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.
We are also proud to be the first event venue and accommodations on PEI to have achieved the recognized Gocanna Seal of Approval as an Authorized Consumption Area and to support an environment that any visitor may enjoy - whether they choose to consume cannabis or not.
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.
Absolutely beautiful venue that was exactly what we needed for our wedding day. Bronwyn was awesome and helped in ways we didn't even know we would need. All of our guests had an incredible time and the food was TO DIE FOR. The perfect spot for a country Island wedding.
I had the most amazing wedding. Bronwyn is the best, she made everything so easy. She doesn't try to nickel and dime you like many people in the wedding industry do. She was incredibly helpful and made sure that everything ran smooth. Beautiful venue and accommodations. HIGHLY recommend.
The moment we stepped on the grounds, we fell in love. A total rustic and country feel, Green Island Getaways was the perfect choice for our wedding! We had our reception at this venue and with over 175 guests attending, it was a great alternative to a hotel.
Green Island Getaways is an awesome location. The barn looks on the inside, just like you would want a barn to look like for a wedding, and the outside is nice and clean, perfect as a backdrop for photos.
The best way to appreciate all that we have to offer is to see it for yourself! Give us a shout and we'll arrange a time for you to visit.