Closing the skiing season in Aspen while staying at the best Hotel in town.
Is that time of the year, when it is time to close the skiing season and you head to Aspen to do so. The resort is truly a gem with the legends, heritage and its own traditions.
Berkeley Bespoke had the pleasure to experience Aspen’s only five-star ski-in, ski-out Hotel. The Little Nell is the ultimate choice for an indulgent holiday with a luxurious welcome.
Sitting right at the base of the mountain, the hotel is decorated in an elegant cosmopolitan style and their intimate service makes you feel like the only guest there.
Offering multiple gourmet and casual restaurants and bars, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, the best ski concierge that we have ever experienced, spa services and other lavish additions, The Little Nell is the true definition of five-star excellence. There are a range of accommodations available, from sumptuous guest rooms to palatial suites and entire residences for perfect your Aspen getaway.
Element 47’s wine program has a reputation as rich as its cellar. Not only they have earned the Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1997, they have also achieved the remarkable feat of graduating 10 of North America’s 150 Master Sommeliers (the most of any establishment in North America), including Carlton McCoy, who runs the wine program today.
Debuting for winter 2017/2018 -The Little Nell Wine Club, designed for oenophiles interested in ordering wine for preferred pricing and the opportunity to have it stored onsite. Membership begins with a personal consultation with our Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy. The annual fee is $8,000, which is applied towards stocking your wine collection onsite and a 10% reduction off all wine purchases. Among the benefits, members will have access to order wines from rare allocated producers from classic regions, as well as unlisted wines from our attic.
With 20,000+ wines in the cellar, the approach is based on a list that majors on classic producers and regions, with multiple vintages and wines from a roster of the world’s biggest names, from Roulot and Romanée-Conti in Burgundy, to Ridge and Screaming Eagle in California, via Chave Hermitage, Piedmont’s Gaja and a superb collection of mature classed-growth claret. The Nell is proud to have more than 50 sommeliers on staff, comprising 23 Introductory, 17 Certified, 2 Advanced and 1 Master.
It’s been called Aspen’s “finest spot to wine, dine and unwind.” The name element 47 pays tribute to silver, the precious metal that first put Aspen on the map, and to the finest silver service cuisine —for breakfast, lunch, après and dinner, 7 days a week. The team of culinary and wine professionals is one very good reason the hotel has enjoyed the rare Five-Star, Five-Diamond ranking for so long. In 2015, element 47 received its first Five-Star Restaurant Award, the only one among Aspen restaurants.
Whether you ski in for lunch, we recommend to drop in at the bar for a more casual rendezvous. There is no dress code – “Aspen casual” is ideal attire. You’ll find the ambiance – ceiling-height glass cases with some of the rarest wines, art by Michelle Grabner, Cameron Martin, Angel Otero, Scott Reeder, Philip Vanderhyden, José Lerma – as fine as the dining.
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