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Welcome to Blanchard Pines in Moosehead Lake Region, Monson, ME 4 seasons fun!

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Last updated: 11/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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.

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside is fine. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large bathroom has washer and dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    upstairs 1/2 bath ...moreless

  • Large bath has washer and dryer. 1/2 bath upstairs.

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Children and Adult books. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    CD, Radio, Cassette. ...moreless

  • Television:

    40' Flat Screen TV mounted on the wall with swivel arm that pulls out and allows TV to be seen from a lot of angles. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive collection of movies and TV shows on DVD. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    In small town with population of about 90. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Piscataquis River across the street and Jackson Brook runs through the property....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Eat-in kitchen table seats 4, expand table to seat 8 -- table leaves under master bed. Can also eat out on enclosed porch. ...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Boating on nearby Lake Hebron (5 minute) and multiple nearby lakes, including the famous Moosehead lake. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large enclosed porch overlooking peaceful backyard....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf courses within 20 minutes. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak or canoe on nearby Lake Hebron (5 minutes) or many lakes and ponds nearby. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    large weber grill. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski newly opened Squaw Mountain (25 minutes away). Cheap daily ticket!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Oct 11 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$75
$525 $1,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$90
$630 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 11/15/2016
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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lakeshore Pub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Squaw Mountian in Greenville and Guilford
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I95
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lakeshore Pub and Spring Creek BBQ
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Squaw Mountain
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Hebron

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

Why the Owner Chose Abbot, ME, USA:
Lovely scenic property


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

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  • Welcome to Blanchard Pines in Moosehead Lake Region, Monson, ME  4 seasons fun!

    Welcome to Blanchard Pines in Moosehead Lake Region, Monson, ME 4 seasons fun!

  • Piscataquis River is just across the street and can  be viewed from the house.

    Piscataquis River is just across the street and can be viewed from the house.

  • Large master bedroom with queen size bed and connecting 1/2 bath

    Large master bedroom with queen size bed and connecting 1/2 bath

  • Full size bed with connecting 1/2 bath

    Full size bed with connecting 1/2 bath

  • Comfortable living room with DVD/video player and stereo.

    Comfortable living room with DVD/video player and stereo.

  • Eat-in county kitchen with handcrafted cabinets by local artisan. Dishes for 8.

    Eat-in county kitchen with handcrafted cabinets by local artisan. Dishes for 8.

  • Full bath vanity

    Full bath vanity

  • Partial view of full bathroom.

    Partial view of full bathroom.

  • Enclosed porch overlooking backyard.  Listen to the babbling of Jackson Brook.

    Enclosed porch overlooking backyard. Listen to the babbling of Jackson Brook.

  • Extensive DVD library including movies and TV shows.  Games and books, also!

    Extensive DVD library including movies and TV shows. Games and books, also!

  • Swimming and water sports, nearby at Piper Pond.

    Swimming and water sports, nearby at Piper Pond.

  • Comfortable home with plenty of parking.

    Comfortable home with plenty of parking.

  • Welcome to the Maine House Retreat! Private 10 acres on Jackson Brook

    Welcome to the Maine House Retreat! Private 10 acres on Jackson Brook

  • Master bedroom entry.

    Master bedroom entry.

  • Twin size bed perfect for adult or child.

    Twin size bed perfect for adult or child.

  • Other side of living room.

    Other side of living room.

  • Refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker, pots/pans.

    Refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker, pots/pans.

  • Partial view of full bathroom with tub/shower enclosure and washer and dryer.

    Partial view of full bathroom with tub/shower enclosure and washer and dryer.

  • Partial view of 1/2 bathroom between master bedroom and full bedroom.

    Partial view of 1/2 bathroom between master bedroom and full bedroom.

  • Backyard leading to over 10 acres of woodlands with Jackson Brook.

    Backyard leading to over 10 acres of woodlands with Jackson Brook.

  • Jackson Brook runs through the property.

    Jackson Brook runs through the property.

  • Nearby Lake Hebron for swimming, boating and fun!

    Nearby Lake Hebron for swimming, boating and fun!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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