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Looking for Dog-Friendly Hotels in Vermont?

In the Main Lodge at at Trapp Family Lodge, we welcome your furry friend. Situated on 2,500 acres of land, our pet-friendly resort's accommodations in Vermont offer special touches to help our canine guests feel at home. We provide a dog bed and blanket, Trapp Treats and Trapp Lodge dog bowls, along with a Doggie Trail Pass and a map to the dog-friendly area of our property where you and your pup can roam and play.

To make your Stowe, Vermont dog-friendly resort reservations please call 1.800.826.7000 to speak with a reservation specialist.

While staying with us, we ask that you kindly observe the following rules for the comfort of all our guests:

  • Dogs over 50 pounds are permitted at the discretion of the manager..
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times when not in your room.
  • Use only dog-friendly paths, and avoid our groomed trails.
  • Dogs in unoccupied guest rooms must be crated for the safety of your pets and our staff.
  • Use scoop bags and deposit them in the container provided.
  • Barking dogs must not be left in room unattended.
  • You are responsible for any damage caused by your pet.
  • There is a nightly fee charged for all Lodge rooms with pets.

*Please note dogs are not allowed in the Guest Houses or Villas, only the Main Lodge and not allowed on the dedicated trail network for mountain biking, hiking, skiing & snowshoeing.

Dog Friendly Hikes

Hikes for you and your furry friends!

Distance: 1 miles
Time: .75 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Follow VT 100 north from Stowe 3.2 miles to Randolph Road. Turn right and follow for .5 mile. Turn right onto Moss Glen Falls Road and follow for .5 mile to a small parking area.
This is a very short, but scenic, hike to a spectacular waterfall. Although the trail is not well marked, the route is obvious. Follow the brook upstream to the falls. Be careful at the falls. Loose debris at the edge of the trail can be slippery and dangerous. Inexperienced hikers should stay to the left, above the falls. The trail connects to a VAST snowmobile trail so be careful not to follow the wrong trail back.

Distance: 9 miles
Time: 4.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

From Trapp Family Lodge, follow Route 100 north to Moscow Road. Take a right on Moscow Rd and then a left onto Cottonbrook Rd. Follow it for about 2 miles to the Cotton Brook Entrance to the Mt. Mansfield State Forest. Parking is on the right. The trail begins down the road at the red gate. The loop passes by a number of old farm and saw mill sites and affords views of the reservoir and the Bolton Range. (If you come across a moose, enjoy - but keep a safe distance.)

Distance: 2.8 miles
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

From the Trapp Family Lodge, take Trapp Hill to Luce Hill Road. Go to the bottom of Luce Hill and turn left. About 9 miles to the Long Trail parking area which is at the top of the Notch road. Parking is on both the left and right. The trail is on the right side. The route to the pond follows the Sterling Pond Trail. You can make a loop of the pond by following the Elephant’s Head Trail, but be careful to get back on the Sterling Pond Trail for the descent back to the trailhead. A more challenging loop can be created by hiking up the Long Trail from further down Rt 108 and returning via the Sterling Pond Trail, then walking down Rt 108. There are great views from Sterling Pond (at over 3,000 feet). Check out the Long Trail Guide for further information.

Distance: 2.8 miles
Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

From Trapp Family Lodge, take Trapp Hill Rd to Luce Hill Rd. Take Luce Hill Rd to Vt. 108. Turn right onto Vt. 108. Turn left onto Vt-100 N (0.1 miles). Take the 3rd right onto School St. and a slight right at Stowe Hallow Rd. Take slight left to stay on Stowe Hallow Rd. Continue onto Upper Hallow Rd and park in small parking area. The Stowe Pinnacle Trail is relatively short but steep, with a bald open summit from which you can see the Green Mountains to the west (including Camel’s Hump, the Bolton Range, the Nebraska Notch, Mt. Mansfield and the Sterling Mountain Range) and the Worcester Range. You’ll see Hogback Mt. to the southeast, which you can get to via the Hogback Trail.

Difficulty: Easy

From the Trapp Family Lodge, take Trapp Hill to Luce Hill Road. Go to the bottom of Luce Hill and turn left. In about 1 mile, turn right onto Edson Hill. Turn right onto Edson Hill and pass the entrance to Stowehof Inn. Take the next drive on your right and park in parking lot.

Sharing Your Experiences

How you and your dogs enjoyed our new Dog Friendly Lodging


"I like the fact that I was able to bring my dog and we felt very welcome with(Jasper) It was great to come into the room and see the dog bed, dishes, water and dog bones. Jasper really enjoyed the dog bones. thank you for letting us bring Jasper and everyone for making us feel welcome with him."

The Farrars

"From the moment we arrived we had a warm welcome from the Valet/Bellhop who totally took care of us. Reception was warm/kind and very informative. We brought our black lab, Lucy - who LOVED her stay. From the bed to the biscuits to the bowls you provided for her, she definitely felt like part of the von Trapp Family! Sitting in the Library and walking your trails, it was truly a pleasure to bring her with us and have someplace the whole family can enjoy. Thank you again for the amazing experience. We hope to be back again, this time with a dog and our first baby (due Oct. 1!)"

The Varrichios - Stephen, Bethany, Lucy(dog),and Baby V!

"We particularly want to commend you for your attitude toward pets. We travel frequently with our dog and have spent many nights in 'pet friendly' hotels and have never been so impressed. The special treats, dog bed, food bowls and the general attitude that dogs are welcome throughout the lodge and grounds is exceptional. We attended a dog agility trial and next year plan to be back but are already planning to spend several extra days at the Lodge because of how much we enjoyed ourselves and how much you care about welcoming our dog."

The Shnaiders

"We really appreciated all the support and comfort extended to us during our stay. The room was perfectly located within the main lodge, and allowed us to walk our puppy as quickly as necessary on the beautiful grounds. We appreciated the nice touch of clearing a path to allow Fin to walk and play comfortably with all that snow! From the freshly-baked dog treats to the bottled water and comfortable dog bed, we all felt quite pampered during our stay. The staff could not have been more accommodating. Our family has been coming to the Trapp Family Lodge, as time-share owners, for over 20 years. This year's visit was even more enjoyable (if possible), because we could share it with our pet. We received daily phone calls from the von Trapp family, making sure our stay was enjoyable. We really felt like VIP's!! Your new policies, and progressive changes to the Lodge and its grounds have been noteworthy and appreciated. We will certainly look forward to next season, and will try to make a Spring visit so we can teach Fin to catch some trout."

The Heinemans

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