Hiking to Crested Butte

One of our favorite activities in the height of summer is hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte. It sounds daunting… Just driving to Crested Butte takes several hours via Kebler Pass, but this day hike is not only doable — it’s downright cushy (well, once you get done with the hiking part). We like to… Read more

Get to Know Carlton

This posting came from a blog post by C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program). Our young and dapper assistant wine director, Carlton McCoy, received a scholarship from the organization which allowed him to pursue an education in the culinary arts.  C-CAP Alum, Carlton McCoy Class of 2002, Anacostia High School, District of Columbia It was… Read more

Wedding of the Month – Mawa and Daniel

How did you two meet?  We met nine years ago in Kennebunkport, Maine. Daniel and I were working for the same company but at different restaurants. Nothing ever happened between us at the time, but then we met two years ago in Kennebunkport again. He thought I was cute and interested in him, but I… Read more

Restaurant Renderings

We are excited to share some renderings of our Montagna Remodel! Our architects, Bentel and Bentel, have created a few images to give a bit of a visual aid as to what the space will look like. These images aren’t final, but we wanted to share the general idea with you! The restaurant will close… Read more

JAS Cafe Downstairs @ The Nell

Tickets & Passes Available Now! The JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Little Nell returns this weekend with two of our favorite performers of the last year: Cyrill Aimee & Diego Figueiredo on Friday, and the Hot Club of Detroit on Saturday. Both evenings will feature shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $32 tickets for all summer… Read more

Wedding of the Month – MOTB Edition

We often feature brides from fabulous Little Nell weddings in our “Wedding of the Month” highlights, but this June, we thought we would spice things up a bit! Nancy Brown, an MOTB (mother-of-the-bride), was kind enough to answer all our questions and talk candidly about her experience helping to plan a wedding at The Little… Read more

Save the Food!

When the Bureau of Land Management recently delayed its proposed August lease sale in the North Fork Valley to further analyze the impacts of drilling, our chefs were cheering. The Aspen Skiing Company’s food and beverage team, including Michael Daley, Robert McCormick and Sabato Sagaria of The Little Nell and On-Mountain Executive Chef Jim Butchart, led the charge… Read more

Heli-fly fishing with The Little Nell

Fly Fishing at its Best All avid fly fisherman, my Dad, my brother-in-law and some family friends from Northern Michigan came to Aspen last Fall to pay me a visit and check out the foliage. Knowing that we had only one full day to fly fish, I decided to start at the top — The… Read more

What A Wonderful Wedding

Our Events Team is gearing up for wedding season here in Aspen. Our summer/fall is jam-packed with events, so we’ve been looking back at past events for a bit of inspiration and nostalgia. Here are a few fun videos of mountain-top bliss on our wedding deck! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8f0k3iucyI&w=560&h=315] [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/30579796 w=500&h=213] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLr2SlWXXHE&w=560&h=315] [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/27712299… Read more

Wine in the Workplace

Wine in the Workplace I was in a colleague’s office recently and was admiring the nice collection of wine that he had received as gifts. Unfortunately, he was storing them on his top shelf where they were subject to heat and light. (You never want to expose your wine to the elements like this!) I… Read more