For outdoor sports lovers:
You’ll find a renowned 18-hole golf course and challenging 9-hole course each winding through some of the most beautiful natural settings in New England. Join either club or both. (Golf club dues and fees are not included in Village facilities). Facilities for both tennis and paddle tennis are located scenically by one of the swimming pool areas. And for the best of the great outdoors, hikers can enjoy a 110-acre tract reserved for wildlife and for special hiking trails under the auspices of the Village Hiking Club.
The Fitness Center:
A newly updated and enlarged fitness center for residents offers the latest in fitness equipment and free weights as well as a four-foot-wide indoor walking track. It’s the best place to stay fit and healthy as you make new friends. The fitness center is conveniently located at the end of the Activities Building and next to our Olympic-sized pool.
Four private pools:
Heritage Village residents have the luxury of choosing from four private pools. Each pool is uniquely situated to take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings. You can choose from an oversized, heated outdoor pool with cabanas at the main Activities Center, or from three additional pools, including one with a covered picnic pavilion. All pools are conveniently located throughout the village.
The Ethan Allen Library:
This charming, historic building was once owned by the Green Mountain Boys founder, Ethan Allen. Today it is home to over 10,000 books, reference materials, current best sellers, audiotapes, videos and DVDs. The library is located on the pond by the Meeting House, a peaceful, scenic place for a good read outside in good weather. A few minutes up the road is the new Southbury Public Library with an extensive collection of 90,000 volumes and electronic access to the holdings of 300 Connecticut libraries throughout the state.
The Winship Barn:
The Winship is equipped with wood- and metal-working tools, machines and materials for making anything from shelves, bird houses and model boats to authentic reproductions of 18th century furniture – even violins! You'll find every level of expertise here, and kindred souls always ready to share tips and advice.
The River Gardens:
Think you have to give up gardening just because you chose condo living? Not here! At Heritage Village, you can grow the vegetables you like to eat or share, and beautiful flowers to brighten your home. A multi-acre tract alongside the Pomperaug River is reserved for residents to cultivate flowers and vegetables. Choose your own section, board-bound and raised. Did you leave all your gardening tools behind? That’s OK. Everything you need is in the shed. From hand tools to wheelbarrows, carts, leaf mulch, and hoses. Work the soil or enjoy the picnic tables, benches, seasonal festivals, exhibits, and just good old friendship and helpful advice. Nature is all around you, and you’re part of it.
The Stable Studios:
Once a home for horses, this converted stable is now home to the artist in all of us, with separate studio areas for painting, sculpture, ceramics and pewter crafting. The Brush & Pencil Club offers instruction in all media, as well as art films, exhibitions, and museum trips.
The Activities Building:
The Activities Building is the Village center for social, cultural and recreational activities. It houses a 200-seat auditorium where you can enjoy concerts, films, plays and musicals. Play ping-pong or badminton. Stop by the Activities Desk and book countless tours and events, locally and internationally.
The Meeting House:
Granted State Historic Registry, this magnificent home 1740 was once the family home of famed pianist and entertainer, Victor Borge. It's architecturally beautiful rooms, many with fireplaces are now used for executive offices and meeting rooms, and offers a full kitchen for parties and snacks. In summer, the porch and patio which overlook a scenic, tranquil pond, is a gathering place for card games and outdoor parties.
Sit on the beautiful patio by the pond and enjoy the antics of ducks and geese or join in for bocce, horseshoes, and shuffleboard. Step inside for pool and billiards, enjoy the big screen TV, card games, or just read and relax.
The Fireside Lounge:
There's Charm and comfort galore in this beautifully converted barn complete with a full kitchen for small gatherings and entertaining. This is the perfect place to meet friends. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the fireside room, the card rooms, or try your hand at crafts.