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Bloedel Reserve

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One of our favorite visits

We thoroughly enjoyed Bloedel Reserve! We took the ferry and then a bus to the reserve. What a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle R
Louisville, Kentucky
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Paradise Found

Bloedel invites visitors to meander through a wildflower meadow, a Japanese garden, and woodland... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carl D
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission is a little pricey ($17 per adult) but it's worth it to preserve this local reserve. Bloedel is a short drive from Winslow, and you can walk groomed trails in a peaceful setting. I don't believe they allow family picnics but I would ask...More

1  Thank LindaAZ2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Bloedel Reserve! We took the ferry and then a bus to the reserve. What a wonderful property with a calm 2 mile trail that meanders through the property. We arrived after 2:00 and were able to complete everything as they closed at...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely day trip it was from Seattle - taking the Bainbridge ferry with its sweeping vistas, lunch right off the boat, and then a beautiful walk in the Bloedel Reserve (a short bus ride from the ferry). Bloedel has woodland with trees dripping...More

Thank A N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bloedel invites visitors to meander through a wildflower meadow, a Japanese garden, and woodland. Well-groomed trails make ambling easy. Some physically-challenged visitors might find the way difficult depending on the malady they suffer. Contact the staff if you have questions. The house offers a fantastic...More

2  Thank Carl D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a grey cool day to visit and it was actually perfect. The gardens and beautiful including cool ponds, lot of ferns and foliage. Spring would be a great time when everything's in bloom too. Nice 1 1/2 mile hike.

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We boarded the ferry to Bainbridge Island ($8 per adult) and then caught the local bus ($2 per adult) right at the ferry building. The bus makes 3 regular stops, one of which is Bloedel Reserve, about 20 minutes up the road. We really enjoyed...More

4  Thank los4caracoles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk through self-guided tour of formal and natural gardens and Bloedel home. This living museum changes with the seasons and is always enchanting. You must be able to walk about 1.5 miles.

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Main station closes early but you can still hike the trails at the Reserve after closing hour. Spent a few hours there. Worth the visit.

1  Thank Craig H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently attended Romeo and Juliet at Bloedel Reserve at $27 per person. For the price, I thought the play would be something special and we would be treated to the Reserve. However, for one used to the legacy of Shakespeare in the Park, (always...More

2  Thank Amy G
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I think the walk is about 2 Miles, but it is broken up by different areas. Deep woods, a beautiful home, a Japanese garden, streams, Birch trees and more. It is very peaceful and definitely worth several hours time.

1  Thank rogerjm
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Ketian Y
28 July 2018|
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Response from Victoria B | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit mysterious. On the website, the Reserve is definitely listed as open on Labor Day, although that is a Monday and they are normally closed Mondays. Also summer hours are given for May 26 – Sept 2, while Regular... More
Andrea S
21 May 2018|
Response from Dilip K S | Reviewed this property |
No. Cars are to be parked just inside the entry gate and then you have to walk around.
Janeen T
19 May 2018|
Response from Dilip K S | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed. Neither are they allowed in the car, if it is parked inside.