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

Women’s Pro Stage Race’s Big Finish

The Aspen Snowmass Women’s Pro Stage Race presented by United Healthcare came to a big finish today with an hour-long race snaking through the downtown core of Aspen. The ladies put on an amazing show with incredibly fast laps, dramatic changes in who was leading the pack and a strong showing from a huge pool of… 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

Wedding of the Month: Avila ~ Bridges Wedding

When a bit of bad weather decided to show up on May 14, 2011, Aspenite Nury Avila didn’t let it destroy her wedding day… Previous plans to host the ceremony on The Little Nell’s courtyard were dashed by Mother Nature, but luckily there was a back-up plan. Wedding organizers quickly moved the ceremony into the property’s intimate “Wine… Read more