They were called the Von Trapp family before they came to the United States. Pretty much everything else in the Sound of Music is fiction, including the kids’ names, but the family did open up a hotel in Vermont, and the hotel is still there, although the family members depicted in the movie are all gone now. We were heading toward Burlington last night and Jen started looking for hotels. She found a link to the Trapp Family Lodge and we started heading that way. I would go back there in a heartbeat. It was a really nice place.