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Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center

584 Route 9d, Garrison, NY 10524-3042
+1 845-424-3812
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Unusual House

The tour of this house was very good. It starts inside a small building where they show a short... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
OldBridgeTraveler
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NJ
A hidden gem

I have been living in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years but had not known about this place. Even... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Gypsgris
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center preserves, protects and shares Russel Wright's modernist House, Studio and Woodland Garden as a masterful integration of design and nature, a powerful example of land reclamation, and a resource for inspired design in daily living through public tours, programs and events. MANITOGA is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.
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584 Route 9d, Garrison, NY 10524-3042
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

The tour of this house was very good. It starts inside a small building where they show a short video. You hike a bit to the house seeing it from a distance. Depending on the season you are visiting, the house could be totally surrounded...More

2  Thank OldBridgeTraveler
Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for submitting this review of Manitoga to TripAdvisor. We are thrilled your enjoyed your tour and hope you will return again to hike the trails, experience a performance or to take another tour at a different time of year. Every visit holds new...More

Reviewed 12 November 2016

I have been living in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years but had not known about this place. Even more astonishing is that I have known about about Russel Wright and his famous American Modern designs for a long time. So what pleasure when...More

2  Thank Gypsgris
Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your very enthusiastic review of Manitoga. We are thrilled you have discovered this "place of great spirit" here in the Hudson Valley. We hope you will return again for more tours, to hike our trails or experience a performance in this extraordinary...More

Reviewed 5 November 2016

I made my reservations on the web page and arrived early to ensure I got a parking spot. The gravel lot holds about 20-25 cars, and there were only a couple of cars there on a Saturday morning. There is a very small visitor’s center/gift...More

3  Thank jjctraveler
Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for submitting this excellent review to TripAdvisor. We appreciate you describing the tour experience from the point of view of a guest, so people will have a better idea of what to expect. Please return soon to hike the trails, experience a performance...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

Manitoga was the home of Russel Wright, a mid-century American designer. The tour includes a hike of some of the grounds and a tour of the house and studio. There are some steep rock steps, a wood bridge with no handrail and rock steps across...More

Thank Babs1newyork
Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We often get questions about the difficulty of the walk for guests with balance issues. Your statement perfectly captures the challenge and the rewards in a way that will help others make the right decision for themselves....More

Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place is a total work of art (a gesamtkunstwerk) from the mid-century modern structure sited on the edge of a quarry, to the idiosyncratic interiors, to the surrounding art directed grounds and trails. If you like architecture or are simply curious about this brilliant...More

Thank AuggieDaddy
Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of your visit to Manitoga. We so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. We hope you will return again and again. Every season offers new delights. All the best, Dan

Reviewed 7 October 2016

Very reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water in its blending in with nature in a beautiful setting, this is a gem that most people don't know about. We had a nearly 2-hour tour of the grounds and house, and the docent was perfect for...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went to visit last weekend, They really need to raise money to repair this attraction. So much was in poor condition. My tour guide was extremely rude.More

Thank Tracy K
Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

It is most unfortunate that your visit to Manitoga was disappointing since visitor feedback, especially with regard to our Tourguides, is overwhelmingly positive. You are welcome to call our office to offer more details about your tour experience. Also, as part of the tour, our...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Absolutely, positively a must see for anyone who likes Mid Century Modern design! Manitoga appears to be carved out of the landscape. Being lovers of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Manitoga was a delight to experience. You start out in a small, tree shrouded...More

2  Thank catmeow3
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Manitoga. The short intro video was a just the right length of time. I do recommend sneakers or hiking boots as it is a rocky trail in parts. The two guides were a charming and knowledgeable. The paths to...More

Thank pzc65
Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you very much for your positive comments on TripAdvisor. We very much appreciate you taking the time to post. Come back soon to Manitoga. Every season has its own delights.

Reviewed 19 August 2016

The house and other facilities combine elements of Wright’s Falling Waters and Johnson’s Glass House without the pretension of those buildings and in many ways a more interesting execution. This is truly and iconic example of designing with nature. The tour leaders were very good.

Thank TheGranddad
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