3 Reasons Why North Conway Is the Perfect Place to View the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

February 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — buttonwood @ 7:07 pm
photo of a solar eclipse

As far as cosmic events go, few can match the awe-inspiring spectacle of a solar eclipse. And on April 8th, nature’s grand show will unfold, captivating audiences across North America. And what better way to experience this cosmic phenomenon than by immersing yourself in the serene charm of North Conway, nestled in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains? Here are a few reasons why you should consider choosing a bed and breakfast like the Buttonwood Inn as your base for witnessing this celestial extravaganza!

1. Intimate Atmosphere

Unlike bustling hotels, bed and breakfasts offer a more intimate atmosphere, which is perfect for those seeking a tranquil retreat to enjoy the eclipse. Imagine waking up to the crisp, clean mountain air, surrounded by the rustling of leaves and the distant call of wildlife, and then looking up and seeking one of the coolest viewable occurrences that our solar system has to offer. Bed and breakfasts also include all sorts of various accommodations and amenities for their guests. You won’t have to fight crowds or worry about traffic, you’ll have access to warm hospitality and every comfort you might need, and you’ll ultimately enjoy a memorable stay!

2. Scenic Surroundings

North Conway’s picturesque landscape provides the perfect backdrop for viewing the solar eclipse. Whether you want to lounge in a cozy common area with a group of friends or explore nearby hiking trails and find a great viewing spot, you’re certain to experience some of the best and most beautiful nature that the region has to offer. Some popular viewing locations include the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Echo Lake State Park, Mount Washington State Park, and the Kancamagus Highway. There’s also an annual Star Party at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park.

Plus, due to the limited light pollution and exceptionally clear skies surrounding North Conway, it’s quite an ideal spot to view this incredible event! The rest of the year, it remains a wonderful place to view planets, galaxies, and other space phenomena.

3. Culinary Delights

One of the highlights of staying at a B&B is indulging in delectable homemade fare. From hearty breakfast spreads featuring locally sourced ingredients to evening treats like freshly baked cookies and savory snacks, bed and breakfasts spare few expenses when it comes to feeding their guests. You’ll certainly want to fuel up to view this eclipse and then enjoy your North Conway adventures the following afternoon! And if you’d like to go out to eat, North Conway has all sorts of incredible restaurants and pubs, like May Kelly’s Cottage, the White Mountain Cider Company, and Delaney’s Hole in the Wall.

As the anticipation builds for the upcoming eclipse, consider embracing all the charm that North Conway has to offer by enjoying an incredible experience at a bed and breakfast.

About the Buttonwood Inn

For over 75 years, the Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise has proudly accommodated visitors and guests to the North Conway area, and we’d love to host you during your next stay, especially for the upcoming eclipse in April! If you have any questions about the blog, or you’d like to request additional information about booking your visit, feel free to visit us online or call us at (603) 810-0642.

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