About This Listing
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.
Interaction with Guests
We won't see you unless you seek us out - and never before 10 AM :-)
ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER
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.
Robert's Haunting Mansion is just as described, a mansion from a bygone era presented much as it might have been a century or more ago, but after the family fortune had melted away. While perhaps not for the faint of heart, it will reward the intrepid traveler with a step back in time to an era before our parents (grandparents?) were born. The antique furnishings are stunning, the books on every wall a joy. Don't be shy! Take the leap and spend a night (even two) at the mansion, and you'll be very glad you did! We do recommend paying a visit during the sunny season.
My friend and I loved staying at Robert's! The place is magical - something you have probably never seen before. Stay here and you won't regret it :)
I was charmed by my stay at the Trebor Mansion Inn and by the host, Robert. I stayed there in late November, so the common areas were really cold, as I was warned, but my room and the bathroom were warm enough. Unfortunately, the water temperature in the shower didn't get hot enough for me to feel comfortable. I recommend the place to anyone who wants an interesting place to stay.
I adored the cosy and rustic décor of the accommodation, which encompasses a great deal of history and reflects Robert's interests and hobbies. My friends and I enjoyed exploring the books, piano and guitar in the house. Julia and Danielle were impeccably friendly upon our arrival and introduced us to the cats and the guinea pig. It was an added plus that we had the option to interact with both of them and the fur friends for a while. The rooms were spacious and the beds were incredibly comfy. From an experienced B&B hopper's point of view, Trebor Mansion is a keeper with a homely historical vibe that's value for money.
I spent two nights at Roberts unique accommodation. The building is beautiful with lots of interesting history. Robert was welcoming and made me feel comfortable and at home. I highly recommend staying here!
Rob's B&B in this old house is quite unique. In comparison with the other stays with airbnb it was the most impersonal one of all. The house could use a little clean up in general but our room and the bathroom were clean. Since doors and windows were open when we arrived at night it was really cold. But we found small electrical heaters in the closet so it was ok then. There is not too much hot water in the shower.
About the Host, Robert
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....