Awards

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.

Forbes Travel Guide

Recipient of the prestigious Forbes Five-Star Award for 2021, marking the 26th consecutive year to receive this designation as "one of the best hotels in the world."


AAA FIVE-DIAMOND

Recipient for 28 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.


US News & World Report

Ranked #1 for "Best Hotels in Colorado" in 2019 and among the top 50 for "Best Hotels in the US" since 2014.


Wine Spectator

Since 1997, The Little Nell has been recognized as a "Grand Award Winner” for having an exceptional wine program, the highest distinction by this discerning publication.


WINE ENTHUSIAST

Recognized as one of "America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants" for more than four years running since 2011. In 2018, The Little Nell was named to Wine Enthusiast's inaugural Hall of Fame list.


JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION

Element 47 was nominated for "Most Outstanding Wine Program" in 2011 (finalist), 2014 (finalist), 2016 (semi-finalist), 2018 (finalist), 2019 (semi-finalist) and 2020 (semi-finalist). In 1997, George Mahaffey, executive chef at The Little Nell, was named Best Chef Southwest.


TRAVEL + LEISURE

The Little Nell is often recognized in Travel + Leisure's annual Worlds Best Awards, Most recently, The Little Nell was ranked #8 for "Best Resort Hotels in the American West" in 2020.


Conde Nast Traveler

The Little Nell is often recognized in Conde Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards, Most recently, The Little Nell was ranked #6 for "Best Hotels in the U.S. West" in 2020, and #1 on the list for Aspen. The Nell was ranked #10 on the list for "Best Hotels in the American West" in 2018. In addition to being named one of the top 500 properties in the world, The Nell was 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."


Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

Awarded the 2011 Hospitality Green Award for its work on sustainability, as well as being named the most environmentally responsible hotel in the state. In 2017, The Little Nell earned the Good Earthkeeping Award.


Trip Advisor

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.


AUSTRALIA'S LUXURY TRAVEL MAGAZINE

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


Celebrated Living

The Little Nell was named "Top Sporting Hotel in the World" on the 2018 Platinum List and 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.


AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL’S 25 TOP PROPERTIES

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


AMERICAN EXPRESS FINE HOTELS & RESORTS

The Little Nell received the honor of "Hotel Partner of the Year" in 2017, chosen among 979 properties as the very best.


Brides

The Little Nell was named one of the Best Wedding Venues in The West by BRIDES Magazine in 2016 and 2017.


ELITE TRAVELER

The Paepcke Suite has been named one of the "Best 100 Suites in the World" by Elite Traveler for several years, most recently in 2020.


THE AUSTRALIAN'S WISH MAGAZINE

The Little Nell has been ranked "World's Best Ski Resort," and 5th on the overall "The Travel Top 50" for 2014.


FREESKIER MAGAZINE

Ajax Tavern won Best Après-Ski Bar in Aspen in 2016.


Apres Ski Cocktail Classic

Chair 9 won the Peoples' Choice Award for best cocktail in the Great Apres Ski Pub Crawl in 2016 and 2017.

Contact

The Little Nell

(970) 920-4600 (970) 920-4600

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Cheers to 30 Years - Tell Us Your Nell Story
The Little Nell first opened our doors on Thanksgiving Day of 1989. As the closing celebration to our 30th anniversary, we'd love to hear from you - friends and fans, employees and alumni. Tell Us Your Nell Story for a chance to win a deluxe stay!
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Your Aspen Adventure Awaits
We love finding ways to provide our guests with enticing Aspen experiences that go beyond the hotel’s amenities. This winter, we’re excited to offer exclusive adventures including Snowcat Powder Tours, First Tracks and Last Tracks
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Thanksgiving Dinners
Explore our Thanksgiving dinner offerings, from prix fixe menus at Element 47 and Ajax Tavern, to a pre-cooked Thanksgiving Meal To-Go from our culinary team.


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