A Toast to Spring: Clicquot in the Snow

“This is the way to après-ski …” A simple, but oh-so-true statement overheard recently on the sun-drenched Ajax Tavern patio. The reason is simple: Clicquot in the Snow. An unparalleled celebration of all that après-ski in Aspen — and The Little Nell — have to offer, this unique toast to spring is a not-be-missed happening…. Read more

Ski-Day Nutrition: Staying Fueled on the Slopes

With ski season in full swing, many of our guests are gearing up for long, thrilling days schussing through Aspen’s famous powder. But life at 8,000 feet—especially if you’ll be burning an average of 350 calories an hour—requires special attention to nutrition and hydration. At the Little Nell, we’re dedicated to helping you embrace every… Read more

Food Trends for 2019: Predictions from a Master

The Little Nell has long been a trendsetter for noteworthy dining experiences. Aspen guests come with sophisticated palates, but they also want food that will serve as fuel. A vacation in Aspen can involve lounging at the pool, but more often, the draw is early gondola rides and long powder runs. Because of these preferences,… Read more

Planning a Family Ski Vacation With Nell Style

Vacations are meant for disconnecting from the day-to-day, creating memories to last the years and improving one’s well-being for the future. The seasoned team of hospitality professionals here at The Little Nell can make the seemingly daunting task of family ski vacation planning nothing short of painless. We live here. We work here. And we… Read more

Influencer Deborah Stachelski’s Love Letter to Aspen

Many travel journalists seek out the latest hospitality trends, interesting hotspots and sightseeing gems for a living. With each new experience, these well-traveled professionals expand their worldview and develop a new perspective. Recently, an Austin-based travel writer named Deborah Stachelski spent a handful of days in Aspen, Colo., and we wanted to hear more. The… Read more

The Aspen Experience Gift Guide

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s safe to say that many of us are already brainstorming what gifts to cross off the list. If you’re feeling short on time or ideas, fear not. The Little Nell has you covered with some of our favorite uniquely Aspen items. It’s safe to say that these gifts… Read more

Top Activities in Aspen – Summer 2018

A brightly speckled night sky. Crystalline rivers full of rainbow trout. The songs of the shimmering, lime-toned Aspen leaves. The variety of things to do this summer in Aspen create a storybook that is full of splendor, stoke, and endless adventure. Classic Summer Adventures Classic summer activities in Aspen include: Fly fishing Off-road tours Stargazing… Read more

The Best Après-Ski Cocktails in Aspen

Nothing beats a fireside cocktail after hours of skiing. The ability to dress down and warm up with your fellow travelers is as much of the Aspen Experience as the mountain itself. Aspen has countless après-ski bars and lounges, suitable for all preferences, but beyond the atmosphere, there are a handful of handcrafted cocktails made… Read more

A Living History: Meet The Three Leaders of The Little Nell Since 1989

The Little Nell elicits interest and curiosity from those intimately familiar with the hotel or simply by reputation in the press and among the treasured guests. Many inquire about its history and how it has come to be known the world over for graceful service, award-winning wine and cuisine, and sense of place, set just… Read more

Babymooning in Aspen: 5 Ways to Unwind

More and more of my friends are planning their “Babymoons.” In case you’re not someone who goes to at least four baby showers a month, a Babymoon is a trip that a couple takes as a sort of “last hurrah” as a family of two. It’s a “calm before the storm,” when life changes for… Read more