On a summers day....After the fire, before the completion of the 2nd and 3rd floor balconies.

5 guests

1 room

12 beds

4 baths

5 guests

1 room

12 beds

4 baths

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About this listing

National Historic Register Victorian mansion, private and somewhat secluded on hill, surrounded by mature trees, outstanding woodwork and architectural detailing, first rate mattresses, sheets and pillows, wildflower lawn as butterfly preserve.


Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 2%


National Historic Register Victorian mansion, private and somewhat secluded on hill, surrounded by mature trees, outstanding woodwork and architectural detailing, first rate mattresses, sheets and pillows, wildflower lawn as butterfly preserve.

Funky, unique former US Senator's mansion on the National Historic Registry. Convenient to Moosehead Lake and Greenville, but a lot less money:-) Unusual Queen Elizabeth mansion, amazing woodwork, on three acres far from road noise, best blinds ever seen in a tourist lodging, real sheets and feather pillows. The New England diner on the edge of the property behind some trees will set you back $3 to $5 for breakfast - homemade breads. Less than a dozen miles to Little Wilson Falls, Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary, Appalachian Trail, Gulf Hagas and Sebec Lake. Has good deals for extended stay. Owners live in a wing on the mansion with a separate entrance. Great wrap around porch! 7 miles to Foxcroft Academy, 2 blocks to True Textiles and Hardwood Puritan Products. On a hill in the center of a small Stephen King type mill town behind the Carnegie Library. A real bargain, laid back and Bohemian.

The guests have a private entrance and the run of the Inn---a 5000 square foot structure which is private from the owners quarters---with a verandah, a wrap-around porch, and four balconies. Artwork, books and eclectic furnishings can be found in every room. We try to treat our guests to privacy, giving them as much space as they desire. The atmosphere is informal. You may do as you please.

We won't see you unless you seek us out - and never before 10 AM :-)

House Rules


While it is doubtful that we would consider hosting a rock concert, just about anything else goes, with the following caveats:

All public facilities in Maine are smoke free by state law. There is a verandah, however.

There are no "dawn" functions at the Trevor Mansion. Dawn is at 9AM. If you are not here on vacation, please assume that we are.

Guests may have visitors in the parlors or on the grounds from 9AM to 9PM.

There is ample parking for guests and their vehicles, including snowmobiles and other toys.

We would appreciate it if you did not drink alcohol in the premises. There is a verandah, and your balcony beckons.

Wild parties and other exuberant displays are frowned upon, unless the owners are invited.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

1 night minimum stay

82 Reviews

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Railey User Profile
March 2017
The Inn is really special! Spooky and beautiful.

Nicole User Profile
October 2016
Robert and his family have created a truly special home. My three day solo stay restored and inspired me, even as the chill of Maine autumn was settled over the house (no central heat! The house is exactly as described. This is not a place of luxurious pampering, but that does not mean it's not a place of profound respite). TV's in the rooms are used for playing VHS tapes only, but my how perfect it was to watch Anne of Green Gables curled up in a fluffy bed, and spend my evenings tiptoeing around a menagerie of eclectic antiques and whimsy. I spent an afternoon drinking wine on the wraparound porch and playing with the cats in the butterfly garden. If you arrive with an open mind and an open heart, you will feel like a visiting friend. Robert allows guests as much privacy as they desire, but as for me it was a blast watching the third presidential debate with him eating homemade apple pie. This unique place will seep into your soul if you let it, including the small town of Guilford in which it lives and the surrounding Moosehead Lake region. I spent my meals in homey local pubs chatting with folks about Maine culture and politics, driving around a pristine mountain paradise unmarred by heavy tourism, and being transported away from the year 2016 altogether.

Jenna Joya User Profile
October 2016
I enjoyed my stay... very quiet, very comfortable.

Samuel User Profile
October 2016
Robert was very welcoming and the house was very cool. Unfortunately my girlfriend and I could only stay one day. We will definitely be back! Cheers!

Uta User Profile
October 2016
I had a great time at Trebor Mansion! Everyone was just as described in the listing. The house is just as amazing and unique as all the other guests have described it. It is pretty cold around this time of year, but Robert provided a heater for my room, so that wasn't a problem. He was a nice and helpful host and I felt very welcome. There's a diner, a bar/restaurant, a laundromat and some shops within walking distance, and it's a 35-min. drive to beautiful Moosehead Lake.

Hollijo User Profile
September 2016
When looking for a fun and different place to stay on my roadtrip through Maine I came across Robert's listing and the pictures alone captured my imagination. The place itself did not disappoint. Equal parts historic and quirky I enjoyed everything about my stay. I have been to 47 countries and stayed in a lot of places and this was by far one of the most interesting and unique. The place is not centrally heated but I had an electric heater in my room and in my bathroom and was very comfortable. The showers could be hot although I chose to take a lukewarm one out of deference to my host. The wifi was down while I was there but cell signal was strong and there was so much to look at around the house I didn't miss staring at a screen. I think anyone who enjoys staying in a place with a story, character, and charm– not just a generic room–would love the Trebor Mansion.

Lisa User Profile
September 2016
Robert was a wonderful host. He enjoyed our stay very much. He was very kind to give us a tour of the Trebor mansion and when we asked questions, he was happy to answer them. We were fascinated to learn about the building's history and other details about Guilford, Maine. Robert was gracious, helpful and fun to get to know. Robert's airbnb is extremely affordable - in fact, it was 30% less than any other place that we found in the region of Maine. That being said, one should expect that this will not be an ultra-cushy-luxury-resort. We were pleased that our bed was very comfortable. Our room was clean and everything was in good working order. The windows were modern and easy to open or close - and the water pressure was great. Most of our friends would be delighted to stay here and we have already recommended Robert and the Trebor Mansion to a friend who plans to visit Guilford. We have read some reviews that mention spider webs ... yes, there will be some spiders but most live outside on the porch but if you are a person who tends to compulsively hand wash and is known to be jittery or extremely particular, you may not choose to stay here. However, If you are a down to earth person who loves Victorian era architecture, authentic decor and stencils, original fixtures, exquisite furniture and antiques and exchanging interesting ideas with people who are willing to engage in a healthy, good-natured debate ... you will enjoy this place very much and you will like Robert and his family too.

Guilford, Maine, United States · Joined in September 2012
Robert User Profile

Widely traveled and interested in everything, the Shaffer Family has restored historic homes for 15 years, and they represent 5 Continents in their heritage. They invite you to browse their collection of 500 movie titles and their 6,000 volume personal library.* Mislaid items will lead to the release of the hounds.

* We lost about 5000 books in the fire of January 24, 2004, and only about 200 videos survived. Tragically, the only volumes actually available for guest purview at this time were abandoned here by a disgruntled maid and consist of trashy romance novels, a few thrillers, and some tell all scandal monger stuff about the British Royal Family and the Kennedys. We are working on it... UPDATE 2012: We are back up to 1000 books in the guest area - enjoy, but do not plunder....

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