The Little Nell Aspen

Aspen, Colorado, United States

The Little Nell Aspen

675 East Durant Avenue,
Aspen, Colorado, United States

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The Little Nell

The Little Nell
 hotel in Aspen, Colorado is a five-star luxury ski in - ski out hotel  that happens to be's #1 pick for ski hotels in the U.S. The Little Nell is ideally situated at the foot of Aspen Mountain and minutes away from Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass.  Aspen is perfectly located, with access to four world class mountains.  The Little Nell combines great skiing and outdoor activities with immaculate service and limitless luxury.  This is the type of hotel where even the most basic rooms feature Belgian wool carpeting and goose down bedding, and where the specially designated ski concierge will warm your boots and gloves for you before you hit the slopes. 

There’s hardly anything ‘standard’ about the Standard Town View and Standard Mountain Side rooms at The Little Nell.  At many other hotels, these 600 square foot rooms would be amongst the most lavish of the accommodations.  Individually decorated, no two guestrooms are alike, and inside they are warmly decorated with gas-burning fireplaces, Belgian wool carpeting, goose-down sofas or lounge chairs, and oversized beds outfitted with custom-designed ultra-soft linens.  Additional comforts include a 42-inch flat-screen LCD TV, a fully equipped media center, and high speed internet access.  The bathrooms feature granite vanities with two sinks, soaking tubs, and separate shower stalls with rain showerheads.  Furthermore, views overlook either the bustling streets of downtown Aspen, or the formidable slopes that surround the hotel.  These Little Nell rooms are indeed setting a new ‘standard’ for standard rooms everywhere.

Meanwhile, The 1,250 square-foot Executive Suites boast all of the aforementioned features plus original artwork culled from the hotel’s private collection, a Meile Espresso station, and a fully equipped wet bar with an icemaker and a Sub Zero beverage cooler.  The master bathroom features a large Jacuzzi and a steam shower.  Best of all, a private balcony shows off unforgettable views of Aspen Mountain.

The Paepcke Suite is the definition of mountain lodge luxury.  This 2,500 square-foot masterpiece is done in maple-paneled walls and elegant hardwood floors.  The spacious private balcony overlooks the lively scene at the base of Aspen Mountain.  Than there’s the log fireplace, full-service wet bar, original artwork, master bathroom with heated floor and oversized Jacuzzi, and beautiful furnishings.

The Little Nell
 sits at the foot of Aspen mountian for easy access to the lifts which gives skiers unparalleled access to Ajax mountain.  Skip the lines, and lifts, by signing up for a powder tour, in which two guides and a driver lead your group on a Snowcat tour of the best trails based on the day’s conditions.  Or rent a snowmobile and zoom down groomed trails with panoramic views of the Maroon Bells, Independence Pass, and the historic ‘Ghost Town’ of White River National Forest.  Snowshoeing offers a slower, more leisurely way to enjoy the majesty of this winter wonderland, as does dog sledding.  Indulge in a half-day trip that includes either a four-course lunch or a twilight dinner.  Driven by thirteen Alaskan sled dogs and an experienced musher, allow these trained huskies to whisk you through Colorado’s backcountry for an unforgettable experience.  The Little Nell’s ski concierge will arrange your rentals and lift ticket purchases, fine-tune your equipment, and even see to it that you are at the peak of comfort by warming your boots and gloves.  The personal attention of the dedicated ski concierge truly sets the Little Nell apart from other luxury ski destinations.  

For thoes of you that choose to vist Aspen in the warmer months, take advantage of the many choices of outdoor activities. Spring and Summer brings the chance to go flyfishing, hiking through unspoiled wilderness, or whitewater rafting down roaring rapids.  Whitewater rafting is the most popular activity for visitors and locals alike, and offers everything from the lazy float to the thrill of careening through the rapids.  Meanwhile, endless trails await you for activities like mountain biking and hiking.  There are literally thousands of trails which will take you through meadows of wildflowers, along winding rivers, and through geological landmarks.  Learn more about the flaura, fauna, and geology of the area by taking a guided tour of the Maroon Bells and Crater Lake.  Another great activity is horseback riding through the rugged beauty of the Elk Mountain Range and Mount Daly.

No matter when you are visiting make sure you enjoy a jovial lunch or dinner at the Little Nell’s elegantly understated restaurant Montagna, which serves up farm-fresh Rocky Mountain artisan cuisine.  Head chef Ryan Hardy sources almost all of the food from local farms and ranches, including his own 15- acre, organic ‘Rendezvous Farms,’ where he grows produce and raises livestock.  Furthermore, the Little Nell’s 20,000-bottle wine cellar is amongst the finest in The Rockies.  On the other hand, Ajax Tavern is where executive chef Jim Butchart serves unique bistro food inspired by Colorado’s bounty of sustainably raised meats and produce.  In 2008, Ajax Tavern was named as the best outdoor dining in Aspen. Just like Montagna, the Ajax Tavern has quite the wine list.  Try the Colorado lamb Bolognese, the truffle fries, the excellent raw bar, or the burger which has been lauded as the best in Aspen. 

