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The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise
Bed and Breakfast

North Conway, New Hampshire

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An 1820s farmhouse, the inn retains its comfortable country atmosphere with
wide pine floors, antiques, quilts, and stenciling.

The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise, a North Conway, New Hampshire country inn bed and breakfast, is nationally recognized for our quality of innkeeping providing the best in service, hospitality, and attention to detail.

Situated on more than five secluded acres of field and forests, two miles from the village of North Conway, The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise offers a peaceful, rural setting and the convenience of being close to everything.

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Each individually decorated guest room at The Buttonwood Inn has a private bath. Rooms are furnished with a king, queen, or twin beds.

Some of our rooms offer guests a fireplace, a two-person Jacuzzi, and wheelchair accessibility.

All rooms have a radio alarm clock, telephone, hair dryer central Air conditioning and ceiling fans.

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Before breakfast, we offer our guests an early coffee and tea service for early risers to enjoy in front of the fireplace in our living room or take back to their guest rooms.

Later in the Dining Room, a full gourmet breakfast is served beginning with either home-baked Pumpkin-Walnut, Banana-Coconut, or Rhubarb-Honey Ginger breads. Other starters may be Apricot-Orange or Raisin Scones, Buttonwood Donut Muffins, Maple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry-Walnut Crumb Coffee Cake, warm Fruit Crisp with Granola topping, or a cool fresh Fruit Salad with Raspberry Sauce topping.

Savory entrees may include a Mushroom-Sausage and Cheddar Cheese Strata, Sun-Dried Tomato with Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheeses Baked Omelet, Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon and Spinach, or Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Chives with Roasted Red Bliss Rosemary Potatoes on the side.

Sweet entrees may either be a Baked French Toast Casserole with Pecan and Wild Maine Blueberry Topping, “lighter than air” Yeasted Belgian Waffles, or Banana-Pecan, Pumpkin, Apple, or Buttermilk Lemon-Scented Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce or our award-winning NH maple syrup. We also serve either thick-sliced bacon or sausage on the side.

All of our foods are prepared fresh with local New Hampshire products and we serve award-winning maple syrup purchased from Fullers Sugarhouse in Lancaster, NH. Note that most entrees can be modified for gluten-free or vegetarian diets.

Afternoon Tea

A variety of English teas, hot chocolate (in colder months), or lemonade or iced tea (in warmer months) are served each late afternoon in our Dining Room. You will also find a homemade baked treat from Paula’s kitchen of either “killer” Chocolate Brownies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Coconut Macaroons, Mini Orange Chocolate Chunk Cakes, Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Icing, Cream Puffs, or Fruited Pistachio Balls.

Guests can enjoy their refreshments in either our spacious but cozy Living Room or Mt. Surprise Room warmed by the fireplaces when it’s cold outside. On warmer days, guests like to relax in one of the rockers on the front porch watching the hummingbirds, or sit in an Adirondack chair near the flower gardens taking in our mountain views listening to the birds sing.


With over fifty restaurants in the valley, dining options range from ethnic cuisine to the finest in Four Star dining. We'll help find the restaurant that's perfect for you and make reservations where possible. Most are located just minutes away in North Conway Village.

We have retained the country character throughout our 1820s farmhouse with wide pine floors, period stenciling, antiques, and local artists' works. In the cooler months, afternoon tea can be sipped in front of the fire in either our large, but intimate, living room or the more casual ambience of our family room (Mt. Surprise Room). The Mt. Surprise Room is equipped with a bar area, guest refrigerator, TV/VCR/DVD, extensive movie collection, computer with internet access, games, books, and magazines.

The Buttonwood Inn, a Select Registry member since 1999, is one of 25 proud recipients of
America's Favorite Inns Award and the subject of the "White Mountain Wonderland" article in Classic American Homes.

