The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise

P. O. Box 1817 64 Mount Surprise Road, North Conway, New Hampshire 03860
Innkeeper(s): Douglas Wheaton
  • Introduction

    The Buttonwood Inn Bed & Breakfast-North Conway, New HampshireThe 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.

    Most recently, The Buttonwood Inn was selected by as one of the “Top 10 New England Bed and Breakfasts” in October 2010. The Buttonwood Inn is currently rated #1 on Trip Advisor.

    An 1820s farmhouse, the inn retains its comfortable country atmosphere with wide pine floors, antiques, quilts, and stenciling. Discover all the details about our guest and common rooms when you read about our Accommodationsincluding our Lodging Packages.

    Room 10: Premiere RoomThe 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.

    Unwind with afternoon tea and home baked treats in front of one of our traditional wood burning fireplaces in either our large living room or the Mt. Surprise Room when days are cool. You can select a spot in the sun or shade in one of our Adirondack chairs or take a dip in our heated pool or soak in our open air hot tub with a view of the mountains and forest by day or stars by night. We'll be glad to help you with dinner plans at one of many area restaurants, which offer everything from local to ethnic cuisine in a casual or fine dining atmosphere.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Bill and Paula Petrone  for sharing their secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Vacations and special area events.

    What are you best known for?

    Quality of service, gourmet breakfasts, and our attention to detail.

    What makes your inn unique?

    Secluded location yet close to all major sites, shopping, sightseeing, our attention to detail, and a level of concierge service not usually found at B&Bs.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Our own hiking/snowshoeing/cross-country trail system from our backdoor.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

     If one New Hampshire region is synonymous with recreation, it would be the White Mountains. 48 - 4,000 foot peaks are found here along with the highest mountain in the Northeast, 6288-foot Mt. Washington. Tt is the 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest that truly shapes the region.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "Like home away from home!" We are ranked number 1 of the 29 B&B/Inns in North Conway, a town which is the "hub" of the White Mountain National Park area.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The beauty and breadth of things to do for people of all ages, and in particular, families.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
    • Scenic Train Rides
    • Covered Bridges
    • Outdoor Adventure
    • Shopping & Antiquing
    • Nature Activities
    • Heritage
    • History
    • Culture Arts & Entertainment
    • Lakes
    • Beaches & Water Fun
    • Golf & Sports
    • Spas & Wellbeing
    • Skiing & Winter Recreation
    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Stay at our Inn and use our trails right out the back door, which offer outstanding views of the streams, forests, and mountains in both Merriman State Forest and the White Mountain National Forest. If you want to view the Presidentials, you can drive a quarter of a mile to the trail heads of Mt. Kearsarge North for a more strenuous 5.5-hour (round trip) hike to the summit, or take a more leisurely 1.5 hour (round trip) hike up Black Cap Mountain to also view Lake Kezar and the Moat Mountains.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    From CIA trained chef's to the local produce used by our recommended dining establishements, a few places stand out for the quality of locally raised beef and fresh seafood from the Atlantic coast.  Visit

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We have an area activites webpage: Another good website visitors could use:

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    10. 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. Each individually decorated room has a private bath, central air conditioning, TV/DVD, clock radio, and hair dryer and Free WiFi.  Our bathrooms are supplied with towels provided by the Turkish Towel Company.  The shower dispensers are filled with natural plant-based products and 100% pure essential oils creating an aromatherapy liquid gel, shampoo, and conditioner provided by AROMALAND.

    Do you accept pets?

    No. The following place is where we leave our dogs when we travel:


  • Meetings & Reunions

    Buttonwood Inn pool view Plan your next small corporate meeting, retreat, or group reunion at The Buttonwood Inn where your schedule is our schedule. For a successful meeting or social gathering, each group is given exclusive use of the Inn. You have total flexibility in planning your day. We’ve had great success with a small business retreat (up to 20 people) catering a group dinner in our spacious Dining Room, serving an early morning breakfast and mid-morning coffee and tea service with mini pastries. We can also arrange a golf outing, train ride, hiking, or shopping excursions, to name a few of the varied activities in the Mt. Washington Valley.

    We’ve had fun hosting a women’s shoppers group booking the entire inn for the weekend. They had their early morning coffee sitting in our Living Room sharing stories and laughter before having breakfast in their pajamas in our Dining Room. After a full day of shopping, they came back to The Buttonwood Inn to wrap their holiday gifts and held a party in the Mt. Surprise Room.

    Buttonwood Inn backyard fire pit area If you reserve The Buttonwood Inn for your next business meeting or social gathering, you can use either, our L-shaped Living Room, large Dining Room, or the Mt. Surprise Room. During the warmer months, you can also enjoy the front porch and gardens during breaks. We also have a large heated swimming pool and patio, outdoor hot tub (open all year), and fire pit to sit around in the evenings sipping your drink or toasting marshmallows. In the colder months, our wood-burning fireplaces are continuously warming our Living Room and Mt. Surprise Room for the comfort of our guests.