Top 5 Winter Adventures in Aspen

Temperatures are cooling and leaves are falling. We all know what that means – winter is coming. The Little Nell’s Skiing and Winter Adventures offer a variety of activities for all types of guests. Want to be the first skier down the mountain? Learn to operate a snowcat? We’ve got all that and more. Start planning your winter… Read more

An element 47 pop-up at Boulder Burgundy Fest

Burgundy Boulder Fest has been a highlight every fall for The Little Nell who has participated since 2012, this time presenting an element 47 pop-up dinner in the Chapel Hall at The Academy on Friday, October 23, an extraordinary evening of wine, cuisine and service. The Nell’s Executive Chef Matt Zubrod, element 47 Chef de… Read more

Karen Brooks & Nathan Shike

Karen Anne Brooks and Nathan Nissim Shike of London were married in Aspen on March 15, 2015, a beautiful spring evening. Rabbi Jeffrey Segelman officiated the ceremony atop Aspen Mountain. The reception immediately followed at The Sundeck with dinner, drinks and dancing into the night. Look for the full story in a forthcoming issue of… Read more

Ride & Dine Dinner at Rock Bottom Ranch

Have you experienced a farm-to-table dinner this summer? Don’t miss your chance! Join us for the final event in our popular Ride & Dine Series Thursday, Aug. 27 from 4-9 p.m. at Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt. The Little Nell is proud to team up with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) to support its Sustainable Agriculture Education Program…. Read more

A Pet’s Perspective

At The Little Nell, it’s important to us that every guest has a memorable visit – including pooches! Through our petiquette program, pets are treated like family. We offer a special pet menu, jet lag kit, silver bowls, comfy beds and lots of attention. This summer, writer Abby Miller (a.k.a Denver Darling) visited The Little Nell with her… Read more

Takeover by Big George – 08.19 + 08.20

When the USA Pro Challenge rolls through town on Weds., Aug. 19 and Thurs., Aug. 20, be sure to tune in for a takeover. We’ve invited former cycling champion and Clip-in With Christian pro George Hincapie to take the helm on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, offering his wry humor and insightful perspective from the… Read more

Checking in with Matt Padilla, Chef de Cuisine at element 47

Photo: Daniel Krieger. Ever since he graduated from culinary school at Johnson & Wales in Denver, Matt Padilla has pursued a path towards using farm-fresh ingredients in all of his recipes. After school, his first post was at The Kitchen and Colterra in Boulder, Colo., where he learned to make simple but delicious food, and… Read more

Married on Aspen Mountain

Kelly Ann McColm and Daniel Conal McCarthy of Aspen, Colo., tied the knot at the top of Aspen Mountain on June 6, 2015. The pair first met when Kelly Ann moved to town a few years ago from Texas, introduced by way of mutual friends back home who thought they would click. They were right… Read more

Intimate Artist Dinner at The Nell featuring Vittorio Grigolo

The Aspen Music Festival and School is pleased to present a special concert and dinner this week with Italian tenor and Metropolitan Opera star, Vittorio Grigòlo. Considered by many to be the next Pavarotti, Mr. Grigòlo has taken the opera world by storm and is among the fast-rising superstar tenors of his time. One of… Read more

Birds & Bubbles with Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot arrived in Aspen on July 19 for “Birds & Bubbles,” a Sunday picnic at Ajax Tavern, bringing with them a Clicquot Mail‬ truck and mobylettes. The 6 Million Dollar Band played 80’s hits while guests enjoyed Champagne, fried chicken and all the fixins. The Little Nell stopover was a highlight of Clicquot En… Read more