Oh, What Fun at The Little Nell Tree Lighting!

In keeping with holiday traditions, The Nell presented the Third Annual Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 13. Open to one and all, the festive celebration featured carols from SoL Theatre Productions, cookies from our pastry kitchen and cocoa from element 47. The Aspen Animal Shelter brought the “reindeer” – a Tibetan Mastiff along with several… Read more

Silver Spork Social Dinner in Denver

On Dec. 12, diners gathered in downtown Denver for the latest edition of Silver Spork Social, a secret supper club created by a gentleman named Paul Laurie with his partner in crime, Kim Genung, that brings together chefs, bartenders and musicians for a one-night-only event. As Laurie explains, “Silver Spork is not a speakeasy, restaurant or bar,… Read more

Wedding Planner Spotlight: Cristina Verger

Cristina Verger is an event planner based in New York, who specializes in destination weddings. Cristina orchestrated an elegant, black tie wedding at the Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain this past April. We asked Cristina to answer a few questions on her experiences with planning destination weddings, and how she overcomes the obstacles of a mountaintop wedding. Q: What led you to… Read more

The Red Light Lounge Returns

The Little Nell’s Red Light Lounge returns for a special one-night tasting on Thursday, Dec.10, at 10 pm. Join Carlton McCoy, Chubby Oveges, wine distributor Craig Lewis of Stelvio Selections and Lyle Railsback to enjoy fine wines in the cellar at The Nell. This exclusive event is hosted by The Nell with a first-come, first-served… Read more

The Buddy Program’s Annual Gingerbread House Workshop

The Little Nell is proud to support The Buddy Program in hosting the beloved non-profit’s annual Gingerbread House Workshop every December. Led by Helen DeFrance and Jim Fifield, the afternoon includes decorating gingerbread houses with an array of accoutrements then taking them home for the holidays. More than150 Little and Big Buddies took part in… Read more

5 Reasons to Ring in 2016 at The Nell

If you’re going to be in Aspen this New Year’s Eve, The Dom Pérignon Party is the place to be. Here are the top 5 reasons to ring in the New Year at The Nell: 1.) Bottomless Dom Pérignon + an open bar. Bottles of Dom will be pouring all night, and if you’re thirsty for something other than champagne,… Read more

Aspen Winternational

The world’s fastest women skiers took on Aspen Mountain’s steep slopes from Nov. 27 – 29 for Aspen Winternational! All eyes were on Aspen for the races, which were broadcast live on NBC and NBC Sports, as well as featured internationally on CNN. A clip of Colorado girl Mikaela Shiffrin, who won both Slalom races,… Read more

Wedding Planner Spotlight: Daughter of Design

Annie Lee, a wedding planner based in New York City, is the daughter of an interior designer, explaining the origins of her company name “Daughter of Design,” and her understanding of both event and interior design hemispheres. Her own signature style stems from her dual background, creating weddings that feel more individual, artistic and non mass-produced. She recently… Read more

New Sommeliers; Uncorked the Series

The Little Nell takes pride in our wine program at the hotel, overseen by Master Sommelier and Wine Director Carlton McCoy. McCoy leads wine tastings and classes for staff on an ongoing basis. The Nell also supports staff pursuits towards wine certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Last week, a number of staff from… Read more

Winter Storm Ajax Drops Up to a Foot of Snow on Ajax

Aspen ski season has started off with a bang at Aspen Snowmass, thanks to a series of winter storms that have swept through the Rockies, including one this week aptly named Ajax. With ample snow for an early opening, Aspen Mountain presented a Preview Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday. Nov. 14, to the… Read more