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Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort

Usonian Drive, Acme, PA 15610
(877) 833 7829
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Acme
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you are planning a trip to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, don't miss the opportunity to tour Polymath Park and stay in either Duncan House or Balter House. We stayed in Balter and it was wonderful. Nestled in the trees, screened porch cantilevered into the forest and master bedroom has three walls of windows. Perfect tour of all three... More

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a rare opportunity to spend the night at a Frank Lloyd Wright property. Since we were only 2 people, we stayed at Blum House, designed by one of his apprentices. The price on weeknights is a bargain, especially if there are more than just 2 of you (house has 3 bedrooms) We enjoyed walking to the other 2... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The owner went out of her way to coordinate a visit a day before we arrived from NYC. She gave us a private tour of both the Blum and Duncan houses. The houses are well maintained with great attention to detail - this is a private project and the love of architecture in general and FLW in particular is evident.... More

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Rutland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, it is probably worth your while to pay the steep charges to stay here, since it's one of only five Frank Lloyd Wright properties available for overnight rental, and the only one in the Northeast. Given that only Frank Lloyd Wright fans would pay over 400.00 for one night, you would... More

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duncanhouse1, Owner at Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thank you for your recent stay at the Duncan House and I am glad that you enjoyed your dining experience at TREETOPS! Please remember that the Duncan house and all Wright overnights are attempting to depict a feel of the era that they were built. It is about the experience of emersion. The best part of it is... More

West Boylston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Much different from his own house and other Oak Park dwellings as well as nearby Falling Water. Fortunately this was saved and moved to Western PA. See the other bldgs here also. Nice restaurant at Treetops. Very creative and really helps show what he was trying to accomplish with his architectural view of a home.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Our three-night stay at Balter House, designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, was very nice and entirely comfortable. There is room for six adults (two double-bed rooms, two single-bed rooms), and the house is fully furnished, with washer, dryer and dishwasher, and it's clean and tidy. We wandered around the grounds, visiting Duncan House and Blum House, the two... More

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duncanhouse1, Owner at Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort, responded to this review

You are correct the roof is in need of repair. We are working on a plan to have that completed before the winter. As you stated it is, of our three homes in a wooded setting, which does prevent the sun from directly touching and drying the house. Many of our guests enjoy this Tree House likeness and one with... More

New York
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11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Although it's not as well known as Falling Water, Polymath Park is DEFINITELY worth visiting. We took the Meet the Master Builder Tour and it was a highlight of our trip. Tom is passionate about the park properties and has many stories to share. A delicious private lunch and conversation with Tom in the Duncan House was incredibly special. I... More

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North Haven, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This review concerns the restaurant only, as we did not stay at the Polymath Resort. We just came for dinner, which was excellent. The dining room is lovely, with FLW-style chairs and other relevant decorations on the walls, a splashing water fountain, and a view of trees. I could have done without the rock music, but it was at a... More

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and I just spent two nights at Blum House, which was designed by one of Frank Lloyd Wright's apprentices. It is a lovely home with great views of the meadow. The house was very clean with nice bedding and towels. My favorite part were the red concrete floors, which always felt cool to my feet. We also loved... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

For my husband's birthday, we stayed one night at the Balter House. Enjoyed the delicious gourmet cuisine at the Tree Tops restaurant. Delightful stay in this home designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice. Felt like we were in a beautiful tree house! We recommend this unique experience to anyone who appreciates the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. We also... More

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