We are back for our tenth straight year at our guests' perennial favorite location for Passover 2018, The Heritage Resort in Northwestern Connecticut. Conveniently close to metropolitan New York, all of New England, and Boston, and only one hour 15 minutes from the Whitestone bridge,we present wonderful accommodations, great amenities, superior service, exciting trips and excursions, and our 44 year Vim hospitality commitment in making your family's Pesach stay a most beautiful and memorable experience- all within a comfortable driving distance.
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Mendy Vim's Holidays
2614 Willow Glen Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
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From the Five Towns Jewish Times:
'Spend Pesach with Vims'
November 30, 2013
IAre you looking for a totally new luxury Passover hotel experience only three hours from New York City? Mendy Vim’s Holidays has a new location this year, the Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown, NY. The place to stay in Cooperstown is now, for the first time, a glatt kosher Passover hotel destination. With its championship Leatherstocking Golf Course, superior accommodations, and many waterfront activities, the landmark Otesaga Resort—a member of the Historic Hotels of America—is a great resort for Passover in an inspiring lakeside setting.
“We were looking for a new and exciting Passover hotel experience to offer our guests, within driving distance of Metropolitan New York and New Jersey, in addition to our popular recurring Passover program at the Heritage, in Southbury, Connecticut,” says Mendy Vim. The Otesaga is a spectacular AAA Four Diamond lakeside resort on the southern shores of Lake Otsego, in Cooperstown, “America’s most perfect village.” A popular tourist destination, Cooperstown is the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and offers world-class cultural activities such as the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmer’s Museum, Smithy Center for the Arts, and Glimmerglass Opera, as well as Hyde Hall, historic walking or trolley tours, eclectic boutique village shopping, and numerous recreational activities on or around the lake.
For a superior Passover getaway closer to home, Vim’s Holidays returns for the sixth year to their guests’ perennial favorite location, the Heritage Resort in Southbury, CT. At only about an hour’s travel from the Whitestone Bridge, this full-featured New England resort offers a world of amenities in a rural location while remaining super-convenient for travel from New York City or Boston.
Mendy’s guests at the Heritage will enjoy its elegant ambiance and the stellar cast of internationally renowned speakers, lecturers, and entertainment. Savor each flavorful moment—from delicious entrees to sinful desserts, traditional Passover dishes to timeless favorites, there’s nothing quite like a Passover celebration with excellent food, beautifully prepared and elegantly served..
From Conde Nast Traveler:
'What Happens When a Classic Resort Goes Kosher for Passover'
April 8, 2015
At an all-inclusive kosher Passover resort, Lilit Marcus found herself forging new friendships and rethinking the meaning of the Jewish holiday.
On Friday afternoon in early April, the lobby of the The Gideon Putnam hotel in Saratoga Springs was buzzing with activity. But it was a little different than the normal weekend rush to check in and unpack. To start, there were two check-in desks: the usual, where a young woman in a Gideon Putnam polo shirt ran guests’ credit cards and handed them keys; the second, a card table off to the side, where employees of a third-party company, Mendy Vim, were holding clipboards full of family names and checking people off with pencils. There was much to do before the sun set.
Passover (Pesach in Hebrew), one of the most beautiful and symbolic Jewish holidays, was about to begin, and the Gideon Putnam was gearing up to host its first-ever Passover retreat. For observant Jews, the first two and last two days of the eight-day holiday (seven in Israel) are “yom tovs,” similar to the Sabbath, meaning they can’t use many modern conveniences like phones, computers, and electric kitchen appliances. Add in the cooking, the cleaning, and the childcare, and it’s too much for some families to handle. Enter Passover resorts and cruises, where third-party companies take over cruise ships and hotels, make them kosher for the week, and turn the holiday into a vacation for Jewish families. Many make the trip from New York City to Saratoga Springs, just a few hours north, where they can share the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt over the traditional seder meal.
While the Catskills region of upstate New York has long been a haven for Jewish tourists, and was made famous in the film Dirty Dancing, operators like Mendy Vim don’t plan Passover trips at resorts with established kosher kitchens. Instead, they head to popular vacation spots like Orlando, Scottsdale, and Palm Springs, then take over hotels and turn them into veritable Passover islands. The Gideon Putnam closed its kitchen a few days early and hired movers to remove all of their kitchen equipment...