Facilities

 
 
The Activities Building
A center of social, cultural, and recreational activities at Heritage Village, made up of:
  • Sarah Cooke Hall
  • The Fitness Center
  • The Activities Desk
  • The Multi-purpose Room
  • Meeting Room D
  • The Heritage Gallery
  • The Web Room
  • The Print Shop
  • FOCUS Studio (Heritage Village TV and Video)
  • A full-catering kitchen
  • Free WiFi
Pools
Heritage Village contains four outdoor pools, in various settings, sizes, and temperatures.
 
Pool 1 Activities Building — A heated, Olympic-size pool with locker rooms and both inside and poolside showers.
 
Pool 2 Victor Borge — This unheated pool appeals to lap swimmers, who prefer cooler temperatures. With both inside and poolside showers.
 
Pool 3 Shady Glen — A heated pool nestled among mature trees, for those who prefer the shade. With both inside and poolside showers.
 
Pool 4 Hilltop — A large heated pool with a pavilion for parties, barbecues, and socializing. With both inside and poolside showers.
The River Gardens
The River Gardens provide the perfect compromise for Villagers who want the carefree option of condo living (no snow shoveling or leaf raking), but don’t want to give up working on their own vegetable, flower, or herb gardens. Residents can choose how much land they wish to work, depending on their ambitions.
  • Acres of rich, riverfront soil
  • Plots of either 10’ x 10’, or 10’ x 20’; $10 for first plot, $5 for any additional plots
  • Raised beds
  • Accessible plots for the disabled
  • Fences
  • A shed with shareable equipment, including hand tools, large tools, such as hoes, garden forks, and shovels, wheelbarrows, a vegetable-washing station, and bathrooms
  • Leaf mulch available
  • Hoses throughout gardens
  • Herb gardens
  • A monarch butterfly garden
Outdoor sports venues
The Village offers active adults many different sites to engage in outside sports, including:
  • Tennis courts
  • Pickleball courts
  • Paddle tennis court
  • Paved walkways around ponds
  • Hiking trails within 110-acre nature preserve
  • Bocce court
  • Shuffleboard court
  • Horseshoes court
The Meeting House
The center of Heritage Village life, this traditional New England 1740 house was once the home of famed pianist and entertainer, Victor Borge, and is listed on the Connecticut State Historic Registry. The Village’s administration is located here, along with meeting rooms for residents.
  • The Borge Room
  • The Wheeler Room
  • The Ballantine Room
  • The Nutting Room
  • The Skelding Room
  • The Porch
  • The Patio
  • The Resource Officer Station
  • The Stained Glass Studio
  • The Executive Offices
  • The Archives
  • A full-catering kitchen 
  • Free WiFi
The Lodge
A community center, with space for:
  • Card, board-game, and mah-jongg rooms
  • A puzzle table
  • Pool and billiards tables
  • Wide-screen TVs
  • A ping-pong table
  • A patio on the pond
  • Bar space
  • A full-catering kitchen
  • Free WiFi
The Fireside Lounge
A renovated New England barn that hosts:
  • Card, board-games, and mah-jongg rooms
  • Crafts (quilting frame available on mezzanine)
  • A pool table
  • A poker table
  • Table shuffleboard
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Meeting rooms
  • A full-catering kitchen
  • Free WiFi
Ethan Allen Library
This historic building was once owned by Ethan Allen, the renowned American Revolutionary War leader, and is now home to:
  • Books (more than 10,000)
  • Audiobooks
  • DVDs
  • Board games
  • Reference materials
  • A puzzle space
  • Free WiFi
The Stable Studios
This converted stable includes various studios for:
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Pottery
  • Free WiFi
The Winship Barn
A converted barn with shops and equipment for:
  • Woodworking
  • Metalworking
  • Crafts
  • Ham Radio
  • MATV (Heritage Village TV)
  • Free WiFi