|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.
Lovely scenic property
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.