Looking Back, Looking Ahead: A New Year Dawns on The Little Nell

As the New Year peeks over the horizon like sunrise on our beloved Bells, we wanted to set aside a few moments to muse over the most exciting events of 2018, and all the wonderful things we’ve got planned for The Little Nell in the coming year. We hope you’ll join us as we raise… Read more

Influencer Deborah Stachelski’s Love Letter to Aspen

Many travel journalists seek out the latest hospitality trends, interesting hotspots and sightseeing gems for a living. With each new experience, these well-traveled professionals expand their worldview and develop a new perspective. Recently, an Austin-based travel writer named Deborah Stachelski spent a handful of days in Aspen, Colo., and we wanted to hear more. The… Read more

The Aspen Experience Gift Guide

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s safe to say that many of us are already brainstorming what gifts to cross off the list. If you’re feeling short on time or ideas, fear not. The Little Nell has you covered with some of our favorite uniquely Aspen items. It’s safe to say that these gifts… Read more

Aspen’s Finest Pie: element 47 Apple Pie Recipe

By now, your fresh, free-range turkey has been ordered, the RSVPs have been tallied, and it’s time to double check those shopping lists. Thanksgiving is all about traditions; when else does anyone put a marshmallow on top of sweet potatoes? As much as we love traditions, we are here to share something that might be… Read more

The Perfect Aspen Itinerary – Winter Edition

Drafting your winter travel itinerary for Aspen? Don’t allow perfectionism to distract you from living in the moment before—or during—your winter holiday. We’ve created a launchpad for how to embrace the best ski vacation in Colorado. We’ve outlined the steps for how best to experience The Nell with our Perfect Aspen Itinerary. In the meantime,… Read more

Christmas in Aspen; Things to Do & See

Picture that winter snow globe you would eagerly shake as a kid. It likely had a skating pond and snowy bridges covering ice cold streams. Towering mountains stood sentry over a quaint town with twinkling lights, and colorful ribbons and decorations hung from the street’s lamp posts while couples stood underneath them kissing in the… Read more

Your Ski Season Conditioning Guide – Beginner to Extreme

The snow is already falling in Aspen and while visitors are planning trips here, locals are prepping by getting in shape for long days on the slopes. Ensuring those ski legs are ready can make all the difference to truly take advantage of everything that Aspen has to offer. Whether you’re a beginner who’s hoping… Read more

The Recipe for Our Most Popular Cocktail: Xavier’s White Cosmo

Inspired by the eponymous cocktail from bartender Xavier Herit at Daniel in New York City. Carlton McCoy, Wine Director and Master Sommelier at The Little Nell, adapted this popular cocktail from the Manhattan establishment, to serve year-round in Aspen. According to McCoy, “It offers the perfect balance of sweetness, alcohol and acidity, capped by floral… Read more

The Architecture of Aspen – An Admirer’s Guide

The architecture and design of The Little Nell hotel aim to welcome guests as if you’re stepping into the comfort of a luxurious private home. As featured in Architectural Digest online, our interiors were recently renovated in “Aspen Modern” style, which is cosmopolitan yet cozy. Modern, but timeless. This aesthetic helps reflect the city of Aspen… Read more

Artist’s Tour of Aspen – Q&A with a Curator

During his life, Walter Paepcke, founder of the Aspen Institute and Aspen Skiing Company, dreamed of this town becoming a Rocky Mountain hub of arts and culture known throughout the United States. He’d be thrilled to see his vision fully realized today, as Aspen has become synonymous with arts, entertainment and expression not commonly seen… Read more