Behind the Scenes – Q&A with Nell Staff

The Nell has been decorated with awards and accolades for nearly three decades – in large part due to the caring staff, from the front of the house to the back of the house. Here, we glean insights from three longtime members of the team, why they’ve chosen to work here, and why The Nell… Read more

Adventure is On: First Tracks

Your Chance for First Tracks — and More — on Ajax This ski season has been one for the record books — and it’s not over yet! Thankfully, we have just the ticket you need to savor every last moment of this epic winter with our First Tracks Adventure. Picture yourself here: On a bluebird… Read more

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

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

Aspen’s Finest Pie: element 47 Apple Pie Recipe

By now, your fresh, free-range turkey has been ordered, the RSVPs have been tallied, and it’s time to double check those shopping lists. Thanksgiving is all about traditions; when else does anyone put a marshmallow on top of sweet potatoes? As much as we love traditions, we are here to share something that might be… Read more

The Perfect Aspen Itinerary – Winter Edition

Drafting your winter travel itinerary for Aspen? Don’t allow perfectionism to distract you from living in the moment before—or during—your winter holiday. We’ve created a launchpad for how to embrace the best ski vacation in Colorado. We’ve outlined the steps for how best to experience The Nell with our Perfect Aspen Itinerary. In the meantime,… Read more

Your Ski Season Conditioning Guide – Beginner to Extreme

The snow is already falling in Aspen and while visitors are planning trips here, locals are prepping by getting in shape for long days on the slopes. Ensuring those ski legs are ready can make all the difference to truly take advantage of everything that Aspen has to offer. Whether you’re a beginner who’s hoping… Read more