Wine Kudos

We just got word: for the 15th year running, The Little Nell’s Montagna Restaurant has received the Wine Spectator Grand Award. Only 74 establishments were given this award for 2011, which Wine Spectator bestows to those that show an uncompromising, passionate devotion to the quality of their wine program. These restaurants typically offer 1,500 selections or more, and feature serious… Read more

Stand Up Paddling in Aspen

Being an adventurous crew at The Little Nell, this week we decided to try Aspen’s newest sport: stand up paddling in the river. This amazing core workout is not only a fun way to burn calories, but it’s also a great way to experience nature in Aspen. For our outing, we took to the calm… Read more


We’re excited to be hosting an amazing event here at The Little Nell on July 19, featuring our very own Executive Chef Robert McCormick. Will you be attending this culinary extravaganza benefitting school nutrition? The Children’s Health Foundation, an Aspen-based non-profit dedicated to improving nutrition in schools, is presenting the 5th annual Greenalicious Culinary Extravaganza and Benefit… Read more

Downstairs at The Little Nell

There is an amazing amount of jazz at The Little Nell this week. JazzAspenSnowmass is featuring a great lineup in its June Festival Series. These are intimate performances at our new nightclub located on the lower level of The Little Nell Hotel. On Wednesay, catch Kellylee Evans and Sara Gazarek, JazzAspenSnowmass Academy All Star Vocalists. On Thursday,… Read more

Come Fly with Me

Some of our Adventure Staff at The Little Nell and our sister property, The Limelight Lodge, were able to take a flight with Aspen Paragliding off Aspen Mountain this morning. What an amazing experience! The day started by meeting at Aspen Paragliding in downtown Aspen (just across from The Little Nell, above the Butcher’s Block) at… Read more

A wine for the time…

The Little Nell Wine Director, Jonathan Pullis, is a master sommelier and an avid explorer of wine from around the world. He shares his latest musings on what to drink now… On beautiful summer days, I invariably reach for a bottle (or two) of white wine. I am always looking for cool, indigenous varietals, and… Read more

Wedding of the Month, Parker~Kirschenbaum

Astrid and Julian Kirschenbaum were wed in Aspen in September, 2010. Astrid shares a few of her favorite moments with us here. Why did you choose Aspen to tie the knot? We chose Aspen because both Julian and I grew up going to Aspen, and our families both love it. We were both in Powder… Read more

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