The Little Nell is an exciting place to stay in Aspen known for its great lodging and dining. It’s actually the only 5-star, 5-diamond, ski-in and ski-out hotel in Aspen which makes it a must-visit experience. It has won awards for its wine and culinary experience as well. Opening in 1989, this hotel has become known for its hospitality and the pure, classic Aspen experience.

It’s become a family tradition for many since it’s known as a place to come home and enjoy the wild mountains and electric city. When you visit The Little Nell, you’ll enjoy fabulous guestrooms, excellent dining, outdoor recreation, and so much more. Take a look at what you can expect during a stay at The Little Nell.

About The Little Nell

The Little Nell is located at 675 East Durant Avenue in Aspen, CO. It’s located in the heart of downtown just steps away from the Silver Queen Gondola. The hotel was designed by a Chicago designer and Aspen resident to create just the right Aspen aesthetic that would offer a touch of comfort and luxury with a modern and classic feel from the textures to the colors.

The hotel has come a long way from its grand opening in 1989 when it was the only Five-Star, Five-Diamond hotel in the city in a lot which once had Ute Indians hunting, a Railroad stop and depot, and the grazing pasture for the Aspen Dairy, but would then start seeing international clientele, celebrities, and political leaders making their way here.

The Little Nell Residences

After celebrating 20 years in business, The Little Nell underwent a huge renovation which made guest rooms and suites completely rejuvenated with modern décor and the work of renowned interior designer, Holly Hunt.

It has won several awards, the most recent being both the 2015 and 2016 Travel & Leisure recognition for “Best Resorts in the US” at #6 and #27 for the “World’s Best Hotel’s” for the 10th year in a row being on that list. It’s was also awarded as Australia’s Luxury Travel Magazine’s “Best Overseas Ski Property” for the fourth year in the 206 Gold List Awards. It’s also been awarded by sources like Conde Nast Traveler, Trip Advisor, Wine Spectator, and Forbes Travel Guide.

Staying at The Little Nell

There are plenty of lodging options at The Little Nell. You’ll find 52 hotel guest rooms with options of “Town Side” vs “Mountain Side” offering a different experience and perspective. You’ll find most rooms have balconies and similar interiors from the walnut trestle table to the contemporary art.

Enjoy guest room amenities like flat-screen LCD HD TV’s, high-speed wireless internet, a fully-stocked refreshment bar, and the Fili D’oro down comforters with white goose-down pillows. The best part might be the stone-glad, glass log fireplaces, along with the Jacuzzi soaking tub and steam shower, the wool carpeting, and the heated marble flooring.

The Little Nell Room

The next step up would be the 26 more spacious, premium guest rooms that offer even more luxury. Rooms are about 660 square feet in size with vaulted ceilings and offering balconies. You’ll love the view from the 4th floor where there is more privacy and a glimpse of the pool below and the colorful street or the Aspen Mountain.

There are 8 suites available if you have a larger group where you’ll find one and two-bedroom options that feel more residential. Being a bit more uncluttered and free flowing, your family will love a stay in the suites. You’ll find an additional group of 6 luxury suites that are even larger and offer more layouts.

The suites are updated with the more modern décor making them more comfortable, chic, and displaying the private art collection. The custom-designed furniture and wall coverings use organic materials and natural hues for a better sense of warmth. You’ll find panoramic views with private balconies and rare views of the mountains. These rooms come with living room space in addition to your bedroom.

You’ll even find residents at The Little Nell who want to experience this luxury lifestyle all of the time. There are 2, 3, and 4 bedroom residence options as well. These privately owned spaces can be rented by the week or month where you’ll enjoy 24-hour room service, a gourmet kitchen, a full washer and dryer, and a rooftop pool and water garden with a gym, yoga studio, and private decks.


While you’re staying at The Little Nell, you’ll get to enjoy a plethora of luxury amenities. Your room already includes a steam shower and Jacuzzi tub, a fireplace, and a balcony to enjoy the views of Aspen. The hotel itself also features a long list of amenities from dining to entertainment, recreation to relaxation. Enjoy the simplest of amenities from same-day laundry services and daily turndown service.

Enjoy complimentary transportation like snow bikes, cruiser bikes in the summer, and a ride to the airport. Find family amenities like cribs and toddler beds, infant bathtubs and gaming stations. The concierge will also help you with scheduling your summer and wintertime adventures, dinner reservations, salon and spa appointments, as well as office services. Your pets won’t be forgotten either; the special pet menu includes walks through pet-friendly trails and a Jet Lag Kit to help with the altitude change.

The Little Nell Restaurant

Take a load off and visit the Health Center where you can get a much-needed workout, a post-workout massage, and elegant changing rooms. You’ll likely want to hit the slopes and this hotel has your ski and snowboard-related needs covered. Check out boot warming services, tune-ups, equipment storage, lessons, and tours of the Aspen Mountain.

Enjoy a fun event like the summertime farmer’s markets and special dinners and hit the town to enjoy the local culture of Aspen. You’ll likely want to stroll through area museums, check out the ballet, enjoy local performances, and of course enjoy the scenic attractions of the National Forest and more.

Choose from a Little Nell adventure opportunity like the Snowcat Powder Tour, Snow Bikes, Skiing, Family Adventures, or special seasonal events like Jeep Tours and Stargazing. You’ll be able to dine with your family right on-site with options including the Ajax Tavern, Element 47, E47 Bar, and in-room dining.

When it comes to The Little Nell, you don’t have to worry about having all of the things you need for a relaxing time because they already have it covered. From basic service needs like making dinner reservations to finding a fun activity for the family to enjoy that day, everything will be handled by the concierge for you. Enjoy luxury accommodations and the ability to spend all of your time at The Little Nell without running out of things to do. The Aspen Mountain views during from your luxury guest room will make it a stay you won’t want to end.