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.

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 yearsof 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 21st consecutive year, The Little Nell was recognized as a 2016 "Grand Award Winner” for having an exceptional wine program.


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

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.


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


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


Ajax Tavern won Best Après-Ski Bar in Aspen

Apres Ski Cocktail Classic

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

Goodies Goodies Goodie

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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 six such exclusive experiences: First Tracks, Snowcat Powder Tours, Snowcat Academy, Ski Patrol Sweep and Groom the Mountain.
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Chair 9 Apres-Ski Bar
Your reward for putting in a hard day on the mountain. Drop-in for beer, wine, cocktails and bar fare from 3 pm - 9 pm, and enjoy DJs daily from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
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Aspen Mountain Closing Party
Join us on Ajax Tavern’s slopeside patio for the final apres-ski party of the season from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment by Suede Panther.

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