Note from Scout's Founder to participating filmmakers:

We realize travel to the festival may not be possible for every filmmaker, and if we can help make this trip more feasible for you and your family or friends you would be bringing along, we do have some options to offer at your request. We want to make sure the choice to participate in person is not an economic one and will try to help if we can. Please email me at if you would like to discuss the options at our disposal.


Stowe Mountain Lodge

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Stowe Mountain Lodge is pleased to offer a special room rate and booking link for our event. Most of festival weekend will take place up at the mountain and if you stay and play at Stowe Mountain Lodge, you will be in the heart of it all. The discounted rate is available from June 8 – 12 which enables attendees to arrive early and stay late at the same special group rates.  Click the booking link(s) above to make the process seamless. 

Guests can also call the reservations department at 888-478-6938 to speak directly to a Reservation Sales Agent. 

Trapp Family Lodge

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Trapp Family Lodge, our sponsor and host of Opening Night, June 9, has rooms available to our guests as well. You can also call their reservations phone number: 1-800-826-7000, option 1.

Additional Lodging Options

For additional lodging options, Stowe’s Central Reservations is a free service with a best rate guarantee. With dozens of lodging properties ranging from full-service resorts to boutique hotels and cozy inns, it’s easy to find the perfect spot to meet your needs. Search (through town-wide availability) and book online at, or chat with a friendly local reservations expert by calling 800-467-8693. GoStowe has exclusive lodging discounts for Scout attendees here.

You can also look into local Airbnb Listings, there are MANY options to choose from as this is, after all, a vacation town!

If you are flying in, your destination will be the stress-free Burlington International Airport, only 40 minutes from Stowe. 

Transportation: Car rentals and services can be found here. Friend of the Festival—Snowflake Taxi.  


Stowe, Vermont was named by the Smithsonian in 2015 as one of the best, small US towns to visit. Forbes also recently named our host, Spruce Peak "The Aspen Of The East". Located just 35 miles from Burlington International Airport, Stowe is a fantastic vacation spot in New England, offering endless outdoor activities to enjoy. With over 35 lodging properties, 49 sit-down restaurants and 10 or so sandwich shops/delis Stowe is well-equipped for and very familiar with guests of all distinctions, interests and cultures.