House & Landscape Tour: Visit Manitoga, the House, Studio and Landscape of pioneer industrial designer, Russel Wright (1904-1976). Tour Dragon Rock, Wright's experimental home which he built onto the rock ledge of an abandoned quarry while masterfully orchestrating the surrounding landscape into a series of outdoor rooms of varying character and delight.THE TOUR EXPERIENCE Tours begin with a short film about Wright's life and design legacy. Visitors then follow the upper Quarry path to Dragon Rock. Along the way, the tour features stunning views of the House and Studio, an ascending stone staircase, a field of mountain laurel, and the exquisite moss room. Visitors approach Dragon Rock by crossing the majestic waterfall via a wood plank bridge. Interior spaces are defined by expanses of glass, innovative materials use, and seamless connections to outside terraces. The Tour concludes by following a stepping stone path over the Quarry Pool dam to the Visitor/Guide House.
Extended Tour: Enjoy a House, Studio & Landscape Tour as described previously, then remain onsite for two additional hours to sketch, photograph, write or just be inspired! Tour guides stay on hand to answer questions, but guests are welcome to wander the house, studio and landscape at their leisure. This is a very special way to experience Manitoga's intimate spaces in the beauty of autumn's evening light. This tour is only available at 1:30pm.