Takeover by Big George – 08.19 + 08.20

When the USA Pro Challenge rolls through town on Weds., Aug. 19 and Thurs., Aug. 20, be sure to tune in for a takeover. We’ve invited former cycling champion and Clip-in With Christian pro George Hincapie to take the helm on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, offering his wry humor and insightful perspective from the… Read more

Intimate Artist Dinner at The Nell featuring Vittorio Grigolo

The Aspen Music Festival and School is pleased to present a special concert and dinner this week with Italian tenor and Metropolitan Opera star, Vittorio Grigòlo. Considered by many to be the next Pavarotti, Mr. Grigòlo has taken the opera world by storm and is among the fast-rising superstar tenors of his time. One of… Read more

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen celebrates 33 years of fine wine, cuisine, Grand Tastings, seminars, socializing and more this weekend. Starting Thurs., June 19, The Nell will be teeming with formal and informal gatherings (from the restaurants to the living room to the stairwells), eccentric events (think pop-up concession carts and Champagne toasts),… Read more

Simon’s Top Summer Traditions

Summertime in Aspen unleashes an abundance of activities that appeal to all. We asked our Managing Director, Simon Chen, for his personal take on the best cultural, social and athletic endeavors in store this season. Q: The Food & Wine Classic is right around the corner – June 19 – 21 – how would you… Read more

The Little Nell – HQ for F&W

As featured on Forbes Travel Guide’s blog, The Little Nell is the place to be during the Food & Wine Classic. Hobnob with some of the nation’s best chefs at the 33rd Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (June 19 through 21, 2015). Chefs Jose Garces, Jacques Pépin, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael White, Andrew Zimmern, Rick Bayless and more… Read more

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: The Margarita 47

If you haven’t yet tried our tableside cocktails at element 47, you’ll want to put this on your list for summer. The Margarita 47 and Manhattan 100 were each named with their price per cocktail, at $47 and $100 respectively. Created by element 47’s chief mixologists, these signature drinks are prepared with flair, using only… Read more

Nick Barb Passes the Advanced Sommelier Exam

The Little Nell is thrilled to share the news from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Our very own Nick Barb of element 47 has passed the grueling Advanced Sommelier exam, held in April 2015. Nick shares his insights into this distinction and the work involved to reach this crowning achievement. The Little Nell: Tell us… Read more

A Grand Welcome from Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux, an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs, has welcomed 36 new members for 2015, including The Little Nell, Aspen’s only five star, five diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel. All were invited to a welcome reception in New York City hosted by Relais & Châteaux held in December. Since 1941, Relais &… Read more

Bring on Ski Season!

Judging by the recent heavy snowfall here in Aspen, it’s safe to say another banner winter is underway. With Aspen Snowmass’ opening day just around the corner and the holiday season on the way, I thought now was the time to mention some exciting changes here at the Nell. HOLIDAYS ARE AROUND THE CORNER Thanksgiving… Read more

New Suite Remodel Complete

The Little Nell recently completed renovating all six suites with the vision of interior designer, Holly Hunt. The suites now offer elegant and sophisticated “Aspen modern” ambience in addition to their well-known breathtaking views of Aspen Mountain. Whites, grays, blues and natural colors are reflected in custom designed leathers, woods and fabrics. Guests will enjoy… Read more