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I was wondering if anyone would like to share their Wright rental experiences and which they would suggest and why?
One gets the full experience of FLW's architecture when you stay for a time in the building more than the tours where they herd you in and out. You notice things like details and craftsmanship, the lighting and interplay of shapes and sunlight as FLW intended. You try out the furniture, and admire the views.
Quite simply, if you have anything more than a passing interest in FLW, you MUST do a rental. You'll cherish and remember the experience more than you'll miss the money it takes to stay there.
I plan to get to all of the FLW rentals eventually.
I don't know if you saw the recent thread on this board entitled "Wright Rentals", which addresses the topic of your post and will probably provide you with answers and observations for most of your questions on this subject.
There were 13 replies to the original post, many by those who have stayed in one or more of the FLW properties available for overnight stays. To help you locate the thread, search backward by the "last post" column, and look for Feb. 14, which was the date of the thread's last reply.
Hope this helps you, and enjoy.
No problem, I just thought you might find that thread informative. As to the Muirhead, I believe they only began accepting guests within the last 60-90 days or so. I will be spending 2 nights there in mid-August, and I'll be happy to post my thoughts after staying there. Based on the website and the comments from the poster who visited the property, I have nothing but high hopes for another great stay experiencing the master's hand.
As to the Cheney House B & B in Oak Park, the last info I had was that the B & B was no longer accepting reservations from guests who had not already stayed there before, but was still accomodating previous guests. This info is at least a couple of years or so old, so I do not know if it is still accurate. I haven't been able to locate their webpage for quite a while now, and when I was at the Wrightplus Housewalk last year, the landscaping and lawn around the house appeared to be somewhat overgrown. Maybe someone else can add more current information than this. Anyone?