Trail off on exclusive adventures or immerse yourself in The Little Nell's haute cuisine, luscious amenities and exquisite ambiance. This ski-in/ski-out, Relais & Châteaux resort takes summer vacation to the next level, offering a range of hotel happenings and special summer events.
Start your stay the right way with an Arrival Toast upon guest check-in. You’ll be greeted with a glass of sparkling San Pellegrino or a flute of Pierre Paillard 'Les Parcelles' Bouzy Grand Cru Extra Brut, this summer’s selectively chosen, seasonal champagne.
Match your mood to your booze and enjoy a Zodiac Cocktail at The Element 47 Bar. Curated by The Little Nell bar manager Colton Black, this summer special adds a pinch of personality to selective spirits. Find your flavor and enjoy a Scorpio-inspired espresso martini, a gin spritz for all the Geminis or channel your fire-sign energy with a kick of tequila.
Weekly Garden Tours
Join head gardener Arabella of Busy Beavers Gardening and experience one of The Little Nell’s most adored summer traditions. Available every Friday afternoon this summer, the complimentary Weekly Garden Tour includes gorgeous views of The Nell gardens and offers an exclusive visit to Aspen’s one-and-only, Andy Warhol-inspired “living wall”. Add some taste to your tour with a special Garden Spritz from Element 4 —a cocktail made with Wheatley Vodka and garden-grown herbs.
Experience all that Aspen has to offer with an incredible summer adventure. Whether you’re a Little Nell guest or on a quest to explore more, these summertime activities can be booked by anyone through the online or in-person Adventure Center. Experience a two-hour off-road tour and finish off the night with a scenic stargazing excursion, or join in on a fly fishing outing and explore T-Lazy-& Ranch’s private ponds and the Gold Medal Waters of the Roaring Fork River.
Other Eventful Opportunities:
Pink on the Patio
Head over to Ajax Tavern for a pretty glass of pink on the mountainside patio. Soak in the summer sun and sip on select bottles of rosé every Monday afternoon from June 13-August 29. Enjoy up bottles up to 50% off, snack on the restaurant’s delectable dishes, and relish in the crisp, Colorado air.
Clip in with Christian
From August 14 through 18, grab some wheels and take part in the annual cycling camp with former pro cyclist Christian Vande Velde and former Olympian Mari Holden. Zip through Aspen’s most scenic routes on state-of-the-art Ventum bikes. (Did we mention you’ll be outfitted in custom Giro kits and accessories?) Munch on SkratchLabs throughout the ride then be wined and dined by The Nell’s chefs and sommeliers. Need motivation? Camp participants receive 40% off accommodations at The Little Nell.
The Little Nell Culinary Fest
The second annual Culinary Fest returns to the table, showcasing talents (and tastes) from five Relais & Chateaux properties including Matthew Zubrod, culinary director at The Little Nell; two-Michelin Star chef Gabriel Kreuther from his namesake restaurant in New York; three-Michelin Star chef Michael Tusk, executive chef and owner of Quince in San Francisco; Krista Garcia, executive chef at Hotel Wailea in Maui; and two-Michelin Star chef Richard Lee and culinary director Paul Chung from Saison in San Francisco. From August 30 through September 2, divulge in delicious culinary and wine experiences, and celebrate at both elegant and casual mountain parties. Reserve your spot soon: Culinary Fest participants receive 40% of accommodations at The Little Nell.
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