The Little Nell

Aspen, Colorado USA

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Why Stay Here?

Perhaps our most favorite hotel in the USA. We at are obsessed with this spectacular property. Gorgeous and charming in every single way you can imagine.

The modern and cozy hotel aesthetic is possibly our most favorite we have seen. Free Wi-Fi is offered in all rooms at The Little Nell. Each spacious room includes a flat-screen cable TV, an iPod docking station, a fireplace and a minibar, which includes non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. It's location near the bottom of the gondola it makes it even more spectacular! One of the best ski in and ski out we have come across.

There’s nothing “standard” about The Little Nell, and that’s certainly true of our 52 hotel guest room accommodations. “Town Side” or “Mountain Side” – each room offers a unique perspective and experience on this spectacular corner of the world. Although most guest rooms 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. would like to highlight these room features - SO MUCH COMFORT IN THE DETAILS!

Fully-stocked refreshment bar, with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks refreshed daily

High-speed wireless/wired internet and updated in-room technology

Flat-screen LCD HD TV + Video On Demand

Bose Bluetooth Speaker

Stone-clad, gas log fireplace

Sumptuous wool carpeting

Fili D’oro down comforters and white goose-down pillows

Steam shower and Jacuzzi® soaking tub

Dual Caesar stone vanities

Crème de Marfil heated marble flooring and walls

All-natural “First Tracks” June Jacobs spa amenities tips: If you are planning to come to Aspen and stay at The Little Nell during Aspen Gay Ski Week or during the regular ski season please try and make your room reservation as early as possible as this gem of a hotel tends to sell out quickly and for very good reasons


One of the most fabulous hotels we have reviewed - The Little Nell is the only 5-star, 5-diamond Aspen Hotel. See all that the only hotel with ski-in, ski-out access to Aspen Mountain has to offer!

The city of Aspen at our front door, Aspen Mountain at our back door. And in between, a gathering place for the free-spirited. We're proud of our 5 Stars and 5 Diamonds -- hospitality is our passion. 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 hotel is, guests have said, "the Aspen of Aspen."

The lot on which The Little Nell sits today has had quite a history over the past several hundred years. Summer hunting ground of the Ute Indians. Miners’ retreat. Railroad stop and depot. Grazing pasture for the Aspen Dairy. Ski lift. Skiers’ watering hole. In 1989, history was made again as Aspen’s only Five-Star, Five-Diamond hotel rose to prominence on the site. Named after a mining claim originally located not far uphill from where the hotel sits today, it wasn’t long before the hotel began attracting a diverse international clientele, including celebrities, dignitaries, Fortune 500 magnates and political leaders. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, The Little Nell underwent a major renovation of its guest rooms and suites at the hands of renowned interior designer, Holly Hunt.

2008, Chicago designer and Aspen resident Holly Hunt and her team began working with The Little Nell to capture the new aesthetic of Aspen. We aimed to welcome guests as if they were stepping into the comfort of a luxurious private home. We accomplished it with a transitional blend of modern and classic and a “very close attention to the textures,” by mixing fabrics, woods, stone, and metals.

We feature 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 hotel 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.


Details come in all shapes and sizes, yet we treat them all like the only thing that matters. After all, no two guests are alike, so ensuring each one's ultimate comfort requires a list of Amenities as long as Long Shot (the longest ski run at Snowmass and in Colorado). In addition to the high-end amenities awaiting in your room, our Concierge team and housekeeping staff will satisfy practically any request you have -- be it for personal comfort, entertainment, family or pets. Most are complimentary, and all will be made available as fast as humanly possible.

