- Frequently Asked Questions -
Trapp Family Lodge & the von Trapp Family
At this time masks are not required for any guests visiting the lodge.
Main Lodge check in is at 4pm and check out is at 11am
Check in is at 7pm for village 1 & 2 and 4pm for village 3
Check out is at 9:30am for village 2 and 10am for village 1 & 3
Villa check in is at 5pm and check out is at 10am
Yes, please visit our Accommodations page to learn more about accessible rooms.
Some of our Premier rooms do connect, but we can not guarantee that you will be placed in connecting rooms if you book two premier rooms.
Our resort fee is $35 per night, per room for guests staying in the Lodge. Please visit our Property Amenities page to see what it covers!
Early check-in or late check-out times may be offered on the day of arrival or departure. Please check with the front desk for availability.
If your travel plans change, you can cancel or modify your reservation in accordance with the hotel's Cancellation Policy as stated during the reservation process.
Lodge room rates vary by date and by the number of adults occupying a single room. To accommodate more guests, you will need to change your reservation. You will be notified of any additional charges prior to confirming your updated reservation.
You must be at least 18 years of age to make a reservation at the Trapp Family Lodge. A valid ID is required.
Rollaway beds are allowed in specific rooms. Please contact the reservations department for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a limited number of cribs and pack 'n plays. To request one, please email email@example.com.
Trapp Family Lodge accepts dogs under 50lbs. Fees start at $75 per night, per dog (maximum of two per room). All pet friendly accommodations must be booked through the reservations department directly. Call our reservations department at 800-826-7000 ext. 1, to book your pet friendly room today!
Dogs are permitted only in dog friendly areas and are not allowed on our hiking, mountain biking, ski or snowshoe trails. Please see the front desk for a map of dog friendly areas.
Yes, parking is included with the resort fee.
Yes, we have a level 2 electric vehicle charging station; available on a first come - first served basis.
Parking is included in the Resort Fee for overnight guests and for day visitors with purchase of a trail pass.
The original Lodge began welcoming guests in 1950 but burned down in 1980. The Lodge was expanded, rebuilt, and reopened in 1983. The west wing was added in 2000.
Room rates vary throughout the year based on season and availability. You can check dates and rates here.
We do not offer shuttle service to or from the airport. Rental cars and taxi service are available at the airport.
We do have a shuttle for on-property only. You may ask at the Lodge front desk, or at dining host stands to call the shuttle for you when available.
Trapp Family Lodge considers 10 or more rooms a group. To book, please contact our group sales department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Restrooms are located on the main floor of the Lodge between the front desk and Lounge and on the third floor in the west wing, on the bottom floor of the Kaffeehaus, in our Fitness Center, on the main floor and second floor of the Bierhall and on the bottom floor of the Outdoor Center.
Restrooms are available to guests staying, dining, or recreating with us.
We are happy to store your luggage for a few hours before check-in.
Two-night reservations are required on most weekends and during peak foliage season (with a four-night minimum required for major holiday weekends). This may cause our availability calendar to show “No Availability.” During the week (Sunday through Thursday nights), some rooms may not be available for a one-night stay. Interested in a one-night stay? Please call us directly at 1-800-826-7000 ext. 1.
Smoking is not permitted in any guest rooms, Guest Houses or Villas including balconies or patios. Smoking is permitted outside, 50ft or more from any building.
St. Nicholas, the patron saint of hoteliers and brewers.
You may contact the front desk at 1-800-826-7000.
Our reservations department will be delighted to help make special arrangements for you. Contact them directly at 1-800-826-7000 ext. 1
You will need to contact the channel through which you made your reservation.
We have a coin operated facility on property available for guests staying in our Guest Houses. Washers and dryers are available in all Villas. Guests of the Lodge may contact the front desk about laundry service and costs.
We do not offer babysitting services.
We have elevators in the Lodge. Not all rooms can be accessed by these elevators.
Our daily rates do not include breakfast, however we offer several packages that do include breakfast.
Yes there is, based on the time of year you are staying with us. It can be $50 or more based on the time of year you are staying with us.
Yes, we are open all year long.
We do not have microwaves in our rooms. Some rooms are equipped with refrigerators. You can request a refrigerator with the reservations department when booking your reservation.
Yes, all rooms are equipped with these amenities.
We have a year-round heated indoor pool and outdoor hot tub. We also have an outdoor pool open during summer months.
We offer massages at our Fitness Center. Please contact the Lodge to make your reservations today.
We are unable to offer in-room massage ,but we have comfortable massage rooms in our Fitness Center.
We offer both lessons and rentals for mountain bike beginners or experts here on property. Contact the Outdoor Center at 802-802-5719 for up to date info on pricing and lesson availability. We offer trail maps and are a top destination in Vermont for mountain biking.
