
We spent a relaxing two days and were impressed with the charms of the Inn and the most welcoming feel. Breakfasts were delicious. The host and hostess Paula and Bill are friendly and willing to share conversation with you and guide about the area. We have to come back for a longer stay---It is a Plus Plus Inn
4.0 on August 01, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at Buttonwood Inn. Bill and Paula were gracious hosts. Paula's breakfasts were absolutely delicious! The peace and solitude of the Inn was particularly welcome after being in the hustle and bustle of the big city. Visiting with other guests as we drank our morning coffee on the front porch was a great way to begin each day. We would definitely recomment Buttonwood Inn to our friends.
5 on July 26, 2010
I enjoyed the stay at Buttonwood In the room,service.cleanliness met my expectations i do plan to go back real soon also Great Breakfast.
4.4 on July 20, 2010
Quite country setting and close to many outdoor adventures. The wonderful breakfast will start your day off right regardless of the activity you pursue and the afternoon treats will reward your efforts.
5 on July 19, 2010
My husband & I have stayed atl B&Bs in Cape Code, Martha's Vineyard, Vermont, Maine, and now New Hampshire. Each time we stay at one we think it can't get any better than this, but it does. This inn is the best one by far. It had the most to offer with a plethora of things to do onsite as well as off. The innkeepers are very helpful in every way. At most other inns we've stayed, the innkeepers were mostly invisible. You were left to figure out most things in the area yourself. Not here, you get personal attention when it comes to planning your day. And, that personal attention also shows in the beautiful decor of the inn. The B&B is extremely clean and very comfortable no matter where you decide to rest and relax. The beauty & quietness outside is a pleasant change from our everyday life. We will be returning to the Buttonwood every chance we get.
4.8 on July 10, 2010
Our repeat visit to the Buttonwood Inn was just delightful once again. Bill and Paula do an outstanding job with the Inn. The Inn is spotless in all aspects. The rooms are decorated very nicely and the breakfast is wonderful. Paula is a great chef. During our visit to the Buttonwood Inn Bill and Paula made us fell very much at home. Thank you Bill and Paula for another great stay at the Buttonwood Inn.
5 on June 15, 2010
If you'd like your stay to be catered by the nicest of people you must meet Bill and Paula Petrone, Innkeepers of the Buttonwood Inn. The immaculate rooms and tasteful decor along with Paula's delicious breakfasts all make for the most heavenly experience possible. Just a couple miles from the village, yet secluded on Mt. Suprise you can experience all New Hampshire really has to offer. A great place for a romantic escape or to just go backpacking. We are already planning our next trip back soon...
5 on June 15, 2010
Bill And Paula are great hosts and we couldn't have asked for a more beatifull inn. When and not if we travel back to this area we will not have to look anywhere but the Buttonwood Inn for a place to stay.
4.8 on June 06, 2010
We had a great time here. The attention to detail was amazing, everything was super clean, the breakfast was delicious, the room was nice, there is a pool and hottub, extensive movie collection, etc. Bill and Paula gave us good recommendations for hiking and for dinner. Bill even helped us out when our car wouldn't start. The location of course is perfect too.
5 on May 25, 2010
Paula and Bill were wonderful. Buttonwood Inn is beautiflul and the grounds are well maintained. The decor of the inn was more than we ever expected. It was immaculate, cozy, warm and very inviting. Bill was very helpful to guide us in great dining experiences and Paula is a fabulous chef. Her breakfasts are delicious and afternoon tea and sweets was delighful We definitely will return and let family and friends know of our experience.
4.0 on May 19, 2010
Perfect getaway spot in the White Mountains. Great hiking trails out the back door. Awesome hot tub. Good central location for exploring all the Mt. Washington Valley has to offer. Bill and Paula really care about you during your stay. Great food. We've stayed all over the White Mountains and this is one of the best properties by far. Extremely clean and well maintained.
5 on May 03, 2010
Excellent as always. Rooms are always neat, clean and comfortable. Food is prepared by a wonderful chef. Property is located within Mountain View.
5 on April 28, 2010
We had such a great visit at the Buttonwood Inn. Our hope was to find a place that was a stark contrast from busy life in the city where we could relax and couldn't be more pleased with our choice. Bill and Paula are extremely welcoming, helpful and friendly. The attention to detail, both inside the inn and in helping us decide what to do in the area, including planning our hikes along the trails and finding great places for dinner, was what set it apart from other places we've stayed. You won't have to worry about breakfast though as Paula's cooking is incredible, as are her afternoon treats. We can't wait to return!
4.8 on April 21, 2010
Buttonwood Inn is quite possibly the best, most comfortable, friendliest, yummiest, and cleanest B and B we've ever stayed in! Paula's breakfasts are AMAZING, and Bill is a wonderful host, so helpful and fun to talk to.
4.2 on April 19, 2010
Delightful spot to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary-warm, very comfortable hosts, delicious breakfast and afternoon tea. Room and decor so appealing. Books, hot tub, pool, movies, games, hikes up mountain in the back yard and just plain reading. What a spot! Look forward to enjoying in another season. Amherst, NH guests
4.8 on April 08, 2010
My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the Buttonwood Inn. This was our third visit over the years, and the Inn just keeps getting better. The rooms are clean, updated with all conveniences, and cozy comfortable. Calling the daily breakfast delicious is an understatement. We've never eaten so well. The afternoon treats were just as remarkable. Paula and Bill met everyone of our needs and offered to do anything for us. We will be back and will recommend The Buttonwood Inn to our friends.
