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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Mar 27, 2020 Judy405

My husband and I stayed at the resort and found the grounds quite lovely. We booked a king bed and were given a double bed. When we told the management this, we were offered a complimentary breakfast. It could be a great buffet but they were out of scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns and the fruit was all most gone. It didn’t get refilled until we… Read more
My husband and I stayed at the resort and found the grounds quite lovely. We booked a king bed and were given a double bed. When we told the management this, we were offered a complimentary breakfast. It could be a great buffet but they were out of scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns and the fruit was all most gone. It didn’t get refilled until we were done eating. They provide a schedule of events but it’s not really provided. Example, we wanted to see the movie of Maria’s life. It is scheduled for a 7PM but there is no one to play it- the hotel clerk took us to the room and started the tape when we asked about it Almost all activities are a charge of $10 for each hotel guest, even a tour of the hotel grounds. The visit to the highland cows was an exception, it was free and the guide was very knowledgeable. Lastly, there isn’t enough parking. I believe the lot gets filled by restaurant guests and there aren’t enough spaces left for the hotel guests. All in all, for the price it should have been better! Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 rjk621

Our daughter had a great time and was made to feel so welcomed by the staff. Stowe was closed but we had fun anyway and will be back! Thanks to the staff for taking great care of us and the friendly atmosphere.
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Mar 16, 2020 sunshine3 Little Rock, Arkansas

We loved our stay here. It was so comfortable and relaxing, great food, great staff! We will definitely return. From Martin and Ian and Lori at the desk, to the wonderful meals we had here - Special thanks to Christian and Jennie in the dining room, to the tours we took with Bob, it was just a fantastic experience. Learning more about the Von… Read more
We loved our stay here. It was so comfortable and relaxing, great food, great staff! We will definitely return. From Martin and Ian and Lori at the desk, to the wonderful meals we had here - Special thanks to Christian and Jennie in the dining room, to the tours we took with Bob, it was just a fantastic experience. Learning more about the Von Trapp family, who were true heroes and still are, was a wonderful bonus. Thank you to Kristina for spending time with us and to Johannes for signing our book. Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 Ilya L Marblehead, Massachusetts

Service, view, and food was great. Room and lobby are outdated- everything looks 20 years old. Even has an old smell. Heat wasn’t turned on when we arrived. Heat ran was super old and loud. Price just wasn’t worth - unless you really just want a nice.
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Mar 15, 2020 marybroderick East Lyme, Connecticut

Even we lost most of the snow, we still had a fabulous week at the Trapp Family Lodge. The touches that make guests experience a little bit of Austria add so much to the stay. The resort does its best to maximize x-c skiing opportunities, and there is a lot to do when the skiing is not available. This is a spectacular spot.