HOTEL OVERVIEWAspen at our front door, Aspen Mountain at our back. We’re proud to be Aspen’s only luxury boutique hotel, with 5 Stars and 5 Diamonds, and exclusive ski-in, ski-out access to Aspen Mountain. From our kitchens to our cellars,
with their 20,000 bottles of wine, from the Concierges in our lobby to the Concierges on our mountains, and from family adventure to après ski, this is, guests have said, “the Aspen of Aspen.”
Aspen is a world community at the crossroads of wild mountain and electric city. Nowhere else does haute couture and haute cuisine mix so casually with bearded bro-bras and Colorado microbrews. It is also the setting for international events and festivals throughout the year. Air Travel. For real convenience, fly into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) on one of over 150 nonstop and connecting fl ights and you’ll land at North America’s only slopeside airport, just minutes away from the hotel. Fly Private.ROOMS & SUITESChicago designer and Aspen resident Holly Hunt styled our 52 guest rooms, 26 premium guest rooms, 8 suites and 6 signature suites. Contemporary works of art offset her “Aspen Modern” plush, textured fabrics and palettes of cream, blue and chocolate. All accommodations feature a unique floor plan and gas log fireplaces, and most have private balconies. Room with a view? All accommodations overlook Aspen Mountain, the Red Mountain range or Continental Divide, Durant and Spring streets, or the courtyard and pool.Guest Rooms
There’s nothing “standard” about The Little Nell, and that’s certainly true of our 52 Guest Rooms. “Town Side” or “Mountain Side” – each one offers a unique perspective on this spectacular corner of the world. Although most feature balconies, the interiors are also very easy on the eye – down to details like a walnut trestle table or desk, and original contemporary art on the walls.
Town Side Guest Room
Mountain Side Guest Room
Runs you’ve conquered. Runs you hope to conquer. Runs you’ll let others conquer while you sip a cocktail. From your balcony, the hotel’s cozy courtyard and heated pool are in view, and in many cases, Aspen Mountain too. Averaging 600 square feet, these rooms are at the very heart of the Aspen experience. An experience people talk about on the other side of the world.
Spread yourself out in one of these 26 more spacious rooms. Averaging 660 square feet, most have vaulted ceilings and several, balconies. Several are located on the 4th floor of the hotel – guaranteeing a little more privacy or quiet if that’s more your speed. Your view from up here may be Aspen’s colorful street life, or our courtyard and pool below. Or you may be gazing into the face of Aspen Mountain.Premium Guest Rooms
Premium Town Side Guest Room
Premium Mountain Side Guest RoomSuites
If our guest rooms are a retreat from the lively pace and rugged environment outside, our suites are that bit more residential. The layout and décor of our one- and two-bedroom suites is uncluttered and contemporary, creating a sense of free flow. The rooms are styled with original works of art by Caio Fonseca, Robert Kelly, Michael Eastman and Walter Niedermayr.
One Bedroom Mountain Side Suites
Aspen Mountain took about 70 million years to form. As a ski area, it’s been around for about 68. How long does it take to get from the plush king bed in the bedroom to the balcony in the living room to take in that spectacular mountain? A few leisurely heartbeats. Averaging 800 square feet, these suites have quite the interior view too, each with its own curated works of original art.
One Bedroom Town Side Suites
Two-Bedroom Town Side Suite
Room to breathe, stretch out and get very, very mellow. In fact, 1150 square feet of room, overlooking the gentle bustle of Aspen’s Gondola Plaza. With a king bed in the master bedroom and twin beds in the second one, it’s a home away from home for families. You have a second, ADA accessible bathroom, too. Spread out in the living area, or gather at the dining table for four.Luxury Suites
Our six Luxury Suites are named after powerful personalities who helped to create the Aspen legend. Each one has been recently renovated in the “Aspen Modern” style – a little bit comfortable chic, a little bit private art collection. The custom-designed furniture, wall coverings and fabrics use organic materials in natural hues creating a calm warmth. The panoramic windows have blackout shades, and private balconies give up rare views of Aspen Mountain and its gorgeous surroundings. This is an Aspen not many people see.