Complimentary Mini-Bar Snacks & Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Refreshed Once Daily
48-Inch Flat Screen LED Television
Video On Demand System
Bose Bluetooth Speaker
Wireless Internet Access, Wired Internet Available Upon Request
Valuables Safe
Daily National & Local Papers, Delivered


Ski Concierge
Heated Outdoor Pool & Jacuzzi
24-Hour In-Room Dining
Packing & Unpacking Services
Grocery & Personal Shopping
Luggage Shipping Services
Board Room Access, w/ Professional AV Equipment
Business Center with Modem Capabilities, PC Equipment
On-Call Physicians
Safety Deposit Boxes
Complimentary Notary Services
Luxury Pet Amenities


Scheduling Guest Salon/Spa Appointments
Dinner Recommendations & Reservations
Office Services - Printing, Faxing, Scanning & Shipping
Arranging Doctor Visits
Oxygen Rental
Summer & Winter Adventure Scheduling
Recommendations for Around-town Activities


Daily Housekeeping & Turndown Service
Same-Day Pressing, Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services
Shoe Shine Service
Toiletries/Forgotten Items Kits
June Jacobs Bath & Beauty Products
Hypo-Allergenic Bedding


Complimentary Cruiser Bicycles (summer)
Complimentary Snow Bikes
Arrangement of Charter Flights
Complimentary Airport Transportation Services
Complimentary Transportation Service Around Town
Complimentary Skier Shuttles to All Four Mountains of Aspen Snowmass**
Car Wash Services
Private Transportation Services
Valet Parking
**Transportation to Snowmass for purposes other than skiing is available, but not


We honestly prefer not to blow our own horn, but we’re proud to say that the industry has been very kind in its praise.

Recipient of the prestigious Forbes Five-Star Award (Formerly Mobil) in 2016, marking the 21st consecutive year to receive this designation as "one of the best hotels in the world." Our signature restaurant and bar, element 47, also was awarded Five Stars for the first time in 2015, and again in 2016.

Ranked #1 for "Best Hotels in Colorado," and in the top 25 for "Best Hotels in the US" for 2014, 2015 & 2016.

Element 47 was nominated for "Most Outstanding Wine Program" in 2014 (as a finalist) and 2016 (as a semi-finalist).

Recently ranked as "World's Best Ski Resort," and 5th on the overall "The Travel Top 50" for 2014.

2015 marks the 11th consecutive year The Little Nell has been named a "World's Best Hotel." In this same year, The Nell was ranked "#1 Hotel in Colorado," #6 on the list of "Best Resorts in the US," #27 on "World's 100 Best Hotels,” and also voted among the "World's Best Boutique Hotels," "World's Best Hotel Service" and "Best Hotels for Nightlife/Bars."

For the fourth year running, The Little Nell was named "Best Overseas Ski Property" in the 2016 Gold List Awards.

Recipient for 25 consecutive years of the prestigious American Automobile Association's (AAA) Five Diamond Award, which recognizes properties renowned for uncompromising standards of excellence in all aspects of the operation.

For the 21st consecutive year, The Little Nell was recognized as a 2016 "Grand Award Winner” for having an exceptional wine program.

Recognized as one of "America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants" in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

In addition to being named one of the top 500 properties in the world, The Nell is a member of the "Gold List" in 2014 and listed in the 2013 Reader's Poll as one of the "Top 270 Spas in North America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and at Sea" and as a "Top Resort in the West."

Awarded the 2011 Hospitality Green Award for its work on sustainability, as well as being named the most environmentally responsible hotel in the state.

The Little Nell is a favorite of Trip Advisor, which has honored us with the prestigious Certificate of Excellence award since 2010. Named a Trip Advisor 2015 Silver Level GreenLeader for sustainable hotel practices.

The Little Nell was named one of the "Best Boutique Hotels Worldwide" in 2016 on the Platinum List for Celebrated Living, American Airlines’ first and business-class in-flight magazine.

The Little Nell received the honor of "Most Bespoke Service Experience" in 2016 in celebration of Fine Hotels & Resorts' 25th anniversary.


  • 24/7 Concierge Service
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Central Heating
  • City Center
  • Comfy bathrobes
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout
  • Concierge and booking services
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fire places
  • Fitness Center
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Laundry
  • Massages
  • Minibar
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safe
  • Sauna/Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Toiletries assortment
  • Valet parking