Vermont Attractions July 13, 2019
You’d Never Find This Romantic Forest Chapel In Vermont If You’re Weren’t Looking For It
You’ve probably seen
The Sound of Music, but did you know that the Von Trapp family actually built a romantic little chapel in the woods of Vermont? This darling spot can be visited by anyone with a map and a good pair of hiking boots. Here’s how to check it out.
The Trapp Lodge is one of the most gorgeous and historic places in Vermont. It is the site of the former home of the Von Trapp family, who famous escaped Nazi-occupied Austria and inspired the popular film, "The Sound of Music."
Though the sprawling lodge itself is definitely a worthy destination, there’s another hidden gem just behind the lodge that’s worth checking out.
The Von Trapp family chapel is tucked away in the forest above the hotel. Reaching the chapel requires an intense by relatively quick hike through the woods.
Once you reach the spot, you’ll be awed by the serenity and beauty of this charming structure. It was built in 1945 by Werner Von Trapp, the fourth child of the Captain Georg von Trapp and his first wife.
Werner Von Trapp fought with the U.S. Army in Europe against the Germans. He reportedly swore to build a chapel if he survived the war.
True to his word, Von Trapp constructed this little stone chapel after his safe return from the war. He and his famous singing family remained in Stowe, which reminded them of their native Austria.
A visit this charming chapel is not to be missed. It’s a romantic and historic spot that is a true connection to the past.
here to check out the lodge on a map and get driving directions. For more of the prettiest spots in Vermont, take a look at some of our favorites.