Who we are
We are a family business built by Rene and Lorraine Raymond in the summer of 1979. The early business plans included 20 motel rooms as well as a 48 seat dining room and 24 seat lounge. From its first incarnation, the objective was to employ the community as well as a stylish hub for tourists and locals. The grand opening invited all to be a part of the community's new growth and achievements with rooms in November of 1979, and a dining room and lounge the following January of 1980. The early 1980s saw business interest rates of 18% which proved to be challenging. Thankfully business was steady with locals and visitors to our area as well as Abitibi Price Paper Mill, Manitoba Hydro and the Manitoba Telephone System made it possible for this new venture to flourish. For many years the Raymond family worked alongside each other as part owners of the business, today the business is owned by Mike and Joanne Raymond. The Papertown Inn has grown tremendously, we now proudly employ 35 people and have been fortunate to perform periodic renovations to the building which includes an indoor pool and waterslide. On behalf of the staff, management, and owners of the Papertown Inn we welcome all to drop in and let us serve you for that is what we enjoy best of all.
- Mike & Joanne Raymond