Little Nell Aspen offers ski lodging right on Aspen Mountain. There is no shortage of fine accommodation at the Aspen Colorado Ski Resort, a favored destination for the rich and famous and for ski connoisseurs everywhere. Many of these are close to the four premier ski areas near Aspen: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. Only the Little Nell ski lodging is right on the slopes of Aspen Mountain, the Colorado ski area that overlooks the delightful mountain town of Aspen.
Little Nell Aspen receives the highest hotel rating from every rating service, including AAA and Mobil, and was featured on the 2007 Condé Nast Travelers Gold List. It is not hard to see why. In addition to being the only true ski-in, ski-out hotel on the prime Aspen Colorado ski resort (there is plentiful slopeside accommodation in Snowmass, but this is a 15 minute drive from Aspen), Little Nell has a two to one staff to guest ration, a highly rated restaurant, and luxurious suites.
All the rooms at the Little Nell Aspen have fireplaces, overstuffed sofas, king-sized beds piled with down comforters, room-sized closets, and elegant marble bathrooms. This is just the standard room; more expensive suites can include self-enclosed bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, large living areas, double balconies, and a full wet bar.
With only 92 rooms, Little Nell Aspen feels like a small chalet, and intimate home away from home surrounded by a premier Colorado ski area and a charming and lively mountain town. You can even bring your dog. A special menu is available for canine needs.
Little Nell ski lodging is just steps away from the Silver Queen Gondola at the base of the Aspen Colorado ski resort. A ski concierge is available from the hotel to take you up for some fresh powder tracks before anyone else can get there.
The Montagna restaurant at Little Nell is recognized as one of the best in Colorado, a pleasant change from the standard Colorado ski area fare of chili and crackers. The bar is a favorite après ski hangout, with a superb fondue menu and an extensive drinks list. The newly expanded hotel lounge is a great place to relax after a day on the slopes.
For those who have already stayed at Little Nell Aspen and know how pleasant it is, the hotel now offers fractional-ownership three and four bedroom apartments.
Little Nell is a short drive from Aspen airport and a little over an hour from Vail-Eagle airport, near Vail ski resort. Private cars and shuttles are available for guests. Denver, the nearest big city, is three or four hours away.
Little Nell Aspen is not a place for the budget-minded skier. Prices for a standard room in the height of season start at $750 a night. A visit is the summer can be more affordable and there are still many outdoor activities to enjoy at this time of year and the friendly staff and gourmet cuisine remains the same. Off-season prices start at about $280 dollars a night.