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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.

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Marcie Burch
Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Abbot, Maine

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/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 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback 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
  • skiing
  • 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.


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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Abbot, Maine

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Winter Season
Oct 11 2016 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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