The ideal Passover Getaway
Just 1 hour 15 minutes from the Whitestone Bridge and less than 2 hours from Boston
The Heritage Hotel and Conference Center, in Southbury, Connecticut is a terrific Passover destination where country charm meets luxurious modern conveniences, set in a full-featured resort with a rich New England tradition of consummate hospitality.
Situated in a secluded, pastoral hillside in Southbury, CT, the Heritage offers the timeless ambiance and the understated rustic elegance of a classic New England inn, with luxurious resort accommodations that have earned the accolades of its guests. The Heritage boasts an imposing fieldstone fireplace main lobby and a lower level lobby with spacious seating. A spectacular ballroom overlooking the golf course features cathedral ceilings, a massive stone fireplace, and wall-to-wall windows. With a par 35 9-hole USGA rated golf course, club house, seasonal outdoor heated pool and deck, indoor solar atrium heated salt water pool, indoor jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, outdoor nightly lit tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, hiking trails, new for 2020 and on into 2021- its very own vineyard, Riverwalk Athletic Club- a full featured fitness club with weight room, universal and aerobic exercise machines, daily yoga, pilates and aerobics classes in a brand-new studio with Taraflex™ sports flooring, a tiered ampitheatre with professional sound and lighting capabilities, arcade, computer center, Shadrock's lounge/tea room, bicycle riding rentals and several nearby rural trails, and an on-site full featured Spa, the Heritage offers a unique set of experiences tailor-made to ensure that your Passover holiday is truly memorable.
Come to Connecticut for your ideal Passover vacation: recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 most scenic driving regions in the U.S., here you'll find miles of breathtaking scenery, picturesque roads, woodlands and farmlands, rushing rivers and spring fed lakes, interesting architecture, quaint villages, and historic covered bridges.
For avid golfer or health club fan, bicycler, nature enthusiast, gourmand, shopaholic, or armchair addict, we offer a cherished holiday filled with family fun and lasting memories. A perennial favorite with our guests, Passover 2021 will be our twelfth year at this have-it-all location.
Join us for a wonderful and intimate Pesach experience: For over four decades Mendy Vim's Holidays has had the privilege of bringing people together to celebrate Passover. Our program includes renown speakers and scholars-in-residence and terrific name-brand entertainment for our guests. This year's program includes scholar-in-residence Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Chazzan Nachman Shneider, Professor Naomi Klapper, Rabbi Dr. Chesky Gewirtz, the Maccabeats in a gala chol hamoed concert,the New Jersey tenors- a terrific singing group, our annual softball game, with more entertainment and luminaries to be announced.
Celebrate our heritage and traditions with an incomparable program... Our service is legendary; our cuisine, exquisite. Dine in opulence in one of the beautiful ballrooms overlooking the golf course or stone garden. The ambiance is elegant, with impeccable table linens and china, crystal stemware, flawless service and gracious hospitality. You'll be treated to a superb bouquet of lavish dishes and foods, all GLATT KOSHER and under Rabbinical supervision.
Our Chefs delight in creating haute cuisine, with a mouth-watering blend of new exotic and traditional favorites, made with the freshest local and regional ingredients. From beautifully led traditional Seders replete with matzo and wine, to our gala Yom Tov Morning Kiddushim (a not-to-be-missed-event), throughout one amazing holiday meal after another, you'll be treated to a festival of incomparable culinary experience.
Turn your day around at the Riverwalk Athletic Club, whether you're looking to sweat it out with intense cardio classes or to ease your muscles and your mind with relaxing time-outs in our sauna and steam rooms, we have all the tools to give you the energy and renewal you need and deserve.
Energize in our expanded and revamped health club with state-of-the-art Cybex cardio and weight training equipment, jJacuzzi, jogging, wallyball, dry sauna, ping pong, steam room, personal training services, and heated indoor salt water swimming pool and outdoor fresh water (in season)swimming pool. Join us in our studio with daily classes and sessions in Yoga , Zumba, Pilates, Aqua Aerobics, and total body workouts. Your workout will definitely give you the energy and renewal you need and deserve, so make the most of your day and come find out why the Riverwalk Athletic Club is so popular- we know you'll be impressed.
Suit you to a Tee. Enjoy easy access to one the greatest golf experiences around, our on-site Pomperaug Golf Club, with it's challenging nine-hole USGA-rated par 35 golf course, putting green and pro shop, is an ideal choice for every level of player.
Two is always better than one. So bring a friend and grab your clubs! Directed by PGA professional Dave Cook, the course takes advantage of the natural landscape, with extensive manicured grounds, tree-lined fairways beside the Pomperaug river, and seven of nine holes featuring water.
Have a passion for the game of golf, but need a little help? If you have been wanting to perfect a part of your golf technique, come take a lesson with one of our golf pros. Pomperaug Golf Club has an eager staff that is committed to providing you with customer service that will make your golf visit unforgettable.
Rejuvenate & Refresh
Awaken your senses and inspire your soul. Relax and treat yourself right at The Spa at the Heritage with an extensive spa menu of facials, massages, and signature body treatments. Beloved by locals and guests alike, our accommodating spa is the perfect place to truly revitalize and enjoy the moment.
Be our guest... Select one or two skin and body treatments , a Deep Tissue or Sports Massage, Hydrating Facial, or indulge in a full day of beauty enjoying every one of our high-level services. Our serene environment features six private treatment rooms designated for facials, massage therapy, body treatments and waxing. Some massage services are available in the comfort and privacy of your room, by appointment.
The Spa also provides manicures, pedicures, nail enhancements and special day makeup application, all from skilled professionals who love helping you relax and feel your most beautiful.
Adventures by You
You will love our location in Southbury- a picture-perfect town with diverse nearby attractions reflecting the background of America's heritage and a great backdrop for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Follow Woodbury's 'antique trail', view art galleries, historic house museums, and the many quaint antique shops that dot the landscape. Or join us on our guided Chol Hamoed trips, perfectly planned for you.
Hiking and Mountain Cycling- Ask our concierge for a trail map, with designated jogging and walking guides, or try out the Heritage's mountain bike rentals, and cycle alongside historic roads ,rural trails, the Pomperaug river, or to Southford State Park.
Shopping, Art,Museums & Mansions- Shop till you drop at the Clinton Crossings Premium outlets or the nearby malls in Greenwich, CT, visit the Maritme Museum in Norwalk, or the Imagine Nation children's museum in Bristol. Relive the lifestyles of prominent New England authors in a visit of Mark Twain's House and Museum or the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.
We Love Water- Take a short trip to Southford Falls State Park for scenic waterfalls, the Larkin Bridle Trail, and some great trout fishing, with six state parks nearby offering a variety of water-based activities within a 15 minute drive.
Take me for a Ride- There's no nay saying (or neigh saying) hayrides at the Heritage for our younger or young-at-heart guests.
Join us on a guided Chol Hamoed trip to Groton, CT where young and old alike will love our guided tour of the US Navy Museum and world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, or spot some seals on our privately chartered Project Oceanology seal watching tour.
Explore, invent, discover and play on your own at neaby Stepping Stones Museum for Children or touch the sharks at the nearby Maritime Aquarium. Whichever trips you choose, or if you choose them all, North Western Connecticut has a world of activities in our own backyard for you to enjoy.