Ride And Dine

Ride and Dine with the Little Nell in Aspen Colorado.

RIDE + DINE DINNER SERIES with the little nell

A summer favorite, we invite all cyclists to join us for our Ride & Dine Dinner Series, embarking on a journey from The Little Nell by bike to arrive at the scenic destination for an al fresco dinner. Before departing from the hotel, you'll select wines for dinner from our 20,000-bottle cellar with our sommelier team. Upon arrival, you'll be treated to a farm dinner prepared by The Little Nell's chefs, featuring fresh ingredients from local and regional purveyors. For summer 2021, we're partnering for a second consecutive year with Mad Dog Ranch in Old Snowmass, a downhill ride from downtown Aspen. Formerly owned by Jimmy Buffet, this riverside property has a recording studio and each of our events includes a tour and jam session with a local band. Dinner is served on the deck of the grand home or inside weather permitting.
2021 DATES
Tuesday, July 13 - Registration
Tuesday, August 24 - Registration
Ride and Dine The Little Nell
Guests should arrive at lower gondola plaza by 3:30 pm for registration, introductions, a safety talk and an opportunity to select wines for dinner from The Little Nell 20,000-bottle cellar. Each participant is asked to come ready to ride, equipped with a bike, helmet and water bottle. You may also bring a bag with a change of clothes for dinner that will be delivered by our valets. The Little Nell will provide ambassadors to join for the adventure and a support vehicle. If you would like to rent bikes, they are available from Four Mountain Sports, as are eBikes that offer pedal assistance should you prefer this option. When registering, please let us know if you plan to ride an eBike so we can be certain to have an ambassador on one as well.

The group departure is at 4 pm and the ride is approximately one to one-and-a-half hours. Descend 15 miles down the Rio Grande Trail alongside breathtaking meadows and the Roaring Fork River. Upon arrival at Mad Dog Ranch, you'll be treated to hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine as you enjoy a live musical performance in the ranch’s recording studio, followed by an al fresco, farm fresh dinner prepared by The Little Nell chefs. Around 8 pm, The Little Nell will provide return transportation to deliver you and your bike to the hotel.

We will implement extra measures to provide for the safety of our guests and staff. For additional measures, Mad Dog Ranch will be thoroughly sterilized before and after our visit. Please note: pets are not permitted at the event.
About Mad Dog Ranch:

Mad Dog Ranch & Studios is nestled in the woods on 6 acres along Snowmass Creek providing the perfect peaceful and inspiring backdrop for creativity of all expressions. This unique property situated in the Rocky Mountains was once home to Jimmy Buffett, and more recently the guest house and personal recording studio of legendary singer songwriter Glenn Frey of The Eagles. This world class recording studio was designed by Frank Comentale of the famous Hit Factory in New York City specifically for Glenn Frey. A scenic 15 minute drive from Aspen to Mad Dog Ranch’s beautiful sanctuary on the river, and a world away from distraction.