The Little Nell’s Nurturing + Safety Program

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Little Nell where our main priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of you, our guests, and our employees who take pride in taking care of you. We are prepared to deliver a relaxing getaway complete with the personalized service for which The Little Nell is known and, to that end, we have created The Little Nell’s Nurturing + Safety Program, which is outlined below.

Please note, the following policies and procedures are subject to change based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health authorities. Stay up-to-date on Pitkin County's Covid-19 guidelines.


- We ask that each guest take their temperature 24 hours prior to arrival to the hotel and are without a fever, as well as not feeling sick or symptomatic of COVID-19.
- If you notice symptoms related to Covid-19 prior to your arrival, please let us know so we may assist with rescheduling your visit.
- If you experience systems of Covid-19 during your visit, please let us know so we may assist with finding an appropriate provider to care for you. We would also ask that you avoid all common area of the building and in-person interactions with staff and fellow guests.
- Currently, the local government requires facial coverings to be worn in public buildings, businesses and restaurants until seated at a table, and outside if within 6 feet of others for longer than 10 minutes.


- The property has been deep cleaned and sanitized.
- The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing by our housekeeping team has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces.
- Hand sanitizer stations are conveniently located throughout the property for guest and employee use.
- Signage has been placed throughout the property to remind guests what is recommended for social distancing, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and health guidelines.
- Acrylic barriers have been placed in frequent interaction locations including the front desk, concierge desk and hotel bars.
- A Nurturing + Safety Welcome Kit with a disposable face mask, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be placed in each guest room for additional comfort and convenience.
- Staff and guests are not permitted to be present in a guest room or suite simultaneously.
- Staff are required to have their temperature checked upon arriving to work and complete a daily log with their department manager. Any staff who have reason to believe they may have been exposed to Covid-19 or the flu, or are showing symptoms of either, will have access to a special paid time-off program.
- All employees are required to wear face masks or appropriate coverings.


- Upon reopening, 50% occupancy will be the maximum capacity for the hotel. As available, rooms will be assigned so guests are not next door to one another and there will be a 48- to 72-hour “rest” period for room turnover.
- Guests are given the option for remote pre-check in, thereby avoiding a front desk check-in. Text communications offer another convenient way for guests to correspond with the front desk.
- The evening before departure, a copy of the folio will be emailed to the guest and placed under their door. The guest is informed we will charge the card on file.
- Guests are required to make a reservation for luggage removal and to place items near the door to allow for social distancing. Bell staff will remove luggage while wearing gloves and a mask.


- All transportation requires a reservation, which can be made by text, email or phone call.
- All transportation is by private vehicle that is freshly cleaned and a driver will have a mask, gloves, and, if requested by the guest, a face shield.
- Face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be stored in all vehicles.
- All guests in vehicles will be required to wear a mask. A disposable mask will be provided prior to entering the vehicle if the guest does not have a mask available.
- Drivers will be assigned a vehicle and will sanitize the vehicle after each ride.
- No guests will be permitted in the front passenger seat.
- All vehicles will be electrostatically cleaned before being parked.
- Valet will wear a face mask and gloves while parking a vehicle.
- All vehicles will be sanitized prior to being returned from valet to guest.


- Housekeeping service is provided twice daily.
- If service is declined by the guest, cleaning products and fresh linens can be provided upon request. Soiled linen bags will be provided and trash will be removed daily.
- Guest(s) may not be present in the room during daily service or turn down service.
- Housekeepers are allotted additional time to clean and sanitize each room.
- Housekeepers are assigned a floor and room range. The intent is to keep staff concentrated to smaller work zones.
- Housekeepers are required to wear gloves and masks.
- All guest bedding and linen items such as pillow protectors, mattress pads, and duvet inserts will be changed according to normal policy after each stay.


- To ensure a pleasant and safe dining experience, table spacing and seating has been adjusted to allow for six feet between tables of guests.
- Electronic menus are available to view on personal devices.
- Surfaces are sanitized with increased regularity.
- Guests will have an opportunity to take part in wine tastings in our cellar, dining room or patio. This will be limited to six guests and will follow CDC recommendations.
- Party sizes will be limited to six guests maximum per table.
- All bar stool seating has been removed. Ordering will continue to be permitted at the bar.
- In-Room Dining is available. To allow for social distancing upon delivery the guest will have the option to 1.) Momentarily leave the room to allow the server to set up the meal in-room or 2.) The room service server will alert the guest that their order has arrived by knock and then leave the order in outside the room for the guest to bring in. Orders can be delivered in disposable packaging if requested.
- The Little Nell’s signature complimentary mini-bar will continue to be available. Items will be sanitized, placed into a box and sealed prior to being placed in room.


The Health Center / Fitness Center
Closed until further notice. Upon reopening:
- Access will be limited to follow current social distancing guidelines and gatherings and booked via the concierge desk or health center attendant in 1-hour time slots.
- Equipment will be a.) Removed, b.) Blocked, or c.) Positioned to accommodate current guidelines.
- Housekeeping will clean the locker rooms every hour on the hour.
- Additional cleaning wipes will be placed throughout the health center for guest use.
- Massage treatments will not be available, given current social distancing guidelines, in the health center.

Pool and Hot Tub
Closed until further notice. Upon reopening:
- Party sizes will be limited to established maximums as recommended by CDC or local and state government.
- Tables and chairs will be removed or positioned to ensure appropriate distancing.
- Supervisors and managers will oversee physical distancing.
- An attendant will sanitize chairs and tables before and after each shift and between each guest use.
- An attendant will ensure towels and robes are removed promptly when not in use.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be placed near each entry.
- High touch areas are sanitized hourly.

Nell Adventures
- Nell Adventures will resume operations on June 12, offering small group activities such as Off-Road Tours, Stargazing Outings and Fly Fishing.
- Social distancing will be practiced throughout any activity for both team and guest safety, where applicable.

Please contact The Little Nell Concierge team should you have any questions at or 970.920.6365.



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