Trebor Mansion Inn
11 A Golda Court ~ P. O. Box 722
Guilford, Maine 04443 USA

(207) 876-4070
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Marvels Of The Highland Lakes Region

Our Northern Exposure combined with mineral rich soil and varied trees makes for a spectacular Autumn leaf display. Foliage is most vivid from late September until early October.

The Historic Trebor Mansion Inn, Guilford, ME. Close to Foxcroft Academy, Sebec Lake, Peakes-Kenney State Park, Moosehead Lake, Appalachian Trail

We are in Guilford, a village 8 miles west of Dover-Foxcroft, the County Seat, home of Foxcroft Academy, which was founded in 1823, just 7 years before the Mansion was built. Guilford sits on the southern edge of the vast and beautiful Maine wilderness. Piscataquis County is the size of the state of Connecticut---with a grand total of two stoplights and 16,000 people! As a result, we are minutes from a host of scenic splendors, including State Parks, waterfalls, lakes, ponds, and historic structures.

Swimmers please note that Moosehead Lake and Sebec Lake have life guarded beaches. For the more adventurous, there is a swimming hole with waterfalls just north of Guilford in Willimantic. Outstanding camping and hiking trails abound, including the Appalachian Trail, 15 miles north of Guilford. You are welcome to use Trebor Mansion as your base camp---some storage may be available.

Map Of The Guliford - Moosehead Lake, ME Region

Waterfalls are a gift of nature. In fact, in Maine's Piscataquis County alone, there are more than 100 waterfalls, and since 2004, Sangerville resident Erik Stumpfel has made it his business to seek them out.“Waterfalls of Piscataquis County.”

There is boating in the larger lakes, and whitewater rafting and kayaking on the swift flowing streams that crisscross the region. You can drink out of most of the streams, if you're not too particular about who else has. Ice fishing and summer angling for trout, salmon, bass and togue (lake trout) are very popular here. Hunting for Big Game, grouse, pheasant and waterfowl is popular in the sparsely populated mixed woodlands all around us.

Northeast Guide Service - Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking in Maine - Offers Registered Maine Guides for Maine whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, and moose tours in the heart of the Moosehead Lake Region, Greenville, Maine, 25 miles north of the Inn.

We have snow when others don't, and the ITS Snowmobile Trail #85 runs 1 block north of the Inn. Our heavy snowfall also accounts for the popularity of snow shoeing, dog sledding and cross country skiing in the area. There are beautiful cross country courses just north of us in Greenville (please inquire at the NREC in the Chamber of Commerce or email info@NRECmoosehead.org ) and the famous Squaw Mountain Ski Resort 27 miles north of our Inn boasts a 1500 foot vertical drop. And for the true nature buffs and Jack London aficionados, there is Song in the Woods dog sled adventures in Abbot (207-876-4736) and Moose Country Safaris and Eco Tours offers snowshoe hikes and eco-tours in Sangerville year round (207-876-4907).

AREA ATTRACTIONS (the vast majority of which are free to the public):

Baxter State Park (Mt Katahdin) is about an hour and a half north of us: Lily Bay on Moosehead Lake is less than an hour. Peakes-Kenny State Park on Sebec Lake is less than 12 miles. Greeley's Landing is the public access boat landing at the eastern end of Sebec Lake. Gulf Hagas, the “Grand Canyon of the East” with a 3 mile long gorge and 5 waterfalls, is a ten mile hike north of Sebec Lake. Take a compass!

Two miles east of Screw Auger Falls at Gulf Hagas are the Katahdin Iron Works , boasting a restored stone blast furnace dating to the 1700's at a mining site dating to 7,500 BC. The Iron Works are accessible by car, weather permitting. Squaw Mountain Ski Resort is less than 30 miles north of Guilford. Also about 30 miles away, we highly recommend North Country Rivers for whitewater rafting. The Little Wilson Falls and Gorge and the Big Wilson Cliffs and the Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary are all about 12 miles north of us in Elliotsville. Just east of Elliotsville is the village of Onowa, which boasts a magnificent elevated railroad Trestle Bridge, which was the backdrop in the movie “Iron Will”. There is a walkway on the bridge, but visitors who fear heights should avoid this outing!

As you head north out of Guilford on Route 15 you will see Griff's Iron Art Forge. Griff made the Dragon weathervane on our roof, and his son will entertain you free of charge. Four miles north of Guilford is the village of Abbot. The Abbot Bakery, Rick's Vanishing American Barber Shop($7) and Maine House  (an Austrian family that crafts fine furniture) are all worth stopping at. Nine miles north of us in Willimantic are the Tobey Falls, with unusual geological formations and a swimming hole. The Appalachian Trail crosses Route 15 just north of Monson, and is about 15 miles from the Inn. Just north of the Trail is Spectacle Pond, which has a causeway and is an excellent place to see Moose. Monson is the site of the famous slate quarries from which came much of the roofing slate for 19th- and early-20th-century houses and public buildings throughout New England, as well as President Kennedy's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. - you can still buy it here. Also in Monson is  Spring Creek Bar-B-Q, rated Best in Maine in Downeast Magazine, on the Main Street. Blanchard, to the west of Monson is a beautiful little piece of unspoiled New England, and the home of Breakneck Ridge Deer Farm. The proprietors harvest and sell maple syrup, European Roe deer and Buffalo meat direct to the public.

Greenville, on Moosehead Lake, is 26 miles north of Trebor Mansion. The prime tourist destination in northern Maine, Greenville is a summer home to 4 Nobel Laureates and has spectacular scenery, and The Kate, a steamship you can board: http://www.katahdincruises.com/

And all within a dozen miles of Guilford are the following: Low's Covered Bridge on Route 15 East and Piscataquis Country Club golf course in Guilford; the Hiram Maxim Homestead and the East Sangerville Grange Hall in Sangerville, the Grist Mill Historical Society Museum right next to Scavengers Antiques at the stop light in Dexter,  the Foxcroft Academy, The Center Theatre, Mayo Regional Hospital, Foxcroft Golf Course and the Blacksmith Shop Museum in Dover-Foxcroft (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~medfhs/museums/blacksmith_shop.htm), and a host of Colonial, Neoclassical and Victorian New England churches and homes.

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