Oasis returns Feb. 12

One week from today – Friday, Feb. 12 – Aspen Oasis, the world’s first on-mountain Champagne Bar, returns as does Clicquot in the Snow, the lively après-ski party at Ajax Tavern on its sun-soaked patio. Both offer Veuve Clicquot specials ($17 a glass and $89 a bottle), food and music, and will be open Friday… Read more

Guest Chef Dinner with Kerry Heffernan of Grand Banks

The Little Nell welcomes Kerry Heffernan, executive chef at Grand Banks, for the next installment of our Guest Chef Series. Grand Banks is a seasonal Oyster Bar and galley on the deck of a historic cod fishing schooner moored at Pier 25 New York. We invite you to read our Q&A with Chef Heffernan below then join… Read more

Powder Days! 2 Feet and Counting

The slopes of all four Aspen Snowmass ski areas were hammered with nearly 2 feet of snow in 48 hours as of early this morning, then collected another several inches throughout the day. Encouraging all to take advantage of the historic conditions, Aspen Skiing Company CEO Mike Kaplan issued a “hall pass” offer to all… Read more

The Perfect Accessory For Your Pup

At The Little Nell, it’s important to us that every guest feels like royalty – including pooches! We think PoochieBoots are the perfect accessory to protect your pooch’s paws, and in true #NellStyle. We asked PoochieBoots founder, Karyn Pek, to answer a few questions about her fashionable kicks for dogs.Q: How did you come up with the idea for creating the… Read more

The Nell and Aspen Gay Ski Week’s #LuxTravel Symposium

It’s no secret that successful destinations, hotels, restaurants and others market extensively to LGBT travelers, a group that frequently travels for leisure. In 2014, LBGT tourism globally was valued at $202 billion. On Thursday, Jan. 21, Aspen Gay Ski Week and The Little Nell partnered in presenting a #LuxTravel Symposium, discussing LBGT Travel Trends for… Read more

Vote for Ajax Tavern in USA Today’s 10Best Survey!

USA Today has nominated The Little Nell in its 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest! Their expert panel selected Ajax Tavern as a contender for Best Après-Ski Bar. When we think of après-ski at Ajax Tavern, we think ski-in/ski-out, truffle fries, mussels, rose wine, cozy banquette seating inside and a sun-soaked patio outside, Clicquot in the… Read more

An Homage to Lord Lamington

In anticipation of Australia Day, Aspen Snowmass, The Little Nell and Residences at The Little Nell team up with celebrity Chef Neil Perry Lamington every January to present a cooking contest featuring Australian cuisine. The private event takes place on the rooftop at Residences at The Little Nell overlooking Aspen’s slopes and downtown. As the… Read more

Guest Chef Dinner with Lou Rossi of Castle Hill Inn

For the second installment of our Guest Chef Dinner Series, Lou Rossi from Castle Hill Inn in Rhode Island, traveled to Aspen to take over element 47 for a special, one-night only dinner on Jan. 12. Executive Chef Matt Zubrod looked to Castle Hill Inn, a fellow Relais & Châteaux property, to invite their esteemed chef… Read more

The Pinot Posse Visits Ajax Tavern

Ajax Tavern hosted a special evening on Jan. 13 with a group that goes by the Pinot Posse, recognized as some of the best pinot noir winemakers in the country. Guests enjoyed a lively atmosphere, a four-course dinner from Chef JD Baldridge and fine reds from the seven great winemakers – J.K. Carriere, Kosta Brown,… Read more

Duvine Cookbook

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Company’s just completed cookbook includes recipes for favorite winter dishes from The Nell. See below how to prepare a favorite soup from element 47 thanks to Chef de Cuisine Matt Padilla, an entree from Ajax Tavern created by Chef de Cuisine JD Baldridge and a dessert from Executive Pastry Chef Curtis… Read more