i just came back from there. It is nice but i think it caters to the cross country skier crowd.
There wasn't alot to do with a young child, No sledding, (we did out own with a piece of cardboard..he he)...
snowshoeing was fun...and the sleigh ride was ok.
But there was a contingent of poser cross country skiers around thinking they are trying out for the Olympics with their 600 dollar snowsuits.
I expected the lodge to have better views, our room was nice in the lodge, but the heating system didn't work all that well. No safe in the room, no refrigerator, WTF?..every comfort inn has those things, why cant they?
outside of balcony door was dirty, butts everywhere, and a empty water bottle.
This place is crazy expensive for what they offer, really not too much, everything is extra, food, rock climbing, sleigh ride, tea and cookie hour, etc..
The most glaring and ridiculous thing i couldn't even believe was that if you wanted to go to the indoor pool you had to leave the lodge. Which meant you had to put on your coat, then walk over the road to the fitness center. Then once inside you had to change in the locker room,
Once you are done at the pool you had to change once again and put your coat on to walk back to the lodge. I felt like i was using the pool at the local YMCA.
I keep using the comfort inn as a reference but, every comfort inn i have been to has a nice clean indoor swimming pool, and that means INDOOR..not needing to walk outside.
the food was excellent and really saved the trip for me, the lodge is clean and the staff friendly except for one woman at the ski lodge store tending the fireplace. My wife asked her a question and she was quite rude.
This place cost me a bundle, i just really expected more, and they should not include gratuities on the bill at the restaurant. Im from NYC and if a restaurant did that here it would close.
I think they could do alot better, they have 2600 acres of land, They could really do alot with that, They could have REAL winter activities for people who have a pulse and not only for people who want to look at the view or the eddie bauer over 50 crowd that hangs at the piano bar and listens to the bill murray piano bar guy doing a medley of am radio songs. YAWN....ZZZZZ
they have an amazing collection of national geographics, i guess the von trapps liked them because they have natl go;'s from the 50 and 60's tossed about...this was my fun...looking at them for 340 a night!!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Trapp Family Hotel Stowe
- Von Trapp Lodge
- Trapp Lodge
- Trapp Family Stowe
- Von Trapp Family Lodge
- Trapp Family Lodge Stowe, Vermont