Our server, Stephen, was FANTASTIC and the dining room itself is lovely with great views and a beautiful ambiance. My husband loved his steak dinner, but, as a vegetarian myself, I felt the menu was lacking. It would be nice to see an entrée or two that was more vegetarian/vegan friendly.
Overall, we did have a wonderful time and the staff was very friendly, efficient and accommodating.
Really lovely dining room. They accommodated our special requests without batting an eye. Food delicious. Look forward to a return visit.
We had an inconsistent evening at what is a beautiful estate. The service was just okay with our server being a bit aloof and then picking his time to be more personable as we were signing or bills. Nothing like a server hovering at your table as you are writing the tip.
On to the food. The onion soup lacked flavor, we had to add butter, salt and pepper to give it any flavor. If they don't already use a meat based both they need to start. The brussel sprouts were also nothing spectacular. For the entrees some where very good and others including the Weiner Schnitzel their signature dish lacked flavor. Both guests who ordered it said the best part of the dish was the cucumber salad that accompanied it. I had the Pork Belly and Loin which was very good minus the beets and carrots which I love that lacked flavor but the pork loin and pork belly were both very good as was the chestnut puree. A dish worth trying. Another at our table had the Quail which she said was to die for. She also had the Winter Green Salad which was also very good.
If you claim to be "a little Austria and a lot of Vermont" your Schnitzel should be to die for. Both people at our table left a lot on their plates.
There wasn't much of an Austrian or European feel to the restaurant or decor, looked more traditional American but not a huge deal if you ask me but some might say where's the ambiance.
With all the places in Stowe it would be a while before I go back again as the food just wasn't compelling enough to say let's go again before we try something new.
Stephen was a fabulous server!!! Loved the schnitzel.
I feel that this restaurant in an historical building is overated. It has a long term reputation but the menu is expansive and not so good. I had the lamb and almost no meat on the bones, no vegetables but a few patatoes for around 30 $ US. Taste very so-so, no better than a cantine meal. The decor si very not up to date. Renovation from the 80 is not interested. Not European feel at all. Espacialy not austrian at all, but the mexican servers that wear the austrian dress. It looks like a dining room in a senior residence, the main clientele I have seen there anyway. The service is ok, but not special. I had said that the booking was for an anniversary, nobody noticed so no special attention. Should have just visit the outside of the lodge - which is way more interesting than the inside- and eat in one of the trendy restaurants in Stowe. More ambiance, better food for cheaper price.
Perfect dining experience. The service is impeccable. The food was cooked to perfection. We had the cod, Waygo beef and schnitzel. All were mouth watering delicious. You have to get the Linzertorte for dessert. This is a part of the Trapp family’s history. The Trapp Family beer and wine is also a must. We went for the full experience, and it did not disappoint. Thanks to the Trapp Family for such warm and lovely hospitality. We hope to get back there some day!
We did look forward to dining at the Trapp Lodge, but our server, Ray, was one of the flattest servers we've ever encountered. The other server, Christian, was alive with his tables and really made his guests feel welcomed and took great care. I kept wishing we had him instead of Ray. At one point I made eye contact with Christian because our server had disappeared for quite some time and our entree plates just sat there for too long... we would have stayed for dessert but decided to end our experience short due to the lack of service we were getting. The food was very good though! Just ask for Christian... you will love him!
Food was excellent. Old school ambiance but fun.
It was a cool experience, the atmosphere and service were great but the food was just average. My wife thought her meal was bland.
Ordered Wagyu beef, not sure it was Wagyu. Not the most tender piece of meat I've had. My husband ordered lamb chops, two extremely small chops with a 50 cent size piece of meat.
I shared my beef with him.
We had a nice time, wait staff good, not excellent at dinner.
Very good breakfast, very good waitstaff at breakfast.
Fitness center - should have an adult only outdoor hot tub.
Excellent massage, waiting room was loud, not peaceful. After massage there should be changing room with showers, shampoo, moisturizers etc. to make the experience equal to the $250 spent. Then a walk back thru the mud & freezing rain to the Lodge. How about building a small spa area in the Lodge with outdoor Adults only spa.
The food was ok. We were expecting more farm to table options based on the on line menu and other reviews.
The wait staff was very helpful, knowledgeable and prompt.
Such a wonderful place for a family dinner. We felt like we were back in Europe! Will return!!
A perfect way to end our ski weekend!
Trapp Family Lodge was an unforgettable experience. Loved the “old school” Austrian feel, from the wood paneling to the white linens and single lit candle. Menu is small but well crafted. Filet Mignon with oxtail ravioli was to die for. Would definitely return. Perfect for a quiet romantic dinner.
So much wonderful history. Some of the dishes were a little "over done", but we are still super happy we had this experience. (need to have an option of black napkins for nicely dressed patrons).
Only good part of our meal was the brussel sprout appetizer. My husband had the gnocchi which was all vegetables and MAYBE 8 pieces of gnocchi in it. Service was mediocre. Overall, definitely not worth recommending.... especially when there are so many other good restaurants just a few minutes away.
We were very impressed. They were able to accommodate just about the entire menu gluten-free. Brian, our waiter, was very informative and even explained to us how different items were cooked so we could try to replicate different dishes at home. Great experience and 110% recommended.
Dining here is highly overrated and way over-priced. We had the Weiner Schnitzel which itself was good but the spatzle was extremely bland and mushy, and it was accompanied by a cold cucumber salad that I could barely eat. There is no ambiance to speak of - both times we've eaten there we've been serenaded by crying or noisy children. While the name might conjure up visions of a warm, cozy place it is anything but - just a too-bright, wide open dining room that hasn't been updated since the 70's - with zero attempt at creating anything special. Considering the entrees are in the $30+ range you can find far better places to eat in the area. The only good thing about the experience was the very attentive service. Do yourself a favor and spend your money elsewhere.
