Welcome to our Bed and Breakfast!
Formerly known as Jojo’s B&B, Enchanted Tree Bed and Breakfast is located in a secluded area filled with natural beauty. Only 5 minutes from town, this is the perfect place to kick back and relax while being close to amenities such as restaurants, shopping centres and parks. Here are some photos of our accommodations;
Joanne Touzin Menard, born in Ville Marie, Quebec. I grew up on a farm in Ontario near the Quebec border; which might explain my french accent. I come from a large family of 10 children, 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Owning a farm meant lots of responsibility; I was constantly helping my parents keep up with the gardening, house work and worked long hours during hay season.
I’ve gone through many different phases in my life that lead me where I am today. At the age of 12, I started babysitting and had my first real job working in a restaurant when I was 16 years old. After high school, I was a nanny for a few months, but left to join my boyfriend in Red Lake for a year and half where I jumped right into the working world and became cook.
We then lived in Sudbury for 13 years, where I got married in 1985 and started a family. After running a small personal daycare at my house, I worked at the Taxation Centre in Sudbury, but ended up coming back to my roots in 1995. I was then working a few jobs while raising my 4 beautiful children; being a cook in restaurants, professional painter, catering and teacher’s aid in school.
I’ve also been a book keeper and secretary for my husbands company for 26 years now. I have 4 incredible children, 1 boy, 3 girls and 5 grand kids, which I’m very proud of. Coming from a big family, cooking large meals became part of the daily routine. Thanks to my talented mother, who always inspired me, and taught me how to cook a proper meal for guests, using her pretty little dishes and decorations. My mother and father were very welcoming and taught me how to be respectful towards others, so I owe it to them today. One day, I went to stay at a Bed and Breakfast for the first time in Val d’Or, Quebec. Something just clicked in my mind that day and I realized what I wanted to do for the rest of my working life; start up my very own Bed and Breakfast.
It might have been a long road, but the best part of it all is my Bed and Breakfast. I love my profession and I’ve always been a people person. My guest enter my home as strangers, and leave as friends.