Sip in the Sun: Incredible Patios in Aspen

The best patios in Aspen all share something in common: They perfectly blend food, drink, and atmosphere to create a memorable, panoramic experience. Whether your ideal patio setting is an intimate, low-lit affair or a rowdy afternoon in the sun, Aspen has a unique mix of restaurants with patios. Our favorites are outlined below. Ajax… Read more

Top Activities in Aspen – Summer 2018

A brightly speckled night sky. Crystalline rivers full of rainbow trout. The songs of the shimmering, lime-toned Aspen leaves. The variety of things to do this summer in Aspen create a storybook that is full of splendor, stoke, and endless adventure. Classic Summer Adventures Classic summer activities in Aspen include: Fly fishing Off-road tours Stargazing… Read more

A Downtown Aspen Walking Tour

Colorado’s mountain towns are celebrated for their panoramic snow-capped peaks, mixed evergreens and quaking Aspens, and clear Rocky Mountain streams. Far less storied is the healthy fact and impact of our walkability, including that reality here in Aspen, especially in summer. Leave Your Vehicle Behind As soon as you touch down in the Valley, you… Read more

Where to Celebrate Your Anniversary in Aspen

If you’ve escaped to the Roaring Fork Valley to reflect on the chapter of a lifetime, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are a handful of ways you and your love can celebrate your anniversary in Aspen. Stargazing There’s nothing like a blanket of mystery to make us feel humbled and amazed: stargazing… Read more

Your Guide to Cycling Independence Pass

Cycling Independence Pass is an iconic Colorado road ride, and not for the faint of heart. The steep grade, starting at 8,000 feet, burns both your legs and lungs. The road is narrow, the elements potentially unforgiving. But the adventure-minded cyclist who conquers this pass will be rewarded with stunning views, unsurpassed pride, and a… Read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Aspen

There’s the Aspen that people read about, and then there’s the Aspen that visitors actually experience. Between the star-studded slopes and exhilarating sports exist the cultural gems that elevate a visit to Aspen from super to superb. These unique things to do in Aspen often get overlooked so we’re bringing them to the forefront. When… Read more

Clip-In is Rolling Through Aspen {Meet the Pros}

The Little Nell’s third annual Clip-In With Christian cycling camp sets off this Sunday, Sept. 25. Designed for athletes with an appetite for the finer things in lift, this isn’t your average adventure, but a camp done Little Nell-style with all the Five-Star services and amenities of Aspen’s premier luxury hotel. The ensemble cast of… Read more

The Little Nell’s Favorite Ways to Get ‘Off the Beaten Path’

The Un-trodden Trails of Aspen Aspen gets a lot of attention for being a playground in the summer and winter, but fall should get some credit too. That’s when a golden hue drapes the hills, and the town empties out, giving locals a well-deserved rest and visitors a chance to explore some of the more… Read more

A Day with Maddie: Our Favorite Angler

Colorado fly fishing guide Maddie Brenneman and her beau Nick Kelley were our special guests last weekend at The Nell. We welcomed the renowned fly fishing pros for a glorious day of catch + release adventures on the Roaring Fork River. In the morning, guides from our Adventure Center showed them streams at the top… Read more

Go Fish – Sloane’s Weekly Hatch Report

Anglers travel from around the world to fish the legendary waters surrounding Aspen. No matter your skill level, Adventures with The Little Nell is to here to customize a high-end fishing trip with our team of experienced guides on the Roaring Fork River, the Frying Pan or any number of private Gold Medal Waters throughout… Read more