Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, Colorado

Little Nell Hotel
Shawn O’Connor.

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A stay at The Little Nell, Aspen's only Five-Star, Five-Diamond property — and a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group — provides the ultimate in luxury.

The lobby and guestrooms are tastefully decorated and the staff is friendly and eager to please.

Skiers will appreciate the fact that it features the only ski-out, ski-in accommodations on Aspen Mountain. And not only is it steps away from the Aspen Mountain gondola; it has a ski concierge who stores skis overnight and warms boots in the mountainside building.

The Little Nell abounds with personal touches that are guaranteed to make guests feel pampered. A concierge calls a week before checking in to see if restaurant reservations are required or if any other services can be provided before arrival. 

Rooms are stocked with complimentary bottled water, turn down service includes a different variety of chocolate every night along with a tiny storybook for bedtime reading, and computers with free Internet service are available 24/7.

The Little Nell is the first Colorado hotel to offer Oxia Personal Oxygen dispensers in its mini-bar, a bonus for visitors who have trouble adjusting to Aspen’s altitude of over 7,000 feet.

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Guest Rooms at The Little Nell Hotel

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The Little Nell has 92 rooms, including nine suites and six specialty suites. Some have town views and some overlook Aspen Mountain. A stay here is romantic, thanks to in-room fireplaces, luxurious furnishings, and fine décor.

The 1,450-square-foot Little Nell Suite has one bedroom with two large sitting areas, each with its own television, separate dining area, large wet bar. The bedroom and one living area each have gas log fireplaces. The suite also has one and a half baths, one with a large soaking Jacuzzi tub, and two private decks that overlook the mountains.

The 2,500-square-foot Paepcke Suite comprises a large living area with a dining room, an office, a separate area for watching television, and a master bedroom with a king-sized bed, a fireplace, and a sitting area. The master bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and a heated floor.

The 2,000-square-foot Pfeifer Suite has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It includes a large living and entertaining area with a full wet bar and a dining room. Each room has its own fireplace. Its two large decks both face Aspen Mountain.

All the rooms are spacious, with separate sitting areas, a balcony behind wooden blinds, a gas log fireplace, a well-stocked mini-bar, complimentary wi-fi, and a large flat screen TV, and video on demand system. The bathrooms are spectacular, with granite counters, two vanities in different parts of the room, and a shower that’s big enough for two.

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Dining at The Little Nell Hotel

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The Little Nell’s restaurant, element 47, is among Aspen’s finest and most romantic eateries.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in this attractive spot that overlooks the pool. The cuisine is extremely creative. The restaurant’s 20,000-bottle wine cellar earned the restaurant Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. 

Directly outside element 47 is the Living Room, a casual seating area with comfy couches and a fireplace. Full bar service is available. Guests can also enjoy complimentary morning coffee there.

The Little Nell operates the Sundeck, an eatery 11,212 feet in the air atop Aspen Mountain. Reachable by gondola, it is popular with both skiers and non-skiers. It features sandwiches and burgers on the grill, oven baked pizza, stir fry,  salads and a full bar.

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Weddings, Honeymoons, and Romantic Getaways at The Little Nell

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The Little Nell offers a variety of locations that are suitable for a wedding.

The most dramatic area is the Wedding Deck adjoining the Aspen Mountain Club, located 11,212 feet high atop Aspen Mountain. Up to 280 guests can sit on the terraced lawn, enjoying incredible views of the Rockies during the ceremony.

Afterward, guests can enjoy the private Aspen Mountain Club, which accommodates 120 guests for a sit-down dinner or 200 for a buffet reception. The elegant club is outfitted with antiques, needlepoint carpets, stone fireplaces, and wood paneling.

Inside The Little Nell, element 47, the restaurant, can host 120 guests for a sit-down dinner or 200 for a buffet reception. The adjacent Gallery, a private room, accommodates 50 guests for a sit-down dinner or 80 for a buffet.

For outdoor events, The Courtyard surrounding the pool is suitable for 20 at a sit-down dinner or 250 for a reception. It provides spectacular mountain views.

The staff coordinates with professionals who provide flowers, music, photography, and all the other elements required for the perfect wedding.

While The Little Nell does not offer honeymoon packages, the hotel is willing to accommodate special requests honeymoon couples may have.

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Services and Amenities at The Little Nell

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Outside The Little Nell’s back door, steps from Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola, the team of Ski Concierges offers boot warming, tune-ups, and equipment storage and also arranges inter-mountain ski transfers, lessons, and tours. In summer, the Adventure Concierges plan Jeep tours, hiking excursions, fly fishing outings and more.

The Little Nell’s heated outdoor swimming pool is located in an attractive courtyard surrounded by tables and chairs. The hot tub is more private, located nearby on a partially secluded raised platform. Both offer complimentary slippers and full bar service.

While The Little Nell has no on-site spa, massages are available at the Health Center or in the guest rooms, including Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology. The Health Center features a steam room and changing rooms with showers. It also has weight machines, free weights, Stairmasters, Lifestride treadmills, Reebok BodyTrek, and Upright Lifecycles. A personal trainer is available.

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Find Out More About The Little Nell Hotel

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Aspen is small enough that nearly all shops and restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. Find out about dining, shopping, nightlife and more at Explore Aspen.

The Little Nell Hotel
675 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

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