How—and Why—to Start a Family Tradition in Aspen

Sharing family time is more important today than ever before. Quality moments with loved ones strengthen a sense of belonging and reminds us of our roots and identity. Family rituals create comfort and security while instilling family values. The more positive familial interactions that exist, the greater ability we have to adjust to life changes. An… Read more

Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend in Aspen

Long weekends carry a gift: an extra edge. A sensation of excitement that arrives with a contrast of experiences and exposure only found in Aspen. Views of exquisite peaks from the morning trail, followed by afternoons of banjo picking and sweet Palisade peaches. Whole, fresh meals at the market and around eloquent tables. And the… Read more

Five Reasons to Ring in 2017 in Aspen

Are you planning to be in Aspen for this New Year’s Eve? We hope so, but if you’re still unsure of your plans, why not come to Aspen to celebrate with this town and its wonderful people? If you’re not quite convinced, here are the top 5 reasons to ring in the New Year in… 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 snow…. 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

Easter Sunday at The Nell

Guests hopped on over to The Nell for Easter Sunday on March 27. Element 47 offered brunch from 11:30 am with an expanded buffet featuring carving stations, made-to-order omelets by Fredy and his team, fresh pastries and fruit, a juice and smoothie bar and more. At 1 pm, the younger set gathered in the courtyard… Read more

An Homage to Lord Lamington

In anticipation of Australia Day, Aspen Snowmass, The Little Nell and Residences at The Little Nell team up with celebrity Chef Neil Perry Lamington every January to present a cooking contest featuring Australian cuisine. The private event takes place on the rooftop at Residences at The Little Nell overlooking Aspen’s slopes and downtown. As the… Read more

Ringing in 2016 at The Nell

Thanks to all who joined us to ring in 2016 at The Dom Pérignon Party. DJ Valida, electric violinist KAT V and seven-piece band Project M kept the energy going straight into the early morning. Dom Perignon flowed all night while element 47 served up delicious dishes. Cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous New… Read more

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe Ever

The Nell’s Hot Chocolate is the perfect treat this holiday season. Hailed by Travel + Leisure as “America’s Best Hot Chocolate,” by Buzzfeed as “Best Hot Chocolate Ever,” and tastemakers of all ages as their go to drink at The Nell, our cocoa has made waves for quite some time and in every season. Pastry… Read more

White Christmas in Aspen

The forecasted winter storm that swept across the western United States Dec. 21 dropped eight inches of new snow overnight on Snowmass and Aspen Highlands, as well as seven inches on Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk  – priming Aspen and The Little Nell for a White Christmas. According to Aspen Snowmass’ snow report today, Dec. 22,… Read more