The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise

Select Registry Member Since 1999

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The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise

Select Registry Member Since 1999

The Basics

The fresh mountain air beckons all to get outdoors and enjoy all that mother nature has to offer no matter what the season. We welcome you to share our homestead and its unique experiences both inside the inn as well as its outdoor surroundings. The Buttonwood Inn sits on 5.5 acres of secluded forested land at the base of Mount Surprise and Bartlett Mountain. The Inn offers 10 individually decorated guest rooms all with heating and cooling.

Things We Love


Secluded and nestled on the side of Bartlett Mountain yet just minutes away from ski slopes and downtown North Conway


Each of the rooms are uniquely decorated with antique and vintage furniture and bedding with modern day amenities for maximum comfort


Hearty New England style breakfasts feature unique takes on traditional dishes

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Fireplaces in Some Guestrooms
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Jetted Tubs - Some Rooms
  • Full House Rental Available
  • Weddings & Events Available

Best For

  • Mountain Retreat
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Areathusa Falls Trail Hike, the most beautiful "family hike" to an amazing 200 foot waterfall
  • Diana's Baths is a series of pools and cascades on Lucy Brook about a three quarter mile walk on the Moat Mountain Trail (northern terminus)
  • The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty
  • The Mount Washington Cog Railway is a dramatic ascent by locomotive to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast
  • Ski Mt. Washington Valley


The Buttonwood Inn is situated on more than five acres of field and forest on Mt. Surprise just minutes from the villages of North Conway, historic Jackson, Mt. Washington, and area White Mountains attractions. Nationally recognized for our quality of innkeeping, providing the best in service, hospitality, and attention to detail, the Inn offers 10 individually decorated guestrooms with a homemade gourmet breakfast. Select one of our lodging packages for your visit to our bed and breakfast country inn or enjoy exclusive use of this New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast for your next small corporate meeting, retreat, or reunion.

An 1820s farmhouse, the bed and breakfast in North Conway, NH retains its comfortable country atmosphere with wide pine floors, antiques, quilts, and stenciling. Discover all the details about our guests and common rooms when you read about our Accommodations including our Lodging Packages.

Relax at the Inn with your favorite book. You can watch outside for the appearance of deer, wild turkeys, moose, hawks, or hummingbirds. You can also enjoy the outdoor recreation and area activities available in Mt. Washington Valley. You will find a listing of just some of your choices in our Area Activities section.

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.



Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly,

Food & Wine

Innkeepers Doug and Donna-Marie prepare everything from scratch with primarily fresh local ingredients. Their gourmet breakfast entrees are creative with unique flavors and food combinations. Donna-Marie bakes daily delicious homemade treats, the smells are so enveloping . We serve award-winning maple syrup purchased from Fuller’s Sugar House in Lancaster, New Hampshire. With prior notice, most entrees can be modified for gluten-free (for those with Celiac Disease), vegan, diabetic, or vegetarian diets. One morning a savory breakfast entrée is served and the next morning a sweet breakfast is served. The savory morning breakfast starts with either a very light and tender scone, quick bread, or muffin and juices, including our special concoctions. Cereals, homemade granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, and toast and jam are also available if you prefer a lighter start to your day.

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Restaurant on Premises: No

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Set Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea

Rooms & Suites

The Buttonwood Inn bed and breakfast offers ten individually decorated guest rooms with private bath, most located on the second floor of this 1820s farmhouse. Rooms are furnished with a king, queen, or twin beds and many offer very unique features like custom designed furniture, hand painted mural, and period decorations. Preview each room below then click for more details and photos. We look forward to welcoming you to Buttonwood Inn. Rates include … Full gourmet breakfast each morning Afternoon tea service with Paula’s baked treats Use of our hot tub “under the stars”

Accommodations: Adjoining rooms/Suites

# of Rooms: 10

Beds: Twin, Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV, DVD Blu-Ray Players, iPod Docking Station, Video Library

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Microwaves, Refrigerator, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village, Rural, Mountains


One night deposit or 50% of total booking (whichever is greater) at time of booking applied to last day of reservation. We accept Visa or MasterCard at the time of booking.
Refund of deposit less $35 cancellation fee will be credited with more than 14 days notice in writing via email, $45 cancellation fee with more than 21 days email notice during foliage (Sept thru Oct).
We do not "overbook" our rooms. If a guest leaves earlier than their reservation calls for or they do not show up for their reservation, they will be charged for the entire reservation.
Gift Certificates are nonrefundable.
Check in 4 to 8 PM. Contact us if you will be later than 8PM so that we can advise. Check out is by 10:30 am.
We are a smoke-free environment. Failure to comply will result in the charge of a $250 cleaning fee for room contamination.
We are unable to accommodate guests' pets at this time.

Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season

Pet-Friendly: No

Innkeeper's Pets: Outside Only

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Family Friendly: Yes

Weddings & Events

Reception Seating: 26

Banquet Seating: 26

Max Capacity Outdoor: 50

Business Travel & Events

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. 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, and fire pit to sit around in the evenings sipping your drink or toasting marshmallows.

# of Meeting Rooms: 3

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats

Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 26

Total Rooms Sq Footages: 1200

Max Capacity Theater: 26

Max Capacity Boardroom: 26

Max Capacity Classroom: 26

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