About Buttonwood Inn on Mt Surprise – North Conway, NH

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Outside view of Buttonwood Inn on Mt Surprise

An 1820s farmhouse, The Buttonwood Inn on Mt Surprise retains its comfortable country atmosphere with wide pine floors, antiques, stenciling, and murals. 

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. We are always happy to help you plan your day, offer insights into the area, and provide maps for getting from the Inn to wherever you want to go.

We’ll be glad to help you with dinner plans at one of the many area restaurants, which offer everything from local to ethnic cuisine in a casual or fine dining atmosphere.

Welcome to The Buttonwood Inn on Mt Surprise

Donna-Marie and Doug decided to change their everyday hectic “city life” routines and opted to live life pure and simple in the White Mountain Valley in New Hampshire. After spending over 25 years respectively in educational leadership and transportation management dreaming of living a simpler life and sharing it with others became a reality when they bought the Buttonwood Inn on Mt Surprise. The Buttonwood Inn on Mt Surprise, a beautiful and charming 1800’s country farmhouse sitting at the base of Mount Surprise was a perfect fit. Their passion to live sustainably and environmentally friendly while sharing their zeal for a greener natural existence was a major reason to embark on this endeavor. Farm to table foods, pure well water, artisan clean baking, fresh eggs and vegetables from local farms are a small sampling of their clean and greener daily offerings.

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 on Mt Surprise sits on 5.5 acres of secluded forested land at the base of Mount Surprise and Bartlett Mountain. Watch the wildlife from our windows or explore the many hiking trails right outside our back door! Swim in our seasonal heated pool or soak the days excursions away while viewing the stars in our outdoor hot tub. End the cooler days of “leaf peeping” on the Kancamagus Highway by relaxing in front of our multiple wood burning fireplaces within the Inn or outdoor fire pits. Or maybe after a day of skiing at Mount Attitash or Cranmore get cozy and unwind within your room.

The Inn offers 10 individually decorated guest rooms all with heating and cooling. The history and story of these lands and highlands are an important part of the town’s heritage. One of our rooms is a large suite with an outside entrance and meets ADA requirements for B&B’s. It boasts a large fireplace, ensuite bathroom and a jetted sunken tub. The nine remaining countryside rooms have a range of amenities such as: ensuite bathrooms, fireplaces, adjoining rooms, multiple beds, period furniture, hand painted country murals, and lovely views.

All lodging includes a gourmet hearty breakfast with items prepared to suit dietary restrictions (gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian) upon request. Late afternoon artisan refreshments, both savory and sweet, are offered each day while unwinding from the day’s activities. All served in our spacious and comfortable dining room.

The Inn also boasts two large social areas. The main floor’s large French Country Parlor offers guests the ability to sink into a cozy chair in front of a wood-burning fireplace with a good book or engage in an intriguing game of Scrabble at one of the many gaming tables. Intricate puzzles, board games, and books are also available. The lower-level country themed Gaming Room offers a large screen TV and bar. The large wood burning fireplace adds to the country appeal of this room as one can either enjoy a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit, backgammon, or choose from the many DVD movies available.

The Inn sits just five minutes away from downtown North Conway Village. The downtown’s charming community features many eateries, outlet shopping, quaint unique shops, and the Iconic Conway Scenic Railroad. This Railway offers heritage rail excursions and scenic rides through New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley and Crawford Notch.

Minutes down the road in the Center of North Conway one can tube, kayak, paddleboard, or canoe down the scenic Saco River. Saco Bound has rentals for every water activity and adventure! Grab a map and hit the water. Or visit Mount Cranmore for more mountain adventures such as: mountain biking down Mount Cranmore, ziplining on the Soaring Eagle, riding the Mountain Coaster, plunging on the Giant Swing, or take a scenic chairlift ride to the summit of Mount Cranmore for fantastic views of Mount Washington. If you prefer a road trip the nearby Kancamagus Highway offers some of the most spectacular scenic vistas in New England.

North Conway was named by National Geographic as one of the 25 best ski towns in the world! Local Skiing includes Mount Cranmore and Attitash Mountain both minutes away.

The Inn has been nationally recognized for quality of innkeeping, best in service, hospitality, and attention to details. We are part of the B & B Select Registry and Trip Advisors top rated North Conway Area Inn. Click Here for an article that was written about our inn.