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Bloedel Reserve

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We weren't sure about visiting this place but it turned out to be one of the best places I visited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aman A
Bengaluru, India
Beautiful, peaceful walk

What a treat to have a local tell me to visit here while my brief trip to the island. A calm... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nita B
Los Angeles, California
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  • Average1%
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We went back here after visiting almost 30 years ago during a recent visit back to see cousins in Seattle, who hadn't been. They were blown away, and we were reminded what an absolutely and truly special place this is. It makes for a fantastic...More

8  Thank PrairiePaddler
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 June 2012

We drove all the way out to see this beautiful place - only to arrive to find out you have to have reservations!! We were turned away - and haven't gone back since! The people at the gate weren't very nice - and almost treated...More

4  Thank David L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Aman A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Nita B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Kari M
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

1  Thank Dakotagirl777
Reviewed 16 September 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.

Thank BiscuitsandGravyGirl
Reviewed 6 September 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.

Thank LorryGary
Reviewed 4 September 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.

Thank richardtU8755HS
Reviewed 2 September 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

Thank Chasewood
Reviewed 28 August 2018

With a photographer's perspective, this location is really amazing for photography. It has a dense forest, a huge historic mansion, puget sound view, lakes, ponds, waterfalls and lot more. It is very quite and calm if someone loves to be in the nature with no...More

Thank Neeraj G
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The gardens are magnificent and varied, from a Japanese garden to meadows, woods, ponds, a huge reflecting pool, formal landscaping, views of the Sound, and a magnificent jewelbox of a house in a spectacular setting. As you approach the house, you can see the Sound...More

2  Thank cassandra2009
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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 DilipKS1 | 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 DilipKS1 | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed. Neither are they allowed in the car, if it is parked inside.