Molly McCorkle

The Little Nell

with Molly McCorkle www.byerscollective.com
  • Where:Aspen, Colorado

  • Why:For some Alpine adventures.

  • When:January 2018

  • Who:Me and a downhill ski racer.

Highs & Lows

  • The team at The Little Nell goes above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay - and with a big smile too. This is the place to go if you’re looking for true five star pampering.

  • The ski concierge. Yes, you read that right…ski concierge. No more dragging a bunch of gear around - these guys will drop off and deliver skis wherever you need them to be (including handling the rental process), help you into your boots in the morning (yes, they will put your boots on your if you so require!!), and keep your shoes warm while on the slopes. Also, very knowledgeable about all of the runs and can help map out a day of skiing tailored to you.

  • The team at Little Nell is dedicated to reducing single use plastics within the hotel - bedside water bottles are replaced with carafes and straws removed from the bar. It’s so refreshing to see such dedication to the environment!

  • The hotel is the only ski in ski out hotel in Aspen. Convenient!

  • Each room has its own fireplace, which is so nice to cozy up to after a long day.

  • Aspen Mountain, where the hotel is located is a challenging mountain and not for beginners. But, lucky for us newbies there is a convenient shuttle to the three surrounding mountains.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Plastic Free

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxe mountaintop getaway.

  • Vibe

    Alpine amazingness.

  • Location

    Right on Aspen mountain, the Little Nell is Aspen's only ski-in, ski-out hotel. You can't beat this location.

  • Rooms

    92! A mix of rooms and suites.

  • Music

    Yes...including live music in the lobby at night.

  • Year Opened

    Originally opened in 1989, although the hotel had undergone several refreshes since then.

  • Designed By

    Champalimaud Design updated the rooms in 2017...common areas will be getting a revamp this Spring!

  • Pool/Gym

    Heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi...perfect after a day on the slopes.

  • Restaurant

    Ajax Tavern for a mountainside bite or the more upscale element 47, where breakfast is not to be missed.

  • Bar

    The options are endless...Chair 9 for an après party, the lobby more a more laidback fireside cocktail, the patio at Ajax Tavern on a sunny day....the choice is yours.

  • Minibar

    Everything you need to battle a little altitude sickness plus a nice selection of drinks and snacks...all complimentary!

  • Wifi

    Of course.

  • Children

    Why not.

  • Price

    Pricey, but the amenities make it worth every penny.

Worth braving Aspen mountain's steep slopes for pancakes at Bonnies. The view's not bad either.

Bonnies

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Worth braving Aspen mountain's steep slopes for pancakes at Bonnies. The view's not bad either.

Great food and even better vibe.

Clark's Oyster Bar

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