The best strawberry lemonade ever

We’re gonna call it. It’s summer. There, no more snow. So we’re busting out the Ajax Tavern Strawberry Lemonade to celebrate. Even if you can’t be on the patio to enjoy this one in Aspen, you can at least make it at home and dream of summer in the mountains. AJAX Strawberry Lemonade Glassware: Pint… Read more

Yoga in the Great Outdoors

We’re excited to announce that free yoga will return to the top of Aspen Mountain this summer. In our opinion, there’s no better place to practice. Mats are provided, and the class is held on the Wedding Deck (dubbed the Yoga Deck during classes) at the very top of Aspen Mountain, reached via gondola. Classes… Read more

Comfy in the Kitchen

The Little Nell is sharing the secrets for warm hospitality and delicious food with the next generation of Aspen by partnering with chef/cookbook author Helen DeFrance to teach kids basic cooking skills. Comfy in the Kitchen will be a series of four cooking classes this summer for children age 4 and up. “Each class will… Read more

Pimm’s Cup

As the weather starts to warm in Aspen (kind of…), nothing beats a Pimm’s on a patio. Any patio! The British beverage is delicious and is incredibly easy to mix for a crowd-pleaser of a cocktail. Here’s Food & Beverage Director Sabato Sagaria’s recipe for this treat: Beverage 2 oz Pimm’s 6 oz sparkling lemonade… Read more

Shutting her down

An April snowstorm has delivered well over a foot of new snow in the last few days, and it’s just in time for our closing day festivities at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. Here’s our rundown of activities to keep you partying all weekend long. Aspen Mountain  The Oasis – The champagne pop-up bar will make… Read more

Iron Bartender

Local bartenders have been duking it out at The Little Nell each week this spring to see who makes the best cocktail in Aspen. On April 7, we’ll find out whose cocktail reigns supreme. The winner will get a trip to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival bringing together… Read more

Spring Event Listing

Oh spring, it is officially here! And we’ve got your lineup. Bud Light Big Air Fridays – Friday, March 29, 2 pm Big Air Fridays attracts competitors from near and far (including the occasional vacationer) to show off what they’ve been practicing all week.  Athletes will showcase the newest and most progressive tricks around off… Read more

Après Ski Cocktail Classic

We’re getting jazzed for a new event in town: the Après Ski Cocktail Classic, March 14-17.  This winter party will feature the best of the best in après-ski culture with everything from hot toddies to mountain-top parties, seminars, fireside chats, a Grand Tasting Village and the first Great Après-ski Pub Crawl. We just had to get in… Read more

Rocky Mountains Meet Smoky Mountains

At The Little Nell, we’re excited to offer a very Southern, very unique culinary event this weekend in partnership with Blackberry Farm. On Friday, join us at element 47 for a Southern Cocktail Hour featuring libations and bites, and on Saturday, a four course meal complete with wine pairings and a complimentary signed cookbook to… Read more

Wedding Inspiration: Western Rehearsal Dinner

One wedding trend we can REALLY get behind is the formal wedding paired with an informal rehearsal dinner. What’s better than rocking heels one night and jeans another? One of our favorite themes in this vein is the Western Rehearsal Dinner. Nothing screams Aspen like some cowboy hats, laid-back fare and bluegrass music. This rehearsal… Read more