The fitness center at The Little Nell features state of the art strength training equipment, cardiovascular exercise machines, elegantly appointed changing rooms, and highly skillful massage therapists.

So if you’re looking for a ski getaway or the perfect summer escape, the luxurious Little Nell hotel in Aspen is allways the perfect choice! Lavish accommodations, gourmet dining, impeccable service, and ski-in, ski-out convenience make The Little Nell our pick when staying in Aspen.

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Exclusive Fly Fishing Adventures at The Little Nell

Aspen’s Roaring Fork Valley harbors the West’s finest trout fishing imaginable, attracting "fly fishing-anados" from around the world.  To provide a unique and unparalleled experience, The Little Nell is committed to custom angling excellence by booking high-end fly fishing adventures along the Roaring Fork, Frying Pan rivers, in addition to exclusive access to lakes and streams through out the Roaring Fork Valley.  Everything is included to make your getaway peaceful and relaxing ~ professional instruction, luxury transportation; gourmet lunch; premium fishing gear and exclusive locations.

The Little Nell’s Director of Fly Fishing, David Doerr, has developed an extensive selection of options and adventures to cater the needs of any angler, from novice to expert.  Private excursions can include a secluded morning clinic of fly casting where necessary techniques for the sport are taught.  This skill-set will be followed by a perfectly prepared gourmet lunch (streamside) by The Little Nell’s James Beard nominated Executive Chef Ryan Hardy.  Lifestyle experiences are also available through multi-day trips where guests will enjoy camping in the pristine Colorado backcountry or floating in a hand-crafted drift boat, while plucking Brook, Cutthroat, Rainbow or Brown Trout from the Gold Medal waters of the Roaring Fork or Frying Pan rivers.

Working closely with the David Doerr will be former Olympic downhill ski racer turned five-time Gold Cup fisherman, Andy Mill.  Together, these experienced guides will provide unfettered access to the valley’s best fly fishing spots and unrivaled direction for landing the catch of the day ~ whether it’s their first or one-hundredth cast.

The Little Nell has also partnered with the celebrated brand Hardy of England to outfit guests with all of their equipment needs.  The Nell’s on-site fly fishing shop will exclusively carry the Hardy product line and will feature rods, reels, waders, boots and clothing for rent or purchase.

Fly Fishing Adventures include:

• Casting Classes
• Fly Tying Demonstrations/Classes
• Fly Fishing Equipment for Rent
• Custom Tailored Fly Fishing Trips
• Group Fly Fishing Camps
• Winter Trips
• Exclusive Destination Trips (Belize, Costa Rica, etc)

Day-trip pricing and custom fly fishing packages are available upon request.  Reservations for spring, summer and fall as of June 1, 2010.  Please contact our Virtuoso Travel Advisor [email protected] for more details.

  • Free local calls
  • Newspaper
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Business center
  • Fee per additional page of incoming fax
  • Fee charged for first page
  • Fee per additional page of outgoing fax
  • Fee charged for first page of outgoing fax
  • On-site business center
  • Long distance calls
  • Conference suite
  • Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby sitting
  • Concierge desk
  • Conference facilities
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Elevators
  • Express check-out
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Accessible facilities
  • Health club
  • Heated pool
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Indoor parking
  • Jogging track
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Massage services
  • Outdoor pool
  • Photocopy center
  • Pool
  • Public address system
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Sauna
  • Security
  • Spa
  • Storage space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Whirlpool
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Accessible parking
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Complimentary coffee in lobby
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Grocery shopping service available
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Full american breakfast
  • Lounges/bars
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Transportation services - local area
  • Transportation services - local office
  • Street side parking
  • Early check-in
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Late check-out available
  • Turndown service
  • Children welcome
  • Pets allowed
  • Catering services
  • Business center
  • Connecting rooms
  • Handicap rooms
  • Interior corridors
  • Meeting rooms
  • Snow skiing
  • Fax service

For 2018, Virtuoso Rate Includes:

• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant ($75 credit daily)
• $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, valid only for lunch or dinner in Element 47 or Ajex Tavern)
• Early check-in/Late check-out subject to availability  
• Complimentary Wifi

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Weddings at Little Nell

Put simply, the Wedding Deck is the most stunning site for a wedding ceremony in Colorado. The Wedding deck and adjacent Aspen Mountain Club sit on the side of Aspen Mountain at an elevation of 11,212 feet and feature breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. The terraced lawn seats up to 280 guests who ride to the ceremony site on a gondola.

Please contact our Virtuoso Wedding Planner [email protected] for more details.