Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Buttonwood Inn Eco-Friendly Measures

In 2008, The Buttonwood Inn became certified by the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging & Restaurant Program. Our goal is to provide you, our customer, with the best service, hospitality, and attention to detail possible, while preserving the natural beauty and healthy environment of the White Mountains of New Hampshire by continuing our efforts to be "green". We hope that you will also join us for your benefit and that of future generations. Note that as we continue to add more eco-friendly measures reducing our carbon footprint on the Earth, these are some of the initiatives we’ve implemented so far:

Learn more at Buttonwood Inn Initiatives

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

25th Worldwide SketchCrawl at the Mount Washington Valley Visual Arts Center

Do you love to sketch? Be a part of the 25th Worldwide SketchCrawl from 10AM – 2PM. Bring your own materials - basic paper and something to draw with.

Come to the MWV Visual Arts Center and “register.” Stay and draw the still life setup or go off and sketch whatever you want, with whomever you want. Come back to the Visual Arts Center at 1:30 and share with others what you have sketched. We’ll take a group photo of the participants. Images from the day will be uploaded to This is a great activity for everyone, no matter the age or ability. Everyone is welcome!

The SketchCrawl, an international drawing marathon, is the brainchild of San Francisco artist Enrico Casarosa. It started several years ago when Casarosa wanted to spend a day of intense drawing around his city. Casarosa realized how much more fun this day would have been if he had had some company. As a result, the SketchCrawl has evolved into a worldwide event with people of every age and ability participating. There are no rules. Anyone can participate, be it to draw for 20 minutes or the full day and any level of ability is welcome from veteran artists to first time sketchers of any age. To read more about it, visit
Time: November 21, 2009 from 10am to 2pm
Location: MWV Visual Arts Center
Street: 16 Norcross Place
City/Town: North Conway, NH
Phone: 603-356-2787
Event Type: activity
Organized By: Claudia Needham

Friday, November 13, 2009

Harvest to Holiday Shop 'Til You Drop Package

SHOPPING - Harvest to Holiday Shop 'Til You Drop Package  Web Link

November 1 to December 31, 2009     Call toll free - 1-800-258-2625 or email: Email The Buttonwood

Ladies, while your men focus on their football pools and how the Patriots will do, you'll have the time of your life shopping in tax-free Mt. Washington Valley, NH.

Not only do more than 200 national brand name outlets, boutiques, galleries and craft shops await, but now through Christmas, lodging properties throughout Mt. Washington Valley will celebrate the Harvest to Holidays promotion, offering added savings for shopping sprees.

Fashionable brightly colored purses dubbed Shopping Survival Kits come complete with dining and shopping coupons, small gifts, energy bars, samples and more, which await those who book a Harvest to Holiday getaway at participating lodging properties in Mt. Washington Valley.

Why not make a weekend of it? Grab a girlfriend and come to the Valley for a weekend shopping spree! This year plan your getaway to coincide with some of the special shopping events taking place in Mt. Washington Valley during November and December.

December 5: Settlers' Green Outlet Village Holiday Tree Festival -
beautiful holiday music, festive trees, hot chocolate, and much more.

Package Includes:
One or more nights lodging weekdays and two on weekends
Full gourmet breakfast each morning
Afternoon tea and hot chocolate with Paula's baked treats
A Shopping Survival Kit filled with savings, samples, energy bars & more.

Package Rates: Rates are based on double occupancy & vary by room type
Weekdays (Sun. - Thurs.) One night for two from $129 Two nights from $239
Weekend (Fri. - Sun.) Two nights for two from $289

Celebrate the Holidays at The Buttonwood

We still have a few tickets left for the Polar Express Event the weekends of December 12th and 19th. Come on up and treat your family to this special Christmas Holiday spectacular! Bring the Grandparents too and let them know you remember when they treated you!!

POLAR EXPRESS PACKAGES for 2009   Buttonwood Inn Polar Express Package Link

Packages Available December 12 - 20

The annual Polar Express Event is a unique experience based on the Award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg.

This is the most popular area holiday event that originated here in North Conway. The train leaves from the Victorian train station near the Green downtown taking children and their families to the North Pole.