What Wine to Pair with Macaroni and Cheese?

We asked our assistant food and beverage director (and advanced sommelier), Vilma Mazaite, what food she liked to eat when the weather starts to turn cooler. Her answer surprised us, largely due to Vilma’s slender waistline! She has the perfect wine pairing for a gooey, cheesy batch of Mac & Cheese… just right for a fall… Read more

Laid Back – Gin and Juice

In recognition of Snoop Dogg’s performance at The Belly Up here in Aspen last Saturday, we thought we would share our recipe for “Gin & Juice” in his honor. Snoop  has dined with us before at Montagna, and pretty much half our staff at Montagna attended the concert last week for a little late-night fun. Sippin’ on Gin &… Read more

Hiking 14ers – Long’s Peak

Lead Adventure Specialist Kane Hudson is on a mission to hike several 14ers this late summer/early fall. He’s going to be sharing his journeys with us here and giving his tips for making it to the top. (Just in case you didn’t already know, a “fourteener” is a mountain peak that exceeds the 14,000-foot barrier. With 54 to its… Read more

Mid-week Cocktail Fix: Ruby Park

We’re wrapping up our summer cocktail series here at The Little Nell. Every Wednesday we’ve been posting one of our drinks from the Montagna Bar along with a recipe so you can re-create your favorites at home, wow your guests or simply enjoy knowing the mixology secrets of our talented bar staff. Here’s one of our last summer beverages before we switch… Read more

Whoa there big fella!

A few staffers from The Little Nell (including Executive Chef Robert McCormick and Adventure Concierge Kane Hudson) were lucky enough to hit the trails earlier this week on an overnight horse pack trip. This trip, which can be booked through The Little Nell’s Adventure Program, is in a word: amazing. We started the day a… Read more

Mid-week Cocktail Fix – My Name is Earl

We’ve started a new tradition this summer at The Little Nell. Every Wednesday we’re posting one of our summer cocktails from the Montagna Bar along with a recipe so you can re-create your favorites at home, wow your guests or simply enjoy knowing the mixology secrets of our talented bar staff.   This week we’re feeling a little… Read more

Nutrition AND Taste

This weekend I’m participating in the first national Nutritarian Cook-Off here in Aspen.  The cook-off will be held at the Aspen Club from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, and dishes will be judged for flavor by the general public and for nutritional value by a panel of local nutritionists, Dr. Joel Fuhrman (best-selling author of Eat to… Read more

Biking Fever in Aspen

We’ve so been enjoying all the biking fever in town this week. The Aspen Snowmass Women’s Pro Stage Race Presented by United Healthcare is running August 22-24. And tomorrow the men come over the mountain for the Queen Stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Last night, we caught the Maroon Bells Time Trial with the Women’s… Read more

The Big One – Running the Leadville 100

We’re wishing ultra-runner (and ultra-front desk manager here at The Little Nell) Dylan Bowman oodles of luck as he competes this weekend in the Leadville Trail 100. The race features one hundred miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain — from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet. Dylan came in third last year (he started running just 18 months… Read more

Mid-week Cocktail Fix

We’ve started a new tradition this summer at The Little Nell. Every Wednesday we’re posting one of our summer cocktails from the Montagna Bar along with a recipe so you can re-create your favorites at home, wow your guests or simply enjoy knowing the mixology secrets of our talented bar staff.   This week we felt like something… Read more