The property has a rich history in the agricultural industry that dates back hundreds of years. Originally belonging to the Parsons family, it was a productive part of Island cattle farming up until the late 1970s. Looking to retire from the hard life of farming they sold the property and it eventually ended up in the hands of "Arctic Joe" Womersley, a WWII vet and successful businessman. He was given the nickname after organizing and completing several marathons in the Arctic Circle and across the globe. He was remembered as the oldest Canadian to complete the Iron Man triathlon at the age of 60!
The cowshed was first renovated in the 1990s and over time has become the incredible event space that it is today. Since its rebirth, it has been host to many community and special events and has become known as a warm retreat and welcoming place for Islanders and folks who "come-from-away".
Prince Edward Island is a charming province full of history and culture. When Alan and Travis Burland sailed up to it's shores in 2008 they knew this would be the location of their next great adventure. They put their engineering backgrounds and passion for environmental sustainability and renewable energies to good use and constructed two LEED Gold Certified cabins with the help of UPEI engineering students. They hope that visitors will immerse themselves in the natural beauty of their getaway and see this way of life as a viable choice for the benefit of our environment.
With each passing year, new ideas form and the grounds are improved upon to become more eco-friendly and sustainable. Even if you've been here once before, you will certainly discover something new and magical about Green Island Getaways.
There are so many details to consider when planning your event or vacation. Take a look at the fine print and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have! We're here to help!
Sustainable living is at the heart of this Eco Friendly site. Owners Alan and Travis are passionate about preserving our planet and have gone to great lengths to ensure their footprint remains small. Check out this great video describing the construction of our 2 LEED certified cabins. Then you can check out our gallery with updated venue photos.