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Trapp Family Lodge
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence
Cranston, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
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“The Trapp Family Lodge truly has a magic of its own!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

The Trapp Family Lodge seemed to possess an unearthly, warm friendliness. From the snow-peaked mountains in every backdrop and view from the hotel, to the genuine service from the bus boy in the dining room to the waiter to the concierge at the front desk, one felt sincerity in the home-like atmosphere. We had a wonderful time when we ate dinner in the dining room. The food was excellent. Perfectly balanced with five-star quality yet had the all the comforting tastes of an unmistakable home-cooked meal. The friendly chef even came out to pay us a visit when we complimented on his cooking to the waiter. We spent a very enjoyable time later listening to a gentleman play piano. From songs from The Sound of Music, to Elvis, to Michael Buble, it was jazz mix at its best. We had such a fun time together as a family strapping on our snowshoes and adventuring through the trails in the woods. We climbed to the small chapel at the top of the hill that was built by a Trapp family member. The sugar house was such a cool place to visit and learn how they make their maple syrup, the classic, wonderful, old-fashioned way. They treated us to donuts, cider, and even let us try maple sugar on the snow, a delightful taffy that is entirely from heated maple syrup. The lodge itself was full of enchanting rooms to visit and spend quality time together. The lounge, library, game room, and family room were complete with board games, a tv where they will put a movie on for you, and hearty, warm fireplaces that were perfect for the chilly weather outside. The rooms truly warm your heart. After we heard the history tour (colorfully acted out by an energetic young man), the grandchild of Baroness Maria Von Trapp herself came to visit and talk with us, answering any other questions we could have about the lodge or Trapp family. It was so cool to hear that the place is still family run. Their family story from beginning to end is heart warming and intriguing. The fitness center was beautiful as well, complete with a large indoor pool and oh-so-cool outdoor hot tub with a view of the mountains! The deli sandwiches were delicious, with the perfect touch of Austrian-ness. After spending a day of down-hill skiing at Stowe (only a few minutes away), it was delightful to settle back down into our warm, cozy room at the lodge! A wonderful, unforgettable experience all in all! We plan on coming back!

Room Tip: We stayed in a premier suite on the 4th floor that was rusticly beautiful with the wooden details an...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for writing such a lovely and all encompassing review of your recent stay with us. It is so nice to know the staff and von Trapp family made your stay so memorable. All who were mentioned have been given your praises and appreciate knowing how much you enjoyed visiting us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort in the future and again thank you for sharing so many wonderful details about your experience. Cheers! Rebecca
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Nashville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Trapp Family Lodge is a lovely, welcoming lodge that makes you feel relaxed and right at home with the comfort, great food, and excellent friendly service. The setting is gorgeous, and the Austrian charm is just right to make it special without being corny or overdone. The scenery is breathtaking, and the cross country skiiing is fabulous. The ski set up is perfect for anyone, novice never on skis to experienced cross country skiier that wants a fun challenge,,,anyone can find a trail to enjoy. There is plenty of room in the lodge and outdoors, so you never feel like you are crowded or bothered, and there are lots of little get away spots settle in with a cup of coffee and a good book. The food is quite delicious and varied, and while we did not visit the brewery there is Trapp Lager brewed right there on property. Some of the food served at the dining room is grown on the Trapp Family farm, the eggs and pork for instance are all produced on the Lodge property. There are optional activities for families, like a movie night everynight with very kid friendly choices like Black Beauty or Fantasia. We visited in March and there were feet and feet of snow, and pretty sunny days to ski. Everything about our trip exceeded our expectations, and we are already looking forward to a return trip, maybe in the autumn for the pretty leaves, or summer for an escape from hot humid summer.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Your review is delightful - thank you for taking the time to share so many thoughts about your stay with us. We are always so glad to know when our guests have embraced all we offer from skiing to dining to setting. The location is why the von Trapp's chose to settle her in 1942 - it reminded them so much of their beloved Austria and we have heard many guests comment about how Trapp Family Lodge setting reminds them of when they visited Austria. Thank you for mentioning our farm-to-table offerings such as the pork and eggs. Trapp Family Lodge is a year round working farm with cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs and in the summer extensive vegetable and flower gardens. We also make maple syrup in the spring - the sap just began to flow this week and the sugarmakers are boiling the sap to produce the sweet maple syrup Vermont is so famous for producing. We do hope to welcome you back again in the summer or fall; both of which are lovely seasons to enjoy at our resort. Cheers! Rebecca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed for 5 days/4 nights in one of the villas...which was like a dream home!

