Passover Holidays to Cherish and Remember

40 years of Glatt Kosher Passover Programs

Join us for Passover 2015 at one of our two phenomenal resort locations: The Gideon Putnam Resort, located within Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, at the foothills of the Adirondack region, or our guests' perennial favorite, the Heritage Hotel & Spa in Southbury, Connecticut.

Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Surrounded by 2,200 acres of lush natural beauty, majestic pine trees, walking trails and rolling lawns, the Gideon Putnam Resort, a national landmark hotel, provides comfort and luxury and a beautiful Spa, relax and soak up the natural mineral waters that made Saratoga Springs famous. Known for horses, health and history, Saratoga prings has been a vacation destination for the past 150 years and though the history is fascinating and the surroundings most beautiful, you will also find every modern convenience at your fingertips.
The Heritage Resort & Spa, Southbury, CT

Nestled alongside Heritage Village in a country setting with extensive manicured grounds, complete with PGA rated Golf Course, golf pro shop, a world of amenties and an on-site Spa, the full-featured Heritage Resort showcases classic New England at its best.

In both inspiring locales we offer everything you have 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, your choice of an unprecedented historic upstate New York setting or rural Connecticut luxury, and consummate hospitality in the renowned Mendy Vim tradition.

View of Lake Otsego from the 180' lakeside veranda at the Otesaga Resort, at Mendy Vim's Holidays' Glatt Kosher Passover Vacation for 2014

The Heritage Resort & Spa

We are delighted to offer for Passover 2015 the Heritage Hotel & Spa in Southbury Connecticut, an ever-popular favorite with our guests, and our 7th year at this wonderful location.

Nestled alongside Heritage Village near Southbury, Connecticut in a country setting with extensive manicured grounds, complete with USGA-rated par 35 Pomperaug golf course and putting green, golf pro shop, exceptional accommodations and amenities, excellent service, and an on-site Spa, the full-featured Heritage Resort showcases classic New England at its best. Conveniently located in the heart of Connecticut's rural Lichfield Hills area, just one hour and fifteen minutes from the Whitestone bridge and two hours from Boston, the Heritage is a wonderful choice for a Passover getaway close to NYC.

The Heritage also boasts an extensive facility with manicured grounds, lower and upper level lobbies, multiple ballrooms and meeting areas, spacious and contemporary accommodations with designer toiletries, outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball and indoor racquetball courts, hiking trails, a full featured fitness club, sauna and hot tub, daily exercise and yoga classes, mountain bike rentals, and the on-site Tres Jolie Spa with rejuventing skin and body treatments.

Historic mansions, nearby museums, state parks, an indoor waterpark in neighboring Waterbury, nearby shopping malls and exclusive shops in Greenwich, fabulous outlet shopping, and some of the best antiquing in New England provide a backdrop for a wide variety of additional local activities. Or if you're in the mood, at only about an hour's travel from NYC, you can hop on the train and spend a day shopping in the big city or enjoying its cultural events.

The Heritage Resort: A perennial favorite with our guests, and the site of 6 smash hit sold-out Passover Holidays, this will be our seventh year at this have-it-all location.

Explore the Heritage Resort

View of Lake Otsego from the 180' lakeside veranda at the Otesaga Resort, at Mendy Vim's Holidays' Glatt Kosher Passover Vacation for 2014

Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa

We are thrilled to invite you to spend this Passover with Mendy Vim’s Holidays at the gorgeous and historic Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. Set in the midst of Saratoga Springs Spa Park and surrounded by majestic pine trees, walking trails and rolling lawns, you’ll enjoy comfort and luxury inside the hotel and just a few steps away at the beautiful spa. Relax and soak up the natural mineral waters that made Saratoga Springs famous. There is so much to do within a short walk or a short drive – you can take it easy and enjoy the scenery and hike the trails or take a short walk into this charming, surprising city.

Saratoga Springs has many natural springs; each with its own purported health benefit.  Some of it may be folklore, but many visitors find the waters helpful and come to fill up bottles to take home. You and your family will have fun sampling each one as part of your Saratoga Springs experience.

Enjoy your leisure at your leisure, strolling and stopping in the charming shops that line Broadway – or visit the art district on Beekman Street to find unique works of art and gifts that you will treasure. You’ll find family entertainment al around you:  at the Children’s Museum or the Automobile Museum, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, the Museum of Racing and the National Museum of Dance. Take a ride to Saratoga National Historic Park where the American Revolution was fought and see the battlefields where the patriots’ fierce fighting helped win the war for independence.

Join us for a unique boutique Pesach in one of New York State’s jewels: the city and community of Saratoga Springs, a destination resort for over 150 years.  Millionaires spent August here and built lush mansions to inhabit for just “the season; They came for casino gambling and to see thoroughbred racing. But they stayed because of the wonderful natural springs that gave the city its name and the spirit of adventure and love of the arts that make the City of Saratoga Springs an exceptional place to visit.

