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About Caroline at Lauvitel Lodge

Caroline PurkhardtI have been an owner of Lauvitel Lodge for eight years now and it has been quite the journey: a journey learning how to live in the mountains through all the seasons; how to run a small business in France; how to renovate, cleanse and refresh an old and tired building to become a welcoming and beautiful space; how to say no to what doesn’t feel right even when others hold on to old expectations; how to say yes to vision and desire even when they seem impossible.

After six years of finding (and missing) my way I am finally starting the real journey of inviting you to Lauvitel Lodge with a spirit of place that is not only naturally welcoming and friendly but also reaches beyond this to offer something extraordinary. Lauvitel Lodge is a place of incredible relaxation where it is possible to reconnect with the essence of who we are; a place of revitalization where adventure creates a new sense of what is possible; and a place of love and awe where we connect more closely to those around us. The wonder of who we are, of the natural world and the connection with those we share it with becomes apparent.

In essence, it is a place of ‘presencing’, where the essence of being and the joy of action meet; a place of connection, to be with family and friends and new acquaintances in the midst of nature’s magnificence; a place of transformation, where we become ever more conscious of ourselves and life’s possibilities. And my desire is that Lauvitel Lodge becomes a place of community, where there is a sense of belonging and returning home.

  • Cycling from Lauvitel Lodge
  • Garden Wedding
  • Lake in Summer
  • Lauvitel Lodge Dining
  • Lauvitel Lodge in Winter
  • Lauvitel Lodge Sitting Room
  • Lauvitel Lodge in Summer
  • Lower Lawn
  • Summer Dining Terrace
  • Upper Lawn
  • Venosc Room
  • Chalet Dauphiné
  • Chalet Dauphiné in Summer
  • Dauphiné Bathroom

Should you be curious to know more about me and what I do please take a look at the well-being and events pages and get in touch with me directly at  And keep an eye out for my up-coming book

The Yin Yang Equation:  How 2 minutes of Stillness = a life full of Success

Caroline’s Qualifications:

  • PhD      Common Sense and Science:  The transformation of knowledge
  • CPCC    Accredited Coach with CTI and ICF
  • International Lacrosse Player
  • Reiki Master
  • T’ai Chi Teacher
  • Mother


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Thank-you again Caroline and Susan for this excellent day that happened thanks to you here in La Danchere, on the occasion of the marriage of Juliette and Sébastian.

Jean-Paul and Anne Rivron