Ringing in 2016 at The Nell

Thanks to all who joined us to ring in 2016 at The Dom Pérignon Party. DJ Valida, electric violinist KAT V and seven-piece band Project M kept the energy going straight into the early morning. Dom Perignon flowed all night while element 47 served up delicious dishes. Cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous New… Read more

Save the Date: Clip-In With Christian 2016

The third annual Clip-In With Christian Vande Velde cycling camp returns to The Nell from Sunday, Sept. 25 – Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Save the date for our deluxe experience, this time offered in autumn to coincide with peak fall foliage season. Cycling stars Christian Vande Velde, George Hincapie and Craig Lewis will return as… Read more

In Memoriam: Stein Eriksen

Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame member Stein Eriksen passed yesterday, December 27, 2015, at the age of 88 at his home in Park City, Utah.  As one of the most recognized names in the ski world, Stein was synonymous with skiing style and elegance for more than 60 years. The first alpine skier… Read more

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe Ever

The Nell’s Hot Chocolate is the perfect treat this holiday season. Hailed by Travel + Leisure as “America’s Best Hot Chocolate,” by Buzzfeed as “Best Hot Chocolate Ever,” and tastemakers of all ages as their go to drink at The Nell, our cocoa has made waves for quite some time and in every season. Pastry… Read more

White Christmas in Aspen

The forecasted winter storm that swept across the western United States Dec. 21 dropped eight inches of new snow overnight on Snowmass and Aspen Highlands, as well as seven inches on Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk  – priming Aspen and The Little Nell for a White Christmas. According to Aspen Snowmass’ snow report today, Dec. 22,… Read more

The Nell’s Les Clefs d’Or Concierges

Les Clefs d’Or is an elite, international membership for professional concierges.The roster of Les Clefs d’Or USA concierges boasts more than 600 members, primarily from Four- and Five-star hotels. Its name is French, pronounced “lay clay door,” which translates as “keys of gold.” The crossed gold keys on each member’s lapels serve as an international… Read more

New Amenity: Scott Fat Bikes

Have you ever ridden a bike through the snow? It’s not an easy feat, unless you have the right hardware. The Nell is excited to announce the addition of Scott fat bikes to the list of amenities, available to guests of The Little Nell and Residences at The Little Nell. Expanding on our complimentary cruiser bikes in… Read more

Oh, What Fun at The Little Nell Tree Lighting!

In keeping with holiday traditions, The Nell presented the Third Annual Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 13. Open to one and all, the festive celebration featured carols from SoL Theatre Productions, cookies from our pastry kitchen and cocoa from element 47. The Aspen Animal Shelter brought the “reindeer” – a Tibetan Mastiff along with several… Read more

Silver Spork Social Dinner in Denver

On Dec. 12, diners gathered in downtown Denver for the latest edition of Silver Spork Social, a secret supper club created by a gentleman named Paul Laurie with his partner in crime, Kim Genung, that brings together chefs, bartenders and musicians for a one-night-only event. As Laurie explains, “Silver Spork is not a speakeasy, restaurant or bar,… Read more

Wedding Planner Spotlight: Cristina Verger

Cristina Verger is an event planner based in New York, who specializes in destination weddings. Cristina orchestrated an elegant, black tie wedding at the Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain this past April. We asked Cristina to answer a few questions on her experiences with planning destination weddings, and how she overcomes the obstacles of a mountaintop wedding. Q: What led you to… Read more