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

Christmas in Aspen; Things to Do & See

Picture that winter snow globe you would eagerly shake as a kid. It likely had a skating pond and snowy bridges covering ice-cold streams. Towering mountains stood sentry over a quaint town with twinkling lights, and colorful ribbons and decorations hung from the street’s lamp posts while couples stood underneath them kissing in the snow…. Read more

Easter Sunday at The Nell

Guests hopped on over to The Nell for Easter Sunday on March 27. Element 47 offered brunch from 11:30 am with an expanded buffet featuring carving stations, made-to-order omelets by Fredy and his team, fresh pastries and fruit, a juice and smoothie bar and more. At 1 pm, the younger set gathered in the courtyard… Read more

Oh, What Fun at The Little Nell Tree Lighting!

In keeping with holiday traditions, The Nell presented the Third Annual Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 13. Open to one and all, the festive celebration featured carols from SoL Theatre Productions, cookies from our pastry kitchen and cocoa from element 47. The Aspen Animal Shelter brought the “reindeer” – a Tibetan Mastiff along with several… Read more

The Buddy Program’s Annual Gingerbread House Workshop

The Little Nell is proud to support The Buddy Program in hosting the beloved non-profit’s annual Gingerbread House Workshop every December. Led by Helen DeFrance and Jim Fifield, the afternoon includes decorating gingerbread houses with an array of accoutrements then taking them home for the holidays. More than150 Little and Big Buddies took part in… 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

Bring on Ski Season!

Judging by the recent heavy snowfall here in Aspen, it’s safe to say another banner winter is underway. With Aspen Snowmass’ opening day just around the corner and the holiday season on the way, I thought now was the time to mention some exciting changes here at the Nell. HOLIDAYS ARE AROUND THE CORNER Thanksgiving… Read more