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Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort

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Address: 187 Evergreen Lane, Acme, PA PA 15610
Phone Number: +1 877-833-7829
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Frank Lloyd Wright Overnight! Touring Fallingwater is Satisfying..Staying...

Frank Lloyd Wright Overnight! Touring Fallingwater is Satisfying..Staying at Polymath Park is Spellbinding!

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Best kept secret in western Pennsylvania

I still get verklempt when I think about The Balter House and our stay there in late October. The fall leaves were beautiful and so different from our Colorado fall. If you're... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lyons, Colorado
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Lyons, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I still get verklempt when I think about The Balter House and our stay there in late October. The fall leaves were beautiful and so different from our Colorado fall. If you're interested in staying here, you're already a FLW fan and you will feel like you are truly in a Wrightian home, this one designed by an apprentice, Berntdson.... More 

Thank yawningreyhound
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed in the Balter house located in Polymath Park. What an amazing home, we had the chance to speak with the owners and hear their amazing story of restoring all these homes. When you're in the area be sure to go and see this amazing place!!! We will be back next year for sure!! We... More 

Thank stargazer3399
Youngstown, Ohio
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We recently spent three nights at Blum House on the grounds of Polymath Park. While it was a unique experience to stay in a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home (especially since we visited Fallingwater during our stay), the accommodations were less than ideal. The home was in disrepair and not particularly clean. The most distressing part of the stay was... More 

Thank Susan S
Ready4Nature, Owner at Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do have new water treatment systems in all of our houses. Unfortunately, the power must have gone out and the system could not reset. I really wish you would have mentioned this when staying and we could have solved the issue when you were there. I am... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Staying at Duncan House overnight is like being behind the scenes of a museum. I loved it, just loved it. You get time to see the house day and night and watch the shadows form and shift as the sun sets and rises. We'd visited Kentuck Knob earlier that day, so could understand some of the architectural features within this... More 

Thank SuzanneDLondon
Ocean View, Delaware
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Tom and Heather are creating in this wonderful place a great gift to lovers of Frank Lloyd Wright and those who want to learn. Polymath Park is a unique and beautiful place close enough to Falling Water and Kentuck Knob to include in any visit to those places - and is the perfect complement to them. We stayed in the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We were charged an outrageous sum for a private tour of the park and ended up seeing only the Duncan House for a few minutes, with minimal commentary. Unless you can enjoy overnight accommodations, this is not particularly worthwhile.

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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a true gem, how cool it is to dwell in a real FLW style home! Polymath Park is a great enterprise of a cook-turned-architecture-lover, who bought the land, with two existing FLW-style cottages, some years ago, and moved the original Duncan house over to complete the trio. Rebuilt his own house on the property into Treetops restaurant in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The Icing on the Wonderful Cake which was our visit to Falling water was to stay at Balter House in Polymath Park. How better to fully experience the Wright philosophy of creating a beautiful home in every detail from the building itself to the furniture, lighting and park setting. To sit comfortably in front of the stone fire place or... More 

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Dublin, OH
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in a retro 1957 Wright house. Very secluded and about a half hour drive from Fallingwater. It was comfortable and interesting. Detractions: No blankets on beds(only sheets), main bathroom was very dim with no electric outlet and coffee maker was on it's last leg. We enjoyed our dinner at the Tree Top Restaurant and staff... More 

Thank travelartist
Manassas, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you are going to be in the area to visit Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob you should also do this tour. Our tour was given by the current owner which was a special treat. All three homes have amazing stories. They are a step back in time. There is an option to stay at the homes but we like like... More 

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