Touring Wright’s Taliesin West

The Darwin Martin House Restoration Corporation (MHRC) has organized an architectural study tour of Taliesin West and the Greater Phoenix area to celebrate the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday from November 2-6.

Attendees will enjoy guided visits of the First Christian Church, the Harold Price, Sr. House, and the David and Gladys Wright House, as well as exclusive access to Wright’s beloved winter home and work space at Taliesin West (pictured here).

They will also explore Cosanti, the residence and studio of visionary architect Paolo Soleri, a former apprentice of Wright. In addition, attendees will experience the beauty of the Sonoran landscape at the Desert Botanical Garden. This trip will feature a taste of local cuisine, motor coach transportation through the scenic Valley of the Sun, and lodging for four nights, including an overnight stay at The Arizona Biltmore, a luxury resort with a Wright-influenced design.

The staff expects this trip will sell out. Make your reservations today by calling 716-856-3858. The staff also announced the following:

Cost per person (airfare not included):
Martin House Members
Single Occupancy      $1,975
Double Occupancy     $1,550
Single Occupancy       $2,025
Double Occupancy     $1,600

Arrival, Departure, and Transportation:
Please note that this trip does not include airfare. The trip will commence from the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at 11:30 AM on Thursday, November 2. From there we travel to our group lunch location via motorcoach. If you are interested in checking into the hotel the evening prior, we have a special group code you can use for Wednesday evening only. Hotel reservations and payments for Wednesday will be the responsibility of the trip participant, not the MHRC.

Thursday evening-Saturday evening:
Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town
7324 E Indian School Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Sunday evening:
Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Meals included:
4 Lunches and 2 Dinners

We’ve built in some time for you to explore! We encourage you to check out Rick’s Picks for expert suggestions from your tour escort, Rick Kerr. Rick’s Picks will be e-mailed out in your information packet.

Payment and Reservation Information: $800 deposit due upon booking. Balance due by August 1. Please review our cancellation policy prior to making your reservation.  A detailed information packet with complete itinerary will be e-mailed to all participants upon your reservation.

The Martin House Restoration Corporation (MHRC) is committed to completing the interior restoration of the 1905 home, which requires raising an additional $3 million.  It is also committed to being financially self-sufficient at the optimal level of operational efficiency.

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