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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

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.

More Details

Marcie Burch
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

Why Marcie Burch chose Maine Highlands

Lovely scenic property


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Abbot in Piscataquis County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Blanchard Pines - 1920's Maine country farmhouse - affordable rental!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

The house was clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a weekend getaway. We were able to access ITS 85 with just a short ride down the road. Nowadays it is really hard to disconnect we are so used to having the world at our fingertips. We had to cut our snowmobile adventure short because we were not prepared. No fault to the house just us not being able to function without INTERNET. We will be better prepared in the future. God Bless.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for a relaxing stay in Maine!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best location for a getaway from Boston for us. The house is on a quiet road in the forest and there is plenty of nature and fresh air to soak up while you're here. All of the people we met while staying here (including neighbors and the property managers) were extremely friendly and accommodating. The house itself was clean and well stocked with cookware and dishes etc to make our stay convenient. The sheets, blankets, pillows, towels etc was all very clean and fresh. The house is cozy and has everything you need for a great stay. The location is close to Moosehead lake and there are tons of trails and lakes nearby to explore. Thanks for making our trip great!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've stayed here, and it was another amazing vacation! The house is so cozy that you almost never want to leave. The movie collection is unreal, there is something for everyone. I will definitely come back for a 3rd time.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great vacation at Blanchard Pines

  • 5 of 5

My family had such a wonderful experience last year that we just had to return again this summer. We spent a relaxing eleven days at Blanchard Pines.

Once again the house was spotlessly clean and had everything we could need for a relaxing stay. We've rented many Home Away properties and this one is without a doubt the best stocked house we've ever encountered.

The neighbors are very friendly and their raspberries are delicious!

We spent countless hours on the back porch playing The 60's game and reconnecting as a family.

If you need to be connected this is not the place for you, but if you want to disconnect from technology and reconnect with your family this is definitely the place for you!

If you have the opportunity to visit Greenville check out the B52 Crash Site. While in Greenville be sure NOT to check out Jack's Air Service. We paid $405 for an hour and 10 minute plane tour that was 50 minutes from start to finish with headsets that didn't work.

Everything about our stay at Blanchard Pines was perfect. Thank you, Marcie for another memorable vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay, very clean and quiet. We felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. Already planning another visit to the area in the future and would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful and a great deal.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place and felt very welcomed. The house is in a remote area, but we enjoyed the peaceful setting and the drive wasn't bad to the small towns. There is a raspberry farm across the street with the nicest people and the most delicious raspberries. We were in town for a wedding and this house was perfect for our stay. We were all able to stay together and even when some stayed up late laughing and talking they couldn't be heard in the upstairs bedrooms. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and we were able to make some delicious dinners as well as prep food for the wedding. No cell phone signal, but we could go to the intersection at the end of the road to make cell calls. The convenience store is just around the bend and they make pizza. The washer and dryer made our travel easier. We would definitely recommend this property as well as stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Abbot, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Season
11 Oct 2016 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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


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