The Benedict Suite
Fritz Benedict studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright. Settling here, he designed over 200 buildings in the Aspen area, establishing Aspen’s style of modern architecture. This 1,250 square foot, one bedroom space in his name is a nod to that aesthetic. Open space embracing the environment outside, yet highly personalized within. Here, there’s custom artwork by Walter Niedermayr and John Riepenhoff. A Chamont Chandelier by Jonathan Browning. Ajiro Diamond wall covering by Maya Romanoff. Mark Albrecht counter stools. And, as they are fond of saying, much, much more. This is pure comfort by design.
The Iselin Suite
Fred Iselin was a Swiss Army officer, an accomplished ski racer, and author. He became a Ski School Director at The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. This one bedroom, 1,250 square foot suite celebrates his embrace of the Aspen Idea. There are original works of art on the walls by Walter Niedermayr and Charles Andresen, and custom design pieces throughout the space: Custom Console Table, Custom Villa Sectional, and Gazelle Cocktail Table from the Holly Hunt Collection. And pieces by Ajiro Diamond, Mark Albrecht, Jonathan Browning, and Chai Ming Studios among others.
Here’s to the mind, body, and spirit.
The Roch Suite
André Roch was a Swiss mountaineer and skiing champion who planned and surveyed Aspen Mountain. In a way, he was the man who mined the Ajax gemstone. And this 1,250 square foot, one bedroom space is also a gemstone in its own way. Simple, authentic elegance – and many shining facets. Among them: A Landes Console in the foyer, and a Monaco Dining Table in the living area, by Jean Michel Wilmotte. Lounge Chair, by Markus Jehs & Jurgen Laub. Avedon Floor Lamp. Ajiro Coffers – gunmetal wall covering by Maya Romanoff. And custom artwork by Charles Andresen – Ouray In Aspen, and U Mass. This is mountaineering in high style.
The Little Nell Suite
The Little Nell is our signature suite. It’s named after a silver mine in the first days of Aspen, which itself was named for a certain lady of the night who had stolen the miner’s heart. It has wall-to-wall windows, and two wrap-around balconies with fabulous views of Aspen Mountain. Inside, there is curated art throughout the 1450 square foot space – notably an acrylic-on-canvas by Scott Reeder, a custom bookcase with hand-picked pieces from all over the world, and an installation by Little Nell owner and artist Paula Crown. Here you can live and entertain in style. The one-bedroom suite connects to adjacent rooms and can be configured for two or three bedrooms. There’s a fully equipped work space. And the expansive open living area includes a sunlit dining space with a table for six, a wet bar with seating for entertaining, and a powder room. Little Nell would be proud. And frankly, speechless.
The Paepcke Suite
This is the premier hotel suite in Aspen, and the hotel’s biggest.
Walter Paepcke, visionary industrialist, imagined a center of mind, body, and spirit high in the Colorado Rockies. It was he and his wife Elizabeth who founded the Aspen Institute, Aspen Skiing Company and the Aspen Music Festival and School. If anything embodies that ideal, it is this grand 2,500 square foot one-bedroom space. A sweeping private balcony takes in the base of Aspen Mountain, the Silver Queen Gondola, and Ajax Tavern’s “see and be” scene. And the suite can be expanded to include two more bedrooms. A central fireplace anchors an expansive living room which includes an elegant work station, a dining table seating six, and an adjacent powder room. And then there’s the art and design. To begin to paint the picture: From the Plein Air Series, two pieces by John Riepenhoff. Ajiro Vineyard wall covering by Maya Romanoff. Frank Game Table by Mattaliano – a custom-designed game table with crystal chess and backgammon pieces. Mark Albrecht bar stools. Mystere Coffee Table by Tristan Auer. Gem Table by Chai Ming Studios.
Welcome to basecamp for the Aspen Idea.
