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Travel Experience Curated by the Martin House

Explore Wright’s most significant architectural heritage in Arizona.

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Wednesday, November 1 – Sunday, November 5

The Martin House is heading to Arizona, where Frank Lloyd Wright made his permanent home for half the year in the beautiful desert. We will stay at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort and Villas, surrounded by the splendor of the Sonoran desert. The group will tour Wright’s famed Arizona Biltmore, the Price House, and Talisien West, where we will be treated to a private tour and sunset reception. Our adventures will also include time in the desert to experience Arcosanti, a project of Cosanti designed by Paolo Soleri, a Wright apprentice.

In addition, we will tour several private Wright-designed homes in and around the Phoenix area, including the David and Gladys Wright House, where we will enjoy a catered lunch on site. We will also spend a morning at the beautiful Desert Botanical Gardens.

A more detailed itinerary to follow. Here is a round up of the daily activities:

Wednesday, November 1

Group will convene at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort and Villas at 2pm and board the bus.  We will make our way to the Arizona Biltmore Hotel for an extended tour of the site.  For dinner, we will eat at El Chorro, a historic Arizona landmark.

Thursday, November 2

We will begin our day at the Price House, a private Frank Lloyd Wright home.  Following our in-depth tour, we will venture to the David and Gladys Wright House for a catered lunch by Amici catering.  The afternoon will feature a tour led by Stuart Graff, President and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.  Also in the afternoon, a visit the Boomer House, a privately-owned, Wright-designed home.  We will end the day with dinner at Frasher’s Smokehouse, a St. Louis-style restaurant.

Friday, November 3

We will visit the Carlson House in the morning, a privately-owned, Wright-designed home. Next we venture into the desert to visit Arcosanti for lunch and an architecture tour of the community. Friday evening will be time to explore on your own, and downtown Phoenix has First Fridays, during which many of the museums are open late.

Saturday, November 4

The morning begins at the beautiful Desert Botanical Gardens for a self-guided tour, followed by lunch on site at Gertrude’s restaurant. In the afternoon, we head to Taliesin West for a private tour led by Stuart Graff, President and CEO at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, as well as Jennifer Gray, Vice President/Director of the Taliesin Institute.  Following the tour, participants will have a reception on the Sunset Terrace.

Sunday, November 5

There are no formal events planned on Sunday. You are free to check out of the hotel or extend your stay.

Cost of the trip includes all hotel fees, taxes, tour experiences, transportation on a motorcoach bus, as well as all lunches, receptions, and three dinners. Participants will be responsible for planning and paying for transportation to and from Arizona.

Double occupancy, per person: $2,550 / $2,500 member rate

Single occupancy, per person: $3,200 / $3,150 member rate

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Please Review the Terms and Conditions


At the time of reservation, participants can choose to pay a $500 per person deposit or pay in full. Full payment must be received by August 1, 2023.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Cancellations must be made directly to Gina Miano at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House by emailing or calling 716.856.3858 x206. All cancellations are subject to a minimum fee of $50.

  • Refund Policy
    • Prior to July 31: full refund minus $50 administrative fee
    • 60 to 90 days prior to departure: you will receive a refund of 75% of total trip cost
    • 60 days or less (Beginning on September 1): 100% non-refundable

Medical Considerations:

This tour involves significant walking and requires participants to be in good physical condition. You must be able to walk, without assistance, a minimum of one mile over uneven terrain and climb stairs that may not have handrails.

Limits on Responsibilities:

All services and arrangements for transportation, accommodations, and other services related to the tour have been made by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House (MH) only as a representative of the participant. Therefore, the MH should not be held liable for any damages, expenses, or other financial losses to a person or property arising out of injury, cancellation, delay, or alteration from any act of negligence by the hotel, bus, restaurant, or company rendering services during the tour. The MH reserves the right to pass on to any participants expenditures, additional expenses, or losses caused by delays or events beyond its control. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver that will agree to waive, release, and hold harmless the MH, the owners, operators, members, officers, directors, trustees, agents, successors and assigns, from any and all claims, injuries, causes of action, demands, costs, liability, and/or harm of any kind acquired against each of them as a result of your participation in this event. This release shall not be effective if the claim or injury is the result of the sole negligence of the named entity. Should actual enrollments significantly fall below the minimum numbers, a surcharge may be added.

If you plan to join us, please download the liability waiver, sign, and return to the Martin House.

The Arizona trip is sold out. If you have questions, contact Gina Miano at or call 716.856.3858 x206. 

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