Little Nell Hotel

Aspen, Colorado

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Property Website: The Little Nell Hotel
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Accommodations: 92 Guest Accommodations, all with gas fireplaces
Ski Trail Map: Aspen Mountain (Ajax) Trail Map - 396kb
Aspen Highlands Trail Map - 348kb
Buttermilk Trail Map - 324kb
Snowmass Trail Map - 336kb
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The Little Nell is Aspen's only ski-in/ski-out property, and a popular spot for locals as well as visitors is The Bar at Little Nell, particularly during the winter for an apres-ski drink and a snack before dinner. 

Open since 1989, The Little Nell displays evidence of its well-deserved 5 star rating almost everywhere you look - from the luxuriously comfortable guest rooms, to its elegant restaurant, and their unbeatable level of service and pampering.  A stay at The Little Nell will leave you feeling like royalty.

During the winter you pick up your lift tickets from the Ski Concierge at the front door.  Located just a few steps from the Silver Queen Gondola to take you up the slopes and a short walk from the numerous downtown shops, restaurants, and nightlife, The Little Nell will spoil you for any other type of ski vacation.


The Little Nell offers a total of 92 guest rooms and suites, all with gas fireplaces, oversized beds with down comforters and pillows, down sofas, and beautiful marble bathrooms.   Most of the rooms retain a charmingly historic ambiance, but the rooms in the brand-new Red Mountain wing feature a more modern decor. 

All rooms feature:

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  • TV with VCR & DVD players
  • Privacy TV Headsets
  • High-speed internet access
  • Two-line telephones
  • Built in bar / refrigerator
  • Humidifiers
  • Marble bathrooms with double vanities
  • Garment Steamer
  • Hair Dryer & Magnifying/shaving mirror
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • In-room safe

Premium Rooms also include more floor space and an expanded seating area.  Most of the Premium rooms are on the top floor, and so have vaulted ceilings and balconies.

Town View Suites and Mountain Side Junior Suites include living and dining areas, and a separate bedroom, with a gas fireplace in each room.

Executive Suites average 1,250 square feet and include large living and dining areas, wet bars with a butler’s pantry, one and a half baths, king sized bed or two queen size beds, a gas fireplace in both the living room and bedroom, a full stereo system, a personal fax machine, and a terrace overlooking Aspen Mountain.

The Little Nell Suite is 1,450 square feet has a one-bedroom configuration.  This spacious suite has two large sitting areas, each with its own television, separate dining area, and large wet bar.  The suite offers two private decks, both overlooking the mountains and two gas fireplaces.  There are one and a half baths and the master bathroom includes a large soaking Jacuzzi tub.

The Paepcke Suite is 2,500 square feet and features maple-paneled walls and hardwood floors throughout. There is a large living area with gas log fireplace and dining room, a fully-stocked minibar, an office with a personal fax machine, a full stereo system, and a separate television viewing area.  The suite offers the only private entrance and extra large terrace overlooking the Gondola Plaza.  The master bedroom has a king bed, as well as its own fireplace and sitting area.  The master bath has an oversized Jacuzzi soaking tub, steam shower, double vanities and heated marble floor.  There is an oversized walk-in closet and a separate corridor that can connect to a second and third bedroom.

The Pfeifer Suite is 2,000 square feet and is the only suite that is a self-contained two bedroom, two and a half bathroom suite.  The Pfeifer boasts a large living and entertaining area, with full wet bar and dining room, a full stereo system, and a personal fax machine.  Each room has its own gas fireplace and there are two large decks on either side, both facing Aspen Mountain.  The master bedroom has a king bed and the adjoining bedroom has two queen beds.  There are two spacious marble bathrooms with large soaking Jacuzzi tubs, steam showers, separate water closets and two separtate vanities.

Hotel Amenities
  • Complimentary Airport Transfers to/from Aspen Airport
  • On-site Fitness Center
  • Outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi
  • Massage offered in the Fitness Center, as well as in-room massage
  • Ski Concierge
  • Hotel Concierge
  • 24-Hour Valet parking
  • Babysitting
  • On-site Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Complimentary morning newspaper
  • On-site Gift Shop
  • Business Services, Meeting Rooms, and a Convention Center

Aspen boasts four distinct ski areas - Aspen Mountain (known locally as Ajax), Buttermilk, Snowmass, and Aspen Highlands - each offers a different experience and suitability for different levels of skill.

Hotel Jerome Skiing photoAspen Mountain is well-known for it's expert and double-diamond runs - this 675-acre mountain is known for steeps and bumps and is a favorite among upper-intermediate and advanced skiers, but it's really not the place for anyone who is just learning to ski.  

On the other hand, Buttermilk is great for beginners, and is considered one of the premiere learning mountains in the country.  Most of Buttermilk's 420 acres are groomed each night and 74 percent of Buttermilk's ski and snowboard terrain is rated beginner or intermediate.  Buttermilk is also a snowboarder's paradise since the addition of Crazy T'rain, the world's longest terrain park.

Snowmass is very popular with families and groups for its variety of runs serving all levels of skiers.  Snowmass is a massive mountain, offering incredible and varied terrain for skiing and snowboarding.  It is said to be the open-glade cruising capital with good terrain for all skills, all ages, all passions -- and fast lifts and very long runs.  At Snowmass you'll find 3,100 acres of cruisers, steeps, 3 terrain parks, a massive superpipe, and an intense railyard.  It's a virtual Mecca for families and skiing/snowboarding enthusiasts.

Aspen Highlands challenges the skills and courage of snowboarders and skiers, from beginner to expert.  Steeps, glades and powder stashes drop from the sides of long, groomed cruisers.  What the mountain lacks in the park/pipe department, it makes up for ten fold in the vertical area.  Known for its amazing bowls, Aspen Highlands is the place for big-mountain skiing in its world famous Highland Bowl, Olympic Bowl and Steeplechase.  Enjoy the wide-open runs or, for the ultimate ski/snowboarding experience, step it up a level with a snowcat ride to the first access gate then continue to hike to the renowned descents of the recently expanded Highland Bowl.


Overlooking the courtyard and facing Aspen Mountain, Montagna is a well-known hot spot for locals.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the atmosphere is casual yet elegant. 

Little Nell Restaurant photoMontagna is home to Chef Ryan Hardy, whose artistic culinary style features fresh local ingredients.  Chef Ryan is not just a talented and dedicated chef, but also a master cheese maker, and his passion for cooking has led to several awards.

Montagna also features the talents of Master Sommelier Richard Betts, who oversees a 15,000 bottle private wine cellar.  His recommendations for the perfect accompaniment to any entree will create a very special meal.  Montagna is also the recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award.

Not to be missed is The Bar at Little Nell.  Enjoy some of the best martinis you'll find anywhere, along with a fresh seafood bar and fondue during the winter months.  This is the hip place to be after a good day (or any day!) on the slopes - where you just might rub elbows with celebrities alongside the locals.

The Living Room is a bright and cozy spot for relaxing in front of the fireplace and to watching skiers shush down the slopes.  Complimentary morning coffee and tea is served, and all day dining is also available.

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