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

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

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

Mountain Mojito Recipe

At The Little Nell, we love fresh ingredients in our cuisine and cocktails, from vegetables and herbs to edible flowers. To complement our complimentary weekly garden tours in the summer, our bartenders at element 47, created the “Mountain Mojito”, which can be made as a cocktail or mocktail (sans the rum). For this summer drink,… Read more

Our Favorite Luxury Travel Must-Haves

Travel can be adventurous, romantic, or energizing. You board your aircraft with excitement, land at your destination with ease, and spend a week floating about your resort town. However, we all know there are a handful of travel to-dos that are not so glamorous. And for those, we have a bag filled with luxury travel… Read more

Puppy Love at The Little Nell

Aspen is awash in four-legged friends.As a pet-friendly hotel, The Little Nell is an inviting setting for your fur baby in our rooms and suites, as well as your canine companion in the living room. Just a few steps away, Residences at The Little Nell also welcomes pups with treats at the front drive and… Read more