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“Needs better organization...”
Review of BelleWood Acres

BelleWood Acres
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Lynden
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to our Farm, Store & Distillery! We are open year-round and host many special events and festivals throughout the year. Check our website for a complete listing of events. Apples and Cider: We have twenty apple varieties to delight the most discerning palates. From the early varieties, to the last ones picked, we harvest at the peak of flavor. Come and taste the difference freshness makes. Artisan Distillery: Our spirits are award winning and hand crafted in small batches from our own apples. Tasting room open daily and tours offered every weekend.Bistro & Bakery:The BelleWood Bistro features light breakfast and lunch menus that include homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, delicious treats, apple cider donuts & fruit/cheese plates. We also serve beer, wine, ciders and cocktails using spirits made in our distillery.
Bellingham, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Needs better organization...”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We recently went to Bellewood Acres for the Easter Egg Hunt. While we have been there many times prior for the great food and of course the apples, this experience was horrible. Clearly they didn't anticipate how many people would show up, and their lack of organization was not only apparent but overwhelming bad.

Advertised train rides, egg hunt and photo ops with the Easter Bunny were a nice thought but soon turned into families standing in line for hours to get on a train for a specific time, and when it was finally their turn they would run out of space on the trains and have to stand in line for another hour, or told they could walk out to the Easter Egg hunt themselves, really that was a solution, after standing for an hour and paying $7 for a ticket. Was the staff selling tickets for times that I guess they were just making up as they went along?? I personally walked with my 2 year old out to the egg hunt (which by the way wasn't a short jaunt) only to make it there after the trains and no eggs left for my child to hunt for. The gift bags had a few small pieces of candy and an activity book, very disappointing.

Food service, we ordered a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich and waited almost an hour for them to make it. No wonder kids were having melt downs and parents were all stressed out,it was just pure chaos the entire time we were there.

If you plan on hosting any future public events please consider a professional event coordinator.

Visited March 2013
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English first
A small town in Northwest Washington
Level 6 Contributor
265 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great food and variety”
Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I had lunch recently at Bellewood and it was a delicious apple, curry, and chicken soup. They have a wide variety of apple based foods, cheeses and desserts to sample. You can also taste at their distillery including apple vodka. When warmer you you can tour the apple orchards. They are famous for their fall honeycrisp apples. This is there new store front on Meridian and less then a year old.

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