Iron Bartender

Local bartenders have been duking it out at The Little Nell each week this spring to see who makes the best cocktail in Aspen. On April 7, we’ll find out whose cocktail reigns supreme. The winner will get a trip to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival bringing together… Read more

Spring Event Listing

Oh spring, it is officially here! And we’ve got your lineup. Bud Light Big Air Fridays – Friday, March 29, 2 pm Big Air Fridays attracts competitors from near and far (including the occasional vacationer) to show off what they’ve been practicing all week.  Athletes will showcase the newest and most progressive tricks around off… Read more

Après Ski Cocktail Classic

We’re getting jazzed for a new event in town: the Après Ski Cocktail Classic, March 14-17.  This winter party will feature the best of the best in après-ski culture with everything from hot toddies to mountain-top parties, seminars, fireside chats, a Grand Tasting Village and the first Great Après-ski Pub Crawl. We just had to get in… Read more

Rocky Mountains Meet Smoky Mountains

At The Little Nell, we’re excited to offer a very Southern, very unique culinary event this weekend in partnership with Blackberry Farm. On Friday, join us at element 47 for a Southern Cocktail Hour featuring libations and bites, and on Saturday, a four course meal complete with wine pairings and a complimentary signed cookbook to… Read more

Wedding Inspiration: Western Rehearsal Dinner

One wedding trend we can REALLY get behind is the formal wedding paired with an informal rehearsal dinner. What’s better than rocking heels one night and jeans another? One of our favorite themes in this vein is the Western Rehearsal Dinner. Nothing screams Aspen like some cowboy hats, laid-back fare and bluegrass music. This rehearsal… Read more

Wine Pairing with the Oscar Nominees

We had to share this fun post from SOMM Documentary Film on Facebook. SOMM is an upcoming feature documentary chronicling one of the hardest exams in the world – the Master Sommelier Exam. Filmed in six countries over two years, the film includes our very own Food and Beverage Director Sabato Sagaria as he wrestles with… Read more

National Margarita Day!

It’s National Margarita Day (who knew?), so we’re celebrating at Ajax Tavern at the base of Aspen Mountain by serving up our Flaming Lips of Bell. This spicy marg will definitely put a kick in your afternoon. In a shaker filled with ice, combine: – 2 ounces Herradura Tequila – 1 ounce of Grand Marnier… Read more

Iron Bartender… the battle continues

Iron Bartender is back! Each Sunday night from 5:30-6:30 we’re pitting Aspen’s best bartenders in a head-to-head competition in the Terrace Bar. The winner will receive a trip to “Tales of The Cocktail” in New Orleans to party with some of America’s greatest cocktail creators. This Sunday, it’s Strider from the J-bar and Kayla from Jimmy’s…. Read more

Featured Wedding: Sarah and Shea

How did you two meet? A huge Colorado Snowstorm brought us together on my birthday in March 2010. Two days before my 31st birthday, my girlfriends were throwing me a party at Riever’s Bar in Denver. Around noon that day it began to snow. It snowed more than 20” in the mountains and more than 9”… Read more

Valentine’s Day in Aspen

The Little Nell’s Element 47 restaurant is offering a four course, $95 prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. So grab your honey and go celebrate! Call 970-920-6330 for reservations.