4.2 on March 11, 2010
My husband and I enjoyed a weekend stay at the Buttonwood. We were impressed by the cleanliness of the Inn and the hospitality of the Innkeepers.
5 on February 22, 2010
Paula's delectable breakfasts and treats were fantastic. The hospitality of Bill and Paula was outstanding. The Inn is nicely run and it was a pleasure getting to know the Petrones. We had a lovely time and would highly recommend others to stay here at the Buttonwood Inn.
4.0 on February 20, 2010
This is a quiet relaxing B & B near downhill, cross country skiing and snowshoe trails. We snowshoe and there are miles of trails literally just outside the back door. The breakfasts are delicious and creative. We also enjoy the nearby outlet shopping and the many fine restaurants in the area. The innkeepers (Paula & Bill) do a great job running the inn and assisting any way they can. We will be back again next year as we feel this inn is perfect for us.
3.8 on February 16, 2010
Bill & Paula run a very relaxed and friendly inn. The great breakfasts and cozy and quiet rooms were a real treat. All located a few minutes from everything North Conway has to offer. We'll be back!
4.6 on February 15, 2010
Spent two nights at this fantastic bed and breakfast. Breakfast each morning was delicious and the afternoon cookies were a wonderful snack. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Bill and Paula were gracious hosts. Highly recommended.
4.6 on February 14, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Buttonwood Inn for Valentine's Day weekend. We found the inn to be very relaxing and we thought the Inn had great amenities - from a quiet reading room, lit fireplaces, entertainment room with bar, to the the outdoor hot tub. And another great perk was that the Inn was 1 mile from Cranmore Mountain and in a secluded location that was quiet and relaxing but still close to restaurants and shopping. Plus we thought the "Ski It Your Way" package was a great deal. It included 2 night's lodging, ski passes, and dinner at the Thompson House Eatery. Finally, our innkeepers, Bill and Paula were gracious and unobtrusive. They have a great Inn and I would highly recommend it to others!
4.2 on February 10, 2010
I wanted to bring my wife to the Mt. Washington valley, and after some online research, settled on the Buttonwood Inn. We were very pleased with our stay there--the room was cozy, everything was neat and clean, and the breakfasts were delicious. Bill and Paula provided great advice about cross country skiing and dining options. Nice touches included monogrammed robes, tea, cocoa, and cookies in the afternoon, fireplaces, and an entertainment room with a big TV and movie selection. Having stayed in North Conway before, it was key for me that the Inn is well out of the town center--it was very quiet and peaceful, unlike places on the main route (most of them).
5 on January 11, 2010
My husband and I have been traveling from our home in Maryland to New Hampshire for several years now, always staying in the Lakes Region but taking day trips to the White Mountains area. For our 40th anniversary this year, my husband (the trip planner of the family) chose the Buttonwood Inn for our special get away. We had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before and were just a bit anxious about whether a B&B was a good pick for us. Our stay at the Buttonwood was everything we had hoped it would be. We had our privacy, but were not isolated. Our innkeepers, Bill & Paula, were always ready to provide help - whether it be making dinner reservations or printing out airline boarding passes. We found the rooms to be very clean and the overall decor of the Buttonwood to be very pleasing. Our breakfasts were well planned and nutritious and absolutely delicious! We are still talking about the apricot scones and the yeast waffles. If there was a downside to our stay it was that it was too short. We came just a few days before Christmas and really did enjoy our daily excursions in the snow and cold of the North Conway mountains. We especially enjoyed the horse drawn open sleigh ride at an area farm. We do thank our innkeepers for making the stay at the Buttonwood Inn such a specail time. We hope to return before too long and will definitely go back to the Buttonwood!
5 on December 29, 2009
Excellent accomodations, serve and food.
5 on December 28, 2009
A beautiful inn, with warm hospitality, every amenity and incredible breakfast. Innkeepers Bill and Paula made our stay perfect with their charming and sparkling clean rooms and gracious attention to detail. The excellent location provided a quiet country setting, convenient to ski areas and restaurants. We will definitely return.
4.6 on December 23, 2009
A great weekend from start to finish. I was a little timid about taking my young (4yr old) son to a B&B. I decided to give it a try and after looking around for a bit I decided on the Buttonwood Inn for my two night/three day trip to North Conway. I had come accorss some Polar Express tickets late in the season and thought it would be a perfect for my son to experience what North Conway could be, a great time. The food was perfect, they catered to my son's age/taste with chocolate chip pancakes and waffles for the two mornings. The fresh fruit, fresh scones and the service made each breakfast a pleasure. The rooms were spotless and spacious, even spacious enough for a 4 year old. From start to finish my experience with the Bill and Paula would bring me back to their Inn again and again. Thank you for a wonderful time, both myself and my son appreciate everything you guys did for us and Paula, the sugar cookies were very tasty.
4.4 on December 09, 2009
Spent weekend for Polar Express Train ride. Train Ride was great, Inn was clean and comfortable, The breakfasts were tremendous. I highly recommend this Inn
4.0 on November 16, 2009
We spent two nights at the Buttonwood Inn and appreciated the quiet location away from the congested highway which runs through North Conway. Bill and Paula, owners/innkeepers, were very welcoming and accommodating. They even provided glutin free breakfasts for my husband who is glutin intolerant. They also recommended and made reservations for dinner for both nights. The restaurants, the Cider Mountain Company and Thomas House Eatery, provided a local flavor, had great food and also accommodated my husband's diet. Bill and Paula more than went out of their way to make our stay in their cozy inn a pleasant experience.