The Pfeifer Suite
Friedl Pfeifer was Austrian ski racer who trained in these mountains with the 10th Mountain Division before WWII. He established the Aspen Ski School. A statue in Gondola Plaza commemorates his life’s adventure. In his spirit, two slopeside balconies on either side of the suite survey the Little Nell ski run. Inside, 2,000 square feet of tranquil space with lavish details. Organic woods, natural stones and metal finishes mesh with rich, luxury fabrics and custom-made furniture to create a warm and sophisticated home ambience. The living area includes a full-service wet bar and dining table for six. It has hardwood floors, lush area rugs, veneer wood wallpaper, and down-filled sofas and lounge chairs – the coffee table was custom-designed from a reclaimed black walnut tree. The artwork comes from the hotel’s private collection. The two-bedroom suite – a master with breathtaking views and fireplace, and a second with twin beds – can be enlarged to three or four bedrooms each with their own entrance. Two-and-a-half baths make this space perfect for families.DINING & COCKTAILSAt The Little Nell, our goal to nourish each moment of your stay, and never more so than with our food and beverages.
Element 47 has been called Aspen’s “finest spot to wine, dine and unwind.” The name element 47 pays tribute to silver, the precious metal that first put Aspen on the map, and to the finest silver service cuisine — for breakfast, lunch, après and dinner, 7 days a week. Our team of culinary and wine professionals is one very good reason we have enjoyed the rare 5-Star, 5-Diamond ranking for so long.
Whether you ski in for lunch, drop in at the bar for a more casual rendezvous, or join us for the most special of occasions, you’ll be greeted with warmth, not formality. There is no dress code — “Aspen casual” is ideal attire. We are pleased to accommodate diners with any food allergies, intolerances and dietary restrictions. You’ll find the ambience – ceiling-height glass cases with some of our rarest wines, art by Michelle Grabner, Cameron Martin, Angel Otero, Scott Reeder, Philip Vanderhyden, José Lerma – as fine as the dining.
Say “apres-ski” and most people picture something strikingly similar to Ajax Tavern – glamorous yet easy. Its sun-drenched, mountainside patio can be seen from halfway up the mountain – a simple target for lunch or cocktails. Arrive, and let the people-watching begin, there’s no better seat in town. Located right next to the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Tavern is the hub for casual fine dining in an unbeatable atmosphere. The Tavern comes to life at lunch, and the party rolls on well into the night. If you go no further on the menu, try the truffle fries and Ajax double cheeseburger – they earned their reputation.
Each of the bars at The Little Nell is a personality in its own right. Whether you’re stirring a little romance, gathering your clan, priming your crew, or kicking back after kicking off your ski or snowboard boots, one of our bars will surely fit the bill. We even have a bar that changes its location on the mountain each weekend day, just to keep things interesting.
The Bar at element 47 – Everything you’ve ever wanted in a classic luxury hotel bar, including sophisticated lighting, dark wood, plush seating and a tasteful wine list assembled by the hotel’s Master Sommelier, Carlton McCoy.
Chair 9 – Recognized as one of the best après-ski lounges in the country, this is your reward for putting in a hard day on the mountain. The bar opens just as the lifts are closing with live music and Djs from 4 – 7 p.m. daily.
The Oasis – The world’s only pop-up champagne and caviar bar, located somewhere on Aspen Mountain. Each spring, follow the clues we leave on our social media channels to learn where the Veuve Clicquot is flowing each Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Living Room – Resembling a private residence somewhere tucked away in the Alps, this warm, cozy space wraps around our two-sided fireplace with intimate arrangements of comfortable furniture. An ideal spot to enjoy a glass of wine and sample the element 47 bar menu.Go To TopSERVICES
Aspen is the jewel of the Roaring Fork Valley, not far from the highest peak in the Rockies. Here, you can breathe adventure. And The Little Nell is alone in offering you premier guides and trips to experience the beauty of Aspen – always with Five-Star service. Your pass grants access to all four mountains, and The Nell is the sole ski-in/ski-out hotel at the base of Ajax. Expert Ski Concierge team manage the rest, from warm boots to hidden powder. Summer and fall are a riot of the senses, whether you’re casting a fly or exploring on anything from your own two feet to our specialized Jeeps — with, naturally, custom food and wine pairings.
Treat a body well and it will return the favor. At our Health Center you’ll find strength-training equipment, cardiovascular exercise machines, steam rooms and elegantly appointed changing rooms. For a little pre- or post-workout pampering, schedule a facial or massage in one of our three spa treatment rooms. If you’re interested in Pilates, yoga or any other type of workout not available here, our Concierge team will promptly point you in the right direction. Peruse our menu of massage & facial services, and get to know our massage therapists and estheticians.Go To TopMAP