What makes our hotel the best choice for you and your dog are the unique, pet-friendly amenities we offer. When you check in with your pup, we’ll provide a fluffy dog bed and blanket, Trapp Family Lodge Treats, Trapp Family Lodge dog bowls, and a map to the dog-friendly areas of our property where you and your pup can roam and play.
Dog-Friendly Hiking in the Stowe Area
There are plenty of dog-friendly hiking trails for you and your pooch to enjoy nearby our property, so put on your hiking boots, grab the leash, and get hiking!
Moss Glen Falls Trail
Distance: 1 Mile | Time: 0.75 Hours | Difficulty: Easy
Follow VT 100 north from Stowe 3.2 miles to Randolph Road. Turn right and follow for 0.5 mile. Turn right onto Moss Glen Falls Road and follow for 0.5 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, as 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.
Mount Mansfield State Forest: Cotton Brook Loop
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 Road and then a left onto Cottonbrook Road. Follow it for about 2 miles to the Cotton Brook Entrance to the Mount 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.)
Sterling Pond: Long Trail North
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. From there, it’s about 9 miles to the Long Trail parking area, which is at the top of 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 Route 108 and returning via the Sterling Pond Trail, then walking down Route 108. There are great views from Sterling Pond (at over 3,000 feet). Check out the Long Trail Guide for further information.
Stowe Pinnacle: Stowe Pinnacle Trail
Distance: 2.8 Miles | Time: 3 Hours | Difficulty: Moderate
From Trapp Family Lodge, take Trapp Hill Rd to Luce Hill Road. Take Luce Hill Road to Vt. 108. Turn right onto Vt. 108. Turn left onto Vt-100 N (0.1 miles). Take the third right onto School Street and a slight right at Stowe Hallow Road. Take slight left to stay on Stowe Hallow Road. Continue onto Upper Hallow Road 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, Mount Mansfield, and the Sterling Mountain Range – and the Worcester Range. You’ll see Hogback Mountain to the southeast, which you can get to via the Hogback Trail.
From the Trapp Family Lodge, take Trapp Hill Rd. to Luce Hill Rd. Go to the bottom of Luce Hill Rd. and turn left. In about 1 mile, turn right onto Edson Hill Rd. Turn right onto Edson Hill and pass the entrance to Stowehof Inn. Take the next drive on your right and park in parking lot.
While staying with us, we ask that you kindly observe the following rules for the comfort of all our guests:
- Dogs over 50 lbs 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.
- Nightly Pet surcharge of $50 plus tax applies to guest rooms including pet occupants.
- 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 that dogs are not allowed in the Guest Houses or Villas, only the Main Lodge. They are also not allowed on the dedicated Trapp Family Lodge trail network dedicated for mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing.