Summer Splendor At The Iconic Little Nell In Aspen

The Little Nell, Aspen's only Five-Star, Five-Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel, unveils an unparalleled summer season filled with exclusive culinary experiences, exceptional wine offerings, lively events, and adventurous mountain pursuits. This iconic luxury retreat opened this week, ushering in the summer splendor that has solidified its reputation as one of America's most esteemed destination resorts.

Culinary Indulgences for the Epicurean Connoisseu 

The Little Nell's summer lineup is a feast for the senses, featuring an array of remarkable culinary events and partnerships:

  • The esteemed Little Nell Culinary Fest (July 7-10) returns, gathering world-renowned talent including Michelin-starred Chefs Gabriel Kreuther and Suzette Gresham, Chef Yvon Goetz, Chef Nathan Rich, Chef Matthew Zubrod, and distinguished wine experts including Master Sommelier Virginia Philip for an unmatched four-day culinary journey. Highlights include an elegant gala dinner, wine luncheon, casual soirée, and an exclusive Alpine Meadow Lunch experience.
  • The International Dinner Series (Wednesdays, July 3 - September 4) at Ajax Tavern takes guests on a global exploration of cuisine, with each week showcasing the flavors of a different country, from the United States to Mexico.
  • A Celebration of Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain (June 14) during the FOOD & WINE Classic offers a rare opportunity to savor a retrospective tasting of Napa’s iconic Howell Mountain across four decades, paired with an exquisite four-course dining experience. 
  • Summer Traditions and Elevated Experiences

Beyond the culinary realm, The Little Nell presents a collection of signature experiences that capture the essence of luxury mountain living:

  • Cinema Under the Stars (July 15, & 29 and August 5 & 26), in partnership with Aspen Film, treats guests to open-air movie screenings under the starry skies, with options for general admission or an elevated VIP experience. 
  • The Ride + Dine Dinner Series (July 16, August 27, September 10) combines adventure and gastronomy, inviting cyclists to embark on a scenic ride culminating in an al fresco dinner featuring local and regional ingredients at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) in the Ashcroft Valley. Participating vineyards include Martin Woods Winery (Willamette Valley, OR), The Mascot Wine (Napa Valley, CA), and The Storm Cellar (Hotchkiss, CO).
  • Garden Tours (Fridays, June 21 - September 6) offer a serene exploration of The Nell Gardens, including a chef's garden, edible flowers, and Aspen's original living wall, with complimentary sorbet and wildflower seeds for guests.

Extend Your Stay with Exclusive Adventures

For those seeking an immersive Aspen experience, The Little Nell offers a range of exclusive adventures, from off-road tours on Aspen Mountain to fly-fishing excursions and the renowned Clip-In Cycling Camp (September 9-13), hosted by former pro cyclist and Tour de France commentator Christian Vande Velde with former pro cyclist Bobby Julich.

With a host of other seasonal summer offerings, from invigorating wellness pursuits to cultural immersions, to family adventures and more, The Little Nell ensures that every moment of your Aspen sojourn is tailored to your desires, creating lasting memories of unparalleled luxury and adventure. To learn more, visit The Little Nell’s exclusive summer offers.

"Summer at The Little Nell promises a season of unparalleled luxury and unforgettable moments," said Henning Rahm, General Manager, The Little Nell.  "We invite discerning travelers to immerse themselves in the extraordinary experiences that have made our resort an iconic destination for those seeking the ultimate in luxury hospitality."

With its impeccable service, world-class amenities, and unrivaled access to Aspen's natural beauty, The Little Nell continues to redefine the art of summer mountain living. Discover the epitome of luxury and adventure in the heart of the Rockies.


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