There’s more to Pennsylvania than its gorgeous mountains, lush forests, and hiking trails. If you love the outdoors but wish to see a different side of the Laurel Highlands, head over to Kentuck Knob! This house is the perfect combination of history and nature. Frank Lloyd Wright’s creation is a must-see when you are in the area, so don’t miss out on a chance to witness it for yourself! Read on to find out everything you need to know about Kentuck Knob and start planning your visit today. For more local recommendations, make sure you download our free Vacation Guide! You’ll discover top restaurants, events, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more.
What You Need to Know Before Your Visit to the Kentuck Knob
Kentuck Knob: A Gem at the Heart of the Laurel Highlands
If you’re interested in architecture, you’ve probably heard of Frank Lloyd Wright before. The famous architect has several masterpieces scattered across the country, two of which are located right here in Pennsylvania. The Kentuck Knob is an intricate piece of architecture that was designed as a hexagonal module and consists of one small Usonian house. The house sits right underneath the crest of the hill as if it’s part of the mountain itself. Indeed, Wright believes that, “No house should ever be on a hill or anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together, each the happier for the other.”
You can tour the house daily from March to December, except on major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. From March to October, the house is open for tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m. In November, tours run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. In December, the house is only open to the public between the 26th and the 30th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekends for the rest of the month.
Visit Another Frank Lloyd Wright Creation
If you like the Kentuck Knob, you’re going to love Fallingwater. This Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece is less than 40 minutes away from Oak Lodge, making it perfect for a day trip. The house sits on top of a spectacular waterfall, giving it a dramatic look and impressive personality. If you want to learn more about it, tours are available inside! We highly recommend the one-hour tour. You’ll discover the detailed interplay between interior and exterior, as well as numerous open-air walkways, terraces, and breathtaking views of the surrounding woodland.
Your Relaxing Stay Awaits at Oak Lodge
After spending the day exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces, head back to your cozy room at Oak Lodge! Our splendid inn is nestled in the rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands and makes for the perfect weekend escape in the countryside. Discover peace and serenity in our modern amenities and let the charm of our Pennsylvania property melt your worries away.
Browse our accommodations today and choose from a wide range of styles! Why not stay in one of our lovely cabins? They’re perfect for adventurers. You can snuggle up in a cozy blanket and drink hot cocoa by a crackling fire. Later, enjoy a warm bath in your private bathroom and fall asleep in the luxurious king bed! Wake up the next morning to the sound of birds chirping outside your window and enjoy our signature homemade breakfast before you leave for the day.