How the Schnitzel could be so poorly made is beyond me as it's one of my favourites and have had proper Schnitzel in Vienna many times. Waiter was condescending and will never go back. Potatoes were cold and old.
Great place for dinner. We met friends there and the service and the food were excellent. The ambiance is also beautiful. I would definitely return to this restaurant!
Von Tourist Trapp. Stay away and believe nothing good you read about this place other than its beautiful exterior. Bland boring interior and bad hotel banquet food at 4 star prices. The oxtail consommé was cold beef broth and the steak was wagyu in name only. So many better places to spend your money
50 Th Birthday
My husband and I chose this venue to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. We loved the tradition feel while not feeling deprived of any modern amenities. I love that there is a strong and deep family history associated with the Von Trapp Family Lodge. We went in November and it was quiet. We had the place to ourselves which was VERY romantic. We highly recommend it! The dining was fresh and delicious. They even sent us a gift for our anniversary! Truly a wonderful time we will not forget.
Very good food and views in historic lodge. Very friendly and accommodating staff. We have already booked a return trip for next year.
The overall experience is exceptional. The oxtail consume while tasty could have been clarified to a greater degree without reduction to increase saltiness. The venison was perfect and tender. As usual, the Schweineschnitzel was excellent. The experience would have been better had our waiter been more attentive and not so quirky.
Dinner, as with every facet of our stay at the Trapp Family Lodge, exceeded all expectations and was precisely the stuff that lifelong memories come from.
Have been to TFL twice previously and everything was excellent. For some reason, that must have been having an off night or just a fluke, but many errors occurred. I ordered a Wagyu strip steak, have had this many times at various resteraunts, and it is fantastic. It was horrible on this visit, it was either poorly cut by the butcher or was an end piece, but it had a large amount of griddle running through about 80% of it. I could not cut it with the steak knives(yes you read that write, I tried two different - very sharp knives)that were provided for me. The waiter said I’m so sorry, could I get you something else. I said, sure everyone has an off night or misses things once in a while, so I ordered a chicken dish, and the waiter asked if he could refill my drink(which was Diet Coke/ Or Diet Pepsi) and I said yes. 20 minutes later he returns with my drink, and it’s regular cola not diet cola. He apologizes again and takes the drink to swap for a diet cola. 10 minutes later he comes back with my diet cola and notifys me the chicken order was prepared wrong( I really think the waiter forgot it) and it would be another half hour. Everyone at my table had eaten their dinner and were chatting it up since we don’t see my wife’s family that often. I told the waiter ok no worries and he trotted off again to God knows where for another 45 minutes. He finally brings my dinner and says that the manager has said they were going to take my dinner off, and would give the table(4-people) desert for it taking so long. Waiter wanders off again, and comes back half an hour later with the deserts the table had ordered. Our reservation was at 5:30PM, we got our check around 9:30PM. When I got the check, it had all charges. I asked the waiter about the bill, and he said, oh the manager did not take care of that? I’m so sorry, and disappeared for another half an hour. I paid for both entrees I received that were awful, as well as all the deserts, never again. Wake up management.
Our server had no personality. I realize he was busy, but he never smiled. I tried, but he was determined not to smile. His service was good, but his demeanor was not. The main course was tasteless. I got a big portion; my companion did not and we ordered the same thing. The cucumber salad was, however, delicious. I left a good gratuity despite our server's obvious desire to be elsewhere. I put a smile face on the receipt hoping he would get the message.
I have a home nearby, but will not return for dinner or drinks.
We celebrated my moms 80th birthday. We were staying at the lodge and had dinner in the restaurant. The only reason I couldn't say it was quiet was because there was a fussy baby at the table next to us...we didn't care, she was adorable and the parents kept walking in and out with her. We've all been there at some point with babies, we felt bad that the parents had to take turns eating. The waiter was very kind and attentive and the food was delicious.
We have always loved the Trapp Family Lodge and remembering back many years to one of our anniversaries we decided to celebrate here aain. The food is excellent. I always have the Wiener Schnitzel and it never disappoints. My husband had the venison and it was delicious. We arrived quite early in the evening so we could see the beautiful view and were seated at a window which was lovely. Our waiter was very attentive. I love restaurant with linen table cloths and although cozy the ambiance was sufficiently formal for a special occasion. It will not disappoint!
Our meal was very great . The staff was excellent. The view incredible.
Great to dine at this legendary spot - the setting, view, and authentic architecture transport one to the Alps. The food was creative and excellent. The service was attentive, but fell a bit short of the caliber of restaurant and the food.
Our third dinner at Trapp Family Lodge.
Make reservations far in advance and ask for a table by the windows facing to get the best view of the mountain side during Fall Foliage season.
It was okay. The atmosphere seemed outdated and drab. The menu needs an update too providing more options than the main events of spatzele. Save your money and go up for the views only
Vintage Austrian menu and ambiance. Most meats and veggies from their herds and gardens.
Vienerschnitzel is true to its label.
Overall disappointed. The signage was not good, and therefore we didn't know where to park (we were not staying at the hotel), and had to pull over and call to ask where to park. The grounds of the hotel are very nice, and the dining room was very elegant and romantic. However, it is a very expensive place to eat. I didn't care about the price when we booked, because we were on vacation celebrating our wedding anniversary, but the food wasn't very good for the price. When you are not happy, paying over $100 for a simple meal is a shame. We will not return.
Limited menu a one note show. Price is high for local area with other dining options.