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

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

A Q&A with Jes Gordon – Designer of The Nell’s Winter Wall

Each summer, the living wall at The Little Nell is a centerpiece of the courtyard, serving as a stunning vista for hotel and restaurant guests, as well as a popular spot for photo ops. In celebration of our 30th/pearl anniversary, which kicked off on Thanksgiving 2019 and continues through Closing Day 2020, we collaborated with… Read more

Ski-Day Nutrition: Staying Fueled on the Slopes

With ski season in full swing, many of our guests are gearing up for long, thrilling days schussing through Aspen’s famous powder. But life at 8,000 feet—especially if you’ll be burning an average of 350 calories an hour—requires special attention to nutrition and hydration. At the Little Nell, we’re dedicated to helping you embrace every… Read more

How to Give Your Wedding Guests an Elevated Experience in Aspen

Over the past decade, weddings have transformed from classic ceremonies to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Instead of traditional weddings followed by dinner and dancing, why not create an experience for your guests? One that will make the day as special to them as it is to you. One of… Read more

Five Reasons to Ring in The New Year in Aspen

Are you planning to be in Aspen for this New Year’s Eve? If you’re still unsure of your plans, why not come to Aspen and celebrate with the town and its wonderful people? If you’re not quite convinced, let us show you. 1. Drinks New Year’s Eve is a celebration of this year’s successes, failures,… Read more

2017 James Beard Awards Call for Entries

The countdown to the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards is underway. Considered the Oscars of the American restaurant world, the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The awards cover all aspects of the industry—from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers… Read more