Our villa was two stories and fully furnished. It had three bedrooms, with decks off of every bedroom, 4 bathrooms, with jacuzzi bathtubs and heated floors (awesome!), a washer and dryer, and an open first floor with full kitchen, dining area, and living room, with a fireplace. The villa also had a two-car garage, in addition to plenty of parking space in the driveway.

The villas are separate from the hotel rooms, which are in the main lodge area, but they're just a walk/drive away.

The property featured a gym, indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, sauna, kids' playground, tennis courts, bakery, spa, gift shop, laundry room, and plenty of Von Trapp memorabilia.

The only "negative" (if you want to call it that), would be that it takes approx. 20 minutes to get from the property to the town...but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Room Tip: Don't follow your GPS to get there. It will lead you through the back way (which is a dirt road...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in a Villa. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our luxury Villas so much that you wished you lived here! We appreciate your extensive description of the Villas and in mentioned many of the offerings at our resort. We are in a very private location but as you pointed out we are very close to the town of Stowe with shopping, dining, craft shops, art galleries and more. We hope you return again. Cheers! Rebecca
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NY
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

We exchanged in through Interval International. The guest houses are very nice. I hadn't cross country skied in over 30 years. Took a lesson at the Outdoor Center, got a great deal on an equipment package, and had a great time on the groomed trails. We could ski right from our guest house to the groomed trail going by. Be sure to get to the Cabin in the woods if you are able to and have the hot apple cider and soup. Food at the main Dining room was SUPERB. Be sure to do the history tour and learn the real story behind the family. Rewatching the movie after speaking with the Von Trapps was very interesting. Wish we had gone to the deli/brewery earlier in the week. A very pleasant place to spend some time. Next time we need to get in the hot tub as well. It was just too easy to get back to the warmth of the guest house after a day of skiing. Stowe Mountain is just a couple of minutes away. We spent a day downhill skiing there as well. Stowe is a very nice area in general and the Trapp Family Lodge specifically.. This is a place to get back to!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Great to know that although you had not cross country skied in over 30 years that a lesson and good equipment at a good package price made the experience a positive one. You will inspire many to do the same! Glad you made it to the cabin and enjoyed the soup and hot cider as well as superb dining in our Main Dining Room. Our Food and Beverage Director, Arnd, will be pleased by this. Definitely include a soak in the outdoor hot tub next visit - it is a wonderful way to end a day of skiing and the views are phenomenal as your relax in the warm, bubbly water. Thank you for mentioning our close proximity to Stowe Mountain Resort for downhill skiing - best in the east! We can't wait to welcome you back again. Cheers! Rebecca
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We went to the Trapp Lodge for my birthday and although we were only there one night, I felt like I did more in 24 hours than on a full weekend! I always loved the musical, but I found the people behind the REAL story so much more interesting! Our check-in was one of the easiest I ever experienced! from the bell guys loading up our bags! to the valet whisking off our car, to the desk clerk who said "Happy Birthday." We were in our snowshoes and out exploring within just a few minutes of our arrival. We had dinner in the lounge, had great piano entertainment, my husband had the Wiener schnitzel (excellent) and I had a soup/salad that was delicious. We both love craft beers and really enjoyed the Trapp Lager. We made some friends at the bar and all went upstairs to watch a documentary of the Trapp family by the fireplace. The whole Lodge was comfortable and felt like home - very warm and friendly. The following day we were up early to XC ski up to the cabin where we had soup and sandwiches by the fire before heading back down. It was a good workout, and the trails were well groomed, well marked. All in all, just a great time, good exercise, friendly, helpful people and excellent eats. The one thing I wish I hadn't forgotten was my bathing suit - the fitness center is great and it would have been wonderful to sit in the outdoor jacuzzi with a glass of wine and stare up at the million stars in the Vermont sky! The only drawback (for me) was the pillows and mattress were a bit too fluffy - but my husband slept just fine!

