Situated on 2,500 acres overlooking the historic New England village of Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge is the perfect setting for a vacation all throughout the year. Settle into one of our delightful rooms or suites with European furnishings and mountain views. Indulge in the charm of an alpine lodge, the conveniences of a modern resort and the warmth of a family run property. Participate in the year round activities the Trapp Family Lodge is pleased to offer, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, back country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, tennis and yoga. Whether you seek solitude or adventure, the Trapp Family Lodge is the perfect choice for an unforgettable getaway any time of year.
The mountain bike trails are open from May 15 until November 1. Trapp Family Lodge has one mile of intermediate single-track trail, 5+ miles of intermediate/expert single-track, and 20 miles of beginner to advanced double-track that spreads all over the beautiful property. The progression of trails is perfect for first-timers or anyone looking to develop skills and confidence gradually and at their own pace. Mountain biking skills lessons, guided trips on and off property are offered, as well as a rental fleet of 40 bikes from children’s cruisers to full suspension bikes. In addition to the private trails, there are over 50 miles of trails within minutes of our resort for guests with a sense of adventure.
For the bird watching enthusiast, the Trapp Family Lodge is home to a variety of natural, and maintained, habitats ranging from Spruce and Fir dominated forests on Round Top above the famous Cabin to Kim Earley’s beautifully designed and manicured gardens. It is because of this great diversity and mix of manicured and wild vegetation that the Lodge and the surrounding property host an amazing diversity of bird life throughout the year.
Perhaps most unique and historically notable about the Trapp Family Lodge are the von Trapp History Tours. As Maria von Trapp once said, “Our life is like a beautiful story that happens to be true.”
The von Trapp family’s journey is a remarkable story. In 1938, just before World War II, the Baron and the Baroness von Trapp left all their possessions and estate near Salzburg. With nine children and one on the way, they fled Austria and were granted asylum in the US. Arriving with four dollars, they settled in Philadelphia and through their music, turned a family hobby into a profession as the Trapp Family Singers. They soon bought a small farmhouse in Stowe, Vermont, because the landscape reminded them of home. There the family lived peacefully, and continued to travel the world singing. They rented out rooms at their farmhouse to skiers and ran the Trapp Family Music Camp. Maria wrote an autobiography that inspired the play and movie, “The Sound of Music,” and her story became an American legend.
What was once a modest farm grew into a world-renowned resort, now overseen by Johannes, the youngest of the singing von Trapp children, and his family.