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Horse drawn sleigh ride

We visited for a horse drawn sleigh ride which is across the road from the outdoor centre and we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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the guide for snow shoeing was very knowledgeable about the forest and maple syrup making. Good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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At the Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center the question isn’t what to do. The question is, where do you start? From sunrise to sunset, and in every season, there is an invigorating adventure or relaxing activity waiting for you at every turn. The...more
700 Trapp Hill Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5074
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited for a horse drawn sleigh ride which is across the road from the outdoor centre and we had such a lovely and peaceful ride. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the guide for snow shoeing was very knowledgeable about the forest and maple syrup making. Good instructor for cross country..everyone was very helpful..just wish there had been more snow.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alice H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a novice Nordic/classic skiier. I found their trails to be beautifully groomed- some of the best I've seen in the USA. I would say it was groomed to Austrian standards! The terrain was challenging, even on the green/blue trails. The scenery was gorgeous...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JenniferB7399
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are Nordic skiing or snowshoeing, this is the place. Great trails, well marked and groomed. Terrain for all abilities, knowledgeable staff and a great store for all of your outdoor needs. A must do! They rent ski equipment and snowshoes. They also rent...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank nobchi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no idea what's happened to this place, but every time I think the grooming can't get worse, it does at Trapp. How do I quantify this? Abysmal grooming is: --When there's plenty of snow but a trail never gets groomed. Like never. Like,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

There is a great gift shop here, so be sure to stop in to look around, especially if you forgot something! This is also where you'll meet for all outdoor activities. If you are staying at the Lodge, make sure to tell them that so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Beautiful site. Looks like a great place for cross-country skiing. Wish I had had my skis! Very impressed with the whole compound!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank grendog
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We visited twice during our stay at nearby Smugglers Notch. The Von Trapp family lodge & homestead is on VT. 108 in Stowe. It was a treat to explore. First time we went to the lodge & saw the wonderful family pictures lining the walls...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathy W
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We stopped at the Outdoor Center and at the Lodge. We are aware of the Trapp family story, so we stopped by to see both the memorabilia and see what attractions there were. We passed a flock of grazing sheep on the way up the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank MJK810
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The restaurant on site is excellent. The view is wonderful. The fall colors were spectacular. If you are into the Sound of Music, and I am, it is a great place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Christina K
November 18, 2018|
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Response from Vaughan L | Reviewed this property |
Hello Christina, I was there in June of this year (2018). The location is on a mountain designed for skiing and mountain biking. I think you may find it challenging to accommodate a senior citizen with physical limitations... More
Lynn L
May 23, 2018|
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Response from ihorr2015 | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are open to all. If you want a guided tour there is a charge ($10 or 15/person) which you can book at reception - they do not offer frequent tours so you may be lucky and catch one when you are there. It is a... More
December 6, 2017|
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Response from MARYL2174 | Reviewed this property |
Sort of. The vonTrapp family were the subject of the movie Sound of Music. Some of the children lived in the Stowe area. Once, 40 or so years ago, Maria von Trapp came to another Stowe restaurant where I was working as a... More