How Chef Patrick Dunn Crafts Element 47’s Indulgence Menu [Q&A]

Patrick Dunn, Chef de Cuisine at element 47, crafts the restaurant’s constantly-changing indulgence menu. This five-course tasting menu highlights the daily foraged harvest, fish monger’s catch + other seasonal ingredients. Every Wednesday, Patrick visits The Little Nell Gardens at Emma Farms in Basalt to pick-up the week’s harvest. He then uses those ingredients to map out the items… Read more

Babymooning in Aspen: 5 Ways to Unwind

More and more of my friends are planning their “Babymoons.” In case you’re not someone who goes to at least four baby showers a month, a Babymoon is a trip that a couple takes as a sort of “last hurrah” as a family of two. It’s a “calm before the storm,” when life changes for… Read more

Rising the Ranks as an Advanced Sommelier [Q&A]

Another sommelier at The Little Nell has risen the ranks. Chris Dunaway, Head Sommelier at element 47, passed the grueling Advanced Sommelier exam, held in Phoenix in July. In preparation for the test, Chris spent the greater part of the past year immersed in his studies. He shares a glimpse into all this entailed and… Read more

Mountain Mojito Recipe

At The Little Nell, we love fresh ingredients in our cuisine and cocktails, from vegetables and herbs to edible flowers. In conjunction with our complimentary weekly garden tours, Ricky Leyvas, Bar Manager & Chief Mixologist at element 47, created the “Mountain Mojito”, which can be made as a cocktail or mocktail (sans the rum). For this summer… Read more

Go Fish – Sloane’s Weekly Hatch Report

Anglers travel from around the world to fish the legendary waters surrounding Aspen. No matter your skill level, Adventures with The Little Nell is to here to customize a high-end fishing trip with our team of experienced guides on the Roaring Fork River, the Frying Pan or any number of private Gold Medal Waters throughout… Read more

Gear up! Colorado Brands We Love

The proper outdoor gear is essential to any recreational activity. Without it, consequences range from uncomfortable to life-threatening. But with the right equipment, adventures can go from good to great. Choosing between brands can be confusing. But you’re in Colorado, so why not go with the ones that are product-tested in the heart of the… Read more

Best Spots to Watch Fireworks in Aspen

There’s nothing better than watching fireworks light up the mountain on 4th of July. With Aspen Mountain right out our back door, we always have a front row seat to the colorful show. Even if you aren’t up front and center, there are plenty of spots around Aspen that offer spectacular views of the Fireworks Extravaganza over… Read more

Pro Tips for Getting Fit from Cyclist Christian Vande Velde

Straight from France, pro cyclist Christian Vande Velde shares his training plan for The Nell’s fall cycling camp: Hey Everyone, Greetings from the Tour de France! Now that summer has arrived, it’s time to start building up for September. Plan – That is always the name of the game in any endurance endeavor. I like… Read more

Explore the Gardens at The Little Nell

This year’s gardens at The Little Nell are spectacular, with more color and flowers than ever before. The Nell’s resident gardener, Arabella of Busy Beavers Gardening, shares details on this year’s gardens, and what to expect during our weekly garden tours Fridays at 4 pm. The Front Garden The first area in The Nell’s garden… Read more

The Experts’ Guide to the FOOD & WINE Classic [Q&A]

This is an excerpt from a post on Aspen Skiing Company’s blog, in anticipation of The FOOD & WINE Classic that’s just around the corner (June 17–19, 2016). While it is easily the most prestigious annual event for foodies and wine connoisseurs in the United States, it is also the most fun. For three days,… Read more