Come and Stay at Lauvitel Lodge Enjoy our Hospitality!

Lauvitel Lodge is a magical place for your next holiday or gathering – your home away from home.

You may be here for a family reunion, a ski holiday, a cycling event or a retreat/workshop; or for simply enjoying all that is offered by the Veneon valley and the Ecrins National Park. Whatever draws you to Lauvitel Lodge, you will find it to be a very special and idyllic place within easy access of your chosen activity.

Resting in the picturesque hamlet of La Danchère, Venosc, France, Lauvitel Lodge sits at the doorway to the splendours of the Ecrins National Park, in easy reach of Bourg d’Oisans, Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes.  You may come here for a friends reunion or family gathering, to cycle the mythic cols, to hike the mountain trails, to ski in the high resorts, or to benefit from one of our retreats and workshops. Whatever draws you to Lauvitel Lodge, you will find it an idyllic place to be, with a wealth of activities for you to enjoy.

Your Haven in the French Alps

Quite simply, we are known for our warm welcome and amazing food.  Caroline and her team will make you feel immediately at ease, with the freedom to enjoy all that is offered at Lauvitel Lodge in your own way and the knowledge that you will be well looked after…

Choose When to Visit Every Season has Something Special to Offer

When you come to stay in the French Alps, close to nature, the changes between the four seasons are very evident.  The Lodge operates slightly differently during each season, adapting to the best of what the surrounding area offers and accommodating to our clients’ preferences. In winter we tend to welcome groups who prefer to be self-catered, although there is a catering option.  In summer we welcome individuals, couples, families and groups with options for bed and breakfast, half or full board.  Read on below to discover more about our different accommodations and the array of activities on offer!


Summer Rooms

Enjoy all that is offered by the Oisans valley
Whatever draws you here, you will find it to be a very special and idyllic place within easy reach of your chosen activity.


Winter Chalets

Access 3 epic ski areas from one location
Lauvitel Lodge is the ideal place for families and friends who want to spend the winter holiday together.


Spring & Autumn Retreats

For the sheer joy of being here
Lauvitel Lodge becomes your home – gathering around the fire in the large living room with amazing panoramic views.

Winter Chalets Access the Best Skiing from Les Deux Alpes, Alpe d'Huez & La Grave

Lauvitel Lodge

2,450.00 From

SLEEPS 14 - 26 people

Lauvitel Lodge is the ideal place for families and friends who want to spend the winter holiday together, enjoying the skiing, boarding and other winter activities from a place that feels like home.

Chalet Khumbu

1,650.00 From

SLEEPS 10 - 15 people

Most notably, Chalet Khumbu offers you more space and comfort than you would dream of finding for your winter ski holidays so that you will immediately feel right at home and completely at ease.

A Winter Paradise in the Mountains

Winter Adventures

The Oisans Valley provides easy access to a host of winter adventures

Spectacular Views

Take in the spectacular winter scenery from the living room, whilst sitting in front of the log fire

Professional Kitchen

Preparing food could not be easier, in the large, fully equipped, professional kitchen.

Free Wifi

We recommend unplugging and taking a time out, but you'll be able to get online when you need to.


An Experience for Every Season Millions of things to do, or you can just rest.

Lauvitel Lodge offers the perfect setting for moments of adventure and excitement, alongside extraordinary peace and tranquility

Those who come to Lauvitel Lodge know it is a special place where they can come back – time and again.  Here, you have the freedom to be fully engaged in your chosen activity and still enjoy just being in the mountains.  Whether you have come for a holiday or retreat, you will feel rested and re-energized from your stay, having taken time for yourself and experienced something new.

Located in the hamlet of La Danchere, Lauvitel Lodge is a gateway to a stunning area of the French Alps. Bourg d’Oisans is a short drive away for all your shops and conveniences, and listed below are just some of the amazing activities and places that will be on your doorstep…

In the Heart of a Cyclist’s Paradise

Cyclist's ParadiseWith miles of mountain roads, famous climbs and thrilling descents. Whether you are here for a particular event such as Alpe d’Huzes, the Marmotte, the Tour de France, the Marco Pantini, or to enjoy the cycling in your own rhythm, there is an incredible choice of rides in a relatively small area…

Amazing Skiing and Boarding

Skiing and BoardingNearby Les Deux Alpes is an amazing ‘upside-down’ ski resort with fantastic beginner’s runs high up on the glacier, graceful intermediate runs everywhere and challenging blacks flying you down to the bars & restaurants in this friendly town. Alpe d’Huez and La Grave are also only a stone’s throw away…

Adventure Activities on your Doorstep

Adventure ActivitiesThe Veneon valley boasts one of the best selections of summer mountain activities you are likely to find anywhere. Apart from cycling, walking, climbing and skiing you can also turn your hand to climbing in the trees at adventure park, ascending the cliffs on via ferrata, cooling off in white water rafting, flying on the wind with a parapente, or simply exploring the mountain roads and villages…

Parc des Ecrins is our Back Garden

Parc des EcrinsA short walk from our front door lays the Parc des Ecrins. Famous for the alpine climbs, the GR 54, and walking for families and mountain veterans alike, the national park of Les Ecrins is breath-taking. With its mixture of verdant forests, rivers and streams, sumptuous lakes, flower-filled alpine meadows, steep cliffs and high snowy peaks there really is something for everyone…

Choose Your Activity There's Something for Everyone

Cycling - Oisans Valley Cycle Alpe d'Huez and the mountain passes

If you’re looking for accommodation while coming to the French Alps to cycle the likes of Alpe D’Huez, Col de Croix De Fer or Galibier then you have found the right place.
Cycling - Hill Climbs

Hiking and Walking Walk mountain trails, riverside routes, and view the crystal clear lakes

Lauvitel Lodge is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Bourg d’Oisans, and is much loved and frequently returned to by walkers and walking groups.

Mountain Adventure Climb the alpine peaks, raft the rivers and soar above it all

If you are looking for adventure in the mountains, then there is no better place to find it than from Lauvitel Lodge, in close proximity to all the offerings of the Veneon Valley and the Oisans resorts.

Skiing & Winter Activities When it comes to sliding on snow, there is plenty to satisfy your every desire

With 3 epic ski resorts on your doorstep, endless-off-piste and ski touring, and tranquil cross-country trails... you won't run out of terrain to ski and snowboard.

Wellbeing & Retreats Lauvitel Lodge is THE place for Being Well

Simply being here is already enough to transport you to another state of being. Within no time you will put a spring back in your step!

Group Events and Celebrations Enjoy a warm welcome and soak up our hospitality

We have the facilities to host a wide array of events from retreats and seminars, to gatherings and celebrations. Whatever your needs, we’d be delighted to host you and show you a warm welcome!

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