The Aspen Experience Gift Guide

With Christmas and Hanukkah just around the corner, it’s safe to say that many of us are already brainstorming our holiday gifts. Do you have some shall we say, “particular,” recipients on your list? Fear not, The Little Nell has you covered with some of our favorite uniquely Aspen items. Safe to say that these… Read more

Aspen’s Finest Pie: element 47 Apple Pie Recipe

By now, your fresh, free-range turkey has been ordered, the RSVPs have been tallied, and it’s time to double check those shopping lists. Thanksgiving is all about traditions; when else does anyone put a marshmallow on top of sweet potatoes? As much as we love traditions, we are here to share something that might be… Read more

The Perfect Aspen Itinerary – Winter Edition

Drafting your winter travel itinerary for Aspen? Don’t allow perfectionism to distract you from living in the moment before—or during—your winter holiday. We’ve created a launchpad for how to embrace the best ski vacation in Colorado. We’ve outlined the steps for how best to experience The Nell with our Perfect Aspen Itinerary. In the meantime,… Read more

Christmas in Aspen; Things to Do & See

Picture that winter snow globe you would eagerly shake as a kid. It likely had a skating pond and snowy bridges covering ice cold streams. Towering mountains stood sentry over a quaint town with twinkling lights, and colorful ribbons and decorations hung from the street’s lamp posts while couples stood underneath them kissing in the… Read more

Your Ski Season Conditioning Guide – Beginner to Extreme

The snow is already falling in Aspen and while visitors are planning trips here, locals are prepping by getting in shape for long days on the slopes. Ensuring those ski legs are ready can make all the difference to truly take advantage of everything that Aspen has to offer. Whether you’re a beginner who’s hoping… Read more

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. Carlton McCoy, Wine Director and Master Sommelier at The Little Nell, adapted this popular cocktail from the Manhattan establishment, to serve year-round in Aspen. According to McCoy, “It offers the perfect balance of sweetness, alcohol and acidity, capped by floral… Read more

The Architecture of Aspen – An Admirer’s Guide

The architecture and design of The Little Nell hotel aim to welcome guests as if you’re stepping into the comfort of a luxurious private home. As featured in Architectural Digest online, our interiors were recently renovated in “Aspen Modern” style, which is cosmopolitan yet cozy. Modern, but timeless. This aesthetic helps reflect the city of Aspen… Read more

Artist’s Tour of Aspen – Q&A with a Curator

During his life, Walter Paepcke, founder of the Aspen Institute and Aspen Skiing Company, dreamed of this town becoming a Rocky Mountain hub of arts and culture known throughout the United States. He’d be thrilled to see his vision fully realized today, as Aspen has become synonymous with arts, entertainment and expression not commonly seen… Read more

3 Must-Do Day Trips from Aspen

Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley maintain historical landmarks, quaint city streets, and endless explorable acres of wilderness. But despite these elements, there are times when we need to escape Aspen and explore something new. Luckily, there are many towns and landmarks within a day’s trip from Aspen. So jump in your car and head… Read more

Our Favorite Luxury Travel Must-Haves

Travel can be adventurous, romantic, or energizing. You board your aircraft with excitement, land at your destination with ease, and spend a week floating about your resort town. However, we all know there are a handful of travel to-dos that are not so glamorous. And for those, we have a bag filled with luxury travel… Read more