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: Our guests' perennial favorite, the Heritage Hotel & Spa in Southbury, Connecticut, or our new location at Gideon Putnam Resort, in Saratoga Springs, NY at the foothills of New York's Adirondack region.

The Heritage Resort & Spa, Southbury, Connecticut

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

Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Springs, New York

Surrounded by a panorama of lush natural beauty, pine forest, and gushing mineral springs, the Gideon Putnam offers a luxury resort experience in an historic National Historic Landmark hotel. Here you can get away from it all and do it all- relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery or take a dip in the famous mineral baths, just a short walk from this charming surprising city.

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 rural Connecticut luxury or a one-of-a-kind historic upstate N.Y. setting, 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

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

Conveniently located in the heart of Connecticut's rural Lichfield Hills area, alongside Heritage Village near Southbury, CT in a country setting with extensive manicured grounds,a 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. Just one hour and fifteen minutes from the Whitestone bridge and two hours from Boston, it is a wonderful choice for a Passover getaway close to NYC.

The Heritage boasts an extensive facility with landscaped lawns, 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, snow or all-weather-terrain tubing, 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.

Join us on our fabulous Chol Hamoed trips to Newport, RI , West Point, and Hyde Park. 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 six terrific sold-out Passover Programs, 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

Set in the foothills of N.Y. State’s Adirondack Region and less than a three hour drive from the Lincoln Tunnel, the Gideon Putnam Resort offers an extraordinary upstate Passover retreat: Where else can you stay in a restored National Historic Landmark Hotel tucked away in the middle of a stunning state park, with a world-class Spa next door, and every recreational activity nearby?

Relax and soak up the natural mineral waters that made Saratoga Springs famous. Or take a walk in the 2,300-acre Saratoga Spa State park, home to miles of woodsy hiking and biking trails, golf courses, several museums, towering pine trees and famous natural mineral springs. A peaceful refuge from the hubbub of everyday life, the Gideon Putnam Resort provides spacious, scenic accommodations with luxurious bedding and toiletries- and all the upscale amenities you'd expect from a first-class resort. Discover your inner strength with yoga or whole body wellness training, or indulge in a pampering treatment at the European-style Roosevelt Baths & Spa.

For more than a century sophisticated travelers have flocked to Saratoga Springs to soak in the region’s culture and charm. Originally founded around it's mineral springs, Mohawk and Iroquois tribes drank the waters to celebrate its supposed healing powers.  FDR and many other famous folks came here to "take the baths". By the late 1800's and early 1900's, Saratoga was 'the place to be' for the rich and famous. Politicians, entertainers, aristocrats and artists came to Saratoga, and the advent of thoroughbred racing sealed its cachet as an exclusive destination.

Today, this picture-postcard resort town offers architecture that is diverse and gorgeous, and parks that are beautifully landscaped. Village streets are lined with boutiques, one-of-a-kind shops, and art galleries. There are gushing mineral springs throughout the town, and people still come to taste the water and fill up bottles to take home. You can watch live harness racing on a beautiful half mile track, take a horse drawn carriage ride, explore Gilded Age mansions, tour the museums, and visit Saratoga National Historic Park where the American Revolution was fought. Uniquely situated at the gateway to the Adirondacks, Saratoga Springs plays host to snow tubing and Adirondack alpine skiing, amazing outlet shopping in Lake George, and a fun-filled indoor waterpark all less than 45 minutes away.

A National Historic Landmark, the Gideon Putnam Resort effortlessly blends its historic character and inspiring locale with exceptional service and modern convenience, the perfect setting for your Passover Holiday.

Don't want to drive? Round trip coach bus transportation is available for our guests. Or you can hop an AMTRAK to Albany, just 2 hours 15 minutes away, and pickup service from Albany to Saratoga Springs available. Call us at 410.484.5553 for details.

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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, with challenging rounds surrounded by spectacular pine trees and lush foliage. Rated four stars in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play,” it's a one-of-a-kind experience with five sets of tee boxes, so you can choose the tee that is right for your game. Saratoga Spa Golf 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 the 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 taking in a lecture or shiur, strolling down a country lane, or indulging in a mineral bath, or just relaxing in your chair and admiring the view- 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 trip to Hyde Park's Vanderbilt mansion to the 9-11 Memorial, classic car museum and thoroughbred racing fame, a tasting tour and biking tour, horseback rides and carriage rides, children's hands-on museum, Newport's historic mansions, West Point, and original 1600's shul, we have choice (and diverse!) trips sure to delight our every guest.

Through mansions galore at Hyde Park and Newport, and a heart-felt visit to the 9-11 Memorial, classic cars at the Automobile Museum and thoroughbred lore at the National Racing Museum, tasting tours and biking tours, horseback rides and carriage rides, a Children's hands-on museum, West Point, and original 1600'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.

Come 'getaway' for Passover 2015 with Mendy Vim's Holidays: If you are looking for a wonderful Passover experience quite close to home or a little further away, 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.