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The Little Nell

675 E Durant Avenue, Aspen, USA
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Scout loves

  • The personalized service from the friendly staff (you'll feel like you're the only guest!)
  • The property is in an incredible location – right in the heart of Aspen and right on the slopes. It really can’t get any better.
  • The best nightly turndown service that Scout has come across.
  • An amazing ski concierge service.
  • All rooms feature a gas fireplace to cosy up around.

Scout tips

  • An underground jazz club operates on weekends in winter – but shh, it’s a bit of a secret!
  • Enjoy the fully-stocked refreshment bar, with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks refreshed daily
  • The one bedroom suites do not come with a full kitchen.
  • Mountain views incur a higher price, so requests most likely won’t be fulfilled unless you’re willing to pay for it. 
  • Rollaways are full sized beds.
  • Ask about the hotel's Powder Cat tour - a cat-skiing experience exclusive to guests at The Little Nell.


Of the three major top-end hotels, The Little Nell is the only one in the heart of town that’s a truly ski-in ski-out Aspen hotel. But the luxurious slope-side locale is just the beginning.

Every element of a stay here has been perfected right down to the last little detail, which is what makes The Little Nell truly special. This includes the chocolates and the little book of short stories that’s placed on your pillow during the turndown service (not to mention the jar of water on your bedside table and the slippers by your bed). The bathrooms are fabulous too – with fresh flowers, oversized toiletry packs, and separate men’s and women’s vanities. The Townside Guestrooms are perfect for a romantic ski vacation, and the spacious lounge and fireplace offer a nice spot to cosy up of an evening. With the option of Standard and Premium rooms (with vaulted ceilings and a little more space), and either Town or Mountainside views, there is a room at The Little Nell hotel to suit everyone.

The Little Nell has been designed with all guest rooms styled in the Aspen modern style (i.e. contemporary western) by Holly Hunt – creating a look that’s simple yet stylish. It provides a refreshing change from the French provincial mood of the old days – heavy antiques have been replaced by stunning modern furnishings that wouldn’t be out of place in a 5th Avenue penthouse. The hotel itself has undergone recent renovations (not that it needed it), and now boasts a fantastic lobby area with fireplace - a perfect spot for a glass of wine and to be immersed in a good book.

Staff will go out of their way to make sure everything meets your satisfaction, and even with 92 rooms the service feels quite personal. Pretty much everyone knows your name – even if you don’t happen to have celebrity status. The staff to guest ratio is higher than many of the hotels in Aspen, which families will appreciate. The Little Nell also boasts a fantastic ski valet, ensuring all your ski gear is ready to go for the morning, right next to the main Aspen Mountain Gondola. Plus  you can elevate your rental experience with the flagship ASPENX store located next door - enjoy a dedicated fitting time, premium skis, Carv Digital Ski Coach, plus complimentary storage and equipment transfers. You'll barely have to lift a finger (or toe in this case).

Due to its central location, The Little Nell is also quite the happening scene for après. A relaxed and comfortable lounge area serves up great drinks and food from the next door Element 47 – Michelin-guide recommended with a 20,000 bottle cellar. The scene here is to ‘be seen’, so don’t be surprised if the person next to your orders a $10,000 bottle of wine for a casual afternoon drink. The former après ski bar, Chair 9, has been transformed into a vibrant wine bar, still boasting impeccable slope views for your end of powder day celebrations. For those preferring to retreat to the comfort of their rooms at night (we know, it's hard to leave), you can make the most of deluxe in-room dining service.

To top off your stay, The Little Nell offers the areas only ski-in ski-out spa - would you expect anything less? Enjoy relaxing sauna, steam shower or treat yourself to some well-earned spa therapy. 

The Little Nell is a perfect luxury Aspen hotel, ideal for families and couples who are after that little bit (or a lot) more luxury and convenience to their Aspen ski vacation.

Who should stay here

The Little Nell Hotel is for those who want to be in the thick of the Aspen scene, and who expect the best in life. Families from all over the world mix with couples on romantic getaways – all seem to work well together. 

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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