Fallingwater

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Fallingwater which includes modern architecture and rainforest

Explore the spacious rooms and gaze up at the twisting jigsaw terraces of a modern building that floats over a waterfall.

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater is a stunning home built over a waterfall. The house, which is considered the famous architect’s masterpiece, has a dynamic style, in harmony with the forest and river that enclose it. Participate in a tour of this mesmerizing residence for a greater understanding of its design and history.

Note how Wright’s passion for Japanese architecture is reflected in the intricate details of the building. This is most noticeable in the spaciousness of the rooms and the coherence of natural and architectural elements. Hear the birdcalls and rustling leaves in the surrounding forest and notice the rushing of the waterfall that plunges down the Bear Run tributary of the Youghiogheny River.

Choose from the range of available tours. The In-Depth Tour covers the full history of the house and its architect, while shedding light on the individual facets of his creation. Attend the Sunset Tour to see the effects on the building and its picturesque surrounding as sunlight begins to dwindle.

Try the 90-minute Landscape Hike through the scenic woodland of the Bear Run Nature Reserve. The site also has a Children’s Tour, during which docents explain to kids how the house was inspired by the natural environment.

Visit the gift shop to choose from its array of fairly upscale items. Rest after a hike with hot drinks and snacks from the café. The house was built from 1936 to 1939 and was widely celebrated for the way it appears to hover over the waterfall.

Book your guided tour in advance from the house’s official website. Fees vary depending on the tour. Discounts are available for youths.

Fallingwater is in Fayette County, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania. It is in the Bear Run Nature Reserve, sandwiched between Laurel Ridge State Park and Ohiopyle State Park. See nearby sights, such as the Fort Necessity National Battlefield, the Youghiogheny River and Hickman Chapel.

Top Hotels Close to Fallingwater

Stay In Ohiopyle near The Falls & GAP trail.
Stay In Ohiopyle near The Falls & GAP trail.
Ohiopyle, PA
The price is $110 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated on a river, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Youghiogheny River and Ohiopyle State Park. Cucumber Falls and Ohiopyle Falls are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Quaint rental. Great location
"Quaint cabin style rental. Had everything we needed for extended weekend stay. Location is in heart of Ohiopyle. Recommend it to others."

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Stay In Ohiopyle near The Falls & GAP trail.
Maple House 20% offwk HOTTUB Ohiopyle~F. Water~GAP
Maple House 20% offwk HOTTUB Ohiopyle~F. Water~GAP
Mill Run, PA
This family-friendly Mill Run vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ohiopyle State Park and Fallingwater. Youghiogheny River and Ohiopyle Falls are also within ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Great house and location in Ohiopyle
"We had a great stay at this fantastic house in the Winter. We were 4 adults and 4 kids. The house was very clean and had everything you would need for a stay in OhioPyle. The grill, fire pit, and hot tub are very nice features. All the highlights of Ohiopyle are a very short drive away. Would definitely ..."

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Maple House 20% offwk HOTTUB Ohiopyle~F. Water~GAP
Stay In Ohiopyle next to the GAP Trail
Stay In Ohiopyle next to the GAP Trail
Ohiopyle, PA
The price is $129 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated on a river, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Youghiogheny River and Ohiopyle State Park. Cucumber Falls and Ohiopyle Falls are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4 reviews)
Ohiopyle affordable rooms
"Great place to stay! Easy to find, great amenities, overall superb!"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Stay In Ohiopyle next to the GAP Trail
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Best Lodging Options Near Fallingwater

Stay In Ohiopyle near The Falls & GAP trail.
Stay In Ohiopyle near The Falls & GAP trail.
Ohiopyle, PA
The price is $110 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Stay In Ohiopyle near The Falls & GAP trail.
Maple House 20% offwk HOTTUB Ohiopyle~F. Water~GAP
Maple House 20% offwk HOTTUB Ohiopyle~F. Water~GAP
Mill Run, PA
Maple House 20% offwk HOTTUB Ohiopyle~F. Water~GAP
Stay In Ohiopyle next to the GAP Trail
Stay In Ohiopyle next to the GAP Trail
Ohiopyle, PA
The price is $129 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Stay In Ohiopyle next to the GAP Trail
Stay In Ohiopyle
Stay In Ohiopyle
Ohiopyle, PA
The price is $149 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Stay In Ohiopyle
Stay In Ohiopyle, Closest to the GAP trail
Stay In Ohiopyle, Closest to the GAP trail
Ohiopyle, PA
The price is $174 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Stay In Ohiopyle, Closest to the GAP trail
In the ❤ of Ohiopyle. Central location, clean, charming. Large yard with firepit
In the ❤ of Ohiopyle. Central location, clean, charming. Large yard with firepit
Ohiopyle, PA
In the ❤ of Ohiopyle. Central location, clean, charming. Large yard with firepit
Escape to this comfy cabin in the woods!
Escape to this comfy cabin in the woods!
Mill Run, PA
Escape to this comfy cabin in the woods!
Luxury Cabin with Hot Tub Spa  adjacent to 16,000 Acres of Gamelands
Luxury Cabin with Hot Tub Spa adjacent to 16,000 Acres of Gamelands
Ohiopyle, PA
Luxury Cabin with Hot Tub Spa adjacent to 16,000 Acres of Gamelands
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.