TRAPP FAMILY LODGE

700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe VT

(800) 826-7000

Status: Historic Resort

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History

Although hugely fictionalized the famous film The Sound of Music was loosely based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp and there really was a von Trapp family who escaped the Nazi Annexation of Austria in 1938. When the emigrated to the United States they moved to Vermont in 1942 and built a new family home.

When Baron Georg von Trapp passed away in 1947 the family expanded the house and turned it into a 27 room ski lodge and opened it to guests.

On December 20, 1980 and fire completely gutted the structure – killing one guest – and a new 93 room hotel was opened in 1983.

In 1987 when Maria von Trapp died the property was owned by 32 family members jointly. In 1994 Johannes von Trapp forced a merger to remove the ownership from all other family members. The rest of the family did not feel they were compensated enough resulting in a legal battle that went all the way to the Vermont Supreme Court.

The 2,500 acre (10.11 square kilometres) resort is now managed by Johannes’ son Sam. It features cross country skiing trails as well as mountain bike trails, wagon and sleigh rides, tennis courts, pools and even grow their own vegetables for their 3 restaurants. They even make their own maple syrup and – since 2010 – brew their own craft beer.

 

Paranormal Activity

While the history of this site is quite interesting this article was actually written to prove a point – a lot of the information on the internet is misleading.