Wedding Trends for 2013

Our very own Events Director Melina Glavas recently attended Engage!12, a luxury wedding business summit at The Breakers in beautiful Palm Beach. “Engage is where the best in the business meet,” Glavas said. “It’s such a small, isolated town in Aspen, and even though the world comes to us, we’re not always exposed to new ideas. That’s why… Read more

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve at The Little Nell in Aspen just really can’t be beat… it’s RIGHT next to the fireworks, so you can run outside to see the fireworks over Aspen Mountain at 8 p.m. and midnight but mostly stay toasty warm inside. Plus, we have quite a few events going on this year: Ajax… Read more

Featured Wedding: A Family Legacy

This month’s featured wedding is a bit of a departure (in that the ceremony and the reception were not held at The Little Nell), but it was too beautiful a wedding/story not to feature it on our blog! Barb Pfeifer and Simon Longacre were wed Sept. 29 in Aspen at the Pine Creek Cookhouse, located… Read more


The Little Nell recently opened the doors to its new restaurant, Element 47, where diners feast on more than beautiful dishes featuring Colorado cuisine. They are greeted by original artwork carefully selected by Paula Crown, who owns The Little Nell with her family and is a major contributor to the art world. An artist herself,… Read more

element 47 opens its doors

The Little Nell is set to debut its new restaurant, Element 47, for dinner on December 1, unveiling a completely redesigned and refreshed space which formerly housed Montagna Restaurant. Element 47 references silver on the periodic table, a precious metal firmly tied to Aspen’s silver mining past. New to Element 47 and a departure from… Read more

The Perfect Brussels Sprouts

Chef Matt O’Neill at Ajax Tavern has a cult following, and not just for his double cheeseburgers and truffle fries. While they are quite addictive, it’s his Brussels sprouts that have guests clamoring for the recipe and wanting to meet the man behind the magic greens. So, without further ado, here is the secret recipe… Read more

Beaujolais Week

If Thanksgiving wasn’t enough delicious food and drink for you (or if you just want to keep the gravy train going), Ajax Tavern is celebrating Beaujolais Week. What is that, you may ask?  It’s the annual release of Beaujolais nouveau (a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France). In celebration, we’re pouring… Read more

Colorado Cocktails

With the opening of Element 47 next week, we’re finalizing all of our menus, training our servers, quizzing our bartenders and generally buzzing with excitement. One of the things we are most excited about at Element 47 is our Colorado Cocktail list. All of our cocktails will feature Colorado’s artisanal distilleries, such as Caprock Gin… Read more

More than skiing on Aspen Mountain

Skiing on Aspen Mountain is unbeatable, but with the addition of slope-side activities such as complimentary yoga, there’s plenty of reasons to take a break from the powder this winter. Guests and locals may partake in complimentary Yoga atop Aspen Mountain Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. inside the Sundeck. Yoga… Read more