Adam Darlington

Adam Darlington's journey in the restaurant business began in college and continued as he found his first true mentor and became fully immersed in the world of fine dining working for the Boca Restaurant Group in Cincinnati. The following year, he passed his certified sommelier exam and went to work for the Michelin-starred restaurant Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder under the tutelage of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey, an alumnus of The Little Nell's wine program. Adam's passion for hospitality is rooted in the principle of Ernest Hemingway's short story "A Clean Well-Lighted Place" - the idea of providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to enjoy food, drink, and company. Adam joined The Nell in 2024 as a sommelier, drawn to the hotel's reputation for excellence, its access to renowned wines, and the chance to collaborate with knowledgeable peers. He's currently studying to become an advanced sommelier and enjoys interacting with guests from all walks of life, welcoming them in a “clean, well-lighted place” to enjoy.


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Dual treatment room in the Dior Spa at The Little Nell
Dior Relaxation Escape
In celebration of The Little Nell’s 35th anniversary, Dior has created an unprecedented experience at the base of the famed Aspen Mountain. Dressed in the same Toile de Jouy Soleil as the Fall 2024 Dioriviera collection, Dioriviera at The Little Nell includes a Dior Spa residency, the hotel’s pool, hot tub cabana, and a bespoke floral installation inspired by Christian Dior’s love of flowers, encompassing The Little Nell’s living wall and garden.
Birds eye view of the town of Aspen with mountains covered in greenery in the background.
Events Calendar
Explore events happening at The Little Nell and around Aspen, from wine dinners and parties to on-mountain activities and community gatherings.
Woman and child catching fish with fly fishing guide
Summer Adventures
Sunny skies and blooming wildflowers set the ideal atmosphere for a Summer Adventure in Aspen. Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters on a fly fishing excursion, or elevate your perspective with an off-road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain.

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