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Bloedel Reserve

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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Bloedel Reserve is that perfect place for people who appreciate nature. There is a wide variety of picturesque views and many plants and animals to enjoy observing. A beautifulJapanese teahouse and excellent gift house are a couple highlights. The pumpkins were also really fun to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

This is my first visit in the fall! It’s a beautiful walk even in a rainy day. The new gift shop is a destination visit. It’s worthwhile to have an annual pass if you choose to visit a time or two.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We weren't sure about visiting this place but it turned out to be one of the best places I visited during my Seattle trip. A beautiful, peaceful walk around the woods and to top it all the mansion at the hilltop was the highlight. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Aman A
Reviewed October 21, 2018

What a treat to have a local tell me to visit here while my brief trip to the island. A calm, peaceful walk through partial wooded areas, big open fields with a pay off of walking along the cliffs where the Bloedel Mansion is. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Our fall in the PNW has been unseasonably warm this year and the foliage at Bloedel today did not disappoint. The grounds are just gorgeous, very well maintained and an easy walk through a variety of visual and stunning areas. The zen garden, the reflection...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

We weren't really sure about this and it turned out to be a beautiful nature hike. The Japanese gardens are so pretty

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dakotagirl777
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Manicured pathways lead you through beautiful, forested areas and to a lovely home which is open for viewing. The highlight for me was another home of Japanese architecture. A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

We did the hike, and it was absolutely beautiful. We even spotted a bald eagle in a tree above the water. Some areas were off limits due to a wedding, but it was still an amazing place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Serenity made for a perfect day. Calm. Peaceful. Harmonic conversion. In touch with earth. Japanese gardens were perfect, as if no human hand had touched it. Japanese maples were abundant; think of fall colors in October. I want to come back many times.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank richardtU8755HS
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Beautiful reserve with a well manicured path and an easy 2.5 mile hike. This is not a well manicured garden but a natural forest. There are several ponds and benches along the path. It reminded me Alba Island and the Lake Matthison area of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 6, 2019|
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Response from traveljunkie98110 | Reviewed this property |
Oops! I'm sorry, I am mistaken. I forgot that picnics are no longer allowed at Bloedel Reserve.
Ketian Y
July 27, 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
May 20, 2018|
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Response from A C | Reviewed this property |
No. You must park you car in the guest parking lot at the entrance.