November 7, 2000
Distance from Baltimore: 195 miles, about a three-and-a-half-hour drive
Why it's cool: Located about 15 minutes from Fallingwater sits another Frank Lloyd Wright home, Kentuck Knob. The contemporary home parallels Fallingwater in many ways, but it unique for its sculpture garden and beautiful view of the Youghiogheny Rover Forge and surrounding mountains. Stay the night at the Inne at Watsons Choice, a quaint bed and breakfast located in nearby Uniontown, Pa. Other area attractions include Ohiopyle State Park, where you can enjoy winter activities like snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and sledding.
Don't miss: Five star dining at Laurtec in the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located about 15 minutes from Kentuck Knob. Laurtec is one of only 20 restaurants in the world to be awarded both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards. The chef offers a fixed-price menu that combines local flavor with Mediterranean and French influences. The restaurant is known for their expert sommelier, who will help you pair your menu choice with a selection of world class wines. If youre a culinary connoisseur, this is one restaurant you cant pass up.
Information: Kentuck Knob, 723 Kentuck Road Dunbar, Pa. 15431. Call 724-329-1901 or go to kentuckknob.com.