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Passover Retreat

There’s nothing like celebrating the holiday of Pesach at Ramah Darom. Families from all over the globe gather together with us to create a marvelous extended family and community. Our all-inclusive holiday has everything you need to celebrate a meaningful, fun and relaxing holiday with your family and friends – new and old.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend time learning and exploring Jewish life, culture, texts and history with a diverse mix of distinguished scholars, leaders and thinkers. Our communal Seders are led by engaging, scholarly rabbinical leaders. You may also choose to enjoy your own semiprivate Seder with space reserved just for your group. Throughout the week your family can choose from hundreds of programs, trips, activities and lectures, including everything from woodworking and fly fishing to waterfall hikes and campfires! Year after year, our Passover vacation family comes back for this extraordinary, unique family retreat.

Full Vacation: Thursday, March 29 – Sunday, April 8, 2018
Half Vacation: March 29 – April 3 or April 3 –8, 2018

Download Passover 2018 Rates & Reservation Form

Housing Descriptions

Our new, beautiful 1 room houses with a kitchenette, private patio, bathroom with walk-in shower, and king sized bed.

PLEASE NOTE: Four 1-bedroom cottages are available and may only be reserved for 2 or more people, there is one 2-bedroom cottage available and may only be reserved for 4 or more people. There is no child price for the cottage, all cottage guests will be charged at the adult rate.

Deluxe Hotel Rooms are bright, oversized rooms with relaxing, communal lobby and upgraded amenities. Rooms feature 1 king or 2 queen beds, table & chairs, bureau and private bath (some walk-in, most are deluxe size bathtub showers). These sell out fast!

We have 2 deluxe hotels, The Welcome Center (WC) and Lakeside Hotel (LS). Those with physical disabilities and mobility issues will be given priority in The Welcome Center. Each room is priced per adult occupancy. If 2 parents would like a separate (next door) room for their children, each parent will be charged at a Single Adult Occupancy rate.

Standard Hotel Rooms are comfortable, private rooms, each with 2 queen or full beds, table & chairs, bureau, and private bathtub shower with standard amenities. Limited availability with balcony upgrade.

We have 2 standard hotels, Marcus Lodge (ML) and Mountainside Hotel (MSH), both located on the mountainside. If 2 parents would like a separate (next door) room for their children, each parent will be charged at a Single Adult Occupancy rate.

Modern, heated cabins feature hardwood floors with screened-in porch, bathroom for each cabin. Cabins offer both dorm-style bunk beds and private twin rooms.

Deluxe Cabin

4 of these available, in our newest cabin building (Tikvah) and fully ADA accessible with 1 private room, 1 main room with 4 bunk beds, and a private bathroom area with walk-in shower(s). This building is located on the mountainside. These cabins are available for parties of 2 adults and 1 child or more.

Single Family Cabin

These cabins are separated by a sliding wall and are available on the lakeside, 1 private room, 1 main room with 4 bunk beds, and a private bathroom area with walk-in showers per cabin. These cabins are available for parties of 2 adults and 1 child or more.

Multi-Family Cabin

These discounted cabins are ideal for extended families or friends coming together to Pesach. 2 private rooms, 1 main room with 8 bunk beds, and a shared bathroom area with walk-in showers per cabin. There are 2-4 cabins per building. Cabins are available for parties of 4 adults and 2 children or more. ** Please contact us for a discounted “Family Reunion” rate if you are an extended family of 3 or more families in one Multi-Family cabin.

Staff Gratuities

Staff gratuities are intended as supplemental compensation for our hard-working part-time seasonal staff (waiters, kitchen staff, housekeeping, shuttle drivers), all of whom work long hours at hourly rates. Your final Passover invoice will include a line item for staff gratuities in the amount of 2.5% of your reservation total. This is a minimum guarantee, but guests are always welcome to leave additional gratuities if so inclined.

Full Payment Schedule and Cancellations: Deposit with reservation of $500 per adult is required.

Full Balance of Payment Due January 15, 2018 or reservation is not guaranteed. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellation refunds will be honored on the following schedule:

  • Cancellations up to July 31, 2017: Full refund minus $100 administrative fee
  • Cancellations from August 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018: Full refund minus $500 fee per adult
  • Cancellations after January 15, 2018: No refunds.

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for your deposit and reservation in case of changed plans or unanticipated cancellations to receive a refund  for deposits or reservations after any cancellation policy dates. We are happy to assist all guest in procuring trip protection/travel insurance. Please indicate in the form below if you will be purchasing your own insurance or if you would like Ramah Darom to assist you in purchasing trip protection.

View a last year’s Passover Schedule