Five Reasons to Ring in 2017 in Aspen

Are you planning to be in Aspen for this New Year’s Eve? We hope so, but if you’re still unsure of your plans, why not come to Aspen to celebrate with this town and its wonderful people? If you’re not quite convinced, here are the top 5 reasons to ring in the New Year in… Read more

2017 James Beard Awards Call for Entries

The countdown to the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards is underway. Considered the Oscars of the American restaurant world, the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The awards cover all aspects of the industry—from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers… Read more

Mountain Mojito Recipe

At The Little Nell, we love fresh ingredients in our cuisine and cocktails, from vegetables and herbs to edible flowers. In conjunction with our complimentary weekly garden tours, Ricky Leyvas, Bar Manager & Chief Mixologist at element 47, created the “Mountain Mojito”, which can be made as a cocktail or mocktail (sans the rum). For this summer… Read more

Best Spots to Watch Fireworks in Aspen

There’s nothing better than watching fireworks light up the mountain on 4th of July. With Aspen Mountain right out our back door, we always have a front row seat to the colorful show. Even if you aren’t up front and center, there are plenty of spots around Aspen that offer spectacular views of the Fireworks Extravaganza over… Read more

Explore the Gardens at The Little Nell

This year’s gardens at The Little Nell are spectacular, with more color and flowers than ever before. The Nell’s resident gardener, Arabella of Busy Beavers Gardening, shares details on this year’s gardens, and what to expect during our weekly garden tours Fridays at 4 pm. The Front Garden The first area in The Nell’s garden… Read more

Events During The FOOD & WINE Classic That Don’t Require a Pass

If you’re visiting Aspen June 16 – 19, but don’t have a pass to the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, you’re in luck! There is a bevy of events that don’t require a pass to attend. Here are our 10 picks for free parties, extravagant dinners and more. THURSDAY, JUNE 16 10 pm – 1:30… Read more

10 Master Somms Make Up The Nell’s Wine Legacy

The Court of Master Sommeliers was established in April 1977 to encourage improved standards of beverage service, particularly wine + food pairing, in hotels and restaurants. In honor of the Master Sommelier Diploma Exams held this week at The Nell, we’re taking a look back at all 10 Master Sommeliers, from first to most recent,… Read more

Aspen’s Secret Season – Mid-May to Mid-June

Winter and summer in Aspen may be the peak seasons for recreational activity, when cultural events of all kinds hit their stride and restaurants brim with activity, but the shoulder seasons are also special in their own right. Coined the “Secret Season” by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, mid-May to mid-June offers a more relaxed… Read more

Support the Aspen Homeless Shelter with a Curry Dinner at The Nell

We’re excited to welcome Chef Biju Thomas back to The Nell this spring. The affable and talented chef specializing in Indian cuisine hosted the first installment of our Guest Chef Dinner Series last December, which was a sold-out success. By popular demand, Biju is returning to the kitchen at The Nell on Saturday, May 14. Join… Read more

The Nell Named One of the Best Resorts in the Country

We’re thrilled to be named to the list of Travel + Leisure‘s World’s Best Awards for 2016, chosen by readers who took the luxury lifestyle publication’s survey, voting for the top properties in the U.S. and around the world. According to T+L, “There was a great display of loyalty this year to old favorites such… Read more