The Buttonwood Inn

PO Box 1817 Mt Surprise Road, North Conway, NH 03860-1817 USA (Show map)
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The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise bed and breakfast country inn is located minutes of North Conway Village and a short drive to 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

Winter Holiday

4.8 on February 22, 2018

A gem of a find! Breakfasts are fabulous! Highly reccommend!

BEST experience EVER!!!

5 on January 30, 2018

Upon arriving, Paula was the first to greet us with her pleasant demeanor while Bill was starting the fire. Within minutes Bill came and introduced himself and proceeded to show us around the inn and give us a little history as well. Once we were settled in our room (#2) which we found very comforting, we made our way downstairs to sit by the cozy fire that Bill had started upon our arrival. In this room we found a large flatscreen TV with endless amounts of DVDs to choose from if you wish along with books to read and plenty of games to play as well. This first night however we simply enjoyed sitting by the fire and waiting for the clock to strike 5 PM when Paula would put out what we would soon to know as the most delicious homemade treats! We made our way up to the dining area where we would find the homemade treats were put out, along with a number of tea choices to choose from and a pitcher of water. The following morning we woke up looking forward to breakfast which was served between 8:30 and 9:30. Needless to say we were not disappointed by Paula's breakfast. Paula made homemade banana and blueberry wheat pancakes with a side of her homemade sausage patties. Can you say delicious?!! After breakfast we set out on our snowmobiling adventure. When that was over both of us just couldn't wait to get back home, (to the inn) take a shower, eat Paula's treats and sit by the fire. Yes, we did just that and once again, we were so relaxed! The next morning we unfortunately had to depart but that's not before having another homemade breakfast by Paula which again my husband had no problem eating. We were served a delicious morning glory muffin (amazing) and a vegetable frittata. Shortly after finishing our breakfast we had to say our goodbyes and get on the road. Will we be back? ABSOLUTELY!!!!! We are already planning our next trip! See you soon Bill and Paula!

A great place to stay in North Conway!

3.8 on October 18, 2017

My wife and I stayed at Buttonwood Inn for three nights and found it to be a well run, friendly and welcoming B&B. Great attention to detail and very comfortable rooms and communal areas. Breakfast was just perfect to set you up for the day. The only slight downside is that the location was a little out of town, meaning that it may not suit those travellers without a car. On the plus, it was so peaceful!

Lovely Bed & Breakfast

5 on October 18, 2017

We stayed for just a weekend but it was superb - from our arrival to our departure. The room was immaculate and cozy. We used the gas fireplace and the Jacuzzi. Paula's breakfasts were delicious and filling. Bill was a wonderful host - full of information on the area. We will definitely return and would recommend this inn to anyone traveling to NH!

Wonderful B and B in North Conway, NH

4.6 on October 05, 2017

We had a great 3 night stay at this lovely B and B. Bill and Paula, the Innkeepers, were very helpful with information on the area and made our stay very comfortable. Paula is a wonderful cook and the breakfasts were delicious. We look forward to going back in the future!

Wonderful people, rooms, and food!

5 on October 02, 2017

The food was amazing! I was asked upon arrival for dietary restrictions and Paula, who is a chef, adapted everything to be gluten free and delicious for me! I appreciated this so much! Rooms were also so clean and comfortable and games and movies were available for no additional charge! Beautiful and would absolutely recommend!

Great Week-end!

5 on October 02, 2017

Everything at the Buttonwood was incredible: friendliness, cleanliness, thoughtfulness; delicious breakfasts, accommodating my vegan wishes with seeming ease and variety; great amenities (individual heat/cooling adjustments; soap dispenser in the shower) ~ they thought of everything! This was a nostalgic trip for me ~ close childhood ties to Mt. Surprise and the area. I came away from a trip down memory lane with very happy memories!

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.

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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: $209 - $269

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: $149 - $199

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 - $199

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: $159 - $209

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: $169 - $219

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: $119 - $179

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: $119 - $179

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: $119 - $179

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: $129 - $189

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: $159 - $209

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 61 Miles miles

Directions to property:

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

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, 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, Wheelchair access, 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

Check Dates


  • 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.



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.