2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival

Summer is FLYING by, and really the only thing keeping us from crying into our glass of rosé is that the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fest is happening to help us transition to fall. On the patio of Ajax Tavern on the Monday of Labor Day Weekend (September 2), we’re throwing an all-you-can eat (and… Read more

Strollin’ in Style

The Little Nell has partnered with Maclaren to offer our guests complimentary strollers while they are in Aspen. It’s one less thing to have to pack when getting the kids ready for a trip!   Maclaren has been making baby strollers for more than four decades. The strollers have accessories that go above and beyond your… Read more

Broadmoor Chefs Dinner at element 47

Bertrand Bouquin and David Patterson from The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs will be presenting a special meal in Aspen on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at element 47. The cost is $150 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Please call 970-920-6330 for reservations, as seats will fill up fast for this event! Menu: Amuse Bouche… Read more

Comfy in the Kitchen

A group of about 20 kids gathered in Aspen on July 11 for a “Comfy in the Kitchen” class. They learned the basics of cooking, and had a blast doing it. Chef/cookbook author Helen DeFrance taught kids basic cooking skills, and then after cooking, the best part came. Eating! The menu: Lunchbox Treats & After… Read more

Aperol Spritzer for 2

The St. Germain Aperol Spritzer may be the perfect drink for summer. Sunday afternoons on the patio at Ajax Tavern, chances are at least five couples will be sipping on these. Refreshing, sweet but not too sweet, here’s your key to making this delicious cocktail at home or wherever you spend your lazy summer afternoons. Recipe:… Read more

Stop and Smell the Mule Ears

From Steven Goff, our Adventure Concierge:  In Colorado, physical beauty seems to surround us at every moment. I just spent a couple of days in Crested Butte, where they are celebrating their annual Wildflower Festival this week. Crested Butte is the wildflower capital of Colorado because of its vast reaches of meadows, long views of… Read more

Fourth of July Fun

The Fourth of July rivals the height of the ski season around The Little Nell in terms of business. There are parties on site, cater-out events, a full hotel, and town is just bursting at the seams with fun. We asked our staff about their own plans for the holiday. When they aren’t working/serving others,… Read more

Cobb Wine Dinner

Join Ross Cobb of Cobb Wines for a special menu at element 47 on Thursday, June 27. He will be pouring aged vintages of his Single Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. $65pp Food $75pp Wines $135 Wine and Food Amuse Bouche First Course heirloom tomatoes à al grecque, benton’s country ham, cucumber, feta, black… Read more

The Unofficial Hub

It’s officially Food & Wine Classic time in Aspen. The tents are up. The planes are landing. The bottles are opening. The Little Nell is sort of unofficial ground zero for the event, outside the tents of course. Stick around in the lobby, and you will see celebrity chefs and an entire “Who’s Who” of… Read more

The best strawberry lemonade ever

We’re gonna call it. It’s summer. There, no more snow. So we’re busting out the Ajax Tavern Strawberry Lemonade to celebrate. Even if you can’t be on the patio to enjoy this one in Aspen, you can at least make it at home and dream of summer in the mountains. AJAX Strawberry Lemonade Glassware: Pint… Read more