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Bloedel Reserve

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Address: 7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
Phone Number: 206-842-7631
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Like a French Chateau

I have been to a number of French chateaus, with their stately mansions and gardens. This also has that. The families that built this were truly driven to perfection. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bellevue, WA
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Bellevue, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to a number of French chateaus, with their stately mansions and gardens. This also has that. The families that built this were truly driven to perfection. I particularly liked the birch tree garden, the moss garden, and the Japanese garden. We walked for about two miles, taking nearly two hours. The docents and maintenance people are doing... More 

Thank rerBellevue
Richmond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bloedel Reserve is a good option for small groups and/or mature adults. The environment is quiet and peaceful, thus not suited for hordes of teenagers or children who want to run amuck. The trails available expose you to all kinds of natural beauty; they are conducive to peaceful conversations with a friend or loved one, or just some solo contemplation... More 

Thank Jonathan G
Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived early afternoon and set off to walk the reserve, a truly amazing place and full of natural beauty. We loved the reflection pond and the house, staff are helpful. Allow several hours to visit as we were still wandering after close time and were told they were closed! Also no food available here!

Thank barbara19532015
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Any time of the year you choose to visit is the right time to go because every season has something to offer. All you have to do is come prepared for the weather and a walk and take the time to enjoy the natural surroundings. Don't try to do it in a hurry because you might lose out on some... More 

Thank Michele H
Poulsbo, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful private estate now open to public and administered by a trust. Gorgeous gardens, an exquisite japanese tea house, trails, views of Port Madison and the sound. Very nice staff. Calling ahead is advised to get hours, etc.

Thank ritbellis
Langley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fancier friend than me raved about the Bloedel Reserve on the north end of Bainbridge Island. So I went there with her. I liked the German elegant lady who greeted us in the reserve's gift shop and took our $15 fee to walk the grounds of Prentice and Virginia Bloedel's estate. Although Prentice was a timber baron, he also... More 

Thank dreamingbillandkate
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the place to head if you're in need of a giant dose of serenity! Awesome views, a dream of a story behind this nature reserve - the property, home, Japanese guest home, gift shop, helpful volunteers, breathtaking views, places along the amazing trails to meditate, snap photos, to breathe. It requires eleven grounds keepers to maintain this 150 acres... More 

Thank Jane S
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds and the house and the flowers are gorgeous at Bloedel. Wonderful that this land was preserved as it is.

Thank GwenM100
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taking the ferry to Bainbridge Island and having lunch on the water was already a lovely excursion from Seattle, but the Bloedel Reserve really felt like being in nature. It's huge and feels pretty untouched, and going in spring it wasn't crowded. I went with my boyfriend who likes nature but not intense hiking, so it was perfect for us.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a long weekend on Bainbridge Island and mad time to visit the Bloedel Reserve. For the price this is one of the best things to do on the island. This place has something for everyone. If you like nature and want to spend time outdoors, this is the place for you!

Thank Mark H

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