Irené

Age: 55-65

Member since May 2016

Retired couple of 65 years old. Couple de retraités actifs de 65 ans

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Has been firefighter ( 30 years ) and director of a firefighter school ( 10 years )

Murielle was a bookbinder and owned her entreprise

We do maple sirop

We have 3 sons and 7 grandchildrens

Une carrière de pompier pendant 30 ans et directeur d'une École de pompiers les 10 dernières années

Murielle, ma conjointe était Relieure et possédait sa propre entreprise de reliure.

Nous possédons une érablière.

Nous sommes parents de 3 garçons et grands-parents de 7 petits-enfants

Skills & Expertise to Share

We like fishing, gardening, woodcrafting and doing maple sirop and products.

Nous aimons la pêche, le jardinnage et le bricolage en général. Nous produisons du sirop d'érable et produits transformés.

Irené's Pets

No pets

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Maritimes, West of Canada, South-east USA

Irené's Hometown

St-Édouard-de-Lotbinière, Province of Québec Canada

Irené's Guest Details

Irené's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

24 feet long

B+ Trail-lite chevrolet 24' 2006 with no slide-out

Irené Has 1 Host Location

Sugar shack

St-Édouard de Lotbiniere, QC, CA
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Irené's References (25)

References from Hosts (7)

hray

July 2018

A lucky Friday the 13th visit!

We enjoyed Irene and Murielle's stay with us. Very friendly people with interesting stories. Hope they make it back this way again soon - welcome anytime. We're looking forward to visiting them at their "Sugar Shack"!


B-Roaming

July 2018

Great visit!

Very nice to be able to host these fine folks, as we had a wonderful visit at their 'cabane à sucre' last year. Enjoyed sharing stories (and practising my french - good thing they are very patient!). We are happy to welcome them back anytime. Bon voyage!


Charlie2015

July 2018

Superb guests

We had the pleasure of hosting Iréné and his wife at our home for a couple of nights. Very friendly and respectful guests. Bonne route et nous penserons à vous lorsque nous dégusterons votre sirop d’érable!


gladmar

February 2018

New friends

Wonderful to meet such nice, new friends. Just met but feel like we have known them forever. Hope to see them all again here and in Canada.


skoolie2018

February 2018

Awesome folks. Enjoyed getting to see them a second time on their way back north from Florida.

Lovely folks. Enjoyed getting to spend a little time with them. This was their second stay with us, first on their way south to Florida and this time on their way back home. They are welcome anytime. There were actually two RVs and four people. Looking forward to one day traveling north and checking out the "Sugar Shack" in Quebec.


doverguy

February 2018

Canadian visitors

These guests were very interesting and we enjoyed their visit. Hope they come back.

Doverguy


skoolie2018

January 2018

Great Couple, great guests!

They were only here for one night on their way to Florida. Welcome any time.


References from Guests (18)

Millennium Eagle II

June 2018

Beautiful and peaceful Boondock!

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!


RobertaTowhey

May 2018

Sugar shack!!

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!!!!


Gordon Borg

September 2017

Quiet spot

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


Ralco

September 2017

Beautiful place to stay!!!

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.


ACHENIER

September 2017

Beautiful Property

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.


PnP

September 2017

A truly gracious host and a great ambassador for his area!

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.


jacquelynparsons

August 2017

Quiet Evening in the Woods

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!


Juzkow1

August 2017

Wonderful stay!

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.


A former member

August 2017

wonderful people and place

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


barch50

June 2017

Wonderful Hosts

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!!


B-Roaming

May 2017

Fantastic spot, gracious hosts

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!


Arthur Goulding

May 2017

Brilliant hosts

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


Plant

May 2017

Great Night

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.


FamilyofFive

March 2017

A wonderful spot

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.


bobfitz

August 2016

A Superior host

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.


Doug Amey

July 2016

Went way above and beyond!

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


Esksfan

July 2016

Missed meeting you

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.


David

July 2016

Highly recommend

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