Santa’s Candy Workshop

Our December Kids’ Cooking Class involved a lot of energy. Maybe it had something to do with the menu? Santa’s Candy Workshop was a hit. The kids made Candy Cane Blossoms, Candy Cane Oreo Brownies, Santa Hat Chocolate Strawberries, Very Merry Sugar Cookies and Reindeer Sandwiches. Here are a few recipes to recreate the fun… Read more

V.I.P. Suite Remodel Preview

This fall the hotel renovated two of its V.I.P. suites at the hands of renowned designer Holly Hunt, who helped transform the property in 2009 with a guest room makeover and in 2011 with a lobby remodel. The Nell Suite is almost complete (guests will start arriving later this week), so we decided to snap… Read more

Buddy Program Fun

We had the honor of hosting over 120 Buddies (both big and little) to build gingerbread houses on Sunday, Dec. 8. Candy mania! Event hosts Helen DeFrance and Jim Fifield led the workshop and helped raise funds to support the Buddy Program year round. The Buddies showed incredible creativity, and a great time was had… Read more

Live Music Schedule at Chair 9

Chair 9 at the base of Ajax will feature the following live music from 4-7 p.m. daily. Free. 675 East Durant Ave. Dec 9 – DJ Dec 10 – Closed Private Party Dec  11 – DJ Dec  12 – Kevin Hz and Friends Dec  13 – Closed Private Party Dec  14 – Mark Nussmeier Dec … Read more

Tree Lighting Celebration 12/22

The Little Nell is proud to celebrate the holiday season in Aspen with its first annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, December 22, from 5-6 p.m. The event will take place in the hotel’s courtyard at the base of Ajax and is open to the community as well as hotel guests. Complimentary hot chocolate and… Read more

Holidays at The Little Nell

Christmas: Element 47 is doing a festive four course holiday meal on December 24 and 25. Cost is $125 / person and kids menu for $30 / person http://element47aspen.com/Events/Christmas-Menu All reservations require a credit card. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. New Years Eve: Element 47 is offering an exclusive four course menu for $395 /… Read more

Special Chanukah Menu

November 27th, 2013 (3 courses plus a glass of wine, $47) at element 47  First Course  red wine+short rib terrine, brown butter vinaigrette, farm squash, thyme or warm duck confit salad, frisee aux lardon, crispy egg yolk, sherry vinaigrette Main Course braised beef brisket, root vegetables, onion jam, fingerling potato or artichoke ravioli, burgundy black… Read more

ThanksJibbing/Elephant Revival

The good folks at Aspen/Snowmass are bringing back ThanksJibbing to kick off this season’s winter events on Friday, November 29th. This invite-only rail jam will take place in Snowmass Base Village starting at 2PM. Thanksjibbing will consist of a 45-minute jam session with both skiers and snowboarders, followed by a 20-minute final. In addition to… Read more

Welcome Back Chef Bryan

The Little Nell is pleased to announce that Bryan Moscatello will return to the property as executive chef. Moscatello served in the position from 1992 to 2000 and has since worked at a variety of acclaimed restaurants around the country. Moscatello most recently has been the chef partner at Storefront Company in Chicago, where he… Read more

Chair 9

We’re pretty excited to announce a new bar at The Little Nell. The new après ski bar is called Chair 9, opening November 29.  The name refers to the number of chair lifts on Aspen Mountain, which currently is eight. The ninth chair is the final resting place for the Aspen skier who is ready… Read more