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 (Formerly Mobil) in 2017, marking the 22nd consecutive year to receive this designation as "one of the best hotels in the world." Our signature restaurant and bar, element 47, also was awarded Five Stars for the first time in 2015, and again in 2016 and 2017.


US News & World Report

Ranked #1 for "Best Hotels in Colorado," and in the top 25 for "Best Hotels in the US" for 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.


James Beard Foundation

Element 47 was nominated for "Most Outstanding Wine Program" in 2014 (as a finalist) and 2016 (as a semi-finalist).


The Australian's Wish Magazine

Recently ranked as "World's Best Ski Resort," and 5th on the overall "The Travel Top 50" for 2014.


Travel + Leisure

2015 marks the 11th consecutive year The Little Nell has been named a "World's Best Hotel." In this same year, The Nell was ranked "#1 Hotel in Colorado," #6 on the list of "Best Resorts in the US," #27 on "World's 100 Best Hotels,” and also voted among the "World's Best Boutique Hotels," "World's Best Hotel Service" and "Best Hotels for Nightlife/Bars."


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.


AAA Five-Diamond

Recipient for 25 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.


Wine Spectator

For the 20th consecutive year, The Little Nell was recognized as a 2017 "Grand Award Winner” for having an exceptional wine program.


WINE ENTHUSIAST

Recognized as one of "America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants" in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.


Conde Nast Traveler

In addition to being named one of the top 500 properties in the world, The Nell is 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.


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.


Celebrated Living

The Little Nell was named 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.


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.

Goodies Goodies Goodie

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Clip-In with Christian September 2017
Clip-In with Christian Cycling Camp Returns to The Little Nell in Fall 2017! Ride Aspen's most famed roads with Christian Vande Velde, Craig Lewis and Ryder Hesjedal. Camp includes luxury accommodations, dining, riding apparel, nutrition plan and more.
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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, elevate your perspective with an off road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain, or venture on a stargazing tour with our expert guide.
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Wine Cellar Tours
A reputation as rich as its cellar - now is your chance to experience a unique part of The Little Nell wine program. Enjoy a private cellar tasting, catered to your every need and hosted by one of our sommeliers.


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