Join Mendy Vim's Holidays for Passover 2020 in rural Connecticut at our guests’ perennial favorite, the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, Connecticut for an ideal Passover getaway. Nestled alongside Heritage Village in rural Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, adjacent to the Pomperaug River and overlooking the Pomperaug Golf Course, our guests at the Heritage Resort will experience the utmost in comfort and luxury surrounded by lush, natural beauty. The Heritage, located less than two hours from Boston and just one hour and fifteen minutes from the Whitestone Bridge, and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner for 2015-2018, complete with its own PGA rated Pomperaug Golf Course, golf shop, on-site Spa, salt-water and fresh water swimming pools, superb accommodations and amenities, Riverwalk fitness club, tennis courts, and extensive grounds and walkways alongside the river, is an exceptional place to visit and stay. NEW - See the Heritage Vineyard.
The Heritage Resort
Our 13th year at this have-it-all location, The Heritage Hotel offers luxurious resort accommodations that have earned the accolades of our guests. Spacious rooms and suites are beautifully decorated in timeless New England style with wonderful views of the Pomperaug River, the golf course or overlooking the rock garden. All rooms are equipped with pillow-top mattresses, 42" flat screen HDTV's, individual climate control, two-line telephones with voicemail, complimentary high-speed Internet access, alarm clock/radio featuring MP3 connection, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and in-room safes. Rollaway, cribs and refrigerators are available upon request.
The Heritage also boasts an imposing fieldstone fireplace main lobby, stone accents and wood beams in the common areas, two beautiful ballrooms, a hospitality parlor overlooking the river and golf course, a par 35 9-hole USGA rated golf course, club house, indoor solar atrium heated salt water pool, indoor Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, outdoor tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, hiking trails, bicycle center, Riverwalk fitness club with weight room, universal and aerobic exercise machines, daily yoga, Pilates and aerobics classes, a tiered amphitheater with professional sound and lighting capabilities, arcade, Shadrock’s lounge, computer and business center, and the on-site Heritage Spa with rejuvenating body, skin, and nail treatments.
Recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 most scenic driving regions in the U.S., here you'll find miles and miles of breathtaking scenery, picturesque roads, woodlands and farmlands, rushing rivers and spring fed lakes, interesting architecture, quaint villages, and historic covered bridges.
Our Glatt Kosher Passover Program
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. We treat each guest as part of our family, with a warm and inviting atmosphere, and meticulous attention to your every need. The ambiance is elegant, with impeccable table linens and china, 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.
Our service is legendary; our cuisine, exquisite. 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. Our Tea Room Hospitality offers chocolate, coffee, cakes, fruit and drinks to satisfy every in-between-meals need. For our guests on the go, we offer boxed lunches for your Chol Hamoed excursions.
We offer daily Minyan services, Daf Yomi, inspiring lectures and Shiurim, your choice of community or private Seders, a spectacular children's day camp program, and a stellar lineup of nightly Chol Hamoed entertainment. Capture the joyous sounds of Passover in melody, prayer, and song - with renowned and ever-popular Cantor Nachman Shneider, a Gala Chol Hamoed concert with the Macabeets and Scholars-in-residence Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Professor Naomi Klapper, Rabbi Dr. Chesky Gewirtz, author/illustrator Ann D. Koffsky, our annual walk-a-thon to benefit Yad Eliezer, Chol Hamoed softball game, and additional noted speakers, lecturers, singers, and entertainers for your holiday delight.
Have Chal Ha Moed, a la Mode! Each Passover holiday our team finds terrific new activities and unusual experiences for our guests' enjoyment. Join us on a guided tour of Springwood, FDR's ancestral home in Hyde Park NY, watch the ball on our Chol Hamoed trip to a METS game, see the world's first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus and historical US Navy submarine museum in Groton, CT, capture your child's curiosity at the interactive Stepping Stones Museum for Children, walk along the elevated Hudson River walkway, discover the seals at play on our chartered seal watching tour, 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. Nearby amusements also include state parks, historic house museums, museums, arcades, the Connecticut wine trail, and several shopping malls.
We set the bar with our outstanding children's program, with sensational activities specificaly geared to each age level our Passover KIDS Club has the most amazing activities on earth. Director Daganit Israel.
For those that are familiar with Mendy Vim's Holidays, you know that our outstanding Passover programs have delighted hundreds of families. We offer everything you have ever wanted in a Passover Vacation: A Pesach resort combining the pleasures of ultimate physical comfort with a rich spiritual experience, an incredible feast of Glatt Kosher culinary delicacies, two inspiring and traditional Seders, a marvelous program with our legendary service, a stellar lineup of chazzan, scholars, and entertainment, great trips and excursions, a pristine New England setting within comfortable driving distance of NY, NJ, and Boston, and consummate hospitality in the Mendy Vim tradition.
Vim's Holidays Chol Hamoed Trips Passover 2020
See the Seals
Board one of Project O's (Oceanology) large research vessels and head out to sea for an unforgettable marine science experience! Studying and nurturing interest in the marine life of the Long Island Sound, Project Oceanology is a year-round, marine science educational organization. (UCONN) Catch fish and plankton, participate in a seal or sea gull population study, pull up a mud grab, or use oceanographic equipment to measure water quality. There are several different stops to view the seals hanging out on Fisher Island, resting & getting some sun, swimming, playing and pushing each other off rocks!
From Sea To Shining Sea
The USS Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum sits just yards from the main gate of the New London Naval Submarine base in Groton, where visitors can board the Nautilus, the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine. Experience firsthand what it was like to be a member of the crew. Think: very tight quarters. Tour the torpedo room, the navigation and mess area, and walk down the very first staircase ever installed in a submarine, (Hint: It's STEEP!) you’re surrounded by equipment and artifacts that tell the story of this historic ship. The museum's Main Hall serves as a timeline of submarine history. From the world's first combat submarine to modern classes of subs, examples of weaponry and technology are on display. Super friendly staff (many of whom have served submarine service) happily answer questions from curious kids or even more curious adults!
Our Pesach Program Includes:
Our Pesach Program Includes:
- Luxurious full facility hotel in NW Connecticut, only one hour 15 min from NYC, 2 hours from Boston
- Heritage- Premier golf, full recreational facilities, Riverwalk fitness club, indoor salt-water pool, jacuzzi & Spa
- Gourmet Glatt Kosher Passover Cuisine, 3 delicious daily meals by our master chefs
- Renowned Cantor Nachman Shneider, terrific lineup of scholars & speakers
- Exquisite traditional Seders, private Seder available
- Legendary service and personal attention
- Inspiring daily Shiurim, programs, Daf Yomi, and lectures by all star scholars-in-residence
- Quality nightly Chol Hamoed Entertainment, Chol Hamoed Concert
- Terrific local excursions, box lunches for Chol Hamoed
- Dynamic Children's Program & Day Camp, finess classes, children’s dining room
We offer full and partial stays to suit your family’s convenience, call 718.998.4477 or 410.484.5553 or visit our website at www.vimsholidays.com for further information