by Carrie Calzaretta
The Austrian-inspired Trapp Family Lodge, located on 2,400 acres in Stowe, is a great option for families if for no other reason than it was the Trapp Family that inspired the family classic, “The Sound of Music.” The resort has a children’s center with a kids’ program as well as a wide variety of activities like cross country skiing, tennis, biking, arts and crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides and even maple sugaring. Amenities abound, including a 60-by-25 foot indoor swimming pool, two heated outdoor pools open seasonally, a 20-person outdoor hot tub surrounded by heated slate, a fitness center and three on-site restaurants. Families can choose from rooms in the main lodge, villas or chalets, which are ideal for families with two bedrooms, two full baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, a living room with a wood-stove and a pull-out sleeper sofa.
Our Editor Loves
- Two-bedroom villas with fully-equipped kitchens
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Children's center with kids' program and wide variety of activities
We enjoyed four nights in this unique and relaxing resort. Rooms were spacious, food very good, in particular the BierHall and breakfast buffet. It was great to taste all of the local produce including Von Trapp beer, beef, dairy products and maple syrup. The information about the Trapp family was interesting and nicely done and we enjoyed Bob’s maple sugar walk.
The children loved the outdoor pool and the hiking and biking opportunities were good on site and locally.
by Mark A
We decided to stay there because of a bit of (family) history with the resort. Glad we did. Beautiful resort and Grounds. Only one small criticism, If you have breakfast in the Main Lodge, go hungry! It is a buffet and my wife only had a bowl of oatmeal. So that was a bit pricey. But for myself, the salmon, and everything else was great. We will go back for return visits.