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…
RIVERS & LAKES
Our Stillness in Action Holidays offer you a time and space to reconnect with your soul.
For six days you will bask in the exceptionally beautiful surroundings of Lauvitel Lodge, in the heart of the Ecrins National Park. You will be overthrown by the tranquillity, the fresh air, the pure waters, the silence with just the birds singing, the deep green forests, the gently running waters, the colourful flowers in the gardens and meadows…
Hosted and facilitated by Caroline Purkhardt (Ph.D.), owner of Lauvitel Lodge, your nature holiday experience will help you rediscover a new and profound relationship with the natural elements, and a greater awareness of your own inner wisdom. You will uncover the rightness of your actions, trust your intuition, and establish a greater freedom of choice for yourself.
Caroline is a social psychologist, and author of the book Stillness in Action. She is deeply passionate about helping people connect to their innate power and wisdom, and learn how to access ease and flow on a daily basis so that they are able to bring more energy and aliveness into their life and work. Throughout your holiday she is there to listen , guide and share her love of nature and her wisdom in aligning body and spirit.
Stillness reveals our natural quality of conscious presence and helps us re-establish an inner peace. Through sitting meditation, mostly out in the open air, and gentle movement, with T’ai chi and Chi Kung, we reconnect with the natural elements. The exceptional surroundings to Lauvitel Lodge offer us an enchanting environment explore the 5 natural elements: moving through rock strewn bolder fields, resting in the tranquillity of the mountain meadows, following mountain streams and bathing in rivers, walking in the ancient forests, awed by the majesty of mountain ridges and summits.
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!