Room Tip: We stayed in the main lodge, second floor and it was very bright and quiet - even with the JO XC eve...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
We are thrilled to have exceeded your expectations of your visit to our resort and we thank you for sharing this on Trip Advisor. We are flattered that your chose to celebrate your birthday with us! We enjoy hearing when guests tell us that although they love "The Sound of Music" that learning the real story about the von Trapp's is much more interesting and often visitors realize for the first time that the musical and movie were based on Maria von Trapp's book, "The Story of The Trapp Family Singers" and that the story is not fictional. It is nice to hear that our Reception Desk wished you a "Happy Birthday"! So glad you enjoyed the Trapp Lager and Wiener Schnitzel, both authentic Austrian offerings. March was a great ski month this year and it sounds like you took full advantage of the awesome conditions. We hope to welcome you back again - the jacuzzi awaits you! Rebecca
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Trapp Family Lodge. We live in the south and hardly ever get snow, so this vacation was a trip for our children, aged 14 and 16 to play in the snow. We went cross country skiing and snowshoeing, a first for us. The lesson was good, and the folks in the outdoor center were helpful. FYI, don't worry about bringing waterproof shoes to snoeshow--they are included in the rental. Other reviewers had commented that the lodge is due for some updating, painting, etc, and that was true of our room, but it didn't keep us from enjoying the stay. The staff was friendly, and the complimentary valet parking was a treat. The staff even declined a tip! The food was good, and the prices are typical of resort prices. We didn't eat in the dining room, but enjoyed the lounge and the deli-bakery. Don't miss the outdoor hot tub, no matter how cold it is!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Thank you for your awesome review! We are so glad you took the opportunity to introduce your family to winter sports. Cross country skiing is becoming more and more popular each year - it is a great sport for family's to enjoy together. Thanks for sharing the info about not needing waterproof foot gear as we supply cross country ski boots with all rentals. Our staff will very much appreciate the compliments your shared and our Lounge and DeliBakery staff will be pleased to know you enjoyed your meals. Our outdoor hot tub is very popular - glad you were able to enjoy it! Cheers! Rebecca
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

I can hardly wait to return to take a cross country ski lesson,buy a pair of used cross country skis at 109.00 bucks, or just hang out in the hot tub after a workout at the fitness center. The pool was also awesome and the breakfast…not bad.

Room Tip: Visit Stowe and take a gondola ride!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Thank you for your upbeat review! We can't wait for you to hit the cross country trails again with your new skis! Hot tub is waiting...
Cheers! Rebecca
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Property: Trapp Family Lodge
Address: 700 Trapp Hill Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5074
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Region: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Stowe
#5 Business Hotel in Stowe
#6 Family Hotel in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Trapp Family Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harmony. A simple word that captures the essence of what makes Trapp Family Lodge and resort such a special place. Here in Stowe, Vermont you'll discover so many different experiences, activities and opportunities to enjoy your mountain escape. And yet all this remarkable variety - hiking, swimming, tennis, birding, cross-country skiing, meetings, weddings, an indoor spa, and more - lives in perfect harmony. A vacation here will leave you rested and refreshed. Recharged and reconnected. But most importantly, it will remind you of what's truly important. A magnificent 2,500 acre resort managed by the family that inspired The Sound of Music, this New England treasure is the perfect place for your next vacation. A little of Austria. A lot of Vermont. ... more   less 
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