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Historic Year Round New Hampshire Retreat - Swim/Ski/Canoe

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5+ Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Country Kitchen, Dining, Sleeps 10

1780 Farmhouse on 100 peaceful acres, above perfect swimming pond and walk to Crescent Lake in 18th-19th c. town of Acworth, NH. Fall foliage, winter downhill and x-country skiing or snowmobiling from front-door on various well-marked trails. Dock, rowboat, canoes on peaceful Crescent Lake.

Mt. Sunapee, Mt. Ascutney, Okemo, 30 mins for downhill skiing. Golf in Newport, 20 mins away. St. Gaudens historic site nearby. Reconstructed Fort #4 offers historical reenactments and colonial-style Thanksgiving Dinner. Tax- free shopping. Gourmet dining on Lake Sunapee, New London, Lebanon and Hanover. Hopkins Center/Dartmouth College 50 min.

Living Room has original spruce beams, fireplace & bake-oven, screened porch, and deck overlooks the pond. Barn has additional accommodations.

More Details

The Sirkin Family
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About The Sirkin Family

We are 4 siblings who grew up spending summers, holidays, ski breaks and many wonderful gatherings of friends and family at this classic New England house. Our mom bought the property when I was a baby. Three of us now live on the West coast and my sister Susannah lives in Boston. She is pictured here between the 2 lovely daughters of our caretaker, Lisa.

The Sirkin Family purchased this farmhouse in 1961

Why The Sirkin Family chose Acworth

Our parents both have New England roots, on our mother's side going back to the Pilgrims, and our father was born in Vermont. Our dad was a US diplomat and we lived in Washington, DC when our mom went looking for a place to have as a New England base for the family. The property was just what she was looking for; a charming old colonial era house down the end of a dirt road on 100 acres, outside a quaint historic town, with a gorgeous lake and skiing nearby.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and tranquility, rustic antique charm, lovely private swimming pond, birch trees, nearby lake, hiking, skiing, and boating.


Acworth Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Small upstairs - toilet
    Barn - toilet , tub , shower
  • Barn only open in summer/early fall
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Green Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Guest Room - 1 double , Main Floor
    Small Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , Main floor
    Blue Room, 2 twins, upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Barn Apt - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate bldg; summer use only; additional fees apply.
  • 5 bedrooms + sleeping nook with 2 twin beds in study/loft space in main house. 1 b-r barn suite sleeps 2-4 people in spring/summer/early fall. (note that usage of barn requires additional fee)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Historic Year Round New Hampshire Retreat - Swim/Ski/Canoe
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

My wife’s 60th birthday celebration.

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate enough to book this weekend getaway in Acworth, NH this June. The owners were gracious enough to let us have it for just a weekend even though the summer season had started. Along with my wife and myself I invited five other couples of her closest friends for the weekend. The house was incredible, plenty of space, bedrooms and bathrooms, everthing we needed and was clean and very well maintained. The grounds, as was the house,in perfect order. I would encourage anyone to stay here and would go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A spacious house with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The owner is very accommodating and responsive. Plenty of towles and sheets for 10 people. The back screened porch is big enough for us eating there, facing beautiful view, very pleasant. The pond also brought much fun to us. Everyone had fun. We will certainly recommend this place to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had such a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole group enjoyed the farm so much! Everything was exactly how we wished it would be. Such a nice serene weekend!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Dover NH

Beautiful house, it had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful weekend away! We stayed there with four families and it was great. Big kitchen table and separate area for the kids to play upstairs.

We did all have trouble finding the place, our gps took us to a different address and there isn’t great service in the area, so I would recommend you get solid directions BEFORE you leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay with friends!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home with 10 adults (5 couples), a toddler, and a small dog and were very comfortable. We had a great time! The owner and caretaker were very easily accessible by phone/email for any questions and left detailed information about the house and how to work everything. Despite unusually cold temperatures, we were comfortable inside. The house was well stocked with kitchen supplies, linens, and extra blankets. We’ll definitely consider returning in warmer weather when we can enjoy more of the property!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of old friends who love to get together, and this was a wonderful place for the eight of us. Plenty of room to all gather - with a lovely large table in the kitchen and a very comfy living room - yet enough privacy, too. Even in mid-October we were able to spend quite a bit of time on the back porch, which has a lovely view and it also very comfortable. The kitchen is extrememly well equipped. This is a comfortable, well-loved and cared for place, and we could feel it as soon as we walked through the front door. Lisa was very accommodating and the info book had everything we needed. This would be a great place any time of year, and we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Lake Sunapee Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Claremont, NH
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Unity, South Acworth
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Sunapee
Car: necessary

Snowmobile trails, nearby ski areas, many theaters offering quality plays and music, walk to nearby Crescent Lake for boating and fishing, many walking trails.

Other Activities: cross country skiing/snowmobiling on and around property, downhill skiing 20 mins


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax

We charge $25 per person per night for parties with more than 10 guests.
2-4 guests can sleep in summer in the spacious barn suite, for an additional $100/nite; $50/nite after 2 nites.
Rates may be negotiable for small parties. 3 nights minimum stay for summer and holidays
Full refund 60 days prior to rental. 60-30 days: cost of 1st nite cancellation fee applies unless we can rebook. Less than 30 days, no refund unless we rebook.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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