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] [vimeo w=500&h=213] [youtube] [vimeo… 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

Clean the World – One Bar at a Time

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, so we thought we’d share a fun little eco-factoid from the hotel. Ever wonder what happens to the half-used bar of soap or partially used bottle of shampoo once you check out of The Little Nell? Gioanna Villabrille, The Little Nell’s executive housekeeper, asked the question and identified an alternative… Read more

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