Eco Rooms at The Nell and Beyond

The Little Nell’s housekeeping manager, Desiree Pynnonen, has a few tips to make sure your hotel stay is as green as possible whether you’re staying at a 5 star property or less. She also has a few ideas to help make your home more eco- and guest friendly too. Have a question for Desiree on anything housekeeping/cleaning related? Leave… Read more

Wedding of the Month, Finley ~ McCracken Wedding

When did you know you had found your wedding venue?   Brandy ~ For us, one trip to the top of the mountain aboard the Silver Queen gondola was all we needed to know that the top of the mountain and The Little Nell was the perfect combination for our wedding ceremony and reception. During the… Read more

Getting Green Done at The Nell

The Little Nell is currently closed until May 12, but during our closure, we’re getting a lot done. Besides a general “sprucing” and deep cleaning, we’re also retrofitting three boilers and reconfiguring the pipe system associated with them. It’s a big job, but it will result in some real energy savings for the hotel and the… Read more

Drinking Pink with Peter Cottontail

Easter is quickly approaching, and as with any holiday that promotes entertaining, many of us are scurrying around at the last minute Googling recipes and finalizing shopping lists. Usually the last thing that comes to mind is what to drink.  To help ease the anxiety, I thought I’d put together a couple fail-safe suggestions that… Read more

Planning Your Royal Wedding

You might not be marrying an heir to the throne, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a wedding fit for a princess/prince. These tips from our top event planner and catering director, Melina Glavas, will have you feeling like royalty in no time. Inspired by Kate Middleton and Prince William’s upcoming nuptials this month,… Read more

Women’s Pro Cycling Comes to Aspen!

After a 23-year hiatus, Aspen will once again host international professional men’s cycling, but two-time National Champion Jessica Phillips wasn’t content to simply watch the “Queen Stage” of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge finish in town on August 24. She wanted women to have a chance to race as well. “I started to think about how… Read more

‘Style Me Pretty’ Features Aspen Wedding

  Pretty much the most adorable wedding blog out there, Style Me Pretty, featured an amazing Aspen wedding on their site last week. We had to share it with you! This wedding’s welcome party, complete with a cowboy hat chandelier, was one of our favorite events at the Sundeck last year. We loved how the red accents from the tables and… Read more

Little Nell Names New Exec. Chef

The Little Nell is proud to announce that Robert McCormick has been named executive chef, effective April 11, 2011. McCormick is no stranger to the hotel, having worked as executive sous chef since October, 2010. In that role he oversaw and supported all back-of-house culinary operations, as well as worked to initiate and orchestrate the… Read more

Aspen Showshoe Tour

While everyone was going crazy in the late-spring powder on Aspen Mountain yesterday, a few Little Nell staffers took a break from all the action to enjoy an Aspen Snowshoe Tour. Put on by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, this tour meets at the top of the Aspen Mountain gondola for two tours daily… Read more

Antelope Island – 50 Mile

Moonlighting as The Little Nell’s Front Desk Manager by day, our resident freelance adventurer, Dylan Bowman, spent last weekend competing in the “Buffalo Run” on Antelope Island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. He ran 50 miles in 6 hours and 15 minutes and shattered the course record by 18 minutes… That’s… Read more