Seeing Stars

Adding to an already action-packed list of summer adventure offerings, The Little Nell introduces Stargazing Jeep Tours as shown in this Aspen Mountain video. These nighttime outings are led by an adventure concierge from The Nell and an astronomy expert from Aspen High School. Guests meet at the hotel just before sunset to depart in… Read more

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

The Food & Classic in Aspen celebrates 33 years of fine wine, cuisine, Grand Tastings, seminars, socializing and more this weekend. Starting Thurs., June 19, The Nell will be teeming with formal and informal gatherings (from the restaurants to the living room to the stairwells), eccentric events (think pop-up concession carts and Champagne toasts), winemaker… Read more

Simon’s Top Summer Traditions

Summertime in Aspen unleashes an abundance of activities that appeal to all. We asked our Managing Director, Simon Chen, for his personal take on the best cultural, social and athletic endeavors in store this season. Q: The Food & Wine Classic is right around the corner – June 19 – 21 – how would you… Read more

Recipe: Ginger Beer

Always dreaming up new recipes for each season, our mixologists at The Little Nell are known for their clever concoctions. These include housemade Vermouth, used in our Manhattan 100, and our very own Ginger Beer, also a key ingredient in the Moscow Mule. Try your hand at the latter with this simple recipe below. Little… Read more

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: The Margarita 47

If you haven’t yet tried our tableside cocktails at element 47, you’ll want to put this on your list for summer. The Margarita 47 and Manhattan 100 were each named with their price per cocktail, at $47 and $100 respectively. Created by element 47’s chief mixologists, these signature drinks are prepared with flair, using only… Read more

Recipe: Parker House Rolls

According to many of our repeat restaurant guests, among the most treasured traditions at element 47 are the piping hot Parker House rolls served with lunch and dinner. For those who would like to prepare them at home, our pastry chef, Curtis Cameron, provided the recipe. He also shared the history of these doughy treats,… Read more

Nick Barb Passes the Advanced Sommelier Exam

The Little Nell is thrilled to share the news from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Our very own Nick Barb of element 47 has passed the grueling Advanced Sommelier exam, held in April 2015. Nick shares his insights into this distinction and the work involved to reach this crowning achievement. The Little Nell: Tell us… Read more

Our Top 3 Ways to Spend Easter

This Easter Sunday, activities abound at the top and base of Aspen Mountain. Our top three recommendations for the entire family include: 1. Riding the Silver Queen Gondola to the Sunrise Service at the top of Aspen Mountain. Upload as early as 7 am for the 8:30 a.m. service including live music, storytelling and –… Read more

Q + A with Carlton McCoy

Andy Duvine, an adventurer, wine connoisseur, ambitious cyclist, and curious traveler first met Carlton McCoy, resident Sommelier and Wine Director at The Little Nell in Aspen, in 2012. That’s the year Duvine began bringing guests to the hotel for a USA Pro Cycling Colorado Bike Tour and the two became fast friends. Following is an… Read more

Recipe: Lemon Soufflé Pancakes

Mornings at The Little Nell are made all the more sweet with breakfast at element 47. Among the most notable dishes on our breakfast menu are the lemon soufflé pancakes served with homemade raspberry syrup and toasted pine nuts. To prepare these at home, follow this simple recipe provided by our pasty chefs. Dry Ingredients: 1… Read more