The Recipe for Our Most Popular Cocktail: Xavier’s White Cosmo

Inspired by the eponymous cocktail from bartender Xavier Herit at Daniel in New York City, we adapted this popular recipe with permission from the Manhattan establishment. It’s served year-round in Aspen, offering the perfect balance of sweetness, alcohol and acidity, capped by floral aromas from the wildflowers in The Little Nell’s summer gardens. Recipe (makes… Read more

The Kids are Alright

How The Little Nell pampers its youngest guests Aspen might be known as a playground for the rich and famous, but we’ll argue it’s a playground for everyone — especially the kiddos. At The Little Nell, the youngest guests enjoy perhaps the best perks. From check-in to check-out, children of all ages — from infants… Read more

The Little Nell – New + Improved

Summer delights await at Aspen’s premier hotel property As off-season winds down and the bustling summer season bursts to life, locals and guests will be treated to a whole new atmosphere at the already classic Little Nell. With renovations to nearly every area of the hotel’s public spaces and restaurants, lead by the team at… Read more

Growing Goods: How The Little Nell Serves up Freshness

As spring turns to summer, The Little Nell comes to life with a bounty of fresh flowers, locally grown produce, farm-raised products, and edible organic herbs — all used to create a one-of-a-kind experience when visiting or dining at the Nell. Begin by experiencing the living wall. First created in 2015 and reinstated every summer… Read more

Behind the Scenes – Q&A with Nell Staff

The Nell has been decorated with awards and accolades for nearly three decades – in large part due to the caring staff, from the front of the house to the back of the house. Here, we glean insights from three longtime members of the team, why they’ve chosen to work here, and why The Nell… Read more

Learning from the Masters: Wine Academy

How The Little Nell Wine Academy Can Elevate Your Wine Game Wines were tasted. Toasts were made. Friendships were forged. And, at the end of the 2019 Little Nell Wine Academy, a group of 14 wine connoisseurs from across the country celebrated their graduation from what has quickly become a cornerstone of wine education. The… Read more

Adventure is On: First Tracks

Your Chance for First Tracks — and More — on Ajax This ski season has been one for the record books — and it’s not over yet! Thankfully, we have just the ticket you need to savor every last moment of this epic winter with our First Tracks Adventure. Picture yourself here: On a bluebird… Read more

A Toast to Spring: Clicquot in the Snow

“This is the way to après-ski …” A simple, but oh-so-true statement overheard recently on the sun-drenched Ajax Tavern patio. The reason is simple: Clicquot in the Snow. An unparalleled celebration of all that après-ski in Aspen — and The Little Nell — have to offer, this unique toast to spring is a not-be-missed happening…. Read more

Ski-Day Nutrition: Staying Fueled on the Slopes

With ski season in full swing, many of our guests are gearing up for long, thrilling days schussing through Aspen’s famous powder. But life at 8,000 feet—especially if you’ll be burning an average of 350 calories an hour—requires special attention to nutrition and hydration. At the Little Nell, we’re dedicated to helping you embrace every… Read more

Food Trends for 2019: Predictions from a Master

The Little Nell has long been a trendsetter for noteworthy dining experiences. Aspen guests come with sophisticated palates, but they also want food that will serve as fuel. A vacation in Aspen can involve lounging at the pool, but more often, the draw is early gondola rides and long powder runs. Because of these preferences,… Read more