We suggest making dining reservations in advance to guarantee a spot in one of our restaurants.
Our Dining Room can be casual or formal. We ask that guests do not wear ripped clothing, hats or athleisure wear.
This all depends on mother nature. Our winter trails are usually open from December through March, but may open sooner and close later depending on the weather. Summer trails are usually open May through October.
Check out our trail report for up-to-date conditions by clicking here.
Trail passes are included in the Resort Fee for overnight Lodge guests, and day visitors may purchase a trail pass at the Outdoor Center or online at the top of this page where it says "SHOP ONLINE AND GIFT CARDS". Anyone on our 60km private trail system or on our grounds must have a trail pass on them.
There is a family cemetery on property where Maria, Captain von Trapp and six of the von Trapp children are buried.
A snowshoe is an attachment that you put on your boot to be able to walk in the snow. Snowshoes can be rented at our Outdoor Center.
Yes, Werner von Trapp built a chapel on a hill behind the lodge, after surviving a battle during WWII. He promised God that if he survived, he would build a chapel in God’s honor and came through on his promise once he returned safely from war. Learn more about this amazing feat and visit the chapel on our “Hike to the Chapel” tour.
Yes, the Lodge gift shop is located on the level below the Lobby. We have two additional gift shops located at the Outdoor Center and Bierhall.
We offer year round tours of our sugar house, including maple sugaring season in early spring. In the winer months, snowshoes are required.
Yes, we have an 18-hole disc golf course right here on property that begins and ends at our famous Bierhall. Be Sure to grab lunch, dinner or a few beers before of after you play!
The cows and sheep move between several pastures on property. Please check with the Outdoor Center for the most up-to-date location.
Our Award Winning lagers are crisp, clean and refreshing. We have year-round lagers and seasonal brews. You can find more info about our beers here!
We offer one hour brewery tours at our on site brewery, which is attached to our Bierhall. Tours are Saturdays at 1pm and Tuesdays at 6pm.
It is possible to reserve your rental equipment in advance. You may also go directly to our Outdoor to reserve and pick up your rentals.
To book a ski lesson, call the ski shop at 802-253-5755. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to check in and be fitted for rentals.
Ski lessons are one hour in length and can be longer if booking a private lesson.
We strongly recommend skiing after your lesson. A trail pass is required anytime you are skiing on our trails.
The Sound of Music was filmed in Salzburg, Austria, the ancestral home of the von Trapp Family, as well as Hollywood. The houses depicted in the movie were not the actual home of the von Trapp Family. You can learn more about von Trapp history by taking one of our History Tours here at the Lodge!
When Maria met Captain von Trapp, he had seven children with his late wife Agatha. After Maria and Captain von Trapp married, they had three children, Rosmarie, Eleonore, and Johannes.
Captain von Trapp was not a Nazi and escaped Austria with his family to get away from the Nazi regime.
There is no official museum, but there are many family photos, movie posters, playbills and more von Trapp family memorabilia on display at Trapp Family Lodge for guests to enjoy during their stay. The best way to lean more about the real story of the von Trapp Family is by taking our History Tour where you may even have the chance to meet Kristina or Sam von Trapp for a Q&A. During the History Tour you will also view The Real Maria, a documentary about Maria’s last visit to Salzburg when she was 80 years of age. This is a must-do while staying at the Lodge or visiting the area! Public History Tours have an admission fee. The tour is included at no extra cost in the resort fee if you are staying with us at the Lodge. Check out our activities calendar here for available days and times.
Yes. Maria and Captain von Trapp are survived by their children, Johannes and Rosmarie. They are also survived by many grandchildren, including Johannes’ two children Kristina and Sam, as well as many great grandchildren.
The von Trapps lost all of their money as a result of a run on the bank following the Great Depression. In fact, when they arrived in New York, they only had a few dollars to their name. The family made money traveling and singing as the von Trapp singers and now make a living as owners of Trapp Family Lodge and von Trapp Brewing.
The von Trapp family owns and operates Trapp Family Lodge. You may even run into one of them while staying here!
Johannes, Kristina and Sam live on property with their families at Trapp Family Lodge, and other family members live throughout Vermont and the U.S.
Some family members still sing, although the original von Trapp children do not. Some grandchildren and great grandchildren of Maria and Captain von Trapp continue the tradition of singing professionally. Family members do sing with guests every Christmas Eve during non-airborne pandemic years.
We have a variety of books about the family history, many of them written by family members. We would suggest "The World of the von Trapp Family", "Maria" and "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" upon which the Sound of Music was based. You can purchase these books in our gift shops or online. You may also purchase them online at the top of the homepage in the header under "Shop Online and Gift Cards"