Trapp Family Lodge

Stowe, Vermont

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

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf

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 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). Bierhall (pub-style food and specialty brewed beers). Lounge (afternoon tea and light fare). Kaffeehaus (bakery and deli). Slayton Pasture Cabin (open during winter, open for lunch). Wine Cellar. Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal). Indoor swimming pool. Fitness centre with yoga classes, massage therapy a rock-climbing wall and a sauna. 9-hole disc golf course*. Mountain bike trails. 4 red clay tennis courts. Kids' Club and Activity Centre. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary parking.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Vacation in Vermont

Nov 28, 2021 mhighamm Mahopac, New York

The past 13 years have been with my grandchildren who never stop talking about their vacation in Vermont. They were heartbroken last year because they couldn’t come because of covid virus. Hopefully this will never happen again.
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Nov 28, 2021 tcarm87

It is hard to find a getaway so completely relaxing. It has something for everyone. You can be active or do absolutely nothing. It's the ultimate place to recharge your battery. We have been going there since the 80's and always look forward to it. The staff is extremely helpful and the food is amazing!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not even the firewood is any good at Trapp anymore

Nov 26, 2021 josepht969 Amherst, United States

After taking last Thanksgiving off (due to the obvious), we returned to the Guest Houses at Trapp for what would have been our 16th consecutive Thanksgiving. I know we are all struggling, and staff is hard to come by, but the effects are pervasive and the prices don't reflect the suffering. We paid $660 per night for a condo we used to pay… Read more
After taking last Thanksgiving off (due to the obvious), we returned to the Guest Houses at Trapp for what would have been our 16th consecutive Thanksgiving. I know we are all struggling, and staff is hard to come by, but the effects are pervasive and the prices don't reflect the suffering. We paid $660 per night for a condo we used to pay $440 for. All the units are tired and exhibit significant deferred maintenance. check-in in has been pushed to 7:00pm and check out pulled forward to 9:00am. Arrived Tuesday and called T, W & TH to book the climbing wall at the fitness center. Each time we called, the guy said "I'm the only person here. Come by Friday and I will get you in". SO, rolled up in there at 10am today and he told us he was fully booked. When we mentioned that we were the family that called every day, and he said come in on Friday, he launched into a complete breakdown: "I don't have anything. I don't have a massage therapist. I can't offer salon services, I don't have anyone to help me. I had a massive group book the climbing wall. It is just me here and nobody else. I am the only one who can do the climbing wall. Why do you keep calling me? " This went on for a couple minutes, then he said "do you want me to continue with my tirade?" No, we all good. But when we came back at 5pm, he had left the desk and was running some kid up the climbing wall. Whatever. We are all struggling. No towels in the locker room, just nothing. Perhaps the most illustrative thing is how bad the firewood is. The wood sheds here were always full of perfectly sized oak and maple. This year, they are like massive, half cut chunks of beech that are too big to burn and too big to tote up to the room. Yes, I am a fellow alum of the Yale School of Forestry with Johannes Von Trapp, so I'm a firewood snob and appreciated that Johannes knew how to deliver the BTU's. So for me, the firewood fail is the headline of how COVID has wrecked Trapp. I would have been really happy this week to pay $440/night, but for $660/night, it is tired, stressed, no service and trite. Sadly, probably the last trip for us . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great little getaway

Nov 24, 2021 Gcharalambides Oban, United Kingdom

A lovely place to get away to with lots on offer. Beautiful surroundings and rooms, and the food was amazing from each dinning outlet. Also, all the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend visiting the Trapp lodge!
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Nov 23, 2021 Dana P New York City, New York

This was a gorgeous getaway where we hiked through quiet trails, soaked our aching bones in the hot tub watching sunsets - had lovely meals at the Bierhall and Main Room and relaxed by our fire. The grounds are fun to explore and the staff is fantastic. We’re looking forward to returning in the Spring!