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“Blum House at Plymouth Park”

Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Acme
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Owner description: Frank Lloyd Wright Overnight! Touring Fallingwater is Satisfying..Staying at Polymath Park is Spellbinding!
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Blum House at Plymouth Park”
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The house was clean and warm upon arrival. Easily changeable heat settings. The fireplace is incredible. Pre-cut wood is close to the house, but needs dried out. Great example of classic architecture joining with Western Pennsylvania landscape. Rodney's Corner Bar is a five minute drive. Great dive bar with quality food and drink. Stone Villa Wine Cellars is a five minute drive the other direction. Delicious Pennsylvania wine that fits every budget and pallet. A truly affordable Western PA gem!

Thank you Heather and Tom!

Visited February 2014
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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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“The Blum House of the Polymath Park Resort-- nice before Fallingwater”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

My college daughter and I stayed over Thursday to Friday and Friday morning went to Fallingwater.The owner, Heather, was very accommodating with our visit. Paid through PayPal and was charged the regular rate when the website had a discounted weeknight rate; she refunded the difference, no problem. It was a VERY cold night with snow all over when we arrived at about 7:30pm; lights were on outside and some inside, but heat was at 55F so it was very cold in the house and took a while to get it warm. The fireplace had wood cut but wood was damp so a bit smokey inside and took a while for logs to get going. Slept with coat on. I would bring food with you to eat, as kitchen is out dated and not the cleanest. There is a Keurig machine for coffee- but no cups-- only a generic brand of regular coffee and a special empty K cup to fill, so if you have Keurig, bring some K cups. Bring milk and snacks with you or pizza and your own breakfast supplies unless you want to go out to eat. Very cool to see features that were at Blum House at Fallingwater next morning. Sunrise was stunning as windows let you view ROYGBIV skyline completely and it is very memorable, and pictures awesome. 1-Would rec'd that ask for heat to be turned on before you get there so it is cozy upon arrival.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A Frank Lloyd Wright experience”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

As part of our visit to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob we decided to plan a stay at Polymath Park Resort. There are three original houses located around the estate, the Duncan House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and two houses designed by his apprentices - the Blum House and the Balter House. We stayed in the Balter House. Each house is located so they provide a private outlook and you are surrounded by forest. We saw deer and wild turkeys and there was an amazing fall color. There is a restaurant located at the entrance to the estate, Treetops, and we enjoyed a lovely dinner there one night by our hostess Heather, which was wonderful. It should be noted that you need to plan to bring in supplies as the houses are self catering. The experience of staying in the Balter House was, although very 'rustic', a must for Wright students as you can really appreciate the design concepts by living it. We can recommend Polymath Park as an experience, and our thanks go to Heather for a wonderful stay.
Greg and Helen, Sydney, Australia

Visited October 2013
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“Great visit”
Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

We had a great visit, would highly recommend staying here if there is a vacancy. I was able to prepare 3 course meal in the kitchen afterwards we enjoyed desert sitting by the fire and enjoying the tree house like views all around us. Can't wait to see this place in the winter. The staff was pleasant, friendly and very accommodating , don't know how this visit could have been any better.

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Open Road USA
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“UNDISCOVERED_Frank Lloyd Wright Gems in PA!!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

FABULOUS FIND of Three (3) OUTSTANDING "Undiscovered" (at least to us) vintage Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture Homes on the SAME Property at 'Polymath Park', very near Fallingwater in the amazingly beautiful hills of western PA.
We were astonished to Discover this most interesting and well preserved find of authentic late original Wright's architecture 'Usonian' design homes. These homes are all located on the same 127 acre private property now owned by the non-profit Polymath Corp, in cooperation with the FLW Conservancy. All are being meticulously CARED for by an avid Wright Architect disciple and are open for limited tours and overnight guest stays. Tour size is limited to small groups which allows for a very informal and informative experience! Also, we recommend you call Polymath directly for your reservations and Correct directions, since printed directions we got from Kentuck Knob were VERY INCORRECT!

Finally, another undiscovered and fantastic GEM on this site is the small Tree Tops restaurant, where the tours assemble. This essentially unadvertised restaurant is totally in keeping with the Wright philosophy of being very well done, yet an unpretentious place to enjoy--before or after a fantastic tour. We thoroughly enjoyed and HIGHLY RECOMMEND it as a wonderful start or finish for ALL VISITORS!! It's menu is simple, with gourmet quality tastes at very reasonably prices.
We're already planning our return visit to Polymath to enjoy it's visionary evolution!!

Visited October 2013
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