2017 James Beard Awards Call for Entries

The countdown to the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards is underway. Considered the Oscars of the American restaurant world, the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The awards cover all aspects of the industry—from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers… Read more

Artists That Call Aspen Home (+Must-See Galleries)

Aspen may be recognized internationally first and foremost as a ski town, but it’s quickly earning a reputation as an arts town, too. That’s fitting, given the percentage of people employed in the arts in Aspen makes it No. 2 in the country per capita, according to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s… Read more

Travel Green. How to Join Aspen in Curbing Your Footprint.

The city of Aspen is in the third quarter of a year-long game to reduce its global footprint — and $5 million is on the line. As one of just 50 U.S. communities competing for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, the Aspen Energy Challenge, run by the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, has encouraged businesses… Read more

A Day in The Life of A Little Nell Concierge

For The Little Nell’s concierges, every day is a stream of creative ideas, research about the go-to activities in the area, and conversations with guests to ensure your every visit is just so. The Little Nell concierges took over The Little Nell’s Instagram for a day in October, showcasing a typical course of events from… Read more

Clip-In is Rolling Through Aspen {Meet the Pros}

The Little Nell’s third annual Clip-In With Christian cycling camp sets off this Sunday, Sept. 25. Designed for athletes with an appetite for the finer things in lift, this isn’t your average adventure, but a camp done Little Nell-style with all the Five-Star services and amenities of Aspen’s premier luxury hotel. The ensemble cast of… Read more

A Year in the Life of an Aspen Mountain Bride

Just one year ago, Carla Frates Meyer and Hunter Simpson Powell were married atop Aspen Mountain at The Little Nell. Having crested their first anniversary, the pair looks back on the past twelve months and also has exciting news to share for the coming year… It all began on June 27, 2015, with a destination… Read more

Aspen Peak’s Guide to the Best Brunch Spots in Aspen

Every morning at element 47, you’ll find an attentive staff cheerfully awaiting your arrival for breakfast or brunch in the dining room, the gallery, the private dining room or on the garden-surrounded patio. Aspen Peak magazine rounded up their Best Brunch Spots in Aspen, naming The Little Nell to this list. The top menu item… Read more

Mountain Mojito Recipe

At The Little Nell, we love fresh ingredients in our cuisine and cocktails, from vegetables and herbs to edible flowers. In conjunction with our complimentary weekly garden tours, Ricky Leyvas, Bar Manager & Chief Mixologist at element 47, created the “Mountain Mojito”, which can be made as a cocktail or mocktail (sans the rum). For this summer… Read more

Best Spots to Watch Fireworks in Aspen

There’s nothing better than watching fireworks light up the mountain on 4th of July. With Aspen Mountain right out our back door, we always have a front row seat to the colorful show. Even if you aren’t up front and center, there are plenty of spots around Aspen that offer spectacular views of the Fireworks Extravaganza over… Read more

Pro Tips for Getting Fit from Cyclist Christian Vande Velde

Straight from France, pro cyclist Christian Vande Velde shares his training plan for The Nell’s fall cycling camp: Hey Everyone, Greetings from the Tour de France! Now that summer has arrived, it’s time to start building up for September. Plan – That is always the name of the game in any endurance endeavor. I like… Read more