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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.
The house was wicked nice. We really just needed clothes, food, and toiletries. We even saw a moose walk right down the road in front of the house! My husband said, as we were packing, he wants to make this a yearly trip but maybe a month later when the fish are biting better.
My family for four stayed for almost a week at the farmhouse and we loved every second of it. The house is really well stocked and CLEAN! It was so nice to just be able to arrive and feel right at home with the house ready for you. It was a fun little treasure hunt to open all the cabinets and doors and see everything we needed and perfect for the things we forgot (like a contact lens case, THANKS!) From the linens to the decor, it was so cute and exactly what we hoped to find. I loved the way it was set up and so neat and tidy. My kids even made their beds, which they NEVER do at home.
We stayed over the Easter holiday, and thanks to the recommendation, had Easter dinner at The Lakeshore House. Because we were visiting Unity College with my son, we did a ton of driving around. The farmhouse is a great middle location and jumping off point. We visited Moosehead, to Peaks Kenny Sate Park to the coast hitting Belfast to Bar Harbor and because we drove up from Maryland, we saw a lot of Maine! We actually went up to Moosehead on our last day to Lily Bay, walked across the lake ice to a tiny island and watched the sun come up over the lake. It was perfect!
I think being able to see so much, and so many nice people we talked to, helped our son choose Unity for school. We cant wait to bring him back up in the fall to start college as well as visiting him and will defiantly rent the farmhouse again whenever we can!
The only downside for us was because of the still large amounts of snow that we couldn't explore the property! It was still snowing most of the time we were there (which was really nice!) Just a note to future travelers, most stuff in Maine doesn't open until May. We didn’t get to do as much shopping/antiquing as we would have liked because everything was closed for the season. Also, the state parks are closed unless you have a snowmobile. They don’t even plow the roads or anything. That surprised us but we managed to get to where we wanted to go anyway. Also the roads are very bumpy with frost heaves everywhere. No speeding in North Maine LOL, We had a blast though.
All in All, if your looking for a lovely, very peaceful and picture prefect country home to stay in, This is IT! The night sky is just AMAZING! It took us 11 hours to get there and will do it again in a heartbeat!
We went up for a few days to snowmobile and we could not have found a better place to stay. The cabin was very clean and comfortable and was extremely accommodating with everything from fresh linens to plastic lunch baggies. The area is amazing as well. It was a wonderful experience and we have plans in the future to stay there again.
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.
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