Aspen’s Holiday Gift Guide

Take another ski run—or five. Have a second glass of Merlot. Bask in a sunset soak. Give yourself a double-stroll around downtown Aspen. The beauty of the holidays is the change of pace, a bite of extravagance, and gratifying the present moment. Although, the greatest complement to self-indulgence is the practice of giving. Aspen’s holiday… Read more

10 Ways to Spend Your Holidays in Aspen

Between heart-thrilling ski runs and circles around the ice skating rink, Aspen continues to draw boundless smiles throughout the holidays. That snowflake landing on your eyelashes. Opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate the days passed. Sitting around an effervescent table with loved ones, glowing conversation, and a flavorful, warm meal. The holidays in Aspen… 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

Where to Celebrate Your Anniversary in Aspen

If you’ve escaped to the Roaring Fork Valley to reflect on the chapter of a lifetime, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are a handful of ways you and your love can celebrate your anniversary in Aspen. Stargazing There’s nothing like a blanket of mystery to make us feel humbled and amazed: stargazing… Read more

10 Things to Do in Aspen That Aren’t Skiing

Trips to Aspen are a vital time for refilling the well. The Valley’s four unique mountains, gorgeous network of in-bound ski runs, and hum of the ski lifts always calls our name. However, it’s most important to meet our bodies where they stand, each day. Perhaps you’ve had a stressful month, are recovering from an… Read more

How to Bring The Nell Gardens to your Home

Gardens, whether they are in Aspen or at home, provide energy and calmness. A well-crafted garden transforms an outdoor space into a livable sanctuary; somewhere you can go to unwind and truly “get outside.” The Gardens at The Nell are created and kept by Arabella Beavers, our head gardener. We recently sat down with her… Read more

Into The Little Nell’s Wine Cellar [Q&A with Carlton McCoy]

The wine program at The Nell is known around the world for acquiring sought-after bottles, recommending varietals, and setting trends in the industry. Recently I sat down with Carlton McCoy, Master Sommelier at The Little Nell, to discuss a rather new aspect of the wine program: The Little Nell’s Wine Cellar. Whether you’ve been visiting… Read more

The Very Best Breakfast in Aspen

Souffle pancakes. Poached eggs. Crispy bacon. Fresh coffee. All these culminate to one stellar experience that is Breakfast. Breakfast should energize you, recenter you, and prepare you for the day ahead. This is why being named the best breakfast in Aspen is an honor, and we are excited to share our favorites with you. Here… Read more

A Hotel Room Renovation with Sustainability Front of Mind

Sustainability is especially important here in Aspen. The Aspen Skiing Company (parent company to The Little Nell) fosters and depends on responsible ecological practices, as well as values our valley’s wildlife, clean rivers, lush forests and snowfall in a way that stretches beyond economics. The “Aspen Experience” is a balance of all the things the… Read more

Click: A Photo Editor’s Top Pics of Aspen

We invited photo editor Etta Meyer to curate a gallery of images for The Little Nell’s Instagram. Etta, a well-heeled travel writer, pulled together a series of photos that reflected her vision for a perfect day in Aspen as a guest at The Nell. See below for her favorite pictures from morning to noon to… Read more