The von Trapp Story

The Story behind the Story

In the early 1940's, the von Trapp family toured the United States as the Trapp Family Singers & eventually settled in Stowe, Vermont on an enchanted farm with sweeping mountain vistas reminiscent of their beloved Austria. 

They began welcoming guests to a rustic 27-room family home/lodge in the summer of 1950. After a devastating fire in 1980, the original structure was replaced by a striking new 96-room alpine Lodge, located on 2,500 acres of magnificent indoor and outdoor resort amenities. The entire property is still owned and operated by the von Trapp family. For the past three decades they have shared ownership of the resort with many other families from all over the world, through their Villa and Guest House programs.

For those of you interested in the history behind the “Sound of Music", we offer von Trapp History Tours. And just to get you in the mood, "The Sound of Music" is shown weekly (Thursday evenings), for all of our Lodge guests.

Planning a trip to Salzburg, Austria visit the Salzburg and Salzburgerland websites which highlights the Austrian culture, cuisine, sightseeing attractions and more much.

We also highly recommend taking one of the Salzburg Panorama Tours which offers The Original Sound of Music Tour, along with a handful of other cultural infused excursions.

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