The Buttonwood Inn

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


The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise bed and breakfast country inn is located minutes from North Conway Village, historic Jackson, Mount Washington, and area White Mountain attractions. In 2012, North Conway was named one of the twenty-five best ski towns in the world by National Geographic. The Inn offers 10 individually decorated guestrooms. Lodging includes a homemade gourmet breakfast with items prepared to suit dietary restrictions including gluten-free. We are nationally recognized for our quality of inn keeping and provide the best in service, hospitality, and attention to detail. Guests can unwind with our complimentary afternoon tea and beverage service with Paula's home baked treats. Relax in front of the inn's wood-burning fireplaces, on our front porch, or in one of our Adirondack chairs. Take a dip in our seasonal heated outdoor pool or soak in our open air hot tub anytime of the year. The Buttonwood Inn is convenient to many fine restaurants. We'll help you with your selection and reservations if desired. If you enjoy nature and the peaceful atmosphere of the mountains and forest, The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise offers that and more, while being close to everything. We are situated on more than five secluded acres of field and forests, two miles from the village of North Conway. Our hiking trails on Bartlett Mountain are accessed out our back door where you can follow the myriad of intersecting trails for hours.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Classic New England inn

5 on August 14, 2017

The condition of the inn, reflects the determined efforts of innkeepers Bill and Paula to deliver the best experience. Its pristine. Biggest plus is that it's away from downtown, but only a five to ten minute drive to all that North Conway has to offer. Bill is the front man with good tips for the area and a good conversationalist. Paula is a professional chef and her offerings will have you wanting more. A great experience ! Dave and Bernadine Carver, Ma.

Love the Button wood Inn

5 on July 13, 2017

My husband and I just returned from another wonderful experience at the Button wood Inn. I can't say enough about our visit there. Paula and Bill are just charming,caring innkeepers who are so attentive to every detail. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious. Paula also recommend some great hikes which we enjoyed. Bill is a great conversationist and makes you feel welcome. Hurry to the Buttonwood and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed. I won't be surprised if you become a repeat visitor like us.

Wonderful restful bit of Paradie in the NE

4.8 on May 30, 2017

A college friend of 40 years and I decided to take a trip together to reconnect. This B&B was paradise- quiet, beautifull classic in the NE style, awesome breakfasts prepared on sited by Paula, one of the owners. Bill, her husband, was the best for giving us hiking trail info, sights to see, best restaurants for local cuisine..everything. We even brought our own evening meal in and enjoyed sitting outside by the pool area to relax and laugh and take in the nature of the property.

Wonderful stay every time!

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:)

Cozy home away from home

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.

Wonderful Stay!

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!

A tranquil setting and delightful inn.

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.

Lovely inn with friendly hosts

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.

Our Go-To Getaway

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.

Wonderful experience

4.8 on September 18, 2016

Very kind hospitallity

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Rooms & Rates

Premier Room 10

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

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $239

Deluxe Room 9

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

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $189

Deluxe Room 8

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

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Deluxe Plus Room 7

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

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Deluxe Plus Room 6

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

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Traitional Room 5

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

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

Nightly Rate: $79 - $149

Traditional Room 4

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

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

Nightly Rate: $89 - $169

Standard Room 3

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

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $159

Standard Room 2

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

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $169

Deluxe Plus Room 1

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

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $189

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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

Terms and Conditions

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

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About the innkeepers

Bill and I both worked in the corporate world in New Jersey. Bill was an industrial engineer by training and managed staff in production plants and retail product facilities. I went to cooking school to become a chef and also obtained a degree in food service management. I worked in hospitality and took a detour for a time, working in the pharmaceutical industry as a marketing analyst. During those years working in corporations, I yearned to get back to my passion of cuisine and food preparation

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

Special meal options

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

Signature Dish

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


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