The Little Nell
“Our family has been skiing in Aspen for years, but really wanted ski-in, ski-out convenience, so we decided to try out The Little Nell which we had enjoyed as bar / restaurant guests for years but never before had stayed. We weren’t disappointed. We knew we were in for a treat before we even left home, when the concierge reached out to us directly to see if they could arrange any reservations or activities for us.
Everything, down to our favorite morning newspaper, was prepped and ready to go by the time we arrived. We had expressed concern about wanting to bring along our family pet, Bear, and let me just say the hotel is beyond pet friendly. Each time we ran into someone they had a quick pat for Bear, or a treat, or an ear scratch, or all three. The staff at Little Nell not only loves the hotel, but also Aspen and Colorado. This makes such a difference when it comes to recommendations, tips, and general hospitality. If you are going to Aspen and want to be treated like royalty, this is it. All these years in Aspen and we’ve finally found our go-to home away from home!”
- Experienced by Trusted Friends: Connor Sullivan & family, Sausalito, CA
(Date Experienced: February 2015)
Your first time in Aspen. Although we’d like to think of ourselves as Aspen veterans, the concierge is so absolutely phenomenal that it felt like we were experiencing it for the first time. They recommended multiple restaurants we had never been to, a music festival (which the kids absolutely loved), and the perfect cozy jazz club for a date for two parents who needed a night away.
The whole family. The property is very kid and dog friendly. If you’re looking for a private getaway, this isn’t the place to stay.
Grooming the mountain in the shotgun seat inside the snowcat with my son. There are only two spots available a day, and we were sure to snag them before we arrived! The wrap-around sunset view over downtown Aspen was absolutely breathtaking. He was speechless as we laid down corduroy for the early risers, and I got serious cool-dad-points!
Best time to go
There’s always a plethora of activities going on any time of year. Skiing in the winter, and hiking, fishing, etc. in the summer. You really can’t go wrong.
The "town view" is a little deceiving because you're staring at another hotel, not really the town. Splurge for a mountain view room, and ask for a room facing the ski mountain on the third floor.
Rooms start at $700 per night, depending on dates and availability.