Passover Holidays to Cherish and Remember
A tradition of memorable Glatt Kosher Passover vacations with the ultimate in hospitality.
Join us for Passover 2020 at our ever popular phenomenal Heritage Hotel & Spa in Southbury, Connecticut, our 12th year at this remarkable location: Nestled alongside Heritage Village in a country setting in the heart of Connecticut's rural Lichfield Hills area, with expansive landscaped grounds, PGA rated Golf Course, tennis, vineyard, fitness center, a world of amenities and on-site Spa, this full-featured resort showcases New England at its best.
For those that are familiar with Mendy Vim's Holidays, you know that our outstanding Passover programs have delighted hundreds of families. Our 46-year-tradition of caring and experience ensures our guests of everything you've ever wanted in a Kosher Passover Vacation - a Pesach Holiday combining the pleasures of ultimate physical comfort with rich spiritual experience, an incredible feast of Glatt Kosher culinary delicacies, two exhilarating Seders, a marvelous Passover program with legendary service, a rural Connecticut luxury retreat, and consummate hospitality in the renowned Mendy Vim tradition.
So come join us for Passover 2020 at our extraordinary Passover program at the Heritage Resort in Connecticut, it's everything you want it to be.
The Heritage features an extensive facility with rolling lawns, exceptional spacious accommodations with designer toiletries, USGA-rated par 35 Pomperaug golf course and putting green, golf pro shop, several lobbies and meeting areas, ballrooms overlooking the rock garden and the golf course, outdoor tennis courts, indoor salt water and outdoor seasonal fresh water pools, basketball courts, indoor ping pong and arcade, hiking trails, sauna and hot tub, its very own vineyard, Riverwalk state-of-the-art fitness club and daily exercise with zumba, pilates, and yoga classes, mountain bike rentals, and The Spa at the Heritage, a full feautured on-site spa offering rejuventing skin and body treatments.
Nearby museums and mansions, state parks, exclusive shops in Greenwich, shopping malls and outlet shopping, and some of the best antiquing in New England set the stage for a wide variety of local activities. And on Chol Hamoed you can either join us on our exciting trips, or at little over an hour's travel from NYC, you can spend a day shopping in the big city or enjoying its cultural events and be back in time for your delicious dinner.
The Heritage Resort, a perennial favorite with our guests, and only a one hour fifteen minute drive from the Whitestone bridge and two hours from Boston, is a wonderful choice for a Passover getaway close to NYC.
Our Passover Program
46 years of Passover Programs in one exquisite atmosphere after another - with internationally renowned speakers, inspiring lecturers and Scholars-in-residence, singers and musicians, daily Shiurim, Daf Yomi, intriguing programs and workshops, magician & clown, paint party evenings, fitness sessions, yoga and pilates classes, and a terrific lineup of nightly entertainment/chol hamoed shows and afternoon matinees.
This year's program includes renown speakers and entertainment- Scholar-in-residence Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Chazzan Nachman Shneider, Professor Naomi Klapper, Rabbi Dr. Chesky Gewirtz, the Maccabeats in a' capella concert, the Harlem MagicMasters (some of USA’s most accomplished basketball players in a show of dazzling ball handling routines to the driving beat of contemporary music), ,paint night with LEEBA, our annual walk-a-thon to benefit Yad Eliezer, the New jersey Tenors (tribute to NJ greats like franki Valli, Sinatra, Bon Jovi), annual Chol Hamoed softball game, with more events and personalities to be announced...
A stirring Chazzan (cantor) for your davening pleasure, impeccably served Glatt Kosher meals in a celebration of Gourmet Glatt Kosher cuisine, two elaborate traditional Seders with your choice of group or private Seders, a continually stocked lavish tea room, a terrific lineup of outstanding popular guest speakers, afternoon matinees and entertainers for the children, and a nightly (and daily) star studded cast of entertainment; who could ask for anything more?
Never Stop Exploring
For the adventurous, the adventurous-at-heart, or the armchair explorer, there's so much in the area for you to do! Each Passover holiday our team finds terrific new activities and unusual experiences for our guests' enjoyment.
