Married on Aspen Mountain

Kelly Ann McColm and Daniel Conal McCarthy of Aspen, Colo., tied the knot at the top of Aspen Mountain on June 6, 2015. The pair first met when Kelly Ann moved to town a few years ago from Texas, introduced by way of mutual friends back home who thought they would click. They were right… Read more

Intimate Artist Dinner at The Nell featuring Vittorio Grigolo

The Aspen Music Festival and School is pleased to present a special concert and dinner this week with Italian tenor and Metropolitan Opera star, Vittorio Grigòlo. Considered by many to be the next Pavarotti, Mr. Grigòlo has taken the opera world by storm and is among the fast-rising superstar tenors of his time. One of… Read more

Birds & Bubbles with Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot arrived in Aspen on July 19 for “Birds & Bubbles,” a Sunday picnic at Ajax Tavern, bringing with them a Clicquot Mail‬ truck and mobylettes. The 6 Million Dollar Band played 80’s hits while guests enjoyed Champagne, fried chicken and all the fixins. The Little Nell stopover was a highlight of Clicquot En… Read more

Carte Blanche – A Custom Menu from Chef Matt Padilla

Carte Blanche, offered nightly, is a constantly evolving menu by element 47’s Chef de Cuisine Matt Padilla. Featuring five courses, this custom menu is designed for diners who are curious about new concepts and flavors from the kitchen, always prepared with seasonal ingredients. Portions are slightly smaller than those offered on e47’s traditional menu in… Read more

Seeing Stars

Adding to an already action-packed list of summer adventure offerings, The Little Nell introduces Stargazing Jeep Tours as shown in this Aspen Mountain video. These nighttime outings are led by an adventure concierge from The Nell and an astronomy expert from Aspen High School. Guests meet at the hotel just before sunset to depart in… Read more

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

The Food & Classic in Aspen celebrates 33 years of fine wine, cuisine, Grand Tastings, seminars, socializing and more this weekend. Starting Thurs., June 19, The Nell will be teeming with formal and informal gatherings (from the restaurants to the living room to the stairwells), eccentric events (think pop-up concession carts and Champagne toasts), winemaker… Read more

Simon’s Top Summer Traditions

Summertime in Aspen unleashes an abundance of activities that appeal to all. We asked our Managing Director, Simon Chen, for his personal take on the best cultural, social and athletic endeavors in store this season. Q: The Food & Wine Classic is right around the corner – June 19 – 21 – how would you… Read more

The Little Nell – HQ for F&W

As featured on Forbes Travel Guide’s blog, The Little Nell is the place to be during the Food & Wine Classic. Hobnob with some of the nation’s best chefs at the 33rd Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (June 19 through 21, 2015). Chefs Jose Garces, Jacques Pépin, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael White, Andrew Zimmern, Rick Bayless and more… Read more

Recipe: Ginger Beer

Always dreaming up new recipes for each season, our mixologists at The Little Nell are known for their clever concoctions. These include housemade Vermouth, used in our Manhattan 100, and our very own Ginger Beer, also a key ingredient in the Moscow Mule. Try your hand at the latter with this simple recipe below. Little… Read more

“The Magnificent Seven” – 2015’s New Master Sommeliers

For four years in a row, The Little Nell has proudly played host to the annual Master Sommelier exam presented by the Court of Master Sommeliers. With ten Master Somms who have come through The Little Nell since its inception, and Aspen resident Jay Fletcher, MS, as an integral member of the program who helps… Read more