The Recipe for Our Most Popular Cocktail: Xavier’s White Cosmo

Inspired by the eponymous cocktail from bartender Xavier Herit at Daniel in New York City, we adapted this popular recipe with permission from the Manhattan establishment. It’s served year-round in Aspen, offering the perfect balance of sweetness, alcohol and acidity, capped by floral aromas from the wildflowers in The Little Nell’s summer gardens. Recipe (makes… Read more

The Kids are Alright

How The Little Nell pampers its youngest guests Aspen might be known as a playground for the rich and famous, but we’ll argue it’s a playground for everyone — especially the kiddos. At The Little Nell, the youngest guests enjoy perhaps the best perks. From check-in to check-out, children of all ages — from infants… Read more

Growing Goods: How The Little Nell Serves up Freshness

As spring turns to summer, The Little Nell comes to life with a bounty of fresh flowers, locally grown produce, farm-raised products, and edible organic herbs — all used to create a one-of-a-kind experience when visiting or dining at the Nell. Begin by experiencing the living wall. First created in 2015 and reinstated every summer… Read more

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: A New Year Dawns on The Little Nell

As the New Year peeks over the horizon like sunrise on our beloved Bells, we wanted to set aside a few moments to muse over the most exciting events of 2018, and all the wonderful things we’ve got planned for The Little Nell in the coming year. We hope you’ll join us as we raise… Read more

The Little Nell Goes to GourmetFest in Carmel

Relais & Châteaux is known for providing unique experiences from the finest hotelier and restauranteurs from all over the world. Up next is the annual GourmetFest in Carmel, Calif, a four-day foodie extravaganza featuring an exclusive roster of Relais & Châteaux Chefs and the World’s Best Wine Estates, held from Feb. 25 – 28, 2016…. Read more

Guest Chef Dinner with Lou Rossi of Castle Hill Inn

For the second installment of our Guest Chef Dinner Series, Lou Rossi from Castle Hill Inn in Rhode Island, traveled to Aspen to take over element 47 for a special, one-night only dinner on Jan. 12. Executive Chef Matt Zubrod looked to Castle Hill Inn, a fellow Relais & Châteaux property, to invite their esteemed chef… Read more

A Grand Welcome from Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux, an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs, has welcomed 36 new members for 2015, including The Little Nell, Aspen’s only five star, five diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel. All were invited to a welcome reception in New York City hosted by Relais & Châteaux held in December. Since 1941, Relais &… Read more