Summer Activities and Recreation

Winter Activities and Recreation

  • Hiking
  • Biking - road & mountain
  • Rafting
  • Golf on 4 courses
  • Mini-golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis
  • Tubing
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Train rides
  • Water parks
  • Berry picking
  • Hay rides
  • Alpine skiing at 5 area  mountains
  • Nordic skiing at 6 touring centers
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Guided tour by snow cat above treeline on Mt. Washington
  • Ice fishing
  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Snow shoeing
  • Maple sugaring
  • Ice climbing
  • Sleigh rides



Area Attreactions

  • Mt. Washington Cog Railway
  • Flume Gorge
  • Loon Mt. Gondola
  • Remick Museum
  • Sightseeing - scenic/historic
  • Craft shows
  • Craft shops
  • Quilting
  • Fireworks
  • Parades
  • Museums
  • Photography
  • Tax-free shopping
  • Moose tours
  • Outdoor concerts
  • Art shows
  • Antiquing
  • Waterfalls
  • Theater
  • Art galleries
  • Covered bridges
  • Bird watching
  • NH Natural Heritage Bureau

We'll be glad to help you with any advance arrangements needed for these activities during your White Mountains vacation.Give yourself a treat and try something new - many activities offer instruction and equipment rental for a day.

Meetings, Retreats, and Reunions...

Plan your next small corporate meeting, retreat, or reunion at The Buttonwood Inn where your schedule is our schedule. For a successful meeting each group is given exclusive use of the Inn. You have total flexibility in planning your day. Whether it's an early morning hike and light breakfast before an intensive work session or dinner for you and your friends after a day of shopping and pampering during girlfriend's weekend.

Reserve our fireplaced Mt. Surprise Room with two additional gathering rooms available for breakouts.

Schedule your next meeting at The Buttonwood Inn -
Premiere Lodging in North Conway, NH.

Rates and Policies

Rates...These rates are per room, per night, double occupancy which includes a full gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea service with baked treats.
$89 - $239 depending on season and room choice.
Minimum Stays ...
Two-night stays are required on weekends. A three-night reservation is required on Easter weekend, Memorial Day weekend, and Columbus Day.

Deposit ...
One night's deposit or 50% of total booking (whichever is greater) is required at the time of booking. Deposits are applied to last day of reservation. Early checkouts forfeit the deposit and are responsible for all nights booked. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express at the time of booking. Personal checks (received within 5 days of the reservation request date) are accepted.

Cancellation Policy...
Refund of deposit less a $25 cancellation fee will be credited with 14 days notice in writing via email or letter, except during Fall Foliage requiring 21 days notice and a $35 cancellation fee.
          The following exception applies to Polar Express Packages: there will be no refund unless lodging and tickets can be re-sold at the original value.

         Unlike some hotels, we do not "overbook" our rooms. We hold guest reservations for the dates our guests request. Thus we need to refuse other potential guests. As a result, if a guest leaves earlier than their reservation calls for, they will be charged for the entire reservation unless we can rent the room to another guest.

         Gift Certificates are non-refundable. However, they can be applied to another date if a request to change the original booking is received within 21 days of the booking date.
Phone Calls...
To receive messages or emergency calls, guests are requested to give the following number to family and friends: 603-356-3452. There are also phones, and dialing instructions, in all guest rooms and common rooms for outgoing calls.
Even though we have a friendly dog of our own, pets are not allowed in the Inn. We are unable to accommodate guests' pets at this time due to the potential health and safety concerns of other guests.
The Buttonwood offers a smoke-free environment. For safety reasons and out of courtesy to other guests, smoking is not allowed on the property. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the charge of a $250 cleaning fee for room contamination of bedding, curtains, and rugs. Guests determined to have been smoking on the premises will also be asked to leave the Inn immediately and forfeit the balance of their reservation and deposit.
Well behaved children over 3 years are welcome
Check In and Check Out...
Check in is 3:00 to 8:00 pm, unless prior arrangements are made with the innkeeper.
Check out is by 11 am.

Gift Certificates Available

We would be delighted if you chose to stay at THE BUTTONWOOD INN and promise to provide memories of hospitality, laughter, and kindness. Please let us know what we can do to fulfill that promise at our lodging in North Conway, New Hampshire.

The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise is a member of the following associations:
   Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)
   Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America
Jackson New Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce
Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 Buttonwood Inn
on Mount Surprise

64 Mount Surprise Rd
PO Box 1817
North Conway, New Hampshire 03860-1817

Fax: 603-356-3140
Email: innkeeper@buttonwoodinn.com
Homepage: www.buttonwoodinn.com
Innkeepers: Bill & Paula Petrone

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