4.6 on November 06, 2009
Very comfortable and welcoming B&B in a pleasant location. Bill and Paula were excellent hosts throughout. We were disappointed that our travel schedule permitted a stay of only 2 nights duration. We would most definitely recommend this inn to any discerning traveller...it is an outstanding place to stay.
5 on October 27, 2009
Stayed for 3 nights over Columbus weekend when the place was full to capacity but still a comfortable, restful place to be. If you like the peace and quiet of B+Bs then this is a really good one. We stayed in 2 others during our recent trip and this was by far our favourite. Paula's cooking is excellent and the dishes vary every day. There is no choice of breakfast menu which could be a problem, I suppose, if you are a fussy eater, but the quality of everything is superb - a wider choice would undoubtedly compromise the quality in such a small place. The public areas are lovely - 2 large rooms which differ in atmosphere. One is great for TV and using the free internet. The other better for sitting in front of the fire with a book or chatting to other guests.The attention to detail and cleanliness of the place is second to none. Bill and Paula are very helpful in recommending local restaurants and making reservations- very keen to hear your feedback as they won't continue to recommend places that don't treat their guests well. Bill has a great sense of humour despite his serious look!! Great trails in the mountains directly behind the house so you don't always have to get in the car. Didn't use the pool so late in the season but I bet it would be lovely in summer. Would definitely recommend
5 on October 27, 2009
A peaceful location,excellent food,comfortable room and Bill&Paula have a great sense of fun!
4.8 on October 25, 2009
A delightful, cozy inn in the mountains. Food was excellent, wonderful hiking behind the inn. Innkeepers very helpful with restaurant reservations and anything needed. Beautiful, idyllic retreat.
4.6 on October 10, 2009
We had a very positive experience at Buttonwood Inn. The hosts, the rooms, the furnishings, the breakfasts, and the amenities all met or exceeded our expectations. The facility is very spacious, with enough common rooms to spread out and enjoy privacy for reading or conversation. It's a very peaceful place. We were pleasantly surprised at the lower level, which offered a large space for relaxing. We wished we had planned a longer stay, to take advantage of all there is to do in the immediate vicinity. The hosts were very helpful in suggesting restaurants and activities in the area. A very pleasant experience overall.
4.2 on October 07, 2009
We had a lovely time. Bill and Paula were very nice, the room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts and tea snacks were delicious. Bill and Paula accommodated my sugar-free diet with fresh fruit and honey-sweetened baked goods.
5 on September 30, 2009
Bill and Paula's charming home was the perfect backdrop for our first experience with the stunning fall colors. Our room (#10) was spacious and comfortable. Paula's breakfasts were mouth-wateringly delicious. The business/entertainment room was extremely convenient with many dvds and books to choose from. A truly wonderful stay.
3.8 on September 22, 2009
We had a 2 night stay in this lovely B&B. Bill and Paula were very welcoming and helpful with eating out and ideas for places to visit. We enjoyed the relaxing in the garden, pool and hot tub. The family games/leisure room was excellent for our teenagers and the main lounge had a piano which we played!. Bedrooms charming, very clean and plenty of room.The best bit was sitting on the porch with afternoon tea and cakes watching the humming birds.
4.8 on September 21, 2009
We originally booked 3 nights at the Buttonwood, and stayed for a further 2, we liked it so much. Our hosts Paula and Bill were fantastic. Very friendly and helpful, with the added bonus that Paula is a wonderful chef, her gourmet breakfasts were perfect, imaginative but not huge, just enough to set you up for a days walking in the beautiful surrounding countryside. The Inn had everything we could wish for including pool, jacuzzi, great DVD collection, and a peep through Bill's telescope at the planets and stars!! Lali & Tony
4.2 on September 10, 2009
This is the place to stay if you want to be close to nature, in beautiful surroundings, enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in a comfortable bed, well-equipped accommodations and helpful innkeepers. Given its proximity to the nearby shopping outlets, the inn provides a real haven of calm.
5 on September 08, 2009
We just spend 5 days in the beautiful Buttonwood Inn and had a GREAT time. Bill and Paula are warm and wonderful hosts and Paulas Gourmet Breakfasts are simply amazing!!!!! Look no further in North Conway, because the Buttonwood Inn provides all ingredients for a perfect vacation: The beautiful rooms, the secluded location, the heated pool, the hottub in the garden, the nightsky, the hummingbirds, the garden, the proximity to shops and restaurants and two people who will make you feel at home!!!!!
5 on August 30, 2009
This is an outstanding place. The rooms are comfortable and beautiful. We liked the mattresses very much --- they are high quality, much better than in most bed & breakfasts we have been to. We slept very well. There is central air conditioning, although we did not need it, it was cool in the White Mountains even in August. The location is perfectly quiet, we left the windows open all night long and did not hear a thing. (I am fairly noise sensitive ordinarily.) Breakfast is excellent. It's a drive of a few minutes from the main street of North Conway. We were there for four days with our six-year-old son, no problems whatsoever with that.
5 on August 28, 2009
My wife and I have stayed at many B&B's over the years, but we agreed that the Buttonwood Inn tops the list. Every aspect of our stay was superb, from the friendly and easy reservation, to the beautiful and clean facilities and especially the exceptional breakfasts each morning. An added bonus is that the Inn is easily accessible from the alternate "North-South" roadway that allows you to bypass the awful Route 16 traffic that goes through the heart of North Conway. Bill and Paula are wonderful hosts. We felt pampered the whole weekend.
