Win a deluxe weekend getaway for two to a Frank Lloyd Wright destination of your choice! We paired the top five Wright sites with the best hotels, travel accommodations, restaurant gift cards and admissions to a variety of cultural experiences.
Whether you choose the east coast, the southwest or the midwest as your destination, you will be treated with an unforgettable cultural experience! One winner will be drawn. Each choice of a travel package is valued at $5,000.
Each package is for two people and includes:
Admissions to the Frank Lloyd Wright Site(s)
Flight and car rental
Two to Three-Night Hotel Accommodations
Gift Cards to Selected Restaurants
Multiple Admissions to Your Choice of Cultural Sites/Events, Customized for the Winner
Tickets are $100, and only 350 will be sold. Tickets will be sold Saturday, June 9, 2018 through Sunday, September 30, 2018. Purchase tickets online, in person at the Westcott House museum store, or by calling 937-327-9291.
Offered by the Westcott House Foundation. All proceeds support Westcott programming.
The Winner will pick one of the following destinations:
1. Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ
Wright’s beloved winter home was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a world unto itself. Deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged, Taliesin West possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.
Accommodations: The Arizona Biltmore Hotel is one of the only existing luxury hotels in the world with a Frank Lloyd Wright influence. The Biltmore was designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a Harvard graduate, who had studied under Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was hired as a consulting architect for a brief period of time. The resort has been an Arizona landmark since its opening on February 23rd, 1929. From the resort’s famous owners to the acclaimed property enhancements, the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a timeless treasure.
2. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
An exceptional icon of the 20th century, the Guggenheim launched the great age of museum architecture. Few buildings have inspired the level of controversy generated by the Guggenheim Museum. Wright boldly claimed that his museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art “look like a Protestant barn.” His creation was initially dismissed by many as a “washing machine,” and an “imitation beehive.” Today, the Guggenheim is universally celebrated for its unique architecture and an exquisite collection of art.
Accommodations: The Algonquin Hotel was designed by Goldwin Starrett and his brothers, who went on to build many other famous landmarks, including the Empire State Building. Perhaps its best-known tradition is hosting literary and theatrical notables, most prominently the members of the Algonquin Round Table. The hotel is in the heart of New York City’s Restaurant Row. It is close to Rockefeller Center, moments from the Theater District and steps away from Bryan Park.
3. Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA
Tucked away in the sleepy forests of southwestern Pennsylvania sits one of the world’s most famous buildings: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Commissioned by wealthy department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann and completed in 1937, the home’s cantilevered tiers hang suspended atop a 30-foot waterfall—Wright’s ingenious way of melding the man-made structure with its natural surroundings.
Accommodations: Polymath Park, a 125-acre resort, contains two designs by Wright apprentice Peter Berndtson, as well as two relocated Frank Lloyd Wright homes, the Duncan House and the Lindholm house. There are very few Wright homes available for an overnight stay. Be one of the few who have the pleasure of this unique experience!
4. Wright in Chicago
The Windy City is a perfect destination for architecture and design aficionados. Enjoy all of the Wright sites in the area, including Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, the Robie House, Unity Temple, the Emil Bach House and more! Oak Park, Illinois, where the master architect practiced for many years, is home to the world’s largest collection of buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Accommodations: Conceptualized by famed architect Benjamin Howard Marshall, The Drake Hotel came to fruition when John B. Drake and Tracy Corey Drake financed the project in 1919. The doors of The Drake Hotel opened on New Year’s Eve the following year to 2,000 of Chicago’s most distinguished citizens. The Drake Hotel is one of more than 260 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance.
5. Martin House & Graycliff, Buffalo, NY
Frank Lloyd Wright designed a unique residential complex for Darwin D. Martin and his family between 1903-1905. The house is considered one of Wright’s finest achievements of the Prairie period and, indeed, of his entire career. In a nearby community of Derby, New York, experience the Martin family’s summer home, Graycliff, which stands majestically on the bluffs above Lake Erie.
Accommodations: The Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center makes innovative new use of one of Western New York’s most iconic architectural landmarks. Henry Hobson Richardson, who is one of “the recognized trinity of American architecture,” constructed this Richardsonian Romanesque-style campus of buildings more than 145 years ago. America’s landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park in New York City, as well as Buffalo’s beautiful park system, designed the grounds and gardens throughout the campus.
Raffle Rules and Regulations
One winner will be drawn. The raffle prize is the winner's choice of one travel package, valued at $5,000.
The winner does not need to be present to win.
Staff of the Westcott House Foundation, along with members of their households, are not eligible to participate.
You may purchase one ticket for $100 or three tickets for $250. A maximum of 350 tickets will be sold.
The raffle ticket price is not tax deductible as a contribution to the Foundation.
The travel package is not redeemable for cash or any other value. 60-day advance reservation is required. Some restrictions may apply.
The raffle will begin at 12am on Saturday, June 9th, 2018, and will conclude at 9am September 30, 2018, or when all 350 tickets are sold, whichever occurs first. The drawing will occur on September 30th at 5pm.