Say “Bienvenue” to our new Cuvée Champagne

For the past five years, our Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy has partnered with a Champagne House in France to produce a cuvée wine, exclusively available at The Little Nell. In 2016, Carlton collaborated with Maison Bérêche et Fils for this special release, a pinot noir-based brut reserve blend. Just 80 cases were produced, which arrived… Read more

Aspen Peak’s Guide to the Best Brunch Spots in Aspen

Every morning at element 47, you’ll find an attentive staff cheerfully awaiting your arrival for breakfast or brunch in the dining room, the gallery, the private dining room or on the garden-surrounded patio. Aspen Peak magazine rounded up their Best Brunch Spots in Aspen, naming The Little Nell to this list. The top menu item… Read more

A Day with Maddie: Our Favorite Angler

Colorado fly fishing guide Maddie Brenneman and her beau Nick Kelley were our special guests last weekend at The Nell. We welcomed the renowned fly fishing pros for a glorious day of catch + release adventures on the Roaring Fork River. In the morning, guides from our Adventure Center showed them streams at the top… Read more

How Chef Patrick Dunn Crafts Element 47’s Indulgence Menu [Q&A]

Patrick Dunn, Chef de Cuisine at element 47, crafts the restaurant’s constantly-changing indulgence menu. This five-course tasting menu highlights the daily foraged harvest, fish monger’s catch + other seasonal ingredients. Every Wednesday, Patrick visits The Little Nell Gardens at Emma Farms in Basalt to pick-up the week’s harvest. He then uses those ingredients to map out the items… Read more

Babymooning in Aspen: 5 Ways to Unwind

More and more of my friends are planning their “Babymoons.” In case you’re not someone who goes to at least four baby showers a month, a Babymoon is a trip that a couple takes as a sort of “last hurrah” as a family of two. It’s a “calm before the storm,” when life changes for… Read more

Rising the Ranks as an Advanced Sommelier [Q&A]

Another sommelier at The Little Nell has risen the ranks. Chris Dunaway, Head Sommelier at element 47, passed the grueling Advanced Sommelier exam, held in Phoenix in July. In preparation for the test, Chris spent the greater part of the past year immersed in his studies. He shares a glimpse into all this entailed and… Read more

Mountain Mojito Recipe

At The Little Nell, we love fresh ingredients in our cuisine and cocktails, from vegetables and herbs to edible flowers. In conjunction with our complimentary weekly garden tours, Ricky Leyvas, Bar Manager & Chief Mixologist at element 47, created the “Mountain Mojito”, which can be made as a cocktail or mocktail (sans the rum). For this summer… Read more

Go Fish – Sloane’s Weekly Hatch Report

Anglers travel from around the world to fish the legendary waters surrounding Aspen. No matter your skill level, Adventures with The Little Nell is to here to customize a high-end fishing trip with our team of experienced guides on the Roaring Fork River, the Frying Pan or any number of private Gold Medal Waters throughout… Read more

Gear up! Colorado Brands We Love

The proper outdoor gear is essential to any recreational activity. Without it, consequences range from uncomfortable to life-threatening. But with the right equipment, adventures can go from good to great. Choosing between brands can be confusing. But you’re in Colorado, so why not go with the ones that are product-tested in the heart of the… Read more

Best Spots to Watch Fireworks in Aspen

There’s nothing better than watching fireworks light up the mountain on 4th of July. With Aspen Mountain right out our back door, we always have a front row seat to the colorful show. Even if you aren’t up front and center, there are plenty of spots around Aspen that offer spectacular views of the Fireworks Extravaganza over… Read more