Rising the Ranks as an Advanced Sommelier [Q&A]

Another sommelier at The Little Nell has risen the ranks. Chris Dunaway, Head Sommelier at element 47, passed the grueling Advanced Sommelier exam, held in Phoenix in July. In preparation for the test, Chris spent the greater part of the past year immersed in his studies. He shares a glimpse into all this entailed and… Read more

Mountain Mojito Recipe

At The Little Nell, we love fresh ingredients in our cuisine and cocktails, from vegetables and herbs to edible flowers. In conjunction with our complimentary weekly garden tours, Ricky Leyvas, Bar Manager & Chief Mixologist at element 47, created the “Mountain Mojito”, which can be made as a cocktail or mocktail (sans the rum). For this summer… Read more

Go Fish – Sloane’s Weekly Hatch Report

Anglers travel from around the world to fish the legendary waters surrounding Aspen. No matter your skill level, Adventures with The Little Nell is to here to customize a high-end fishing trip with our team of experienced guides on the Roaring Fork River, the Frying Pan or any number of private Gold Medal Waters throughout… Read more

Gear up! Colorado Brands We Love

The proper outdoor gear is essential to any recreational activity. Without it, consequences range from uncomfortable to life-threatening. But with the right equipment, adventures can go from good to great. Choosing between brands can be confusing. But you’re in Colorado, so why not go with the ones that are product-tested in the heart of the… Read more

Best Spots to Watch Fireworks in Aspen

There’s nothing better than watching fireworks light up the mountain on 4th of July. With Aspen Mountain right out our back door, we always have a front row seat to the colorful show. Even if you aren’t up front and center, there are plenty of spots around Aspen that offer spectacular views of the Fireworks Extravaganza over… Read more

Pro Tips for Getting Fit from Cyclist Christian Vande Velde

Straight from France, pro cyclist Christian Vande Velde shares his training plan for The Nell’s fall cycling camp: Hey Everyone, Greetings from the Tour de France! Now that summer has arrived, it’s time to start building up for September. Plan – That is always the name of the game in any endurance endeavor. I like… Read more

Explore the Gardens at The Little Nell

This year’s gardens at The Little Nell are spectacular, with more color and flowers than ever before. The Nell’s resident gardener, Arabella of Busy Beavers Gardening, shares details on this year’s gardens, and what to expect during our weekly garden tours Fridays at 4 pm. The Front Garden The first area in The Nell’s garden… Read more

The Experts’ Guide to the FOOD & WINE Classic [Q&A]

This is an excerpt from a post on Aspen Skiing Company’s blog, in anticipation of The FOOD & WINE Classic that’s just around the corner (June 17–19, 2016). While it is easily the most prestigious annual event for foodies and wine connoisseurs in the United States, it is also the most fun. For three days,… Read more

A Week Before the Wedding in Aspen

The RSVPs are in, the menu is finalized, and the vows written (hopefully). It’s one week before the wedding, and time to start enjoying the build-up with some downtime. Make sure to leave enough room for all the proper pampering, and then kick off the celebrations Aspen-style. Here’s our week before the wedding planning guide… Read more

Events During The FOOD & WINE Classic That Don’t Require a Pass

If you’re visiting Aspen June 16 – 19, but don’t have a pass to the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, you’re in luck! There is a bevy of events that don’t require a pass to attend. Here are our 10 picks for free parties, extravagant dinners and more. THURSDAY, JUNE 16 10 pm – 1:30… Read more