Cinco de Mayo Recipe: The Margarita 47

Over the years, our Margarita recipe has changed, influenced by different bar managers and mixologists making their mark on the classic cocktail. A few years ago, we made our Margarita 47 (named as such since the price per drink was $47 apiece), with dry ice as part of the mixing process and edible silver leaf… Read more

Celebrating One Year of “Gray Malin in Aspen” By Giving Back

Visit the Sundeck this ski season 2020-2021 to see select images on display from Gray Malin in Aspen, a vintage ski photo series, which was a collaboration between the fine art photographer and The Little Nell that was shot last winter. When planning the shoot, Gray and The Nell designated a beneficiary for the project,… Read more

Five Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

From skiing Aspen’s fabled slopes to toasting with Veuve Clicquot on a winter picnic, what’s more romantic than Valentine’s Day in Aspen? For ways to spend the weekend, we’ve compiled a list of our top tips for two: 1. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at Element 47 or Ajax Tavern; or order our Valentine’s… Read more

A Non-Skiers Guide to Aspen: 10 Things to do in the Winter

  While Aspen Snowmass’ powdery slopes are well-renowned, that’s not the only thing our alluring mountain town is known for. For the enjoyment of the non-skiers in the world, our expert team has put together a list of delightful experiences in Aspen besides hitting the slopes.  Snowshoeing   Although you may not be a skier, there… Read more

The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe Ever

The Nell’s Hot Chocolate is the perfect treat this ski season. Hailed by Travel + Leisure as “America’s Best Hot Chocolate,” by Buzzfeed as “Best Hot Chocolate Ever,” and tastemakers of all ages as their go to drink at The Nell, our cocoa has made waves for quite some time and in every season. Pastry… Read more

Behind the Scenes – Q&A with Nell Staff

The Nell has been decorated with awards and accolades for nearly more than three decades – in large part due to the caring staff, from the front of the house to the back of the house. Here, we glean insights from three longtime members of the team, why they’ve chosen to work here, and why… Read more

A Living History: Meet The Leaders of The Little Nell

Since opening in 1989, The Little Nell’s name has become known around the world for its graceful service, award-winning wine and cuisine, and a coveted slope-side setting, just steps from Aspen Mountain. Over the course of three decades, there have been four leaders of The Little Nell who have each made their mark. The Nell… Read more

Aspen Proposal Ideas – Where to Pop The Question

The Roaring Fork Valley is not solely a destination for adventurers: It’s a place for lovers. From multigenerational locals to high-profile celebrities—such as Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka (who soon after changed their minds) —nearly-newlyweds can reconnect in Colorado’s heart-racing atmosphere: sparkling ski slopes, starry skies, and a sharp panorama of peaks. If the idea… Read more

The 10 Master Somms Who 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. The Little Nell opened on Thanksgiving of 1989 and in our 30-year history, 10 staff members have earned the esteemed Master Sommelier diploma, more than any other establishment in… Read more