4.4 on August 08, 2009
Quiet and relaxing surroundings Very attentive service Most comfortable room Great amenities Innovative breakfast Proximity to North Conway Village
5 on July 23, 2009
I had a last minute chance to get away and again choose the Mt. Washington area of New Hampshire. This time we were staying at the Buttonwood Inn with Inn keepers Bill and Paula. Everything on their website is quite accurate, actually what you experience is better than what you read. Had a lot of great food with Paula's culinary delights, and comparing notes about the area with Bill, who time after time came up with great suggestions for dinner. we would not hesitate to reccomend the Buttonwood Inn, and would go there again. Alan & Debbie
5 on July 21, 2009
This has been our 4th trip to The Buttonwood Inn in the last 2 years. Paula's breakfests, afternoon snacks and the comfort and hospitality alone make the trip from New Jersey worth while. Not to leave out Bill's and Paula' knowedge of the area for shopping, sight seeing and dining. We are looking forward to our next trip to North Conway and another stay at The Bottonwood.
5 on July 11, 2009
Our stay at the buttonwood inn could not have been more fun and relaxing. My girlfriend and I spent 6 nights there over the weekend of the fourth and Bill and Paula saw to it personally that there was enough to keep us occupied during our stay, whether it was suggesting restaurants and making reservations, planning kayaking trips for us, or directing us towards great nearby hiking trails and water falls. The hospitality was outstanding--Paula is a very talented chef and we looked forward to her breakfasts and afternoon snack every day. Bill's got a great knowledge of the area and made sure we didn't have a dull moment or eat a bad meal while we were there. Rooms were cozy and commodities were all up to date. The inn is situated far enough from the center of town so as not to be noisy but downtown North Conway is only a 5 minute drive away. Overall, our stay was excellent, even given the rainy weather, and we would most definitely stay the buttonwood inn again.
5 on July 04, 2009
Over the past few years I have visited the Buttonwood Inn in Kearsarge, NH, at least 4 or 5 times. Each time I have been delighted with the tranquility of the Inn, the friendliness of Bill and Paula, the proprietors, and the care they take in making the Buttonwood Inn such a perfect place for rest and relaxation. In the summer I have hiked into the woods from the beautiful tree shaded grounds of the Inn. In the winter I have snow shoed and gone cross country skiing from the front porch. Inside and out, in any season the Inn has been comfortable, well maintained, and the surrounding area of Kearsarge, North Conway, and the Mt. Washington Valley have provided many points of interest to visit, lots of hiking, skiing, and even shopping. And did I mention the breakfasts?! Paula is an excellent cook. Her breakfasts will keep you going until her rich and varied cookies or brownies turn up in the late afternoon. Bill serves the breakfast in a cheerful manner and is always available to offer advice about sightseeing in the region and interesting animal sightings. I just visited in June and plan to go back in the fall. Time spent at the Buttonwood Inn is rejuvenating.
5 on April 02, 2009
Our stay at the Buttonwood Inn has been the best stay yet at a bed and breakfast. The care and attention that was given to us was far better than any hotel could ever give. The inn keepers were very kind, helpful and welcoming. So what can you look forward to while staying at this diamind in the rough? How does a nice hot jacuzzi under the stars sound after a long day of skiiing or snowmobiling. We loved lounging in the outdoor jacuzzi after a long day, coctail in hand, just a great way to relax and get ready for a night on the town. So if going out all night isn't your thing, then don't sweat it. The Buttonwood Inn has a great "lounge area" complete with a bar (not stocked) and bar accessories, flatscreen TV with a great sound system and an extensive DVD collection, a computer with internet access, and a cozy fireplace that is always roaring. This room is extremely cozy and feels just like home. It is the basement that everyone wishes they had. The morning breakfasts were the best start of our busy day out and about. Thank you Button Wood for an amazing stay in North Conway!
5 on March 11, 2009
What's not to like. The inn is situated up the hill from the city, which allows for a quiet, peaceful setting with fantastic views. There are photos in the inn of encounters with moose, black bears, and humming birds. There is a series of trails in the back that lead part way up the hill. My wife and I snowshoed and bushwhacked our way up to the top of the cliff to capture a magnificent view of Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges. There is also a pool and a hot tub in the back, the later of which is open in the winter. The rooms are all nice (we peeked into a few other than our own) and cozy. The inn also has two very nice common rooms with natural fireplaces. Breakfast could not have been better. Mixed fruit juices and coffee to drink. For the two breakfasts we had, we enjoyed cranberry scones or a fresh fruit salad to start, and a cheese omelet with baked squash, or homemade yeast-risen waffles with a high-grade warm maple syrup and the best sausage I ever had to finish. Bill and Paula spared no expense. We found the maple syrup be sold in town afterward and it was very expensive. Bill and Paula were very helpful in helping us choose a restaurant or finding our way around town. My wife and I were astounded that we had the whole inn to ourselves, but enjoyed the privacy while we enjoyed a glass of wine out in the hot tub in the evening. I honestly can't think of anything critical of our stay. Too short?
3.2 on March 01, 2009
Bill and Paula are great innkeepers. They are genuine people who seem to love what they do. We stayed in Room 10 which has a jacuzzi in the bathroom and a nice sitting area in front of a propane fireplace. Having trails for hiking and snowshoeing right in their backyard was great for us as these are activities that we love. Saw 2 deer and a flock of wild turkeys on our second snowshoe trip. The Inn, although feeling secluded, is close to many, many great restaurants and shopping. We looked forward to the breakfasts that Paula cooks each morning and the suggestions from Bill about what to do in the area. A great inn to keep on your "must visit again" list.
