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

How to Bring The Nell Gardens to your Home

Gardens, whether they are in Aspen or at home, provide energy and calmness. A well-crafted garden transforms an outdoor space into a livable sanctuary; somewhere you can go to unwind and truly “get outside.” The Gardens at The Nell are created and kept by Arabella Beavers, our head gardener. We recently sat down with her… Read more

Take Aspen Home with You; Finds from The Little Nell’s Boutique

Aspen is renowned for its shopping, but what happens when you’re fully booked with First Tracks, a Snowcat Powder Tour, dining at Cloud Nine and après skiing at Ajax Tavern? Before you realize it, your trip is over and you’re in need of gifts (and maybe something for yourself too). Guests of the Little Nell need not… Read more

Explore the Gardens at The Little Nell

This year’s gardens at The Little Nell are spectacular, with more color and flowers than ever before. The Nell’s resident gardener, Arabella of Busy Beavers Gardening, shares details on this year’s gardens, and what to expect during our weekly garden tours Fridays at 4 pm. The Front Garden The first area in The Nell’s garden… Read more

The Perfect Accessory For Your Pup

At The Little Nell, it’s important to us that every guest feels like royalty – including pooches! We think PoochieBoots are the perfect accessory to protect your pooch’s paws, and in true #NellStyle. We asked PoochieBoots founder, Karyn Pek, to answer a few questions about her fashionable kicks for dogs.Q: How did you come up with the idea for creating the… Read more

Five Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

From skiing Aspen’s fabled slopes to toasting with Veuve Clicquot, what’s more romantic than Valentine’s Day in Aspen? For ways to spend the weekend, we’ve compiled a list of our top tips for two: 1. Ski through the trees to the Valentine’s Shrine on Aspen Mountain (hidden in the woods on Walsh’s). Created and maintained… Read more

2015 Winter X Games

As the 2015 Winter X Games approach, preparations are in full swing and features are shaping up on Buttermilk – the Host Mountain for 13 years in a row. The four-day extravaganza kicks off Thursday, January 22, with daily competitions and musical acts including Chromeo, Skrillex, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. New this year, Aspen Snowmass… Read more

The Little Nell Visits South Africa – Recruits Over 20 Employees

Written by Simon Chen, Managing Director, The Little Nell  This summer, The Little Nell team spent eight days recruiting new employees in South Africa. We have partnered with Awesome Travel based in Johannesburg to bring South African Hospitality students to Aspen for a one-year internship at Aspen Skiing Company – which owns The Little Nell hotel…. Read more

The Courage Classic: Giving Back through Cycling

Written by Simon Chen, Managing Director, The Little Nell  The Little Nell prides itself on giving back to the community! And I am proud to say that this summer I competed, along with The Little Nell sponsored bike team in The Courage Classic at Copper Mountain, July 19-21. This year was the 25th anniversary of… Read more

Chair 9 Music Schedule

Chair 9 at the base of Ajax features live music from 4-7 p.m. daily. Free. 675 East Durant Ave. Feb 19th – DJ Dylan & Friends Feb 20th – Hannibal Brown Feb 21st – Mike Waters Feb 22nd – Jai Vatuk & Friends Feb 23rd – Hannibal Brown Feb 24th – DJ Dylan & Friends Feb 25th… Read more