Aspen Oasis returns Feb. 12

One week from today – Friday, Feb. 12 – Aspen Oasis, the world’s first on-mountain Champagne Bar, returns as does Clicquot in the Snow, the lively après-ski party at Ajax Tavern on its sun-soaked patio. Both offer Veuve Clicquot specials ($17 a glass and $89 a bottle), food and music, and will be open Friday… Read more

Vote for Ajax Tavern in USA Today’s 10Best Survey!

USA Today has nominated The Little Nell in its 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest! Their expert panel selected Ajax Tavern as a contender for Best Après-Ski Bar. When we think of après-ski at Ajax Tavern, we think ski-in/ski-out, truffle fries, mussels, rose wine, cozy banquette seating inside and a sun-soaked patio outside, Clicquot in the… Read more

An Homage to Lord Lamington

In anticipation of Australia Day, Aspen Snowmass, The Little Nell and Residences at The Little Nell team up with celebrity Chef Neil Perry Lamington every January to present a cooking contest featuring Australian cuisine. The private event takes place on the rooftop at Residences at The Little Nell overlooking Aspen’s slopes and downtown. As the… Read more

The Pinot Posse Visits Ajax Tavern

Ajax Tavern hosted a special evening on Jan. 13 with a group that goes by the Pinot Posse, recognized as some of the best pinot noir winemakers in the country. Guests enjoyed a lively atmosphere, a four-course dinner from Chef JD Baldridge and fine reds from the seven great winemakers – J.K. Carriere, Kosta Brown,… Read more

Duvine Cookbook

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Company’s just completed cookbook includes recipes for favorite winter dishes from The Nell. See below how to prepare a favorite soup from element 47 thanks to Chef de Cuisine Matt Padilla, an entree from Ajax Tavern created by Chef de Cuisine JD Baldridge and a dessert from Executive Pastry Chef Curtis… Read more

Enter Our #NellStyle Hashtag Contest

We’re excited to announce our #NellStyle Hashtag Contest on Instagram for the 2015/2016 ski season and invite you to express what #NellStyle means to you – from your skiing & winter adventures to wining & dining or simply unwinding. To enter, there are just a few simple instructions to keep in mind: 1) Follow @thelittlenell… Read more

New Sommeliers; Uncorked the Series

The Little Nell takes pride in our wine program at the hotel, overseen by Master Sommelier and Wine Director Carlton McCoy. McCoy leads wine tastings and classes for staff on an ongoing basis. The Nell also supports staff pursuits towards wine certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Last week, a number of staff from… Read more

Winter Storm Ajax Drops Up to a Foot of Snow on Ajax

Aspen ski season has started off with a bang at Aspen Snowmass, thanks to a series of winter storms that have swept through the Rockies, including one this week aptly named Ajax. With ample snow for an early opening, Aspen Mountain presented a Preview Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday. Nov. 14, to the… 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

Aspen’s Secret Season – Mid-May to Mid-June

Winter and summer in Aspen may be the peak seasons for recreational activity, when cultural events of all kinds hit their stride and restaurants brim with activity, but the shoulder seasons are also special in their own right. Coined the “Secret Season” by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, mid-May to mid-June offers a more relaxed… Read more