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Mendy Vim Offers Special Passover Experiences Close to Home

Looking for a luxury Passover hotel experience about three and a half hours from NYC? Renowned Pesach event planner Mendy Vim offers a unique location for the discerning holiday traveler- —the Equinox Resort in Manchester Village, Vermont, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa. It’s not every day you can stay in an AAA 4-diamond-rated historical hotel set in the picture-perfect New England village, surrounded by Vermont’s Green Mountains. Now a glatt kosher Passover hotel destination, the Equinox effortlessly blends its historic character with lavish accommodations, exceptional service and a world of authentic and unusual experiences—in an inspiring locale. Come a day early, with Sunday check-in for your entire family at no additional charge, and enjoy all the hotel’s facilities before Passover. (For the early bird special, register by January 14.)

“We were looking for an exciting Passover hotel experience to offer our guests, within comfortable driving distance of Metropolitan NY and New Jersey, in addition to our ever-popular recurring Passover program at the Heritage, in Southbury, Connecticut,” says Mendy, of Mendy Vim’s Holidays. Well, we do believe he’s got it: the Equinox offers all the upscale amenities you’d expect from a first-class resort (Starwoods SPG Category 6)- a world-class spa; Golf Week- and Golf Digest-honored Walter Travis scenic par-71, 6,423-yard golf course; hiking and mountain bicycling on 914 acres and 12 miles of trails on the slopes of Mt. Equinox, the hotel’s own mountain preserve; a fully stocked fly-fishing pond; indoor pool and fitness club; tennis; horse-drawn sleigh rides and dog sled rides; children’s playground; outdoor fire pit and your choice of superbly appointed contemporary suites and rooms with magnificent views at the main hotel complex, or a more intimate experience in authentically recreated period-era furnishings at the Orvis Inn and restored historic 1811 House.

Where else can you climb behind the wheel of your favorite Land Rover for off-road driving lessons through hill climbs, side tilts and rocky terrain, try your hand at archery lessons, experience British falconry, shooting school instruction (clay targets), learn how to cast like a seasoned angler at the Orvis fly-fishing school, or enjoy terrific spring skiing at Stratton or Bromley Mountain, both just 10 minutes away? Relax in the Equinox’s Marsh Tavern tearoom where the Green Mountain boys met to discuss the Revolutionary War, discover the allure of Vermont’s back roads in our Backroads Discovery Tour, take a spin at ice skating, horseback riding or make your own one-of-a-kind glass paperweight at Manchester Glass, visit premier art galleries, a working dairy farm, or Hildene, the Lincoln family home. Manchester Village, a year-round resort destination, is also home to a beehive of high-end designer shopping outlets, quaint boutiques and antique shops, all within walking distance to the hotel.

For Pesach closer to home, Vim’s Holidays returns for their ninth year to their guests’ perennial favorite location, the Heritage Resort in Southbury, CT. 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, Massachusetts. Mendy’s guests at the Heritage will enjoy its elegant ambiance and the stellar cast of internationally renowned speakers, lecturers and entertainment. Many familiar faces—Chazan Nachman Schneider, Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt and Rabbi Dovid Hirsch, —will be returning to Vim’s Holidays, with a gala Maccabeats concert and new speakers and entertainment for an interesting blend of the old and new.

The Heritage boasts a newly renovated exquisite facility with manicured grounds and spacious contemporary rooms and suites, many overlooking the Pomperaug River or the resort’s golf course, a challenging par 35 9-hole USGA rated golf course, clubhouse and putting green, indoor saltwater and outdoor swimming pools, new Riverwalk fitness club, sauna and hot tub, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, hiking trails, daily exercise and yoga classes, mountain bike rentals, and on-site spa offering rejuvenating skin and body treatments.

Savor each flavorful moment—from delicious entrees to sinful desserts, traditional Passover dishes to timeless favorites, Mendy’s chefs serve up one mouth-watering dish after another, made with the freshest local and regional ingredients. With an outstanding program, children’s day camp and teen camp, and their 43-year tradition of outstanding service, both Vim’s Holidays locations offer a wonderful Passover experience.

For more info, call 718.998.4477 or 410.484.5553 or visit the website www.vimsholidays.com.

(sponsored by Mendy Vim’s Holidays)

 

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