|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Blanchard Pines 1920's Maine country farmhouse completely remodeled for comfort and cleanliness. Affordable rental in 4 season vacation wonderland in Moosehead Lake region. Now with satellite TV! Welcome to Blanchard Pines and the beauty of the Maine woods and all it has to offer -- 4 seasons vacation land -- hiking (Appalachian trail, 1 mile), swimming (Lake Hebron, 5 minutes away, & Piper Pond, 10 minutes away), wildlife abounds! (Moose safaris nearby; moose, deer, fox, turkeys, hummingbirds and more in backyard!), fishing (at your door -- Jackson Brook and Piscataquis River is famous for it's fly fishing), ATV trails (1/2 mile), whitewater river rafting or kayaking on the Kennebec River or Dead River, horseback riding, or simply relaxing (enclosed porch). Golfing in nearby Greenville (inexpensive at Squaw Mountain! $25 per day or $20 for a half day) or Guilford, or take the boat shuttle and golf Mt. Kineo and see spectacular views. Seaplane rentals available in Greenville - see it from above! Wonderful waterfalls including Moxie Falls. Winter time snowmobiling (on site access to snowmobile trails), Snow ski Big Squaw Mountain (great views and inexpensive!), ice fishing on the many lakes and ponds or Moosehead lake, and if the time is right, see the Northern Lights! Located on Jackson Brook in Blanchard, just 5 miles outside of Monson and 25 minutes south of Greenville & Moosehead Lake. 1 1/2 hours from Bangor and 3 hours from Portland.
Sparkling clean, completely renovated 3 bedroom and 1 & 1/2 bathroom farmhouse.
We have satellite TV!
No smoking and no pets, please.
Moose outnumber people by 3 to 1 in the area.
The best time of year to see a moose is in May and June. The best time to see a moose is early in the morning or around dusk.
Moose prefer shady, wet areas such as bogs and marshes.
Always be aware when you are on the driving after dark to be alert for any moose in the road.
(Moosehead Lake Region, Chamber of Commerce).
Ski Squaw Mountain! Ski the View! Only $25 per day/ $20 per half day).
The peak leaf peeping time varies depending on the weather. In 2014, the leaves were gorgeous (vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, and tans) near the end of September.
Maine Maple Sunday is always the 4th Sunday in March! Visit the sugar house at Breakneck Ridge Farm right up the road. The farm is also known for their quality Buffalo meat. Kids of all ages love to see the buffalo.
Horseback Riding - Trail Rides:
40 minutes away at Cedar Winds Stables, in Charleston on RT. 15. Family owned for 35 years. Ages 4 and up. My grandchildren (ages 7 and 9) had a wonderful experience and can't wait to go again next year.
SNOWMOBILERS - READ THIS! NOW WITH SATELLITE TV!
At our cabin you are in the heart of snowmobiling heaven, truly a world class snowmobiling destination. And sledding is easy: just step out the door, hop on your sled and hit the trail. No need to trailer your sled anywhere; the access trail runs right in front of the cabin and connects you to numerous well-groomed trails maintained by several clubs in the surrounding area. The conditions vary with snowfall, of course, but you can generally count on awesome action January through March
You can spend days exploring the numerous scenic local trails; head-up along the Pisqatiquis river, climbing the canyon to the crest and take in 360 degree vistas of the distant mountains. If your sled is itchin’ for more continue on your way to the Forks and the Kennebec river—hookup with ITS87/ITS86 and . . . it’s virtually limitless.
ITS 85 runs through the woods just above the cabin, literally a minute away on the access trail. A great ride is to head northwest which provides a beautiful ride to Greenville and a fun day blasting around on 40 mile long Moosehead Lake ringed by snowcapped mountain peaks. If you can get yourself to stop; take a break and enjoy the local eateries/pubs and shopping. Lots of cool things to do for a fun filled day trip. Either direction on ITS 85 you can connect with numerous local trails offering scenic loops meandering through winter wonderscapes. ITS 85 is regularly groomed and maintained by local clubs creating some exceptional sledding and fast action.
A great ride and a fun evening of relaxation is to take the local trail up the mountain above the cabin into Monson; which is a beautiful ride snaking through the forest and, when conditions are safe for sledding on the ice (check the trail report), follow the trail directly across lake Hebron to the Lakeshore Pub for some outstanding grub and great Maine mountain hospitality. Note: Trail condition reports are easily accessible and will help assess the safety of the ice on local ponds and lakes.
