Welcome to The Nell

Take a two minute look at The Little Nell and what it has to offer in all of Aspen’s glorious seasons. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/47041662 w=500&h=281] For a complete listing of fall and winter specials, visit The Little Nell.

Baking at High Altitude

Have you ever spent hours preparing what you thought was going to be the best dessert ever? Only to have it be flat, crusty and sad? If you bake at altitude, the answer is probably yes. One of the many challenges of living this high on life is that baking is an absolute roll of… Read more

Inviting Kids to My Wedding?

Every year our Events Team puts on a series of fabulous weddings, particularly in the summer and early fall. We are at the middle of family dramas, planning dilemmas and any number of issues that are bound to come up while organizing such an important event. We receive TONS of questions from what food to serve to… Read more

Tequila Bar? Yes Please!

Ever thought of kicking things up with a tequila bar at your next event? Don’t be afraid… Sommelier Carlton McCoy (a tequila connoisseur) recently created one for an event at The Little Nell and has these tips for you.  What kind of party/event would you recommend have a tequila bar?   Weddings are probably the best… Read more

Stroll through The Little Nell Gardens

[slideshow] We love strolling through our gardens in the summer and enjoying the bright, colorful blooms. Take a look at what’s blooming this July! Photos courtesy of Dan Bayer. Garden tended by Busy Beavers Gardening.

The “+1″ Dilemma

Every year our Events Team puts on a series of fabulous weddings, particularly in the summer and early fall. We are at the middle of family dramas, planning dilemmas and any number of issues that are bound to come up while organizing such an important event. We receive TONS of questions from what food to… Read more

Hiking to Crested Butte

One of our favorite activities in the height of summer is hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte. It sounds daunting… Just driving to Crested Butte takes several hours via Kebler Pass, but this day hike is not only doable — it’s downright cushy (well, once you get done with the hiking part). We like to… Read more

Get to Know Carlton

This posting came from a blog post by C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program). Our young and dapper assistant wine director, Carlton McCoy, received a scholarship from the organization which allowed him to pursue an education in the culinary arts.  C-CAP Alum, Carlton McCoy Class of 2002, Anacostia High School, District of Columbia It was… Read more

Wedding of the Month – Mawa and Daniel

How did you two meet?  We met nine years ago in Kennebunkport, Maine. Daniel and I were working for the same company but at different restaurants. Nothing ever happened between us at the time, but then we met two years ago in Kennebunkport again. He thought I was cute and interested in him, but I… Read more

Greenalicious

Children’s Health Foundation, an Aspen-based nonprofit dedicated to improving nutrition in schools, is presenting the 6th annual Greenalicious Culinary Extravaganza at The Little Nell on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Hosted at the height of Aspen’s summer season, Greenalicious is an exclusive evening featuring exquisite food, tantalizing wine pairings, a luxury live auction and original entertainment… Read more