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Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center

584 Route 9d, Garrison, NY 10524-3042
+1 845-424-3812
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Nice surprise: A hidden gem.

Manitoga is the home and estate of designer Russel Wright located just south of Garrison NY. In... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Afoodie65
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Cold Spring, New York
Perfect Fall Afternoon at Manitoga/Russel Wright Design Center

The tour of the home and grounds exceeded my expectations. Dan Rigbey, Outreach / Visitor... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Musing_in_Manhattan
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New York City, New York
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MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center preserves, protects and shares Russel Wright's modernist House, Studio and Woodland Garden as a masterful integration of design and nature, a powerful example of land reclamation, and a resource for inspired design in daily living through public tours, programs and events. MANITOGA is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.
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“hiking trails” (4 reviews)
“stone steps” (3 reviews)
“hudson valley” (4 reviews)
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584 Route 9d, Garrison, NY 10524-3042
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Manitoga is the home and estate of designer Russel Wright located just south of Garrison NY. In 1996 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 2006 designated by the US Dept. of Interior as a National Historic Site. There are...More

1  Thank Afoodie65
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The tour of the home and grounds exceeded my expectations. Dan Rigbey, Outreach / Visitor Experience Coordinator was excellent, both in terms of his knowledge of the history of the home and design of the property, and his attentiveness to visitors.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Though the phrase "hidden gem" is overused, this place really is hidden. And it really is a gem. Feelings of tranquility, amazement and fun are experienced on this tour.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Fascinating tour of iconic mid century modern designers home and landscape. Beautiful serene setting with hiking trails. The tour does involve a bit of hiking.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I must admit I'd never heard of Russell Wright, Although I was familiar with some of his designs. I went to Manitoga on someone's suggestion, And it was a great recommendation! It's hard to believe that Russell Wright found a former quarry and envisioned what...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Mid-century modern dinnerware designer, Russel Wright, bought a quarry and after ten years of research, built a home that blends into the natural surroundings. The tour includes a short hike with a docent, then a tour of Wright's studio and home. Tours of ten people,...More

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Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you Karen for your very kind words and for sharing your Manitoga experience on TripAdvisor. We hope you will return soon. No matter the season, Manitoga always surprises.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely off the beaten path, but well worth the effort to find it. Home designer Russell Wright and his wife wanted to build a home . . . but more than that they wanted to create a environment for his family and friends to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

The tour of this house was very good. It starts inside a small building where they show a short video. You hike a bit to the house seeing it from a distance. Depending on the season you are visiting, the house could be totally surrounded...More

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Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for submitting this review of Manitoga to TripAdvisor. We are thrilled your enjoyed your tour and hope you will return again to hike the trails, experience a performance or to take another tour at a different time of year. Every visit holds new...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

I have been living in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years but had not known about this place. Even more astonishing is that I have known about about Russel Wright and his famous American Modern designs for a long time. So what pleasure when...More

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Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for your very enthusiastic review of Manitoga. We are thrilled you have discovered this "place of great spirit" here in the Hudson Valley. We hope you will return again for more tours, to hike our trails or experience a performance in this extraordinary...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

I made my reservations on the web page and arrived early to ensure I got a parking spot. The gravel lot holds about 20-25 cars, and there were only a couple of cars there on a Saturday morning. There is a very small visitor’s center/gift...More

4  Thank jjctraveler
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Dan_Rigney, Public Relations Manager at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for submitting this excellent review to TripAdvisor. We appreciate you describing the tour experience from the point of view of a guest, so people will have a better idea of what to expect. Please return soon to hike the trails, experience a performance...More

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