Our location is about 45 min. from Québec city on the south shore of St-Laurent river. We live in a rural community of 1250 people on the shore of Du Chêne river.
The rules are ; no rules...
The location ( gravel ) is 50 m from paved road
Any size easy parking
Most of the time
Moulin du Portage ( old flour mill )
Domaine Joly de Lotbiniere
Our maple sugar entreprise
We cannot imagine a more pleasant experience than our stay at the Sugar Shack. We enjoyed so many things while there. a tour of the Sugar Shack (with samples!), a walk through the maple forest, tourism tips on visiting Quebec City (in English!), and even a second night's stay. Irene and Murielle were warm and welcoming hosts. We cannot thank them enough.
Magnifique expérience chez Irené et Murielle
Quelle générosité de leur part et merci pour avoir pris le temps de nous expliquer tout le fonctionnement de l'érablière. Quel bel endroit pour dormir sous les érables et dans le silence.
Nous repasserons sûrement un jour.
Wonderful experience at Irené and Murielle
How generous of them and thank you for taking the time to explain all the operation of the maple sirup process. What a beautiful place to sleep under the maples and in silence.
We will surely come back someday.
We were given an extremely good explanation concerning how maple syrup is done, from the maple tree itself to the final product. Irené is a very good teacher and his products are extremely good....
Hope to see them again
Yvon and Marie
Truly a beautiful place with wonderful hosts! If you are going anywhere nearby well worth the trip!
Great location, wondering host, very interesting and impressive maple sugar family business. We had such a quiet nights sleep that we slept in. :)
Thank you Irene
What a wonderful experience! Irene and Murielle were the most gracious hosts and spent a great deal of time with us explaining the maple syrup production process from bark to bottle - fascinating! We stayed two nights on their property right next to a lovely pond nestled in amidst the maple trees, and really appreciated how quiet and peaceful it was there. Irene couldn't have been more helpful and Murielle even stoped by one morning to deliver freshly laid eggs for our breakfast - delicious! They also gave us great suggestions on local places to eat and visit while we were here. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you both so much!
We were thrilled with our stop at sugar shack. Lovely secluded location by sugar bush central.
The hosts were delightful, we loved the complete tour of the sugaring process and the samples as well yum👍
Great location. Hope we are able
To swing by another time or host them at our location
Irene and his wife Muriel were awesome! We're very new to this site, but are so very glad we found it. We've used it a few times on our trip across Canada, but I can tell you, if you can, stay here! Irene showed us so much about how maple syrup et.al. is made and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting is amazing
Nestled in the trees and quiet, quiet! We got a chance to converse one night, we both were busy the next. I really can't thank him enough and yes, we are coming home right maple syrup.from his farm! Woohoo!
Thank you! A very magical forest full of peace and tranquility. Had a wonderful sleep, very safe, and felt renewed in the morning! Loved the froggy choir! Just what was needed after a long and very hot drive through cities!
Thanks to our lovely hosts we had a wonderful time at their Boondockers site and in Quebec City. We learned an incredible bit about the gathering and making of maple syrup and our hosts were the best!!!! We really appreciated the advise to go to Levis and take the Ferry instead of driving into Quebec City. We landed at the base of the hill and walked to the Chateau Frontenac and the old city. If you have problems walking the hill you can take the Funicular ride up!! Thanks to Muriel for the home made maple candy, that was a lovely touch and we would come back again in a heartbeat if we get this way again!! Merci, merci beaucoup!!!!
A nice quiet place to hang your hat for a night or two. Great camping under large shade trees on this maple sugar farm. Irene was away but sent someone to help us settle.
We had a bit of difficulty turning our 60 ft truck and trailer around, but not impossible.
Thanks so much for your hospitality.
We stayed on this property Sept. 2017
Spent two nights (Sept 16-17) at this beautiful spot surrounded by several large maple trees that were in full colour! Very pieceful and lots of room for large RV's. Host was out of town but had a neighbour drop by to take care of our needs and answer our questions, very helpful.
Would highly recommend others staying here.
We stayed 2 nights Sept 16 & 17 in this beautiful Maple Tree Farm. The location provided easy access to Quebec City (approx 70 km). The farm is quiet and provided power. We unfortunately didn't get to meet Irene as he was away, however a very helpful neighbour greeted us and provided all the information that we needy.
