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

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Children welcome with responsible adults (21+)....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great for families of all ages!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on property but not inside house; screen porch or outside ok...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $50 fee per dog...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Green Room: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Guest Room: 1 double

    Main Floor...moreless

  • Small Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Master Bedroom: 1 double

    Main floor...moreless

  • Blue Room, 2 twins, upstairs: 2 twin/ single


  • Barn Apt: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Separate bldg; summer use only; additional fees apply. ...moreless

  • 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)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main floor...moreless

  • Small upstairs: toilet


  • Barn: toilet, tub, shower


  • Barn only open in summer/early fall


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Short walk to lovely Crescent Lake - private dock for boating and swimming. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Quite and peaceful atmosphere, away from commercial and tourist bustle, yet close to skiing and cultural events....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Cross-country skiing from door. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Close to historic, picture-perfect Acworth - summer theater, activities for children. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    View of two ponds from house...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    'Perfect' swimming pond on property. Short walk to dock for boating or swimming on Crescent Late....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • 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:

    Eat-in Country Kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    We have 1 bicycle at the house. ...moreless

  • Boat
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    nearby in Newport, 15 mins....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe and Rowboat. ...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sunapee, Okemo, Ascutney, 25-30 mins....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 16 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,800 $7,200

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,600 $3,600

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 9%


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.

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, NH
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Sunapee Golf Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Claremont, NH
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Unity, South Acworth
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1961

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Acworth, NH, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Peace and tranquility, rustic antique charm, lovely private swimming pond, birch trees, nearby lake, hiking, skiing, and boating.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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  • Summer


  • back of house and long lawn

    back of house and long lawn

  • living room

    living room

  • Master downstairs

    Master downstairs

  • Green Room

    Green Room

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Pond Bench

    Pond Bench

  • on the trail; great for finding mushrooms and Indian pipe!

    on the trail; great for finding mushrooms and Indian pipe!

  • dock with rowboat

    dock with rowboat

  • Interior of barn

    Interior of barn

  • Downstairs guest room

    Downstairs guest room

  • winter


  • 'Perfect Pond' and blueberry bushes

    'Perfect Pond' and blueberry bushes

  • Screened Porch with Upper Deck
and barn

    Screened Porch with Upper Deck and barn

  • Country Kitchen

    Country Kitchen

  • Little Bedroom

    Little Bedroom

  • upstairs blue bedroom

    upstairs blue bedroom

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Lake Access includes Dock and Row Boat

    Lake Access includes Dock and Row Boat

  • The Barn

    The Barn

  • Upstairs study/extra sleeping nook

    Upstairs study/extra sleeping nook

  • Winter


  • Colonial beauty inside and out!

    Colonial beauty inside and out!

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