Sitting at the base of Aspen Mountain on the southern edge of town, The Little Nell caters to snow junkies with on-site services such as a Ski Concierge team (who can secure everything from lift tickets to ski rentals) and an equipment storage center. However, guests say that the hotel’s proximity to powder isn’t the only reason to book. The Little Nell’s two in-house restaurants — element 47 and Ajax Tavern — earn high praise for their artfully prepared plates, and the hotel spa is ideal for post-skiing relaxation. Although you won’t be spending much time indoors, you can look forward to resting up in a spacious and inviting guest room, surrounded by warm, soothing cream-colored hues, a well-stocked minibar and an LED TV. And, like they do at The Little Nell’s sister property, the Ojai Valley Inn in California, recent guests give the customer service two thumbs up, saying that the hotel’s employees were some of the nicest they’d ever met.

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