The Trapp Family Lodge is a , three-and-a-half-star resort located in Stowe, Vermont.
The von Trapp family, memorialized in The Sound of Music
and The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
by Maria von Trapp
, fled from the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany
and ended up in the state of Vermont
. In 1950
, a 27-room ski lodge was opened. In 1983, the old lodge was shut down and a new, Austrian-style lodge with 93 rooms was opened.
The Lodge today
Today, the Trapp Family Lodge has added 23 rooms and 100 guesthouses (guesthouses available through Timeshare
only). The Lodge has a gym, tennis courts, sleigh rides, and many other activities. It has a gourmet restaurant, and easy access to skiing
, maple sugaring, the Stowe Recreation Path
, and downtown Stowe.
The Condé Nast Traveler said of the Trapp Family Lodge, "For fans of the Sound of Music, it's the ultimate nostalgia trip: Maria von Trapp's Austrian-style lodge complete with live music and family sing-alongs, but it's the real deal, not kitschy."
The Lodge is one of the principal sites for the annual Vermont Mozart Festival.
During the winter of 1968-69, Johannes von Trapp, the president at the time of the came up with an idea to start cross-country skiing trails at the Lodge. Today, there are 45 km
of groomed trails and 100 km of un-groomed trails throughout the Trapp Family Lodge property.