Frank Lloyd Wright's Pennsylvania
Tour world-class homes by one of America’s master architects.
The forested peaks and valleys of the Laurel Highlands, southeast of Pittsburgh, constitute Pennsylvania’s highest terrain—and some of its least explored. Here, you’ll find one of the greatest examples of starchitect Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius, within a stone’s throw of Americana general stores and diners.
Take in the view of five counties in the Laurel Highlands from a wooden rocking chair on the porch at the historic inn, dating to 1907.
The brilliant Frank Lloyd Wright designed his masterpiece to straddle a forest waterfall, and the resulting home, built as a bucolic escape for a Pittsburgh department store owner, where the river’s rush is always audible, has been an architectural icon ever since. Admission $20
Country Pie Shoppe
Pie is a Pennsylvania specialty; grab a slice of home-backed Dutch apple at the Country Pie Shoppe in Donegal. Your taste buds will thank you.
Old General Store
Next door to the Country Pie Shoppe, this old-fashioned space stocks penny candy, fudge, and handmade wooden toys.
Wright’s lesser-known Kentuck Knob, a whimsical wood-and-stone house, is just seven miles away from Fallingwater.
The rustic French menu of terrines and crêpes is perfect for lunch.
The dishes, served in summer on a greenery-ensconced gazebo, include Thomas Jefferson’s own peanut soup recipe.