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Christmas and New Year’s are the most popular times to visit The Little Nell, but we’ve found that the best time of year to visit is mid-September. That’s when the Aspen leaves are turning, the weather is amazing, the town is quiet and rates at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel drop by almost 80 percent. While winter is about skiing, the warmer months present opportunities to do a wide variety of activities like hiking, biking and fishing. Summers in Aspen are all about culture. Things kick off each year with the Food & Wine Classic, and run all summer with Aspen Music Festival and School concerts, The Aspen Ideas Festival at the Aspen Institute, Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival concerts, Theatre Aspen productions under the tent and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation Summer Words literary festival and writers’ workshops.
The Little Nell is a great place to visit year-round. In the winter, Aspen offers all the winter sports action you could ever want, but the summer offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure with a plethora of cultural activities. The non-busy off-seasons of fall and spring offer lower hotel rates, restaurant specials and a unique time to enjoy Aspen crowd-free. Fall also offers incredible colors as the aspen trees turn golden. There is no “bad time” to visit town; however, the hotel is closed during late April/early May.