5 on February 28, 2009
Set in superb countryside the Buttonwood Inn is an example of how a good Inn should be run. Bill and Paula have got the balance just right, with guests able to relax without being pestered with over-attention. A visit to the Inn is worthwhile if only to sample Paulas' superb cooking. Couple that with the delightful ambience and setting makes for a perfect stay. The rooms are very clean and cozy as are the common rooms throughout. We had a wonderful stay there and would be more than happy to return. What more can we say ?
4.6 on February 26, 2009
we felt right at home and had a great time. paula and bill went out of their way to make sure that we had dinner reservations which was a huge surprise and help. can't beat the snowshoeing right from the front door!
5 on February 20, 2009
A great stay with gracious hosts. The rooms are very comfortable & the breakfasts are magnificent. We will return next year
3.8 on February 18, 2009
perfect place to relax and 'turn off your brain.' bill and paula were fantastic with recommondations for places to eat, trials to hike or ski, and activities to fill the day; and they followed through on all those recs with making reservations and calls on our behalf.
4.2 on February 17, 2009
Innkeepers couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating! Our room was comfortable and nicely furnished. The living room and downstairs recreation room were both great places for apres skiing.
4.4 on January 30, 2009
Our stay at the Buttonwood was wonderful...The room was exceptionaly clean, the inkeepers were so personable that we were completely relaxed and intened to return in the summer.
3.6 on January 06, 2009
Fab breakfasts - Paula is a superb cook ably assisted by Bill, who has a wonderful dry sense of humour. Attentive hosts when required, but leave guests free to enjoy and explore the public rooms in the house and the lovely extensive grounds. Afternoon tea worth coming back early for - freshly made cakes, cookies etc every day. Good base for exploring the area. Pretty bedroom (no 6) - very large - with good bathroom.
5 on December 23, 2008
We really enjoyed our wonderful snowy, Polar Express weekend. It was absolutely magical. Bill and Paula were wonderful hosts and the food was so delicious. Bill and Paula made us feel right at home and our children thought the whole experience was the "best". Thank you again for a wondeful weekend and memories that our family will have forever. The Hayward Family
4.0 on December 19, 2008
If you need a place to stay for a "girls weekend" or even for you and a spouse or significant other to get away, i definately recommend the Buttonwood Inn. The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful. Very relaxing and the Innkeepers, Bill and Paula are wonderful hostesses. Very clean, love the cookies and tea in the afternoon, food is delicious.
5 on December 11, 2008
My girlfriends and I decided that it would be nice to get away for a girls weekend away and we decided to travel from New Jersey to New Hampshire. One of my girlfriends suggested the Buttonwood Inn, since she stayed there last year. We had a wonderful time!!!! The innkeepers Bill and Paula were warm and friendly and made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. The Inn itself was very quaint with pretty decorated gathering rooms with fireplaces, a ding area where we ate breakfast each morning and another large room with a refrigerator, bar, fireplace and TV/DVD player where we gathered in front of the fireplace to talk, watch movies and play games. We stayed in a nice sized cozy bedroom, with its own bathroom, which was were very clean and nicely decorated. Breakfast each day was scrumptious and homemade. My girlfriends and I ventured in to the town of North Conway and shopped at little quaint shops, in addition to hitting all of the outlets. Unfortunately, it rained a good portion of the weekend we were there, but we managed to take a little hike one morning behind the Inn, which I enjoyed greatly. I would recommend staying at the Buttonwood for lots of reasons; the relaxing atmosphere, the warm hospitality of the innkeepers Bill and Paula, the scrumptious breakfast, the great shopping and the pretty outdoors. It was a very enjoyable weekend with good friends and good times!!!!!!!
4.0 on November 17, 2008
Our room was comfortable and inviting with a gas fireplace to cuddle up in front of as well as a jacuzzi to relax in. The highlight of our stay was the gourmet breakfast each morning. Delicious! We would strongly recommend the Buttonwood Inn for a romantic weekend for two!
4.2 on November 12, 2008
We had a great stay at the Buttonwood Inn. Very friendly innkeepers, clean rooms and great breakfast.
4.0 on November 10, 2008
We had a great stay at the Buttonwood Inn this fall. The hosts were really friendly and welcoming. There was a wonderful log fire to sit by in the evenings. The breakfasts were great and Paula cooked me gluten free pancakes! We were sorry we were only there for a weekend as we did not have the opportunity to explore the grounds. We would love to return and will certainly recommend it to others.
5 on November 09, 2008
We were welcomed into this delightful Inn by Bill Petrone, who together with his wife Paula, own and run the Buttonwood. This 1820's farmhouse has a cosy, homely feel and there is always a wonderful aroma of home baking. Our deluxe bedroom was delightul, featuring a brick chimney-breast and floral wall mural. Comfy chairs and lamps gave it a welcoming feel, and there were delightful views to the front and rear garden and pool, The ensuite was bright and everywhere spotlessly clean. Breakfast was a feast of Paula's home-made delights e.g. banana/coconut bread with maple cream cheese followed by sundried tomato omlette with mozarella and parmesan cheese and roasted butternut squash! We enjoyed exploring this beautiful part of New Hampshire and were fortunate to experience the Fryeburg Fair (the largest agricultural show in NH) on woodcutters day. We also took the scenic train ride through Mt Washington Valley and saw the glorious autumn colours. How lovely to arrive back late afternoon to Paula's cookies and a lovely hot cup of tea! On the computer, downstairs in the snug, we were able to view Bill's photos of their visiting black bear, humming birds and the red squirrel. All in all a lovely stay, cared for by charming, attentive and informative hosts. Phil & Barbara Rice, England
4.6 on November 08, 2008
We stayed at the Buttonwood Inn for 3 nights in Oct 2008, as part of a 3 week trip arond New England. Our welcome was warm and informative. The Inn is breautiful with excellent relaxation space for weary travellers. Our breakfasts were delicious, Paula is a very good cook. The tea time treats were very welcome after a long day exploring what is a beautiful area. Of all the Inns we stayed at on our trip the Buttonwood was our favouite and North Conway our favourite area. We very much hope to return in the future and will feel like we will be staying with friends....