The sugar shack offers an exceptionally quiet and relaxing place to park.
Our hosts took the time to ensure that we were aware not only of local activities but also aware of the little details of how to do things to make our visit to the Quebec City area truly outstanding.
The guided tour of the sugar shack and the detailed explanation of the processing of the maple sap was greatly appreciated.
Irené was nice enough to let us stay even though he was out of town. It was a very quiet and peaceful spot. The driveway was a bit tight for our 24ft RV, but we still managed to squeeze in! We were a little disappointed that we couldn't get a tour of Irené's maple operation!
Irene was our first ever stay with Boondockers Welcome and I can't say enough about our wonderful hosts. Irene was so welcoming and, like others before us, gave us the full tour of the sugar bush operations. He showed us to a lovely spot where we could park and listen to the frogs serenade us all night. Beautiful! I would highly recommend a stay with Irene and we would love to stay with them again.
we spent one night with Irene and wish we would have spent more - it is a wonderful place in the midst of a maple arbor - we were given a complete tour of maple farming and processing - and learned so much - the villages around the area are delightful to visit and the churches are just awesome to see - we would be sure to stop again here when in the area - we wish him and his wife the best
We had the opportunity to spend two nights at the "Sugar Shack" and the welcome we received could not have been better. Irene went out of his way to accommodate us, he gave us a tour of his maple sugar operation which included a taste test at the end. His passion for the craft that has been passed along through several generations of his family was evident and the time he took to educate us on it was appreciated. We also met several members of his family who welcomed us with open arms, thank you for the lovely desert. I highly recommend these fine people as hosts and we hope to be able to reciprocate if they find themselves in Newfoundland sometime in the future.
Jusqu a ce que nous nous reverrons mon amis!
Hope I got that right!!
May 24, 2017 - had a lovely visit and a wonderful night listening to the small frogs in the nearby pond. Our hosts were not available when we arrived, but instructed us to make ourselves at home. They arrived later to make sure we were fine, and showed us around their sugar shack. Lovely couple, highly recommended!
We spent a couple of nights with I and M. Made very welcome and helped with electric hookup. It was so interesting to learn the process of collecting the sap and making of the maple products. Had no idea. It was brilliant to be able to put into practice my French. Such a lovely quiet, restful site. Thanks for being superb hosts. A and A
We had a visit with these people. Thanks very much for the wonderful camping spot and the great tour of your maple syrup operation. We advise anyone passing this way to stop by and enjoy the hospitality.
We had a restful stay at this location. The hosts were away on their own trip, so they arranged for neighbours to meet us. The neighbours kindly helped us back in and explained where we could find a free dumping station nearby the next day. Thank you for a great stay! A wonderful introduction to boondocking.
Irene' went above all expectations in greeting me and making me comfortable. Assisted in getting my RV parked and provided a 15 amp hookup. Later, after I was settled in, he introduced me to his family and some neighbors.
The following day he gave me a complete tour of his maple syrup operation and explained the detailed process.
Because I expressed an interest in visiting a local church he arranged a personal "behind the scenes" tour.
Also, he invited me to stay as long as I wished. I stayed a week.
There is a free dump station about 4 miles from the site at a local gas station.
We had the absolute pleasure of staying with Irene ( my ipad will not let me put in the accent over the last "e" in his name) He and his wife Murielle were very welcoming.He put us on his " sugar shack" land just around the corner from his home. He gave us a tour and talk about what goes
into making maple syrup and maple sugar, maple butter and toffee! Wow!
He even left the door to his building open so we could use his washroom if we chose to. The next morning our camper wouldn't start and Irene spent a great deal of time getting us towed to his friends garage where we were immediately looked after even though they had other customers ahead of us.
When it was determind that we had to leave the camper and go back home......he even drove us to the Quebec city airport so we could rent a car!....this was over 50 kms one way!
We owe them big time!....thank you thank you thank you....Doug and Cheryl
Thanks so much for having us for one night. We're sorry we didn't have an opportunity to meet you and learn about what appears to be a fascinating sugar operation. A very pretty spot.
My wife Angie & I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at our host's property and we learned a lot about the maple syrup operation. He is a very friendly and family-oriented man who made us feel very welcome. David