Stay at Lauvitel Lodge Enjoy our Hospitality!

Lauvitel Lodge is a magical place to stay and experience the natural wonders – 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…


Stillness in Action Nature Holiday at Lauvitel Lodge What We Are Renowned For

To feel revitalized, there is nothing better or more natural than being in nature

Stillness in ActionOur 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.

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.

Summer Accomodation Stay in the Heart of Nature's Paradise

Your Summer Haven in the Mountains

Beautiful Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of the front gardens and the tranquility of the back garden.

Spectacular Views

Take in the spectacular views from the living room and the sheltered front terrace

Garden Restaurant

Enjoy mouthwatering dishes cooked using fresh, local produce

Free Wifi

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


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.

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