Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop

Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop

Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop - A Magical Place - Experience the Midwest's Largest Lavender Farm. Come back to nature and be immersed in the serenity of the lavender fields. Fragrant Isle is home to 20,000 blooming lavender plants. Shop Door County's largest selection of luxurious artisan lavender products. The Shop features more than 250 products made from Fragrant Isle's very own lavender buds and essential oils. From head to toe there are products sure to please the most discerning customer. Enjoy Le Cafe's selection of gourmet lavender treats including croissants, baguettes, cookies, chocolates, specialty lavender ice cream , our famous macaroons and more. Then sip one of our signature drinks at The Distillery as you overlook the lavender fields. An entry fee of $5.00 /person mid-June through mid-August for entering the lavender fields during peak blooming season. Children under 12 years of age are at no charge. Come Visit!
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  • Stephanie L
    Mundelein, Illinois279 contributions
    Unique Stop
    This was a very unique stop and worth it for that reason. We paid to enter the farm area and walk amongst the lavender - $8 per adult. Everything in the shop looked (and smelled) amazing, but it is pretty expensive.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • JW041
    Evansville, Indiana352 contributions
    Purple Flowers Everywhere, Expensive
    This was our first time to visit a working lavender farm and it was truly breathtaking to see all the purple flowers in abundance. However, everything about this place is crazy expensive! They charged $8 each for us to walk in the field and look at the flowers. The store was elegantly decorated and sold many different lavender products but we were shocked at how expensive everything was. I got a 12 ounce bottle of lotion and it was $23 (not even certified organic.) My friend got a small cup of vanilla/lavender ice cream and it $8. We were glad we came here but the price of the whole experience was over our budget. Be prepared to see and hear lots of bees flying amongst the flowers. It’s normal and to be expected. We did not have any problems with the bees and we loved photographing them but we did see a young child run to her mom crying that she got stung. They had several porta-potties in the fields and they were actually clean. They also had hand sanitizer in them. We also noticed they had u-pic available but we didn’t do it and we didn’t see a sign with the cost.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Monica N
    1 contribution
    I want to support them, but $35 for a 30-minute tour is ridiculous
    My family and I vacationed on Washington Island for the week during the 2023 music festival. Fragrant Isles was a tourist location we sought to visit. I bought tickets for my family, six (including two children), for $210, $35 each. We have traveled extensively and in the past toured coffee plantations, vineyards, and banana farms from CA to Puerto Rico to Ecuador. The tour guide not only misinformed us, we found the correct information online, but the tour lasted maybe 30 minutes, and there was no tasting, trying of the product she was pushing to sell, etc... It felt overpriced for what it was. The gate fee of $8 would have been sufficient as anyone was welcome to join the tour conversation who was on the field that day. There was nothing special about the $35 dollar, 30-minute tour. I think it is a great addition to the island but they could use some tweaking on the pricing and their offerings, and value proposition.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 8, 2023
  • HappyTraveler1957
    Wellesley, Massachusetts686 contributions
    Disappointing experience second time around
    I last visited the lavender farm in July 2019. At the time, there was no admission fee to walk around the lavender field. We freely walked around the grounds and ate lunch on the terrace overlooking the rows of lavender in bloom. I wrote a glowing review of my visit. However, I recently paid a return visit to the farm and they have now instituted a rather onerous admission fee just to walk around the grounds. $8 for adults. The fee applies even if you want to eat lunch at their cafe. (A visit to the gift shop is still free) I find this ridiculous and will skip this stop on my next visit to Washington Island. There are many more WOW things to see on the island that are free.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 8, 2023
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Nalmun
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Like so many other reviews said…exorbitant prices for rude service. I passed on buying any products as I can buy actual high quality lavender essential oil myself for less than their body mist made of water and lavender oil. Thought I’d treat myself to some lavender bakery goodies, and as I was in the process of ordering, the cashier stopped midstream to accommodate a customer who pushed past me and started inquiring on the price of the beer he wanted. The remaining 2 cashiers also joined in to assist him as I was left without any assistance as apparently it was all hands on deck for the loudmouth. After waiting & waiting without success, I turned and left without what I had ordered. The overall atmosphere is what I would describe as a cheap tourist attraction. People swarming the place in a frenzie while being herded around by rude staff. I would pass on Fragrant Isle unless you enjoy that type of experience.
Written August 21, 2021
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christine102262
La Crosse, WI1,583 contributions
Sep 2020
Very relaxing and pleasant to visit in the middle of Washington Island. Delightful to find that lavender grows so well here. The shop was very well stocked and had something at all price ranges - lots of lavender scented toiletries, soaps, lotions, dried lavender, books and even a small bakery. Out behind the "barn" gift shop is the lavender field, which you can wander about in, making for a very nice stroll if the weather is good. Social distancing protocols in place inside and everyone was respectful. I am enjoying the lavender items I purchased at home now while thinking of the beautiful day we spent on Washington Island .
Written November 9, 2020
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MominOC
Orange County, CA5,011 contributions
Jun 2021
we were very early to this stop and no one collected an entry fee. Actually they told us to feel free to walk about the gardens. Beautiful spot even when not in bloom. Noticed they had a wine bar/distillery right off the patio that looked nice if you were there later in the day.
Written July 3, 2021
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Chrissy S
Chicago, IL10 contributions
Sep 2020
Make sure you call ahead before you travel. The lavender had all been cut in the fields before we arrived so it was a very lackluster experience. The store was also super crowded and the ladies working behind the cafe counter didn't have masks on. We really wanted to love this place but it was a huge letdown compared to what you see online. We were there Labor Day weekend 2020.
Written September 8, 2020
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Hi Chrissy, We always recommend calling ahead if you're looking to see blooms as the growing season for these flowers are during the summer months. Our retail store and cafe are still enjoyable to visit and our staff do wear either masks or face-shields when working with customers.
Written September 10, 2020
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Monica N
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
My family and I vacationed on Washington Island for the week during the 2023 music festival. Fragrant Isles was a tourist location we sought to visit. I bought tickets for my family, six (including two children), for $210, $35 each. We have traveled extensively and in the past toured coffee plantations, vineyards, and banana farms from CA to Puerto Rico to Ecuador. The tour guide not only misinformed us, we found the correct information online, but the tour lasted maybe 30 minutes, and there was no tasting, trying of the product she was pushing to sell, etc...
It felt overpriced for what it was. The gate fee of $8 would have been sufficient as anyone was welcome to join the tour conversation who was on the field that day. There was nothing special about the $35 dollar, 30-minute tour.
I think it is a great addition to the island but they could use some tweaking on the pricing and their offerings, and value proposition.
Written August 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Andrew R
Appleton, Wisconsin9 contributions
Jul 2022
We visited July 8 and had the most relaxing and fantastic time. Some of the negative reviews are ridiculous. The price of $5 to have unlimited access of the grounds and the beautiful porch was worth every penny. We spent a long time casually walking and sitting amongst the beautiful lavender. Our group enjoyed the honey lavender beer from Black Rock Brewery (Marquette, MI), the lavender vanilla ice cream, and the lavender lemonade. Everything tasted amazing. We talked with 4 different staff members during our stay and everyone was very pleasant, helpful, and seemed to enjoy their job. The bar staff woman was funny and made us feel very welcome. The u-pick staff member talked in detail about the different kinds of lavender and she gave us tips for growing it at home. Some people seemed annoyed that the restrooms were porta-johns off to the side, but honestly it's not that big of a deal. If you want a truly relaxing, memorable time with your loved ones, stop by. You won't regret it.
Written July 8, 2022
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JW041
Evansville, IN352 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
This was our first time to visit a working lavender farm and it was truly breathtaking to see all the purple flowers in abundance. However, everything about this place is crazy expensive! They charged $8 each for us to walk in the field and look at the flowers. The store was elegantly decorated and sold many different lavender products but we were shocked at how expensive everything was. I got a 12 ounce bottle of lotion and it was $23 (not even certified organic.) My friend got a small cup of vanilla/lavender ice cream and it $8. We were glad we came here but the price of the whole experience was over our budget.

