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

Yoga in the Great Outdoors

We’re excited to announce that free yoga will return to the top of Aspen Mountain this summer. In our opinion, there’s no better place to practice. Mats are provided, and the class is held on the Wedding Deck (dubbed the Yoga Deck during classes) at the very top of Aspen Mountain, reached via gondola. Classes… Read more

Comfy in the Kitchen

The Little Nell is sharing the secrets for warm hospitality and delicious food with the next generation of Aspen by partnering with chef/cookbook author Helen DeFrance to teach kids basic cooking skills. Comfy in the Kitchen will be a series of four cooking classes this summer for children age 4 and up. “Each class will… Read more

Pimm’s Cup

As the weather starts to warm in Aspen (kind of…), nothing beats a Pimm’s on a patio. Any patio! The British beverage is delicious and is incredibly easy to mix for a crowd-pleaser of a cocktail. Here’s Food & Beverage Director Sabato Sagaria’s recipe for this treat: Beverage 2 oz Pimm’s 6 oz sparkling lemonade… Read more

Shutting her down

An April snowstorm has delivered well over a foot of new snow in the last few days, and it’s just in time for our closing day festivities at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. Here’s our rundown of activities to keep you partying all weekend long. Aspen Mountain  The Oasis – The champagne pop-up bar will make… Read more