Trapp Family Lodge

Stowe, Vermont

Virgin rating

The hotel

Remember epic film The Sound of Music about the von Trapp family and their flight from Nazi Europe? Well, this is where they landed, in Stowe, Vermont, on an enchanted farm with sweeping mountain vistas reminiscent of their beloved Austria. Still owned by the von Trapp family, their home is now a striking alpine lodge set in a magnificent outdoor playground. If you’re holidaying in winter you can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides and there is superb skiing nearby, with the 3-mile trip by snowshoe or cross country skis to the charming Slayton Pasture Cabin for hot chocolate definitely worth the effort in the winter months. In summer, there’s hiking in the mountains, cycling, horse-riding and bird watching. In fact, the list is endless. Accommodation is extremely comfortable with plenty of home-from-home comforts. Splash around in the outdoor pool when the weather’s warm or head indoors to the health centre to swim a few laps. The kids will love spending time in their very own activity centre with fishing trips on the agenda, guided hikes, scavenger hunts and good old fashioned singalongs around the campfire come sundown. Dine in style at the main restaurant, feasting on Vermont and Austrian cuisine, including speciality dish Trapp Wiener Schnitzel. The Lodge also boasts its very own brewery – sample the range whilst listening to Jazz piano.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set in 2,500 acres in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. Activities nearby include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, bird watching, horse-drawn carriage rides, hiking and tennis. Driving time from Boston Logan International Airport: 3 hours 15 minutes.

Hotel information

96 rooms and suites in the Austrian style Main Lodge. All with air-conditioning, patio or balcony, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, and iron and ironing board. 

Deluxe Rooms are 350 sq ft and have mountain views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Main Dining Room (farm-to-table dining, open for breakfast and dinner). Lounge (serving Austrian specialities and American favourites, open for lunch, dinner, and drinks). Kaffeehaus (bakery and deli). Bierhall (pub-style food and specialty brewed beers). Slayton Pasture Cabin (log-cabin open for lunch and hot drinks throughout the winter).  

Daily activity calendar. Regular live music in the dining room.

Indoor and outdoor (seasonal) swimming pool. Whirlpool. Gym. Sauna. 60 km of private trails for running, hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing. Rock climbing wall. Tennis. Pickleball. Range of tours and activities. 18-hole disc golf course. Yoga*. Carriage and sleigh rides*. Massage therapy*. Bicycle rentals*. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Complimentary parking. Laundry service*. Gift shop. On-site shuttle service. 

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out ourSpecial Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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May 28, 2024 Pam F Findlay, Ohio

Loved the Lodge tour with Bob. Enjoyed all of the beautiful flowers inside and out. Wish we had time to stay longer.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous, friendly, and relaxing.

May 28, 2024 phaedras25 Northbridge, Massachusetts

We went for 3 nights and got to hike, do yoga, swim, rock climb and chill. The location is so beautiful and the rooms have little patios to sit on and relax. One of the best getaways we've ever had.
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May 27, 2024 J L Bermuda

The property setting was special and magical evoking scenes and memories from the Sound of Music movie that this family's plight (the Von Trapp family) has inspired. It was so special to meet the grand-daughter Kristina Von Trapp, who has signed our purchase from the gift store and offered to answer questions following our history tour of the… Read more
The property setting was special and magical evoking scenes and memories from the Sound of Music movie that this family's plight (the Von Trapp family) has inspired. It was so special to meet the grand-daughter Kristina Von Trapp, who has signed our purchase from the gift store and offered to answer questions following our history tour of the lodge. The Maple tour was also very informative and animated and we enjoyed those tours very much. wished we had signed up for more tours; The two tours we went on made our trip very memorable. The Bed was not as firm as we are accustomed to and normally we would have asked for a firmer bed, but due to the short weekend stay, we opted to stay put and adapt. The hotel manager was very friendly and helpful; We credit him for making our stay wonderful too. We would highly recommend staying here in the winter for skiing, fall for the foliage and of course, spring/ summer for the hikes and activities bustling on the property. it was unforgettable and we will return. Read less
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May 23, 2024 Sally S Euclid, Ohio

We were disappointed. Not in the scenery or the accomodations, not by the staff .. they were fine. Just watch your wallet. They quoted one room rate, on the final bill it was $61 more. It was a double charge for taxes and fees that they now claim was something else. They have refused us any refund. The dining room is outrageously… Read more
We were disappointed. Not in the scenery or the accomodations, not by the staff .. they were fine. Just watch your wallet. They quoted one room rate, on the final bill it was $61 more. It was a double charge for taxes and fees that they now claim was something else. They have refused us any refund. The dining room is outrageously expensive. Their breakfast buffet is cold, you can order hot from the waitress. Ours announced they didn't do omelettes or Benedicts before she said Good Morning. This is for $26.00 each. We would never go there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Expensive for what you get

May 23, 2024 CEJHORTS

Noisy, dirty works going on in car park. No apology for inconvenience. Mostly friendly but not knowledgable or helpful front desk staff. Bierkeller over a mile walk from lodge along road with no sidewalk (advised to walk this way by staff). Room fine, but nothing special, particularly with the noise and fumes from vehicles at reception at all… Read more
Noisy, dirty works going on in car park. No apology for inconvenience. Mostly friendly but not knowledgable or helpful front desk staff. Bierkeller over a mile walk from lodge along road with no sidewalk (advised to walk this way by staff). Room fine, but nothing special, particularly with the noise and fumes from vehicles at reception at all hours. Read less