See the world's first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus and historical US Navy submarine museum on our guided trip to the US Navy Museum in Groton, CT. or head out to sea and discover the seals at play on our chartered seal watching tour (Project Oceanography).
Or explore on your own to many great nearby activities: Capture your child's curiosity at the interactive Stepping Stones Museum for Children, , view Victorian splendor at America's earliest surviving Second Empire country estate, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, touch the sharks at the Maritime Aquarium, visit area parks, arts & museums, or shop till you drop with some fabulous outlet shopping. Here you can find one-of-a-kind items in some of New England's most diverse antique shops along the antique trail, or just take a drive through scenic roads, covered bridges, and backroad lanes - there are choice area activities sure to delight our every guest.
Spotlight on GOLF: Pursue your passion for the game
A popular destination for seasoned players and novices alike, The Heritage boasts it's own on-site Pomperaug Golf Club, with putting green, pro shop, and challenging nine-hole USGA-rated par 35 golf course. Whether it’s short game trouble or you just can’t hit that driver, you can book a lesson and get help from one of the resort's professional teachers. It's truly a delight just to be on the course, each season the beauty of southern New England offers a breathtaking backdrop for every shot. Directed by PGA professional Dave Cook, the course takes advantage of the natural landscape with tree-lined fairways and seven of nine holes featuring water. If you have been waiting to perfect a part of your golf technique or just would like to get out and play, it's a great way to spend the day or even just a few hours. Lessons and rental clubs are available, call or speak to the front desk for tee times.
This day is for ME: The Spa at the Heritage
Leave all of your stress at home. You're here to get away from all of that business and relax. We have everything you need to keep your mind off of anything other than you-time. Energize at the Heritage's Riverwalk Athletic Club, relax at the indoor salt water or outdoor seasonal fresh water pool alongside the golf course and the Pomperaug River, work out with Pilates, Yoga sessons and Zumba in our movement studio, or let it all melt away in the spa. Take time to rejuvenate with a body wrap, salt glow, sauna therapy, facial or massage. Whether it's relaxing in the Spa center with friends, a dip in the indoor salt water pool, indulging in a hot tub soak, or just sitting on the deck in your chair and gazing at the view, we will take great care of you.
You can let the world slip away. This is you-time.
Give yourself the gift of an incredible culinary experience, and there's no better place than Mendy Vim's Holidays. Our talented Chef, Michael, delights in creating a mouth-watering blend of exotic and traditional dishes, made with the freshest local and regional ingredients.
From delicious entrees to sinful desserts, traditional Passover dishes to timeless favorites, there's nothing quite like a celebration with excellent food, beautifully prepared and elegantly served. Our specialties of the house include duck a'la orange, prime rib of beef, rack of veal, and rib steak, not to mention amazing side dishes and some pretty fantastic dessert creations.
So come celebrate your Passover table at Mendy Vim's Holidays, it's everything you could want.
Passover with Mendy Vim & Family
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Mendy’s many guests, friends, and acquaintances are familiar with his winning personality and tradition of caring and experience, and all of his Passover programs offer outstanding service with the ‘Mendy’ personal touch. Daniel, Mendy's super capable grandson, perpetuates the Vim family hospitality tradition and acts as Mendy's right-hand man.
We believe in the details - It's the little things that make the difference. From the initial meet and greet at our lavish arrival buffet, to Yom Yov end's Continental breakfast and through all the magical bits in between, we impart our caring, experience, and commitment to your holiday enjoyment. We take pride in our consummate hospitality, and accommodate your family's needs whether big and small. Our capable and friendly staff provide attentive service in a warm and inviting atmosphere, while happily catering to each treasured guest.
Come 'getaway' for Passover 2020 with Mendy Vim's Holidays. If you are looking for a wonderful Passover experience in the rural Connecticut countryside (yet pretty close to home!) for a cherished holiday filled with family fun and lasting memories, CELEBRATE, REJOICE, get together with your family and RECONNECT.
And that's what celebrating Passover is really all about.