3.0 on November 05, 2008
This is very comfortable accommodation in a rural setting on the outskirts of North Conway: moose and bear sometimes visit the garden, but not while we were there! Other visitors have had better luck. The bedroom was well appointed with good views to the back and side of the house. Guests can make full use of a large sitting room and an additional room where there is a computer with free internet access. Guests can also use the outside pool and sauna, but we visited at the wrong time of the year (late fall).The breakfast room is very pleasant and there was a different, well-prepared breakfast on offer every day. Our hosts were friendly and attentive, providing good local information and suggested tour routes. There is a good choice of local dining establishments in North Conway and further afield. We can recommend The Buttonwood Inn.
5 on October 20, 2008
Beautiful B&B. We stayed in room 10, it was clean and comfortable. The in-room jacuzzi was our favorite part of the room. Paula is an amazing cook and Bill was kind enough to bring coffee to our room one morning that we slept in. The day we left they made us breakfast at 11:00!!! A while after they had stopped serving it. They are very nice people with a lovely B&B we would recomend this B&B to anyone looking for a quiet relaxing getaway.
4.0 on October 14, 2008
We spent two nights at the Buttonwood Inn, a special package that our children surprised us with as a gift last Christmas. We decided to wait until fall to use it. Bill and Paula are the perfect hosts, making all our arrangements: dinner reservations, suggestions for day adventures, etc. The Buttonwood Inn is very friendly, welcoming, and immaculate! Great attention to detail from the delicious breakfasts to re-chilling our champagne when we didn't open it the first night. Bill and Paula make it look natural and so easy, but they work very hard at making you feel right at home and they succeed! We recommend you stay there when you're in NH.
3.4 on September 18, 2008
A quiet location , yet close to town and major attractions. Breakfast is a gourmet treat in the lovely dining room. Beautiful living areas and recreation areas for guests too. Knowledgeable hosts who can easily guide you to local attractions, restaurants and quiet roads. A restful inn nestled in the beautiful White Mtns.
5 on September 04, 2008
We traveled for three weeks from New York up to New Hampshire and Maine. The Buttonwood Inn was by far the best place to stay and if we ever will get the chance we will come back. Paula and Bill have created a place of quietness combined with a wonderful hospitality. The rooms are cosy and the day starts with a breakfast which is outstanding. Thanks for two wonderful days! Anke, Lena, Lisa and Marcus, Tangstedt, Germany
4.6 on August 29, 2008
We enjoyed our stay at this charming Inn. We received a very warm welcome and had a comforatable and clean bedroom. We especially enjoyed the breakfasts where we had some wonderful home made bread and a different entree every day.
4.8 on August 26, 2008
We had a lovely 2 night stay at The Buttonwood Inn, North Conway. The hospitality was wonderful, a real home from home. We and our 2 children (age 6 and 13) were made to feel very welcome. Our family room was lovely, 2 separate beds for the children which is a bonus. The room was exceptionally clean. Although the weather was not kind my son still made good use of the pool which had lots of toys and was also very clean. The Inn has lots of room to relax with a pleasant lounge, and another lounge in the basement with lots of DVDs and internet access. Everything had been thought of, nothing was too much trouble. The other guests were friendly and a happy hour or two was spent chatting on the covered porch watching the hummingbirds. The breakfasts were great, beautifully cooked as were the afternoon cakes. The Inn is set away from the hustle and bustle of North Conway which is nice but close enough to go shopping or get an evening meal. I would recommend this Inn to anyone. The only negative was we didn't get to meet the Bear!
5 on August 09, 2008
Buttonwood Inn was the overall favorite of our recent B&B tour of New England. Excellent food, friendly innkeepers, and immaculate lodging...a very peaceful setting yet still close to busy North Conway. Don't miss this one! Rick and Judy Ijamsville, MD
4.0 on August 09, 2008
We absolutely loved The Buttonwood! It just wasn't a long enough stay :-( I wanted to use the hot tub and lay in the fabulous hammock but ran out of time!! The rooms are just lovely and impeccably clean. Bill and Paula were wonderful hosts and Paula is truly an amazing chef!! I have never had a better omelette or waffle in my life! And Bill's Mt Sunrise juice was equally delicious :-) We will definitely return!!
4.6 on August 08, 2008
Paula and Bill skillfully operate this historic inn, giving great attention to the details of both esthetics and convenience. During our stay in one of their 10 units, we've been spoiled by our hosts with gourmet breakfasts and afternoon refreshments and enjoyed the beautiful room as well as the picturesque surrounding of the inn. It was a great pleasure! Tamar and Mark Netanel, Tel Aviv , Israel
4.8 on July 29, 2008
We throughly enjoyed staying at The Buttonwood Inn because it was so relaxing and peaceful. Our room was pretty and cozy. Sitting on the porch drinking tea before we had the fabulous homemade French Toast breakfast, was special. We liked the variety of places both in and out of the house that we could relax. Wonderful selection of movies. With a computer and wifi at one's disposal it made finding places to go convenient. We will be going back in the winter to ski so The Buttonwood Inn is where we will be.
