Saturday, October 10, 2009



Contact: Bill and Paula Petrone, 1-800-258-2625


North Conway, New Hampshire -- The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise of North Conway, New Hampshire, was recognized for its distinctive food in the annual Best of Awards, 2009-2010. The Best of Awards are based upon a qualitative and quantitative review of the nearly 100,000 independent reviews submitted to, the leading online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide.

" surveys show that independent reviews are the most important factor when choosing a B&B. In fact, according to's most recent survey, 96% of consumers consider reviews to be somewhere between important and essential when selecting a place to stay, and 12% will not make a reservation at a property without them. We're delighted that inngoers concur that The Buttonwood Inn is deserving of its accolades from travelers," explained's Sandy Soule, one of the most highly recognized authors and a spokeswoman for the B&B industry. "Clearly, the Buttonwood Inn earned its stellar reviews from inngoers for their quality accommodations, breakfasts, amenities, and wonderful hospitality and service," commented Soule.

"It's a true honor to be chosen for a Best of award, and we thank our guests for the positive reviews that resulted in this award, stated Bill and Paula Petrone, The Buttonwood innkeepers. "It is gratifying that our guests took the time to share their comments about our culinary flair and delicious breakfasts in addition to the hospitality, accommodations, breakfasts and attention to the details which set The Buttonwood Inn apart," commented Bill and Paula. Here's an excerpt from one of our reviews: “Over the past few years I have visited the Buttonwood Inn…at least 4 or 5 times. Each time I have been delighted with the tranquility of the Inn, the friendliness of Bill and Paula, the proprietors, and the care they take in making the Buttonwood Inn such a perfect place for rest and relaxation…

And did I mention the breakfasts?! Paula is an excellent cook. Her breakfasts will keep you going until her rich and varied cookies or brownies turn up in the late afternoon. Bill serves the breakfast in a cheerful manner and is always available to offer advice about sightseeing in the region and interesting animal sightings…” 

About The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise: 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, NH, The Buttonwood Inn offers a peaceful, rural setting with back door access to mountain hiking trails, including an outdoor hot tub and heated pool. An 1820s farmhouse with ten individually decorated guestrooms, the inn retains its comfortable country atmosphere with wide pine floors, antiques, quilts, and stenciling. Each morning you can enjoy our gourmet breakfast served in our large Dining Room or enjoy our afternoon tea service with fresh baked treats in one of our common rooms in front of our wood-burning fireplaces. Phone: 1-800-258-2625 or visit our website at

For a complete list of all winners, including regional and international Best of Award winners, please visit and click Winners 2009-2010.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

White Mountain Fall Foliage Weekend

This is going to be one unbelievable weekend! The Mount Washington Valley is visited by more people on the Columbus Day weekend than all others. We can say with certainty that the foliage is living up to the promise of a spectacular show. The sunny,, crisp skies and the hint of moisture on the leaves seems to make the trees glow even brighter in reds, ochres, and shades of yellow and orange. There is still time to visit as the prediction is for fall colors through the end of the month in many of the forest areas nearby.