Living At Blandy

Rural retreat

Picture of mountains

Surrounded by rolling hills and open farmland, but minutes away from stores and amenities!

15-20 minutes from Blandy:

  • Winchester (population-28,000) Groccery stores, restaurants, mall, museums, movie theaters, library, healthcare facilities.
  • Berryville (population- 4,000). Groccery stores, restaurants, library, performing arts venue.
  • Sky Meadows State Park

30-45 minutes from Blandy:

~1 hour from Blandy:

  • Washington, D.C.


So much to explore

Picture of pond

Blandy's grounds span 712 acres, including fields, forests, and ephemeral ponds. Hike along miles of trails criss-crossing the property, or marvel at the curious trees in the arboretum collection. Use our iNaturalist page to scope out a few of the cool critters you might encounter during your nature adventures at Blandy.




Live a short walk from the research lab and field sites!

  • REU students stay in dorm rooms, two students per room.
  • Wifi internet access.
  • Shared, fully-equipped kitchen. 
  • Shared bathrooms.
  • Shared washer/dryer.
  • BYO Sheets- No linens provided in the dorm rooms.
  • There is no television (but there are plenty of cool plants and bugs outside!). 


A close-kint community

Live and work alongside 20-30 ecology and environmental science undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.