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

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

10 Ways to Spend Your Holidays in Aspen

Between heart-thrilling ski runs and circles around the ice skating rink, Aspen continues to draw boundless smiles throughout the holidays. That snowflake landing on your eyelashes. Opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate the days passed. Sitting around an effervescent table with loved ones, glowing conversation, and a flavorful, warm meal. The holidays in Aspen… 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

Food Trends for 2019: Predictions from a Master

The Little Nell has long been a trendsetter for noteworthy dining experiences. Aspen guests come with sophisticated palates, but they also want food that will serve as fuel. A vacation in Aspen can involve lounging at the pool, but more often, the draw is early gondola rides and long powder runs. Because of these preferences,… Read more

Planning a Family Ski Vacation With Nell Style

Vacations are meant for disconnecting from the day-to-day, creating memories to last the years and improving one’s well-being for the future. The seasoned team of hospitality professionals here at The Little Nell can make the seemingly daunting task of family ski vacation planning nothing short of painless. We live here. We work here. And we… Read more

The Aspen Experience Gift Guide

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s safe to say that many of us are already brainstorming what gifts to cross off the list. If you’re feeling short on time or ideas, fear not. The Little Nell has you covered with some of our favorite uniquely Aspen items. It’s safe to say that these gifts… Read more

The Best Après-Ski Cocktails in Aspen

Nothing beats a fireside cocktail after hours of skiing. The ability to dress down and warm up with your fellow travelers is as much of the Aspen Experience as the mountain itself. Aspen has countless après-ski bars and lounges, suitable for all preferences, but beyond the atmosphere, there are a handful of handcrafted cocktails made… Read more

The 2018 Guest Chef Series at The Little Nell

More and more often, world-renowned chefs are swapping kitchens with one another to share their culinary creations across oceans, borders, and cultures. It’s a recipe for success. Talented chefs such as Blaine Wetzel land in a new country and stir up a multi-course meal with foreign ingredients, a fresh team, and in a new environment,… Read more