Where you’ll be
Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Belfast is a centrally located in eastern PEI, close to the seasonal Wood Islands Ferry terminal. Belfast has several amenities, including local grocery and liquor store; café and seasonal restaurants; golf course, outdoor pool and mini putt; post office and additional local business services and many outdoor adventure experiences including biking, hiking and walking trails. Our property is also easily accessible by car to Charlottetown, Stratford, and Three Rivers (including Montague, Georgetown & Cardigan).
Polly Hill has great historical significance to our province, with the first Selkirk settlers arriving in the region in 1803. Local heritage sites include the Polly Hill monument, MacPherson Sawmill and St. John’s Presbyterian Church (the oldest church on PEI built in 1824) which are all adjacent to our property. Also in Belfast, the Point Prim Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in all of PEI (and 1 of only 3 round brick lighthouses still in Canada.)
We feel an immense connection to our property and community. Through blood and marriage, we are related to a number of these early settlers: the Odochardy (later Docherty), MacPherson, Morrison, and Murchison families. Alex’s great-grandmother Annie MacPherson (married name, Annie Whiteway) was descended from the MacPherson families who began milling in the area in the 1800’s: we have a deep gratitude as their future generations to have the opportunity to share the magic of our creative cabins, and our history as stewards of this land, with our guests.
We Are All Treaty People
In the spirit of Reconciliation, we acknowledge that the land upon which we gather is unceded Mi’kmaq territory. Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island), Mi’kma’ki, is covered by the historic Treaties of Peace and Friendship.
We pay our respects to the Indigenous Mi’kmaq People who have occupied this Island for over 12,000 years; past, present and future. The community of Belfast’s traditional Mi’kmaq name is “Mekwasey” (pronunciation: Meg-wah-say), meaning “the thing of the redness”.