4.6 on July 20, 2008
We had stayed at the Buttonwood under previous owners and now under Bill and Paula. Our stay was wonderful. Wish we had more time to enjoy the ambiance but they are excellent hosts. We tried another inn up the road from Buttonwood a few years ago and heard unsettling sounds (like mice or bats) coming from the attic. We left in the middle of the night, not realizing there were no managers on site. Please try Buttonwood and you will not be disappointed!
4.2 on July 08, 2008
A beautiful setting for a peaceful weekend get away. We were sorry we just missed a visit from a black bear, but Bill caught it on tape and will probably show you! The lovely flowers, trees and hummingbirds made us feel comfortably close to nature. Bill and Paula's hospitality and breakfasts made us feel welcome and pleasantly full. A delightful visit!
5 on July 07, 2008
We were extemely pleased with our stay. The inn was spotless and charming. Most importantly, the hospitality that Paula and Bill conveyed was obviously genuine and appreciated. Oh yes, the breakfast was delicious and the coffee kept coming.
4.4 on June 30, 2008
When we decided to look for a hotel near North Conway, we couldn't have been luckier! The house was built in the early 19th century in a wonderful place surrounded by nature. Rooms are really cozy, nicely furnished and very clean. The place is very quiet and perfect to relax both inside (2 big sitting rooms, one with a beautiful piano, the other with internet and a great selection of dvd's) and outside (you can sip your coffee on a rocking chair under the porch!). There's also an outdoor pool and a hot tub. We slept soundly and the morning after had a delicious breakfast with sausages, waffles and pumpkin bread! Bill and Paula, the owners of the Inn, are so nice and warm and try in every way to make you feel at home. If you plan to go to the North Conway area there's no better place than the Buttonwood Inn to go!
5 on June 25, 2008
We loved our stay at The Buttonwood Inn in New Hampshire. Bill and Paula were very hospitable and made us feel very welcome. The rooms were very clean and attractive and the breakfasts were wonderful. The Buttonwood Inn is located in a peaceful woods but is still close to all attractions. We would recommend Buttonwood to anyone interested.
4.8 on June 17, 2008
This was a one night visit while touring the white mountains. Peaceful location, lovely old home with special touches, Paula's food is not to be missed, Bill and Paula a wonderful helpful hosts. We will return for Fall color in a year or two.
5 on June 08, 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Buttonwood Inn. Our room was light and cheerful and very comfortable. Meals were delicious. Paula is an excellent cook! We appreciated having a computer available in the recreation room. There were also DVD's to watch, books to read, and games and puzzles. Paula and Bill are fun to talk with and very helpful. They have a lovely pool and perennial gardens. It is conveniently located in the White Mountains and the bicycling and hiking activities we enjoy. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful. And it is not far from a large number of excellent restaurants.
5 on June 02, 2008
Our stay in May of 2008 at the Buttonwood Inn was just perfect. My wife and I enjoyed a 3 day stay enjoying delightful breakfasts and a very comfortable room. Paula and Bill's attention to details make their Inn a special place to be and to enjoy.
4.8 on May 06, 2008
We enjoyed the oven omlette and the pumpkin bread one morning and the banana walnut pancake the next. An unexpected treat was a visit by a red tailed hawk, right outside the window where we had breakfast
5 on March 28, 2008
Our stay at The Buttonwood in was the best. Paula's gourmet breakfast were next to none and Bill's recommendations on attractions and dining was excellent. My wife and I were treated just like family We will make it a point to stay there again on our next trip to New Hampshire.
4.8 on March 08, 2008
We decided we would like a last minute ski day. The Buttonwood accommodated us graciously. We had a wonderful time in a beautiful setting both indoors and out, an outstanding gourmet breakfast, and Bill and Paula were very helpful, hospitable, and made our stay very memorable. We certainly plan to go back again.
4.4 on March 06, 2008
My husband and I have visited the Buttonwood Inn many times. Out most recent stay was this past January. We wanted to take one last getaway before our fist child comes this March. We stumbled upon the Buttonwood Inn by chance several years ago. We took our first vacation there and instantly fell in love with the place. My husband brought me back there to propose the following year and we return on that anniversary every year. We love that it is so close to all the wonderful shopping and restuarants in North Conway, yet the Inn is so quite and peaceful. We often visit in the winter months so it's nice to wake up often to snow falling outside. We also chose the Buttonwood Inn for our first wedding anniversary. We were able to visit the Inn during the summer and the scenery is just as beautiful! The innkeepers are wonderful people and make you feel right at home. The breakfast is delicious and is a wonderful treat to wake up to every morning. The Buttonwood Inn will always remain a favorite place for us to stay.
4.0 on March 05, 2008
We stayed at the Buttonwood Inn during mid October 2007. We were warmly greeted by the owners, Bill and Paula, on arrival and this friendly welcome extended for the whole 4 day stay. The food provided was excellent and my wife's food allergy was catered for well. The Inn is located in a tranquil woodland, but close enough to the main road to make it easy to get into town. Although our room was basic, it was homely and comfortable. We loved the area and the roads amongst the White Mountains. The autumn colours were as beautiful as we had hoped and there was also many interesting attractions in the area such as several scenic, old-style railways. We would love to visit the area again and we would be happy to stay at the Buttonwood Inn
4.4 on March 02, 2008
Wonderful place for a quiet winter stay. The grounds out back were perfect for snowshoeing (plus more intense trails just a few miles down the road). The warm fireplace was wonderful for knitting by the fire. Breakfast was superb; I recommend the mixture of pomegranate and orange juice to complement Paula's delicious breakfast. We definitely recommend the Buttonwood Inn
4.0 on March 01, 2008
breakfast was great
3.6 on March 01, 2008
My husband and I spent 3 day weekend at the Inn. We had stayed there 5 years ago and enjoyed it so we returned. Quiet off the beaten path but close enough to sking, hiking, dining to be convenient. You cna hike, snowshoe or cross country ski from the inn. The room was spaciuos clean and very comfortable. Breakfasts were all home made. The tea and pastries each afternoon were excellent. The inn keepers were very personable and full of great ideas. We will return to the Buttonwood Inn again the future.
