A lovely tree-lined path leads up to the door of the mansion. If you tour the house, you will enter through this door, but you may not notice the path unless you cross the road (walking away from the mansion), and go down the steps.
I noticed this beautiful morning glory on the porch as soon as I arrived. I'm glad I took the photo then, because when we returned later on, the blossom had wilted.
This pool area used to be open (you couldn't use the pool, but you could go sit beside it). I remember eating my lunch there once. Now it's all overgrown, and you can't go inside. I'm guessing they have big plans for this spot, but just haven't worked on it yet.
If you visit, you'll learn about Cornelia's reflecting pool, which was built so that it appears longer than it is when viewed from this end (it's 18 inches wide at the near end and only 10 inches wide at the far end).
At the far end of the reflecting pool is the Bait Box, which was built as a playhouse for Gifford Pinchot's son and is now used as a meeting room.
The mansion itself, in as people-free a photo as I could possibly manage on that day.
A view of part of the mansion (and some people—it's tough to avoid people on a Summer weekend!) from down in the yard. Those are some massive bushes!
Lilypads in the fish pond. I loved their bright colors.
A creepy little building I found strangely attractive. I passed by it on the way to the falls.
The falls, which are much higher and more impressive than they appear. They are located just a short walk through the woods from the mansion.