Thanksgiving Wine Tips

Give Thanks. Drink Wine.  When it comes to the turkey day, I reach for red wine to conquer the wide array of flavors and personalities thrown at you. Something that lacks oak and is fruit-driven can take the blows a long holiday can bring. The 2009 vintage was very warm in France, producing wines that… Read more

Limited Time: Ski Free with Bed & Breakfast

Offer includes:   –          Two nights at the five star, five diamond The Little Nell in Aspen –          Two days of free skiing for two people (a $344 value based on advance purchase pricing; tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable) –          Guaranteed late check-out up to 4 p.m. –          Free valet parking ($56 value) –          Free… Read more

Winter Wine Tips

The Little Nell Wine Director, Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis, is an avid explorer of wine from around the world. He shares his latest musings on what to drink now when the snow is starting to fall… As the weather gets colder and the snow begins to fly in Aspen (we just received another 8 or so inches… Read more

Happy Halloween from The Little Nell!

  Just a few of our special Halloween treats from Little Nell Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz. Our queen of all things sweet, Little Nell Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz, LOVES Halloween. For Danielle, there’s nothing like bobbing for apples, eating caramel apples and enjoying all the fun that comes with a holiday focused around candy and treats. … Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – Gorgonzola

October is American Cheese Month – a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with delicious wines…. Read more

What to do in Aspen’s “Off Season”

Little Nell Head Concierge Carol Hooper hears this question a lot this time of year: “What do you do in Aspen during the ‘off season’ before skiing starts?” “Yes, there are fewer people and events going on in, but it’s also a really wonderful, quiet time to experience Aspen,” she says. “From hiking through fall colors to dining… Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – Parmigiano

  October is American Cheese Month – a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with… Read more

Hiking 14-ers: Mt. Massive

Little Nell Lead Adventure Specialist Kane Hudson is continuing his quest to hike all the peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet (known as “14-ers”). He recently hiked Mt. Massive, elevation 14,428 feet, which is the second tallest peak in Colorado.   Hiking up Mt. Massive I headed over Independence Pass recently for a try at another 14er — Mt. Massive.  Just south… Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – A Primer

October is American Cheese Month – a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with delicious wines…. Read more

Off-season Hours and Specials

It’s “off season” in Aspen, and that means town is quieter, snow is beginning to fall and there are a variety of changes at local restaurants from amazing prix fixe options to full-on closures. We’re staying open at The Little Nell throughout the fall, and we’re offering some really great bar/restaurant specials.  Montagna has switched to a $48, 3 course… Read more