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Marcie Burch

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Blanchard Pines - 1920's Maine country farmhouse - affordable rental!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Maine Highlands - 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! $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 Watching:

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).

Leaf Peeping:

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.


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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marcie Burch (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Why Marcie Burch chose Maine Highlands

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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Blanchard Pines - 1920's Maine country farmhouse - affordable rental!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay as usual. Blanchard is a perfect place to stay for your north woods adventures.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We own property just down the road but have not built on it yet. We love being able to stay just a few miles away. House is in great, Blanchard is beautiful and quiet yet relatively close to everything.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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An Amazing Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My traveling companion and I were searching for a home base to explore the Moosehead Lake region at the beginning of fall foliage in 2015 and oh baby, we struck gold when we booked this AMAZING home!!! Seriously, I do not think that you can find a cleaner and better stocked home in the area which is run by one very accommodating owner! We loved the peace and quiet we had often sleeping with the windows cracked open to hear the wind thru the trees and the babbling of the creek at the property edge. The kitchen was better stocked than my home and the layout was very conducive for two people to cook and not interfere with the other. Raising the blinds in the morning allowed a very bright and warming sun to light up the kitchen and breakfasts were often lingering in relaxation and solitude. The living room is very comfortable to read a book, play a board game or even watch TV with the satellite system included or the vast DVD library. The full bathroom is located off the kitchen/laundry room including a tub/shower combination. All three bedrooms are on the upper level (along with a half bath) that are tastefully decorated and offer quite comfortable bedding and lighting for unwinding before bed. Finally, the covered back porch allows an expansive area to unwind and relax offering a feeling of outside which is connected to the main house via a mud room.

We loved how well stocked this house was. Things that you may have forgotten in your packing can probably be found there. Linens are provided and plentiful. Just about every basic cooking accessory can be found as well as a grill in the storage shed in the back of the property. Walking around in the area was so relaxing that after a few hours it didn't matter that we did not have a cell phone signal or internet.. we were able to decompress, and thats the most priceless feeling to have.

2016 plans are beginning to form, and I have a feeling a return trip to Monson is in the making.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ATVers Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Home Away! My family and I spent 10 days in this wonderful home away from home.

The house is located approximately one mile from the ATV trails. We rode our machines up the road to the trails each day without a problem. The location was perfect! In one direction we headed to Greenville, the other direction took us to Abbott.

The house was spotlessly clean with everything we could need for a relaxing stay. Marcie thought of everything to make us comfortable!

Our days were spent exploring the trails and riding hard. Hundreds of miles of beautiful trails just a mile from the doorstep! Did I mention the easy access to those trails?! Our nights were spent relaxing and playing games on the screened-in back porch. The movie library is extensive but we wanted to experience quality family time without technology.

After riding hard all day we were exhausted! Peace and quiet surround this beautiful home and sleeping was not a problem! Comfortable beds, quality linens, and darkness made sleeping feel as if it were heaven sent.

We prepared all our meals at the house and found the kitchen to be nicely stocked with everything we needed.

We throughly enjoyed attending the Bean Hole Bean Supper that took place our first day in town. I didn't win the "skillet toss" but I can say I participated and didn't do as bad as I thought I would!

Everything about our stay was perfect. We'd love to return next summer for two weeks. Thank you, Marcie for making our vacation a memorable one!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Great times

  • 4 of 5

well it was a very wonderful time we really enjoyed being close to the ITS it was quite nice seeing a deer every morning in the backyard everything was great the only thing I could suggest is there be Trail Acess for atvs/ snowmobiles due to the fact that it's all in a non-ATV operating roadway

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Lakeshore Pub
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Squaw Mountian in Greenville and Guilford
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lakeshore Pub and Spring Creek BBQ
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Big Squaw Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Hebron
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Monson, Maine Highlands

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Tax Rate 9.0%

Note: Rent does not include the 9% Maine rental tax. The total fee will be the rent amount, plus 9% Maine tax on rent amount.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Maine Highlands in Maine

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large bathroom has washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , upstairs 1/2 bath
  • Large bath has washer and dryer. 1/2 bath upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Large master bedroom with connecting 1/2 bath. Full size bedroom also connecting with 1/2 bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our quiet Maine retreat is perfect to get away from it all, yet offers many activities nearby: hiking, swimming, wildlife safaris, boating, kayaking, fishing, whitewater river rafting, ATV-ing, leaf peeping, snowmobiling, and ice fishing, and snowshoeing and ski Squaw Mountain. Day hike The Appalachian Trial, only a mile down the road. Step out your door to fish in Jackson Brook for trout or walk across the street to fly fish in the Piscataquis River. If hiking isn't your thing, enjoy the Maine woods by ATV-ing to Greenville, Monson or Guilford and have lunch or dinner in one of the local restaurants or taverns. This private residence is located along Jackson Brook on over 10 acres with access to another 20 acres of woodlands. Relax on the enclosed porch and read a great novel or enjoy the peaceful quiet and write your own! Perfect retreat for writers and artists. Get away from it all and enjoy the simple good life.

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