Top 5 Wedding Trends for Summer 2015

From the summit of Aspen Mountain and throughout our hotel downtown, The Little Nell offers an array of spectacular settings for weddings – each one unique and tailored to the happy couple’s personal style. To that end, our events team is always on the lookout for what’s new and creative on the wedding front. They… Read more

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: The Margarita 47

If you haven’t yet tried our tableside cocktails at element 47, you’ll want to put this on your list for summer. The Margarita 47 and Manhattan 100 were each named with their price per cocktail, at $47 and $100 respectively. Created by element 47’s chief mixologists, these signature drinks are prepared with flair, using only… Read more

Aspen’s Secret Season – Mid-May to Mid-June

Winter and summer in Aspen may be the peak seasons for recreational activity, when cultural events of all kinds hit their stride and restaurants brim with activity, but the shoulder seasons are also special in their own right. Coined the “Secret Season” by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, mid-May to mid-June offers a more relaxed… Read more

Recipe: Parker House Rolls

According to many of our repeat restaurant guests, among the most treasured traditions at element 47 are the piping hot Parker House rolls served with lunch and dinner. For those who would like to prepare them at home, our pastry chef, Curtis Cameron, provided the recipe. He also shared the history of these doughy treats,… Read more

Nick Barb Passes the Advanced Sommelier Exam

The Little Nell is thrilled to share the news from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Our very own Nick Barb of element 47 has passed the grueling Advanced Sommelier exam, held in April 2015. Nick shares his insights into this distinction and the work involved to reach this crowning achievement. The Little Nell: Tell us… Read more

Our Top 3 Ways to Spend Easter

This Easter Sunday, activities abound at the top and base of Aspen Mountain. Our top three recommendations for the entire family include: 1. Riding the Silver Queen Gondola to the Sunrise Service at the top of Aspen Mountain. Upload as early as 7 am for the 8:30 a.m. service including live music, storytelling and –… Read more

My Ski Vacation – By Tyler Arscott, Age 13

At The Little Nell, it’s important to us that every guest has a memorable visit – including adults and kids alike. It’s especially fulfilling to hear from those after they’ve enjoyed their stay, such as 13-year-old Tyler Arscott who shared an essay below with us. The Little Nell is the ultimate five star ski lodge…. Read more

The Face of Your Farmer

Meet Jack Reed, a local produce distributor and supplier to The Little Nell, a farmer, an informal teacher, a Harvard graduate and affectionately known by staff as “Farmer Jack.” For the past seven years or so (he can’t remember exactly), he has brought local produce to the Roaring Fork Valley community by way of an… Read more

Winter’s Back!

March 3, 2015 – A series of storm cycles in the Rockies has brought an abundance of new snowfall to Aspen Snowmass. With up to 10 inches in the past 24 hours, it’s another powder day! As you can see in the photos below, guests and staff at The Little Nell have been enjoying the… Read more

Q + A with Carlton McCoy

Andy Duvine, an adventurer, wine connoisseur, ambitious cyclist, and curious traveler first met Carlton McCoy, resident Sommelier and Wine Director at The Little Nell in Aspen, in 2012. That’s the year Duvine began bringing guests to the hotel for a USA Pro Cycling Colorado Bike Tour and the two became fast friends. Following is an… Read more