Cheers! Your Guide to the Après-Ski Cocktail Classic

Each summer, one of the country’s preeminent sip-and-be-seen events, known as the FOOD & WINE Classic, comes to Aspen for three days of indulgence, much of which is centered at The Little Nell. Most people may not be familiar with a sassy springtime event, headquarted at The Little Nell, called the Après Ski Cocktail Classic…. Read more

How You Can Help Aspen’s Homeless Population

Aspen is an incredibly philanthropic town. On any given summer day there’s either a benefit, a play produced by Theatre Aspen, a lecture sponsored by the Aspen Institute, or a nature tour led by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Organizations that bring the Roaring Fork Valley’s community together are also important and popular, which… Read more

Bug Out! To a New Culinary Sensation

Are you adventurous enough to eat bugs for dinner? Not as a garnish or shocking side dish; but baked, sauteed, and served front and center. If you’re feeling uneasy about eating insects, you’re not alone. There’s a mental hurdle to get over before you enthusiastically welcome them on your plate. Which is why we’re going… Read more

Take Aspen Home with You; Finds from The Little Nell’s Boutique

Aspen is renowned for its shopping, but what happens when you’re fully booked with First Tracks, a Snowcat Powder Tour, dining at Cloud Nine and après skiing at Ajax Tavern? Before you realize it, your trip is over and you’re in need of gifts (and maybe something for yourself too). Guests of the Little Nell need not… Read more

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