About Us

The Village
Story

Butterfield Trail Village was founded by five local churches and opened in 1986 as the area’s first self-governed, non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ premier Life Plan Retirement Community, BTV has an eye on the future with a modern campus and amenities, serving residents now and for generations to come.

Leading in Premier Retirement Living Since 1986

With the recent completion of a multi-million-dollar expansion featuring a brand-new Performance Hall, casual-dining Bistro and beautifully appointed common spaces – the Butterfield campus continues to transform and grow in ways you have to see to believe.

Butterfield History

1984 – Groundbreaking
1986 – First Village Residents
1986 – BTV Expands
1989 – Recycling Program
1991 – Village Farmers Market
2001 – Village Homes Built
2001 – Village Tours
2005 – The Special Care Center for Dementia
2010 – The Lodge
2011 – Health and Wellness Center
2015 – Aquatic & Wellness Center / Assisted Living Cottage
2017 – Commons Center
2017 – UAMS at BTV

1984 – Groundbreaking

After BTV incorporated in 1981, Gov. Bill Clinton led an enthusiastic group in breaking ground in September 1984.

1986 – First Village Residents

On March 10, Martha Rice and Virginia Wilson became the first Village residents.

1986 – BTV Expands

BTV expands its footprint to include Cottages three months after the opening of the main building.

1989 – Recycling Program

Butterfield Trail Village began its resident-led recycling program; today approx. 126,353 pounds of waste is recycled annually by BTV volunteers.

1991 – Village Farmers Market

Residents began the Village Farmers Market selling produce from the BTV gardens; today the weekly summer market sells flowers, baked goods and produce.

2001 – Village Homes Built

The first Village Homes were built on the southern part of the Village property.

2001 – Village Tours

BTV began hosting its group “Village Tours” excursions, in which residents have traveled to the Caribbean, the Pacific Northwest, Louisiana Cajun Country and more.

2005 – The Special Care Center for Dementia

The Special Care Center for Dementia opened in the Health Care Center.

2010 – The Lodge

The Lodge at Butterfield Trail Village opened.

2011 – Health and Wellness Center

The Butterfield Health and Wellness Center opened adjacent to The Lodge.

2015 – Aquatic & Wellness Center / Assisted Living Cottage

Butterfield opened its new Aquatic and Wellness Center and the new Assisted Living Cottage.

2017 – Commons Center

BTV opened its multi-million-dollar Commons Center with the state-of-the-art Performance Hall and casual dining Bistro at Butterfield.

2017 – UAMS at BTV

The UAMS at BTV clinic opens, providing primary health and medical care to independent Village residents onsite – the only such partnership of its kind in the state.

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In The Heart Of
Fayetteville

The Village is centrally located on 44 picturesque acres in northeast Fayetteville, convenient to shopping, dining, walking and bicycling trails, and the University of Arkansas – home of Razorback sports! Butterfield has a unique partnership with the U of A, providing lifelong learning opportunities for residents, as well as health and wellness expertise with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences supporting the Village with onsite primary medical care and more.

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Latest Articles

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Butterfield Staff & Board

The BTV Leadership Team is a group of dedicated professionals who oversee operations, resident services, skilled healthcare, facilities management, fitness and wellness, programming and marketing. The Board of Directors is made up of uniquely qualified leaders who have strong ties to diverse sectors of the community.

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Butterfield Trail Village Foundation

By making a financial gift to the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation you are helping enhance the lives of current Butterfield residents as well as residents of tomorrow. The Foundation has several established funds, and your gift will contribute to the sustainability of these important programs. Without contributions Butterfield would be unable to stay true to its mission and create the kind of community our residents deserve. We appreciate your consideration.

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Contact Us

For more information about Butterfield Trail Village or the BTV Foundation, please call (479) 695-8012.