Clip-In is Rolling Through Aspen {Meet the Pros}

The Little Nell’s third annual Clip-In With Christian cycling camp sets off this Sunday, Sept. 25. Designed for athletes with an appetite for the finer things in lift, this isn’t your average adventure, but a camp done Little Nell-style with all the Five-Star services and amenities of Aspen’s premier luxury hotel. The ensemble cast of… Read more

The Little Nell’s Favorite Ways to Get ‘Off the Beaten Path’

The Un-trodden Trails of Aspen Aspen gets a lot of attention for being a playground in the summer and winter, but fall should get some credit too. That’s when a golden hue drapes the hills, and the town empties out, giving locals a well-deserved rest and visitors a chance to explore some of the more… Read more

A Year in the Life of an Aspen Mountain Bride

Just one year ago, Carla Frates Meyer and Hunter Simpson Powell were married atop Aspen Mountain at The Little Nell. Having crested their first anniversary, the pair looks back on the past twelve months and also has exciting news to share for the coming year… It all began on June 27, 2015, with a destination… Read more

Say “Bienvenue” to The Nell’s exclusive 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