Explore Fallingwater House & More Frank Llyod Wright

One of our monthly blog posts on what to see, do, or where to eat on Deep Creek Lake and Western Maryland.

Fallingwater House and more Frank Lloyd Wright properties, photo of the side of Fallingwater House

As a guest at our Deep Creek Hotel, you’ll be just under an hour’s scenic drive to Fallingwater House—a stellar example of the famed architect’s Frank Lloyd Wright work. It’s the perfect distance for a scenic day trip, and we can offer you the best itinerary, including stops along the way for lunch and antiquing. For true Wright fans, you can also easily visit Kentuck Knob, a smaller property just 6.5 miles from Fallingwater House. 

There are a few different options for touring Fallingwater House. Some prefer the self-guided option, while others may enjoy a hosted tour that gives comprehensive history and detailed descriptions of the building. For a special event, choose one of the private group options, like the Sunset Dinner Tour. Your expert guide will leisurely take you on an in-depth exploration of Fallingwater House and its grounds, followed by a three-course dinner prepared by Fallingwater’s private chef. It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Pro tip: You will want to buy your tickets at least two weeks in advance online at the Fallingwater website for all tour options.

We often suggest this beautiful road trip to our guests at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel—especially when you add on the other nearby Frank Lloyd Wright designs. Lake Pointe Inn is a fine example of the Arts & Crafts design, which is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing retreat. As always, when planning outings for your vacation in Deep Creek, as a guest at our Inn, you’ll love our hearty breakfast served each morning. You’ll be fully caffeinated and ready to hit the road on a drive through the scenic Laurel Highlands. Start planning your architectural tour in Maryland and book your room today!

Explore Fallingwater House & More Frank Llyod Wright Houses, photo of Kentuck Knob in Maryland

Fallingwater House & Frank Llyod Wright Houses Nearby

Over Frank Lloyd Wright’s 70-year career, he designed more than 1,000 residential and commercial structures. No wonder he’s often referred to as one of the greatest architects and designers of all time. His work is known internationally, and his legacy lives on in the millions of people he’s influenced.

Thankfully, Fallingwater House and Kentuck Knob are two of his well-known structures and are available for an up-close look well worth the road trip from our Deep Creek Lake Hotel. Here’s our day trip itinerary for a scenic drive to these Frank Lloyd Wright properties:

  1. You’ll start your day with a hearty breakfast, hot coffee, and treats at the Inn. It’s the best way to fuel up before your road trip. The ideal route will take you to Kentuck Knob first. And as it’s a smaller property, you’ll want to save the bulk of your time touring Fallingwater House.
  2. Kentuck Knob is one of the last homes Wright designed. On a guided tour, you’ll see this unique Usonian home up close. There are wooded trails to explore, with sculptures dotting the path. Kentuck Knob is open March-December; get your ticks beforehand here
  3. After Kentuck Knob, head about 12 minutes north to Fallingwater House, you’ll be in awe of this National Historic Landmark, tour the quirky nooks and crannies, and be amazed by the engineering it took to make this design a reality. 
  4. Fallingwater House is surrounded by 5,100 acres of the Bear Run Nature Reserve. Explore miles of hiking trails here through Hemlock forests and over streams. You’ll appreciate stretching your legs after time in the car.
  5. After your fantastic tour of Fallingwater House, you could take a slight detour on the way back to the Inn and check out Christian W Klay Winery or pop by Deep Creek Cellars in Friendsville, MD. Finish your day at Mountain State Brewing with delicious pizza and freshly brewed local beers.
  6. For those who love hunting for antiques in new places, pop over to the small town of Uniontown, PA, after touring Fallingwater House or Kentuck Knob. You’ll find a lovely selection of local antique shops in the downtown area. Be sure to check out Yesterday’s Today Antique and Craft Mall
  7. Once you’re settled back at the Inn, open a bottle of wine, relax, and join us out by the fire pit for lively conversations, s’mores, and stargazing. You’ll love retreating back to your luxurious guest suite, sinking into your cozy bed by the fire, and enjoying a quiet, peaceful sleep. 

As a guest at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel, we’re always happy to assist you with reservations and personalized itineraries. Feel free to ask, and we’ll do our best to make your time at Deep Creek Lake unforgettable and delightful. 

Explore Fallingwater House & More Frank Llyod Wright Houses, photo of the exterior of the Lake Pointe Inn, a premier hotel on Deep Creek Lake

One of the Best Deep Creek Lake Hotels for 2023

Architectural enthusiasts will love staying at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel—our unique Arts & Crafts design shines in our elegant lodge-style accommodations with exposed wood beams, handsome decor, and rustic textures. Our shared spaces are curated for relaxing—with a glass of wine by the roaring fire in the main room, our spacious porch with rocking chairs, and our sweeping lakefront garden grounds with hammocks and Adirondack chairs for lounging the afternoon away.

Inside, each of our guest rooms is one of a kind, with diverse layouts and appointments. All rooms offer high-end fixtures, lush linens, fluffy towels, stunning views, and much more. Choice rooms offer two-way gas fireplaces and focal point whirlpool soaking tubs. You’ll feel entirely at home in your private retreat on the shores of Deep Creek Lake. If you’re in the mood to be pampered, our on-site massage room is ideal for relaxing treatments. 

As a smaller boutique property, other Deep Creek Lake Hotels in the area can’t compete with our offerings. One of our favorite amenities (weather permitting) is taking our guests out on a leisurely pontoon ride, an afternoon sailing to see the sights on the lake and hear a bit more about the history of Deep Creek from the captain. Whether you choose to head out on the scenic drive to Fallingwater House or stick close by to the Inn, this will be a vacation you won’t soon forget! Check out our upcoming availability and book your room today! 

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