There are also several scenic local loops, thanks to the dedication of the local clubs so you can go out for a ride for an hour or two and not have to return on the same trail. One great one takes you up around Mt. Russell above the tiny picturesque town of Blanchard, looping down pass Whetstone pond and connecting with ITS87, bringing you back home along the old rail bed.
If you like to sled you’ve come to the right place.
Note: Effective immediately, the rent will no longer exclude the 8% Maine tax. The total fee will be the rent amount, plus 8% of that amount.
Spotlessly clean with comfy beds and wonderful warm cozy linens.No cell or internet service but our hosts who happen to be the friendliest most accommodating people you will ever find actually offer the use of a landline so outside contact is available giving peace of mind while being "away from it all " There is not one thing not thought of to make this place truly a "home-away-from-home".You only have to drive 10-20 minutes (watch out for moose!, we saw three )to find little towns full of welcoming " Mainers "where you can pop into a general store and chat with the locals or find a place to eat ( there are several really good places in the area ). Also ,it is possible to pick up cell and Internet service once you hit the small towns.There is a fantastic buffalo farm right up the road with THE BEST BUFFALO meat you will ever eat ( be prepared to take some home ), oh-so-good maple whoopie pies made from their own maple syrup served up by more wicked friendly people. AWESOME place to stay if you want to snowmobile. Great trail right to Greenville and Moosehead Lake. We plan to rent here every time because as far as we are concerned it is perfect in every way.
Super. This house was exelent for a little family there search silent. There was the first home were we rent, that are verry clean and spotless locks.
In winter look the house verry nice, the driveway around the house was free of snow, lights and the heat was high, simple lovley.
Quiet, Quiet, Quiet. What a great place to get away from it all. Amazing collection of movies, well equipped kitchen. Great scenery around every corner
This house is the cutest and coziest place around!! My family arrived in a snow storm, and the driveway was plowed, the house was spotless, and it had everything we could possibly need! Nestled in the woods, across from the Piscat. River, and right down the street from snowmobile trail access, we couldn't ask for more. Tons of movies to watch too! We will be back before long!!
TLDR: If you are looking for a great property great owner in a secluded private area with no distraction during your vacation this place is PERFECT! It's not too far from civilization yet it's secluded and private. Brand new complete craftsmen level remodel. The owner treats the place like their own home!
Ok, on VRBO you can find a LOT of nice properties. However, one thing that means just as much if not more to me is the owner. I have met quite a few great owners but this owner went well above and beyond. Prior to me making the decision to rent she provided me with a ton of great links to things to do in the area, maps, personal information on favorite places, fishing spots, all kinds of stuff. After the deposit was paid they remained in touch with me and helped me in many ways since this was my first vacation to Maine. On to the property.
If you are looking for a property that is out of the way yet not far from a lot of fun nature things to do then this spot is perfect. The house was super clean, well remodeled and well appointed. There is no cable TV, no internet and no cell phone coverage (however there is a home phone for use). This was exactly what we were looking for. What there is, is peace and quiet and time to reconnect with your family/loved ones. There are dozens and dozens of great movies from new release block busters to older classics to great indie movies and children's movies. Dozens of whole seasons of TV shows, series' and fun things to watch, from True Blood to CSI to Weeds and everything in between. Board games and other activities.
The pictures do not do this place justice. It is a brand new remodel and they did a fantastic job. Completely furnished and provisioned for your vacation. The river is right across the road less than 100' from the front of the house. There is a brook running down the side house about 75' from the house. The soothing sound of the brook is something nice to fall asleep to. There is a small grill to use to cook out some hot dogs or a few burgers.
We really enjoyed our vacation here. It was one of the best we have had in a lot of years. It was so nice and relaxing. Getting to fish in the river across the road and catch some brook trout and small mouth bass. Exploring the brook on the property was so nice and relaxing.
This will be my first property of choice if we ever go anywhere near the area to stay again! Thank you so very much for allowing us to rent your wonderful property!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
18 Oct 2014 - 21 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes||Note: Rent does not include the 8% Maine rental tax. The total fee will be the rent amount, plus 8% Maine tax on rent amount.|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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