Spring Wine Picks

Whether you celebrate spring with a family feast of ham, lamb or cabbage and carrots, here are 5 great wines to enjoy!  2007 Schramsberg “Blanc de Blancs.”  A terrific domestic sparkling wine. Great with oysters or on its own. 2010 Lewis Cellars Chardonnay, Napa.  A full-bodied and delicious chardonnay that’s great with matzoh ball soup… Read more

Final Battle: Iron Bartender

Aspen’s drink gurus have been showing their stuff, using Grand Marnier as an element in creating delicious concoctions in the Terrace Bar at The Little Nell each Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 for the past few weeks. And now it’s here. The final round of Iron Bartender. Each guest gets one vote with the purchase… Read more

Late Skiing AND a Moonlight Dinner Party

The clocks have been rolled forward, and the days are longer. You know what that means… It’s time for extended lift hours across all four mountains in Aspen/Snowmass! On Saturday, head to Aspen Mountain for extended hours as well as our Moonlight Dinner Party at The Sundeck. ASPEN MOUNTAIN – March 24 Lifts:  Silver Queen… Read more

JAS Cafe This Friday and Saturday

Jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan takes the stage at the JAS Cafe this Friday & Saturday (March 9 & 10) downstairs at The Little Nell. $30 show tickets are available now by clicking here or calling 970-920-4996 ext. 14.  Tickets will be available at the door for $40. The Little Nell is offering a pre-show 3-course dinner at Ajax Tavern for just… Read more

Bella Betts and Bluegrass

Bluegrass at The Little Nell? Oh yes my friends! We’re getting ready for a  pickin’ party in the Terrace Bar on Sunday night (following Iron Bartender) from 6:45 to 7:45 with Bella Betts. Bella is an 11-year-old bluegrass musician who rocks the mandolin, guitar and fiddle… and she sings! She’ll be accompanied by local music… Read more

Iron Bartender Round 3

The Little Nell is asking which local bartender has the skills to be named “Aspen’s Iron Bartender.” Every Sunday  from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Terrace Bar, two of the town’s leading bartenders will square off in a round robin competition to determine whose cocktail reigns supreme. The drink gurus show their stuff, using Grand Marnier as an element… Read more

Iron Bartender Round One

The Little Nell is asking which local bartender has the skills to be named “Aspen’s Iron Bartender.” Every Sunday starting February 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Terrace Bar, two of the town’s leading bartenders will square off in a round robin competition to determine whose cocktail reigns supreme. The drink gurus will show their… Read more

What to do in Aspen’s “Off Season”

Little Nell Head Concierge Carol Hooper hears this question a lot this time of year: “What do you do in Aspen during the ‘off season’ before skiing starts?” “Yes, there are fewer people and events going on in, but it’s also a really wonderful, quiet time to experience Aspen,” she says. “From hiking through fall colors to dining… Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese – Parmigiano

  October is American Cheese Month — a time when we celebrate delicious and diverse cheeses and the farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers and chefs who bring them to your table. Here at The Little Nell, we celebrate local cheese by serving cheeses from the Avalanche Cheese Company, made in nearby Basalt, and we also love to pair cheese with… Read more

Hiking 14-ers: Mt. Massive

Little Nell Lead Adventure Specialist Kane Hudson is continuing his quest to hike all the peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet (known as “14-ers”). He recently hiked Mt. Massive, elevation 14,428 feet, which is the second tallest peak in Colorado.   Hiking up Mt. Massive I headed over Independence Pass recently for a try at another 14er — Mt. Massive.  Just south… Read more