5 on February 29, 2008
We throrougly enjoyed our stay at the Buttonwood, the attention to detail was spectacular! The Inn itself is beautiful, perfectly located for a quiet getaway offering an amazing gourmet breakfast and afternoon sweets!
5 on October 16, 2007
We shall return.
3.6 on September 21, 2007
This inn exceeded my expectations.
5 on August 01, 2007
We have stayed at the Buttonwood Inn several times. The innkeepers, Jeffrey and Elizabeth give us a warm welcome each time we visit. Each of the five different rooms we've stayed in have been beautifully decorated and furnished. The rooms have views of the landscaped grounds and/or the nearby mountains. We adore Elizabeth's bountiful breakfasts--the blueberry crumble french toast and creme brulee french toast are favorites! Sitting by the fire for afternoon treats is a great place to enjoy the serenity of the inn or to meet others and share stories. The special touches, such as toiletries in the room, flowers for our anniversary, or helping to arrange for a surprise birthday cake make this inn feel like home. In additon, Jeffrey's dinner and snowshoeing/hiking recommendations have been perfect for us. We have enjoyed getting to know Elizabeth and Jeffrey. The Buttonwood Inn is a peaceful retreat that we recommend others to try.
4.8 on July 19, 2007
It's hard to find anything to say that hasn't already been said by other reviewers! When Jeffrey showed me my room I just smiled. I had stayed in only one other B&B, which was nice, but wow--I just knew I was in a good place. The attention to little details is what makes this place fabulous rather than just great. And to be welcomed with a little gift basket! The grounds are amazing and while I wasn't able to use the swimming pool because it was raining while I was there, it sure looked beautiful. Breakfasts were delicious and well presented. The only thing that was somewhat disappointing for me was that you dined at individual tables. While a real plus for couples on a get-away, I missed the camaraderie around the breakfast table where you got to know other guests and discuss sightseeing opportunities and plans. I highly recommend the Buttonwood Inn for any kind of vacation/get-away..
5 on July 08, 2007
Everything about the weekend was great. Elizabeth and Jeffrey are gracious hosts and welcome guests into their home as if they were family. Both are knowledgeable about the area and their recommendations for dining and local tourist sites are bang on. They respect their guests privacy,yet have the knack of being there when you need them. Definitely a repeat location for us!
5 on June 22, 2007
The Richards are proud to be in the Select Registry, and deservibly so. They are warm and gracious hosts. The location is restful and incredibly picturesque nestled in the mountains. And the house and grounds are beautiful. Elizabeth has added so many special touches to make the place homey, yet elegant as well. Hot tea and homemade cookies were waiting us each afternoon. Jeffrey made suggestions about where to dine. Each place he recommended was as he described. They know the area well and so can assist in where and what to do and see. We would definately return.
5 on May 23, 2007
This was my third visit to the Buttonwood Inn. It was the most perfect place for me to be - the inn is so comfortable and welcoming - it's simply the best place to rest and rejuvenate. Even the hummingbirds have returned - what a wonderful treat for me! Best of all, the innkeepers treat all of their guests like family. It's simply the best!" The privacy, peace and quiet; romantic ambience; superb breakfasts and Innkeepers who respect their guests. I'm planning to stay longer next time to enjoy more of the White Mountains, and New Hampshire.
5 on May 05, 2007
We have discovered the perfect Inn and can only admire Elizabeth and Jeffrey for all they do to make their guests feel so welcome. We have enjoyed every moment of our stays - the inn is set in a beautiful quiet location, yet within easy reach of all the facilities which this lovely area has to offer. Elizabeth and Jeffrey can offer thirty different breakfasts, we have so far enjoyed five of these in our two visits, and hope to sample more in the future!
5 on February 27, 2007
We have been coming to the Buttonwood for many years. The personal touch and and hospitality that Jeffrey & Elizabeth have provided since becoming innkeepers a few years ago has been phenomenal. We truly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to next year. The inn & rooms are inviting and immaculate.
4.2 on February 26, 2007
The Buttonwood has a special 1 night get away that includes dinner at a local resteraunt. Both the stay at the inn and the dinner were excellent. Very friendly inn keepers and wonderful wait staff at the resteraunt as well. Very clean, wonderful place to stay. I only wish I'd had more time to spend at the inn itself instead of out skiing and climbing.
5 on February 19, 2007
This is the third time that my husband and I have visited North Conway and stayed at the Buttonwood Inn. It is beyond words how clean, enjoyable and friendly the stay is on Mt. Surprise. It is a perfect opportunity to get away from it all and relax...and my favorite..Shop :)
5 on December 28, 2006
Our two day stay was the perfect post-Christmas getaway. We stayed in the Buttonwood Inn's finest Room, #10. The room photo on their website does not do it justice; it was perfect. Our room was clean, warm, spacious and complete with all necessary ammenities. Breakfasts were outstanding as were the inn-keepers, Jeffrey and Elizabeth. Because it was our first stay in a bed and breakfast, we were hesitant but our privacy was never compromised. Jeffrey and Elizabeth were incredibly kind, respectful, and welcoming. We will absolutely recommend the Buttonwood Inn to our friends and family looking for a romantic weekend or simply to escape. We can't wait to go back!