Explore the Gideon Putnam Resort

A marvelous Passover Program at Vims Holidays with 2 exquisite Seders, gourmet glatt kosher dining, scholars-in-residence, thought provoking lectures,singers, musicians,nightly entertainment, and exciting guided trips.

Our Passover Program

40 years of Passover Programs in one exquisite atmosphere after another- with singers and musicians, daily Shiurim, thought-provoking lectures, intriguing programs, and a multitude of stimulating activities.

With two stirring Chazzanim (cantors) 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 new lineup of outstanding popular guest speakers, exciting guided trips, and a star studded cast of nightly entertainment, who could ask for anything more? more about our program and dining

Championship golf for our Passover hotel guests: The 4 1/2 star rated Leatherstocking golf course at the Otesaga Resort, or the USGA-rated par 35 Pomperaug golf course at the Heritage Hotel- both with golf pro shop, putting green and driving range

Every Golfer's Delight

Why travel for golf ? In both resorts, we offer a great golfing experience.

The Heritage hotel boasts it's own on-site Pomperaug Golf Course, with a putting green, pro shop, and challenging nine-hole USGA-rated par 35 golf course that takes advantage of its natural terrain, and tree-lined fairways with seven of the nine holes featuring water.

A popular destination for seasoned players and novices alike, The Gideon Putnam's Saratoga Spa Golf offers an 18-hole championship golf course, surrounded by spectacular pine trees, lush foliage, and stunning vistas. Rated four stars in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play,” the championship course offers challenging rounds and a one-of-a-kind experience with five sets of tees, with yardage from the front tees measuring 5,567 yards – and yardage from the championship tees measuring 7,141 yards. It also boasts a 9-hole Executive Course, an all-grass driving range, a practice putting green , and a full-service golf shop.

So whether golf is your main thing or just an occasional thing, tee up, get out into the sunshine, and get ready to play! It's a great way to spend the day, or even just a few hours.

Relax and rejuvenate this Passover at our Kosher for Passover hotel resorts, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, boating, fishing,fitness center, sauna, hot tub, yoga and pilates classes, tennis, squash and racquetball courts, golf, and on site Spa.

Ready for Down Time

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. (or family time!) Enjoy our health center, relax by the indoor and outdoor pools, or let it all melt away in our spa. Whether it's meeting in the lobby with friends or family or strolling alongside a lake, taking in a lecture or shiur, or relaxing in your chair on the veranda, we will take great care of you.

You can let the world slip away. This is you-time.

Terrific Chol Hamoed trips for our Passover Hotel guests, a Passover getaway on a seal watching tour on the Long Island Sound, historic mansions, museums, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Howe's Caverns, the Mark Twain House, a wildlife sanctuary and habitat and more

Never Stop Exploring

For the adventurous, the adventurous-at-heart, or the armchair explorer, we have the right chol hamoed trips for you! At each Passover Hotel location our team finds terrific new activities and unusual experiences for our guests' enjoyment.

From a seal watching boat ride on the Long Island Sound, to historic mansions, walking tours, a wildlife sanctuary and habitat, white water rafting, trendy seaport, or restored 1800's shul, we have choice (and diverse!) trips sure to delight our every guest.

Happy kids make happy parents, our outstanding Children's program at Vims Pesach Holidays includes sports, daily on-site entertainment, crafts, hay rides, puppet shows, a traveling petting zoo,laser tag, children's drama production, face painting, balloon twisting, magicians, carnival and more

You are my Sunshine

Let's face it, when your kids are happy, then you're happy too!

So put on your happy face, at Mendy Vim's holidays we set the bar in outstanding Passover Children's programs, with tons of activities for kids of all ages.

Your children will be occupied from morning to night, whether it's sports, extreme sports, daily on-site entertainment, crafts, hay rides, puppet shows, a traveling petting zoo, laser tag, children's drama production, face painting, balloon twisting, magicians, carnival, gametime, hunts, clowns & entertainers, and exciting trips or more, our Passover KIDS Club has the most amazing activities on earth. more about kids

It's all about the food.. an incredible culinary experience of Gourmet Glatt Kosher dining, with exquisite presentation, our specialty at Mendy Vim Holidays

Incredible Edibles

Give yourself the gift of an incredible culinary experience, and there's no better place than Mendy Vim's Holidays. Our talented Chefs, Michael and Richard, delight 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.

The Mendy Vim Experience

Our 40 year tradition of outstanding service

Mendy’s many guests, friends, and acquaintances are familiar with his winning personality and 40-year-tradition of caring and experience, and all of his Passover programs offer outstanding service with the ‘Mendy’ personal touch.

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 40 year tradition of 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.

If you are looking for a wonderful Passover experience in Mendy's next carefully chosen locale, for a cherished holiday filled with family fun and lasting memories...

Come 'getaway' for Passover 2015 with Mendy Vim's Holidays- and create new memories once more.