We just returned from spending three nights at Trapp Family Lodge. This is not the type of place we would typically select to stay, however we had our two year old daughter with us and wanted a place that would provide her with plenty of opportunity to run around. We were very happy with our decision to stay here.
The rooms are fairly pricey for the level of luxury, however you are paying for incredible views. I doubt there one room with a bad view. The property surrounding the lodge is fabulous. We were able to hike, swim, use the playground, have a beer while looking out at the mountian-side.
The rooms and inside the lodge is dated and covered with Von Trapp photos. But we got exactly what we expected. The room was spacious and the bathrooms were updated. They provided the fridge as requested prior to our arrival. However the bed was very soft (I didn't mind) and bothered my husband's back quite a bit.
The downside was the lack of friendliness among staff. Every time we entered or exited the building the front desk staff made it a point to avert their eyes so not to speak with us. There was no "good evening", smile, or even a nod of the head. The woman in the small gift shop did not even acknowledge our existence. The only exception were the guys that stood at the front door - they were fairly friendly.
Also note that there are plenty of activities available for an extra charge. Many of which I understand, but $10/pp for a history tour of the grounds?! But kids 12 and under are a bargain at $5 ea. Some of the extra fees seemed a little excessive.
The other surprise was that the bakery was not open at 7:30 a.m. We wanted to stop there for breakfast as we were heading home but it was closed.
- 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