Let's Take a Tour — Trapp Style

Trapp Family Lodge is more than just a hotel; it’s a family home with years and years of history in its walls. Explore our property, visit Vermont's largest brewery at von Trapp Brewing, learn about our family’s extensive history, and go behind the scenes of our day-to-day operations on one of our many tours.

Note that all tours and experiences are not available for purchase until 30 days in advance.

Reservations are required for all tours and they do sell out frequently, so we suggest you sign up online to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you!

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von Trapp History Tours Learn about the family's true story from Austria to Stowe, Vermont!


This hour and a half experience gives you insight to the truth's and imagined story lines in the Sound of Music and gives you an in depth look at how the von Trapps escaped Austria and ended up here in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. Watch a 20-minute documentary about Maria's last trip to Salzburg and if you are lucky, you will even get to meet a family member and hear what their experience was like growing up with Maria. By far our most popular tour, this does tend to sell out frequently, so we suggest purchasing your tickets in advance to ensure a spot!  
 

 
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Meet the Cows Tour


Join our Vermont farmers on a property hike to meet our friendly Scottish Highlander herd. We have extensive history with this herd, so don’t be shy in asking questions. Come and see all the new cute calves in the Spring months! Meet at the Outdoor Center a few minutes early. Proper footwear and weather-appropriate clothing required. The herd may be located up to a mile away from the Outdoor Center depending on which of our seven pastures they are grazing, so it may require using your vehicle to get there.

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Learning the Forest


Sitting on 2,600 acres of pure Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge is home to numerous wildlife and plant life species. Take a guided hike through our picturesque forests this afternoon to learn what makes these woods unique and sustainable. Be prepared with sturdy footwear and proper clothing.

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Von Trapp Brewing Tours


Johannes von Trapp wondered why lagers were so under-represented in the states. Discover how his dream for Austrian-inspired crisp, clean, traditional lagers came to life in a world of IPA’s right here on our 2,600-acre property. Brewery tours are included with your resort fee and are Tuesdays 6pm and Saturdays 1pm. Tours do sell out!

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Maple Sugaring Tours


Join us at the Trapp Family Lodge sugarhouse as we renew the centuries-old tradition of making pure Vermont maple syrup. Every March, when the days become longer and warmer, we start the process of maple sugaring. We still sugar the "old-fashioned" way, using buckets to collect sap, and we now have taps connected to plastic tubing in the "new-fashioned" way! Then, we boil the sap down to syrup in our sugarhouse in a very large, wood-fired evaporator. The sap and the sugaring process are completely organic; we do not use any chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides.

Our Maple Sugar Tour is a casual, 1-mile hike around the property where you learn about our process and enjoy a tasty maple treat. Meet at the Outdoor Center 15 minutes prior to your tour time.

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Snowshoe to the Chapel


Enjoy a short (but steep) hike to the chapel that Werner von Trapp and other members of the family built. We’ll head into the lovely woods behind our Lodge to explore this important von Trapp landmark. Meet at the Outdoor Center and arrive a few minutes early. Proper footwear and weather-appropriate clothing required. 

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Meet the Sheep


Learn about our cute and friendly flock of Katadhin sheep, named after Mount Katadhin in Maine. Our sheep are on property all season long and love to be hand fed by our guests when they come to visit with treats.

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Bird Watching Walk


WILL RETURN SPRING 2023! 

Join us for an early morning Bird Watching Walk at 7:30 am with Karen Nielsen, who has 35 years of birding experience. Karen received a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology from the University of Vermont and a Masters Degree in Applied Biology, and teaches Ornithology for the University of New Hampshire.

Signup in advance is required by 7 pm the night before the tour and can be made at our Fitness Center.

Meet at our Fitness Center at 7:30 am and have sturdy footwear, as we may be walking the meadows and forests on property.

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Moonlight Snowshoe to the Bierhall


Enjoy a guided nighttime excursion by headlamp to the Bierhall from our Outdoor Center.  This adventure ends at our famous Bierhall when you can celebrate over a warm dinner and a cold von Trapp lager (or two). Headlamp, snowshoes and poles are included with the tour.  

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