Molly McCorkle

The Little Nell

  • Where:
  • Why:For some Alpine adventures.
  • When:January 2019
  • Who:Me and a downhill ski racer.
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The Little Nell Welcome to Aspen...a place where the beer flows like wine where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.

Welcome to Aspen...a place where the beer flows like wine where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.

The Little Nell Is there anything better than a crisp hotel bed? Inspired to start ironing my sheets.

Is there anything better than a crisp hotel bed? Inspired to start ironing my sheets.

The Little Nell The bathroom was like a spa experience in the comfort of your own room. Whirlpool, steam shower, top of the line products...all very necessary for these tired legs.

The bathroom was like a spa experience in the comfort of your own room. Whirlpool, steam shower, top of the line products...all very necessary for these tired legs.

The Little Nell Loving the photography throughout the hotel.

Loving the photography throughout the hotel.

The Little Nell Ajax Tavern...ski in, ski out, clomp around in your ski boots, enjoy a gourmet lunch.

Ajax Tavern...ski in, ski out, clomp around in your ski boots, enjoy a gourmet lunch.

The Little Nell But don't let the casual atmosphere fool you...

But don't let the casual atmosphere fool you...

The Little Nell Mountain views from our room.

Mountain views from our room.

The Little Nell Sun's out for a day on the slopes.

Sun's out for a day on the slopes.

The Little Nell The top of Aspen mountain. Pictures do not do justice to these views.

The top of Aspen mountain. Pictures do not do justice to these views.

The Little Nell Grab a spot by the heaters and enjoy a bit of sunshine on the patio at Ajax.

Grab a spot by the heaters and enjoy a bit of sunshine on the patio at Ajax.

The Little Nell The ski concierge...angels in disguise.

The ski concierge...angels in disguise.

The Little Nell ...where you can sit and watch the skiers zip down. Maybe next time I'll conquer this mountain.

...where you can sit and watch the skiers zip down. Maybe next time I'll conquer this mountain.

The Little Nell The lobby lounge, before the crowd descends for apres.

The lobby lounge, before the crowd descends for apres.

The Little Nell And a well earned fireside hang.

And a well earned fireside hang.

The Little Nell The Little Nell hosts a rotating series of currated dinners - we happened to catch a special ten course Australian wine dinner. And a hangover.

The Little Nell hosts a rotating series of currated dinners - we happened to catch a special ten course Australian wine dinner. And a hangover.

The Little Nell
The Little Nell Apres, jacuzzi, heated pool, repeat.

Apres, jacuzzi, heated pool, repeat.

The Little Nell The luxe hotel whip.

The luxe hotel whip.

The Little Nell The commute to Pine Creek Cookhouse...an experience you don't want to miss. Scenic and serene.

The commute to Pine Creek Cookhouse...an experience you don't want to miss. Scenic and serene.

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

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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!

  • Health & Wellness

    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!

  • Children

    Why not.

  • Price

    Pricey, but the amenities make it worth every penny.

  • Tel.

    www.thelittlenell.com/

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The Little Nell

The Little Nell

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