Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Monson - Blanchard Pines
3 bedroom, 1 & 1/2 bathroom, furnished river view home on over 10 acres
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!) 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).
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.
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.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible