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Trapp Family Lodge
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We are avid Sound of Music fans & last year visited Salzburg Austria to look at home of the event etc. Doing a road trip of Northern USA this time & i wanted to surpise my wife with a visit to this Lodge which was a bit out of the way but where I understood would be boutique type lodging & as seen in reviews Von Trapp descendants are walking around the place at any time.
Firstly the Lodge is quite large & impersonal. Unfortunatly to get the Von Trapp experience (a tour) you need to be there on certain days. We missed so after all the trouble was just a large ski/country lodge (in summer) nice rooms but nothing to do , The brwery/bakery is small & not value.
Recommend the in-house Von-Trapp film which covers the history from real family leaving Austria to current times.
Was a wast of money and time for what we wanted & being Australian dont need summer hikes etc have plenty of that.
Had an expensive view room, but basin & shower water did not work. Went down to advise & was told a service guy would fix straight away, never happened, eventually after an hour or so went down & asked for a new room so we could shower etc after a long road trip to get there. That was done promptly without hassle, so got that done at least.

Room Tip: We were in main lodge (very few people staying there at time) rooms dont matter much but see it as a...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

I've been very conflicted on writing this review but it needs to be said. We checked in to our Interval Vacation rental at the Von Trapp Family Guest Houses and while unpacking our food into the kitchen I opened the kitchen cabinet and found a bug that no kitchen should have. Fearing that I could bring this bug home to infest my house I refused to stay there.

Now the reason I was so conflicted on writing the review is because the management at the Trapp Family Lodge was very accommodating. Withing minutes they upgraded us to one of their Villa and moved all our belonging for us. I must say the Villas are 10 in my book. They explained that the Guest Houses were maintained by a different managing company and apologized (I would guess Interval has something to do with the management of the timeshares but it was not said).

I read all the reviews on this location and there was no mention of the issue I came across. If I had read that I would never even booked this trip.

Room Tip: The majority of the Guest Houses are down a very steep hill that requires many stairs and it you'...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ryan K, Director of Lodging & Guest Services at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you DonnaG0713 for your recent review regarding your experience with us in the Guest Houses and Villas. After you had arrived in the Guest Houses to find a specific type of bug, it was my pleasure to assist you in finding alternative accommodations for the duration of your stay. We do pride ourselves upon the cleanliness of our units as well as always making our guests feel welcome and comfortable. As I had mentioned to you in person, our Villas offer all the luxuries and amenities befitting of the most discerning guests’ expectations and would be a fantastic complimentary upgrade for you and your party. Once you were comfortable in the new Villa unit, we did immediately contact our pest control professional to inspect the Guest House unit you had arrived in as we take pest/insect complaints very seriously. He was able to perform a thorough inspection of the unit you had originally arrived in and stated that there was absolutely no evidence of the bug you described being present in the Guest Houses; much to our relief of course. He also mentioned that the climate in which we are situated is not conducive to the habitat required for the type of insect you saw to survive, which was again of great relief to us. Again, it was my pleasure to have been able to immediately remedy the situation that you encountered upon arrival into the Guest House and we will look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Best regards,

Ryan Krukar

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

This was our second trip to the Trapp Family Lodge. Once again, it was a wonderful three day stay that brings the "Gemütlichkeit" of Austria to the hills of Vermont. As usual the staff at the check-in desk were both professional and accommodating. The bellman were outstanding. We especially had great service from Ben and Ian. My wife enjoyed a facial and massage at the spa, along with experiencing a great yoga class. We both took advantage of the roomy outdoor hot tub (very relaxing). I went on the Maple Sugar Walk with Chris. Great info and super guide.
I also experienced Singing for Joy with Judy on the harp. As a singer this class certainly gave me some new insights into voice instruction and my own vocalizing. The lounge was great. Ben, Ana, and Justin were great. John, on the piano, did a super job of entertaining while filling request from songs by Bob Dylan to George Gershwin. Highly recommended. We'll be back again soon!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Thank you for reviewing your return visit to our resort. We appreciate you letting us know that our service was "professional and accommodating" and that our bellmen staff was "outstanding". Your compliments will be shared with the Reception staff. We are delighted you enjoyed the facial and massage in our Fitness Center. Our massage therapists are some of the best in the area and we love being able to offer their services at our resort. Chris Poacher, your guide on the Maple Sugar walk, is outstanding and enjoys sharing the history of maple syrup with our guests. Judy will be thrilled to know how much you enjoyed her class and that she was able to share some of her knowledge of singing with you. John Cassel, our piano player, will be very pleased to know he made your visit special. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort again! Cheers. Rebecca

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I have always wanted to stay at the Trapp Family Lodge and I was delighted when my husband suggested we go there for our 15th wedding anniversary. We only live an hour and a half away so it was a short drive for us. The room was beautiful with a view of the pastures and mountains. We had a wonderful dinner the night of our anniversary and listened to the piano player. The next day we x-c skied, enjoying spring skiing at its best. And best of all there were no crowds.

Room Tip: We had a king superior room facing the pastures and mountains.
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Thank you for choosing Trapp Family Lodge to celebrate your 15th wedding anniversary! We are also delighted you were able to take advantage of the exceptional spring skiing this year. We love to hear when Vermonters chose us as a getaway - we like to share our resort with our fellow Vermonters who can enjoy all we have to offer without having to travel very far. Our piano player, John Cassel, will be pleased to know he added to your anniversary celebration. We hope to welcome you back again. Cheers! Rebecca

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Everyone was extremely friendly and in happy spirits. they made you feel extremely welcome from relaxing massages, fine dining, their own brewed beer,foods raised and grown on the property. Your sheets were turned down every night with chocolates on your pillows. it truly was relaxing especially in the outdoor hot tub on a beautiful full moon night overlooking the mountains. Will be going there again not only to ski but to hike. LOVE IT!!!!!
Thank you Trapp family for sharing your beautiful property. You are the spirit of Vermont and we Thank You.

Room Tip: Book a room over looking the mountains. Gorgeous at night lit up from the village below
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience while our guest. We appreciate you pointing out the various aspects of your stay that your enjoyed. Relaxing in our hot tub on a moonlit night must have been incredible. Thank you for sharing this! We look forward to your return visit to hike - you won't be disappointed. Cheers! Rebecca

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Just had a wonderful overnight trip to the Trapp Family Lodge and can't wait to go back. I had a seminar in the late afternoon at the Lodge and although I only live an hour away, I decided to bring the whole family to stay overnight. We've tried before to mix family and business and it hasn't worked out as well. The Trapp Family Lodge accommodated both perfectly. The seminar was in a beautiful meeting room with tall ceilings, great light and atmosphere. If you're looking for a place to host a business meeting, retreat or family reunion, this place does not skip any of the comfortable details you'd want to find. After the meeting, my family was only steps away in a beautiful one bedroom family suite. It had a living room with a pull out bed, they brought in an extra cot to accommodate all three children. Even with the extra cot there was still plenty of room, we never felt crowded. The additional bedroom was also very roomy and comfortable. In the 20 hours we were there, we hit the fitness center and pool three times! The indoor pool and fitness center were clean and architecture was beautiful. The whole trip was wonderful, really looking forward to next time.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you for such a glowing review of your group meeting and family stay. We are delighted you combined business with a family getaway. Our group sales department will be thrilled to know they exceeded your expectations which led you to bring you family for an additional night at our resort. The accommodations you reserved are perfect for a family in that the suite provides so much room for all to relax and enjoy. Our indoor pool with fitness center and outdoor hot tub are a big attraction for adults and children. Thank you for complimenting the architecture! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again to our mountaintop resort. Cheers! Rebecca

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

I've been here twice now, this winter and last winter, and loved it both times. The rooms are a nice size...LOVE the chocolates on our pillows at night and the daily schedules in our rooms...and there are numerous common areas throughout the lodge, little nooks and alcoves, game rooms with fireplaces, where you can go a read a book or play board games with the kids or whatever. There are bookshelves located in multiple places with books or games or puzzles for everyone's use. Of course it's fun to see the Trapp family history stuff around the place but it's not overdone. I also like that each night there was a family movie playing downstairs. We took advantage of the massages, pool, and sauna, but perhaps my favorite thing was the fact that you could walk right outside, put your skiis on, and within a few feet, you're on the beautifully maintained cross-country trails. There's nothing quite like the feeling of climbing the mountain and having a hot drink and homemade soup at the cabin at the top and then skiing down. Exhilarating!
Finally, the food at the lodge is very good, and we also enjoyed going downtown and trying out the fabulous restaurants and fun little stores there. There's also a brand new ice rink in town where we went skating a few times...both with and without hockey sticks. :-)
We're planning to make this a yearly event. Can't wait to go again next year!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Julie M
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Guest-Communications, Executive Assistant at Trapp Family Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We love hearing from our loyal guests who embrace all our resort has to offer. Our Turndown crew will be quite pleased to know how much you enjoy the chocolates on the pillows each night. Glad you and family made use of the game rooms, common rooms, family history, movies, massage and pools - all popular choices. The Slayton Pasture Cabin is a wonderful destination for skiers and snowshoers in winter. So many family's make the trek as part of their "must do" experiences while staying with us - glad you enjoyed it so much! Stowe village is also a wonderful place to spend a day shopping and dining. The hockey rink is brand new and a source of great fun for family's that skate. We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back next winter. Cheers! Rebecca

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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: £141 - £461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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