Aspen’s Secret Season – Mid-May to Mid-June

Winter and summer in Aspen may be the peak seasons for recreational activity, when cultural events of all kinds hit their stride and restaurants brim with activity, but the shoulder seasons are also special in their own right.

Coined the “Secret Season” by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, mid-May to mid-June offers a more relaxed pace when fewer people are in town yet there’s still plenty to do.

During this time of year, Colorado Residents can stay at The Little Nell for preferred rates on accommodations, subject to availability. Call our home your own for just $189/night in a town side room (May 12 – June 14) with 40% off other room types, all of which include complimentary valet parking. Residences at The Little Nell also offers $189/night regular courtyard rooms and lock-offs (May 20 – June 14) with $40% off other rooms and residences. As an alternate option, our sister property, the Limelight Hotel, offers $145/night standard and deluxe rooms with 20% off higher room types (not available on standards).

Dining options on property include off-season specials at Ajax Tavern and element 47 through June 16.

Enjoy 3 for $37 at Ajax Tavern as follows:
Lunch + Dinner | Appetizer + entrée + dessert + glass of wine or beer | 11:30 am – 9 pm

Enjoy 3 for $47 at element 47 as follows:
Lunch | appetizer + entrée | $20 | 11:30 – 2 pm
Bar | appetizer + entrée + wine or beer | $27 | 2 – 9 pm
Dinner | appetizer + entrée + dessert + wine or beer | $47 | 6 – 9 pm

As for events, take part in the Ride for the Pass on May 21, with a bike ride to the top of Independence Pass at 12,095 feet, the week before it opens to vehicles. This annual community event benefits the Independence Pass Foundation. The Aspen Gran Fondo takes place on June 11 with Lance and friends. This 50-mile group ride features steep climbs, rolling hills, flat sections and beautiful scenery, open to all riders.

For more information on Secret Season happenings or to make reservations at The Little Nell, element 47 or Ajax Tavern, please call 970.920.4600.