March 14, 2017

Trapp Family Lodge

I had planned to post something for spring today
 but it is so cold and snowy here, like it is in a lot of the country,
  that I decided on something a little more fitting.
Back in December when we were on a short trip to Stowe, VT, 
 I realized that we were only a few minutes away from the
 Trapp Family Lodge, so I told hubby we had to at least drive by it.


And if you're wondering, yes this is THE Trapp Family, you know,
 the von Trapp Family of The Sound of Music fame, 
Julie Andrews, A Few of My Favorite Things, etc., etc.

Go ahead, you can start singing, I don't mind  . . .  raindrops on roses
 and whiskers on kittens . . .

After about a ten minute drive, mostly uphill, from where we were
 staying, the lodge was within view.


Did you know the von Trapps eventually emigrated to the United States
first settling in Pennsylvania and then to a farm in the mountains of Vermont?
Well, by golly, that's exactly what they did : )
The family began renting out rooms which evolved into the very large
 Trapp Family Lodge of today, a world-renowned resort on 2500 acres!


The Captain and Maria had three more children after they were married.
The youngest, Johannes, now runs the resort.
 The lodge has 3 dining options and just about every amenity
 you can think of. 
You can also take a Trapp Family History tour which I think 
would be so interesting.


I love that they were flying the American flag
 as well as the Austrian flag.


And just look at the view!
The lodge faces the rolling mountains of Vermont.
We were lucky that even though it was very cold, 
it was a gorgeous sunny day.
Can you believe that blue sky?


We did not go inside so here are a few pictures from their website.




Not too shabby!
You can see many more photos here.

I'm not sure what it is about The Sound of Music but I could
watch it again and again and never tire of it.
It's such an amazing story of adversity, survival and triumph.
Do you love it as much as I do?

. . .  okay are you still singing . . .  bright copper kettles and warm
 woolen mittens . . .
Is it stuck in your head now?  
You're welcome!

I'm so glad you stopped by today.
Stay warm!
JoAnne

joining




5 comments:

  1. I've watched Sound of Music so many times I can sing every word of every song - and I'm sure I can say almost every line of the script! We went to Sound of Music that was presented live in a mountain amphitheater high on a mountain in Washington State for my birthday last year. It was absolutely marvelous! I'd love to see the Von Trapp Lodge some day. Perhaps I will!
    ~Adrienne~

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  2. How fun...your pictures did not disappoint! I love the movie, too.

    Jane x

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  3. Thank you so much for this history lesson. My husband & I both enjoyed this. We have the movie & have also watched it over & over. You have brightened my evening & will probably be humming the song as I fall asleep. I had no idea they came to the USA. Now I have to go see their lodge.
    Thank you again :) Chris

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  4. I've read a book about the Trapp family, so I knew that they had settled in the States and it was really nice to see real pictures of the lodge. I'm going to sing do-re-mi all evening!

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  5. The movie is a favorite of mine and our daughters and now our grandchildren, too. I never knew "the rest of the story", so thank you for sharing it with us!

    We're still in winter mode up north, too. Spring will come...eventually!

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