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

Mid-Week Cocktail Fix: Smokey Monk

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’s pick features a bit more… Read more

A Wine for the Time

The Little Nell Wine Director, Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis, is an avid explorer of wine from around the world. He shares his latest musings on what to drink now… Summer in Aspen is so fantastic. The weather couldn’t be better, and the fresh produce is finally here.  Wild salmon is my protein of choice these days,… Read more

International Beer Day

We talk a lot about wine here at The Little Nell (when you have a 20,000 bottle cellar and a fabulous wine staff, it’s understandable), but we also love a nice cold beer. So in honor of International Beer Day, we surveyed our staff to find out their favorite ales. What’s yours? John Speers, General Manager: I prefer Belgian… Read more

Mid-week Cocktail Fix: Last Mango in Paris

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.   Montagna Manager Joey Kern… Read more

Wine in Heels

On Friday night some of our female staff here at The Little Nell had the pleasure of experiencing Wine in Heels — Aspen’s first and only all-women wine club. Taught by advanced sommelier Vilma Mazaite (whose day job includes working as The Little Nell’s assistant food and beverage director), Wine in Heels is about fusing wine and food… Read more

Wedding of the Month: Bachmeier~Hirst Wedding

  Bachmeier ~ Hirst Wedding   Becca Spears Sarah and Mat held their wedding atop Aspen Mountain on September 12, 2010, with 50 of their closest friends and family in attendance. This elegant affair involved seasonal food, rustic touches and lots of dancing. How did you choose your wedding location? The moment I stepped off the gondola. … Read more