Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

October 29, 2018

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe has always had restaurants that celebrated the Austrian heritage of its founders, but until recently they were missing that greatest of traditional venues – the von Trapp Bierhall. This is the kind of restaurant that’s short on ceremony and long on homey, hearty specialties, the kind of restaurant where you can … Read More

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Mountain Top for a Family Retreat

Mountain Top for a Family Retreat

April 18, 2018

Fireplace? Check. Gorgeous views of the Green Mountains? Check. Comfy beds? Check. Access to snow sports? Check. Hot tub? Check. Other than the obvious essentials like food, beer and wine, this is what I need to have a great vacation. Add in my husband, son and the grandparents, and it’s the recipe for a perfect … Read More

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Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

March 28, 2018

The image of Julie Andrews circling around an alpine meadow in the middle of the Austrian Alps is one of the most iconic scenes in an iconic film. And part of what makes The Sound of Music so rightly famous is the fact that its story is based on a real one. What happened to … Read More

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Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

March 15, 2018

Salt and pepper, cream and sugar, bread and butter, maple syrup and Vermont – some things are just meant to go together. As a huge maple syrup aficionado (I put it in everything from my homemade bread and granola to salad dressing and sauces.) I was excited to go on the Sugar Maple Tour during … Read More

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Smuggs for Young Families: A Perfect Ski Trip with Baby

Smuggs for Young Families: A Perfect Ski Trip with Baby

February 27, 2018

  Smugglers’ Notch, more often referred to as “Smuggs,”  is well-known as a top family ski destination in Vermont, and is often found on the Top 10 lists for family ski destinations in the world. I’ve mentioned this friendly fact to multitudes of families planning ski vacations to Vermont, but have never had the firsthand … Read More

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Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge

Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge

August 1, 2017

Summer nights in Vermont were made for Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge. These concerts are a focal point of the Stowe, Vermont music scene. Pack a picnic, bring some wine, and listen to some great music while watching the sunset. It is the winning combination for a magical evening. The Setting and Seating … Read More

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Trapp Family Lodge: Home for the Holidays

Trapp Family Lodge: Home for the Holidays

December 28, 2015

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas when our family checked into the Trapp Family Lodge the weekend before the holidays. Set high on the hill in Stowe, Vermont, this European-style hotel is an ideal place for families to spend the winter break. Every year the staff plans tons of yuletide fun for the kids. This can … Read More

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An Afternoon on Snowshoes at the Woodstock Inn

An Afternoon on Snowshoes at the Woodstock Inn

April 13, 2015

From its stately perch overlooking the green, the Woodstock Inn is a gracious focal point in this quaint Vermont village of unique shops and covered bridges. We had just spent 4 days skiing up at Bolton Valley and were making an overnight stop in Woodstock for some snowshoeing. Walking into the Inn’s inviting lobby, we … Read More

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Fine Dining for Families at the Trapp Family Lodge

Fine Dining for Families at the Trapp Family Lodge

March 4, 2014

On a recent ski weekend getaway at Bolton Valley Resort, we decided to take the kids to the famous Trapp Family Lodge in nearby Stowe for dinner. Yes, a bit of the Julie Andrews fan in me yearned to throw my arms out and sing, but I really wanted to delight in the Austrian inspired … Read More

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