We didn't stay here but went there for a few hours. There are beautiful views all around! It's easy to see why the Von Trapp family chose this location! We did go to the coffee shop. The baked goods and pastries are excellent! They had Apple Strudel - like in "a few of my favorite things" and it was very good. My favorite was the cinnamon roll! Amazing! Best I've had and I've had tons of cinnamon rolls in my life! I also got a bacon egg and cheese sandwich, which was great, and I loved the home made English muffin it was made with! I recommend the hike up to the chapel. It's beautiful hike and not too far, though it's a little steep at the end.
My husband booked a weekend get away for my birthday over here since the sound of music has been my favorite childhood movie. It was so thoughtful of him. It was a great experience for the most part because the views are stunning. The suite he booked wasn’t what we were expecting as we are used to staying at 5-star hotels that are mostly on the more modern, luxurious and clean side when entering the lobby and our first impression of the lodge inside was a bit underwhelming. The views from our balcony were serene and calming however the rooms were quite outdated. I understand that the theme is from that era and it really does feel like you’re in the 60’s and 70’s however a little bit can be upgraded/modified. The lobby definitely needs a face lift as the first impression can be underwhelming. I enjoyed the buffet breakfast but my hubby did not. The breakfast hall definitely needs a revamp for sure. We still enjoyed ourselves thoroughly because we stepped outside of the lodge and explored the surrounding areas and neighboring towns in Stowe. The sound of music/Maria Von Trapp history and tour was nice (quite informative). We met Sam Von Trapp (Maria’s grandson) once the documentary ended which was nice. The lodge is very pretty from the outside with scenic views however some tweaking is necessary. The elevators have a strong odor and so do the carpets - with the rates being charged I am sure they can afford to renovate parts of it every year - it’s quite pricey to stay at a suite here so upgrades are necessary in my opinion. We went to the coffee house one morning, which was nice and also made a stop for lunch at their beer brewery which was great. I like their gift shop it has some cute stuff. All in all our experience in Stowe was excellent because we enjoyed our stay in Vermont and I am forever grateful to my husband for planning everything so meticulously.
Beautiful scenery and so much to do! We took advantage of several of the tours, which are a good way to see the rest of the lodge. No food/breakfast is included, which is a bit surprising given the price point. We ate at the coffeehouse for breakfast, which was more affordable and the food was great. The main dinning options for dinner were nice as well. The rooms are cute with upgraded bathrooms and excellent views of the mountain range. Staff are very friendly as well.
We had lunch at the brewery and the food was excellent. Portions were generous enough that we shared 1 salad, 1 lunch plate, and a dessert. The location is beautiful and of course the history of the von Trapp family is part of the draw. We halfway expected Julie Andrews to pop out at any minute singing 'the hills are alive with the sounds of music'. A definite must visit if you're in Stowe We went in the summer when it was easily accessible.
I've been coming here for the past 15 years with family, and have always stayed in the guest houses. It has been an absolutely amazing experience to come here every year. Plenty of hiking trails in the area, events to see in the lodge, animals like cows and sheep around to enjoy, etc. The history of the area is cool to look into originally with the Von Trapps.
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