Be prepared to see and hear lots of bees flying amongst the flowers. It’s normal and to be expected. We did not have any problems with the bees and we loved photographing them but we did see a young child run to her mom crying that she got stung.

They had several porta-potties in the fields and they were actually clean. They also had hand sanitizer in them.

We also noticed they had u-pic available but we didn’t do it and we didn’t see a sign with the cost.
Written July 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BruPete
Glen Ellyn, IL255 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Many wonderful lavender products for sale at this aromatic store. There were limiting the # of people entering, and requiring masks, but there were 12+ people in line to check out and all within a foot or 2 of each other. I decided to buy elsewhere.
Written August 12, 2020
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Aurora
Spooner, WI233 contributions
Jul 2023
Was very nice. So many people told us we have to go and I was kinda like....why?? Everyone came prepared, lots of girls and families in purple ready for their photo to be taken, lots of modeling happening. My boyfriend did not want to pay the $8 entry fee but I'm glad we did and his son said that this was his favorite part of our day on Washington Island. Would go again.
Written July 26, 2023
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HappyTraveler1957
Wellesley, MA686 contributions
Jul 2023
I last visited the lavender farm in July 2019. At the time, there was no admission fee to walk around the lavender field. We freely walked around the grounds and ate lunch on the terrace overlooking the rows of lavender in bloom. I wrote a glowing review of my visit. However, I recently paid a return visit to the farm and they have now instituted a rather onerous admission fee just to walk around the grounds. $8 for adults. The fee applies even if you want to eat lunch at their cafe. (A visit to the gift shop is still free) I find this ridiculous and will skip this stop on my next visit to Washington Island. There are many more WOW things to see on the island that are free.
Written August 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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