Penguins Skiing

OK, Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz here at The Little Nell in Aspen REALLY outdid herself with these cupcakes. What’s cuter than skiing penguins? All the lucky children staying here at the hotel this holiday season will receive this sweet treat as an in-room surprise! We love this time of year!

Thanksgiving in Heels

We asked Assistant Food and Beverage Director Vilma Mazaite, the advanced sommelier behind Aspen’s new Wine in Heels program, what she recommended pouring on Thanksgiving. Not a huge fan of Thanksgiving food (which may explain her tiny waistline), Vilma is all about the wine! Here are her top three picks: Willm, Riesling, Alsace, France 2010… Read more

JAS Downstairs at The Little Nell

2012 Winter Series Announced The popular JAS Cafe Downstairs @ The Little Nell Series returns this winter with eight weekends of music celebrating jazz from around the world. Pick and choose your shows with the new Winter Series Pass – 6 Tickets for Show(s) of your choice $120. Single show tickets are also available for $30/each… Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – Parmigiano

  October is American Cheese Month — a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with… Read more

Hiking 14-ers: Mt. Massive

Little Nell Lead Adventure Specialist Kane Hudson is continuing his quest to hike all the peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet (known as “14-ers”). He recently hiked Mt. Massive, elevation 14,428 feet, which is the second tallest peak in Colorado.   Hiking up Mt. Massive I headed over Independence Pass recently for a try at another 14er — Mt. Massive.  Just south… Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – A Primer

October is American Cheese Month — a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with delicious wines…. Read more

The Absolut Best Bloody Mary

We are one of six finalists in Colorado for the Absolut Bloody Mary Competition! Our very own Mark Yeager and Carlton McCoy came up with a delicious concoction called “It’s All Greek to Me.”                     And if they win in Colorado… they get to go to The Iron… Read more

Hiking 14ers – The Collegiates

Our intrepid Lead Adventure Specialist, Kane Hudson, recently tackled a few of the Collegiate Peaks in his quest to hike all of the mountains over 14,000 feet in Colorado (more commonly referred to as “14ers”). Here are his hiking notes/images from the trail… Mount Yale I headed over to Buena Vista and enjoyed some great… Read more

Fall Adventures

Fall musings from The Little Nell’s Lead Adventure Specialist, Kane Hudson: Autumn has officially started, and the weather has been perfect these last few days here in Aspen.  If you can make the time for some fall foliage tours, Aspen would be a great hub for your travels.  Here are a couple scenes from the… Read more

Mid-week Cocktail Fix: Ruby Park

We’re wrapping up our summer cocktail series here at The Little Nell. Every Wednesday we’ve been posting one of our drinks from the Montagna Bar along with a recipe so you can re-create your favorites at home, wow your guests or simply enjoy knowing the mixology secrets of our talented bar staff. Here’s one of our last summer beverages before we switch… Read more