Harmony with Nature

A visit to Fallingwater brings to you to an area rich in natural beauty. Why not expand your visit to include a journey deep into nature?

Day One

Arrive in the Laurel Highlands and begin your get-away at Christian W. Klay Winery just off the historic National Road (US Route 40) at Chalk Hill. Tour the vineyards and participate in an afternoon tasting of some Pennsylvania award winning wines.

Select one of the areas many fine restaurants for dinner and then to the resort, hotel or bed-and-breakfast inn of your choice for a good night’s rest.

Day Two

Begin your second day with an In-depth Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater where you will discover one of Wright’s best examples “of man living in harmony with nature”.

Following your tour travel south along PA Route 381, a federally designated Scenic Byway, to the village of Ohiopyle and Ohiopyle State Park. Here you’ll find a variety of local eateries where you can enjoy a delicious lunch.

After lunch rent a bike and take a leisurely ride south along the Great Allegheny Passage as it travels along the Youghiegeny River through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Eastern United States.

When you reach the small town of Confluence, take a break and have a cool drink or grab an ice cream cone before heading back down the mountain. A good hardy meal and a well deserved night’s sleep await you upon your return.

Day Three

Your final day in the Laurel Highlands starts with a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob. Here you will experience a great example of Wright’s Usonian style architecture and be able to walk to the top of the knob for a breathtaking view of the Youghiegeny gorge.

As you walk back down the hillside you can view the sculptures from current owner Lord Peter Palumbo’s art collection. Leave Kentuck Knob and return to the National Road and travel just a few miles east to Laurel Caverns. Here you will explore deep underground and see how millions of years of erosion have created one of America’s most unique caverns.

After leaving Laurel Caverns, stop for refreshments on the porch at the Historic Summit Inn before beginning your trip home.