Heritage Hotel Golf, Spa and Conference Center
What We Love
- A modern resort in scenic New England offering plenty of recreational opportunities Swimming in the saltwater pools, after a round of golf or a hike around Webb Mountain Park
- Sampling breakfast at Timbers, with later meals at The Tavern
- Relaxing in the game room, spa or Stone Garden courtyard
What To Know
- Guestrooms have pillow-top beds and blackout curtains; some lookout over the Pomperaug Country Club
- The onsite spa offers manis, pedis, massages, facials and waxing
- The outdoor pool is saltwater
Take a breather at Heritage Hotel Golf, Spa and Conference Center, a convenient, modern property that provides prime comfort in a scenic setting. The hotel prides itself on its resort-level amenities, so be sure to visit the soothing namesake wellness center, as well as the New England pub-style eatery. At The Tavern, you can make your selection from a culinary menu that changes to highlight the season’s freshest ingredients. The same is true at Timbers, a breakfast spot with cathedral-style wood-beamed ceilings, a spacious stone fireplace and picture windows over the grounds.
The inn’s location in Southbury lends itself to outdoor activity, not least at the eponymous Dave Cook-directed golf club, Pomperaug, at which you’ll enjoy playing privileges. If you prefer outdoor to indoor exercise, alternate sessions at the well-equipped fitness center, laps at the saltwater pools and Pilates, yoga and Zumba classes with hikes around Southford Falls, Lovers Leap State Park and Webb Mountain Park. When tired from your day at work or at play, huddle around one of the six wood-burning fireplaces, shoot some pool in the game room, or – speaking of breathing – stop and smell the flowers in the Stone Garden courtyard.
Good to know
Please note that the outdoor swimming pool is only open during the summer months. The indoor pool is open year-round.
Your room is one of 163 convenient, contemporary and warmly decorated guest accommodations. You’ll sleep on a Sealy® pillow-top bed, while a desk and chair allow you to comfortably check work email, catch up the day’s headlines or check in with friends or family online.
You get two choices, dining-wise: Timbers, for buffet breakfast, among a cathedral-style exposed beams and picture windows that lend it an airy feel, and The Tavern. The second spot is a New England-inspired salad-and-sandwich spot, serving dinner each night and opening a bar on Friday and Saturday nights. Expect fresh local ingredients, in dishes like turkey clubs, veggie burgers, pesto caprese melts, flatbreads and chicken parm.
The all-new spa opens seven days a week for massages, facials, waxes, manis and pedis. A highlight of its menu is the Flowers Exfoliating Body Ritual, using Indian jasmine- and French lavender-based ingredients by red flower. The availability of an all-new athletic club will enhance your wellness experience – try Cybex cardio equipment and Pilates, yoga or Zumba classes in the Taraflex™-floored studio, and follow up a dip in the saltwater pools with a session in the saunas and steam rooms.
Southbury is a quiet destination in southwestern Connecticut, with a golf course – where you’ll enjoy playing privileges – and the beautiful Southford Falls. The area is home to other natural attractions, like Lovers Leap State Park and the six-mile Lillinonah Trail. You’re in New Haven county, so take a day trip to Yale, for a walk around the iconic Ivy League campus.
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We really enjoyed the comedy show and dinner last week. A real gem in the middle of southbury.
We’re looking forward to upcoming events at the heritage.
We also went up to the updated bar after the show for a cocktail and enjoyed nice conversation some fellow locals.
The buffet dinner was outstanding 👍👍
This hotel was beautiful.The front lobby was gorgeous, with a beautiful fireplace and several sitting/lounge areas. Coffee/tea is available all day. Hotel is very clean. The rooms are nice, comfortable bed. The food was also great.
This hotel was a big surprise to me in the middle of winter. Family-friendly, lots to do inside, pool, gym, ping pong. Very clean. Room was perfect! Staff was very courteous, especially Ann Marie, known as Annie among the staff. Very reasonable rates and a perfect winter get-a-way for people on a budget.
We have been coming to the Heritage for years for a short getaway. The hotel recently joined the Best Western chain. We feel that the prior independence was part of the hotel charm and appeal, and since joining the chain, it has gone downhill.
Some random thoughts:
- Room smelled old and moldy.
- HVAC unit was ridiculous. It could be either "on" or "off" - and the thermostat did nothing. It also never really warmed up, so the room stayed cool all night. There were no extra blankets in the room.
- The walk-in shower had a a standard curtain hanging, which is meant for a bathtub. So, it's too short and the water leaked all over the floor.
- The bathroom has two different types of light bulbs. One was one of those CFL bulbs, which flickered constantly. It was like showering in an old horror film.
- Two (cheap off-brand) body wash and no shampoo were provided in bathroom. Called down at midnight (while child was in shower) asking that some shampoo be brought up. The response was: "Sorry, I don't have anyone here to bring it to you." Seriously? They want to be known as a full service conference center?
- There used to be a nice breakfast available with omelette station, as well as a nice and fresh selection of breakfast items. The breakfast helped make the hotel stand out a bit. Now, they are just using the same standard fake eggs (watery and gross); frozen warmed potatoes, etc. found at typical chain hotels - and they charge $16 for it. This was so disappointing.
One positive note: Simone at the front desk was delightful. The few other staff we encountered were also very friendly.
We will not return.
The room was large but in the middle of December it had no heat . Bed had lightweight covers and NO extra blankets in room. They offered a $25 credit. No chair at desk or table near sofa. They said they had none.
Restaurant had only one waitress ( this was over New Years holiday weekend). Dinner took 45 minutes after we ordered to be delivered. Food was less than acceptable. Both public bathrooms had NO soap in the ladies rooms. Tried 2.
Hotel has great possibilities but is basically threadbare. Disappointing because family is close by but we will plan somewhere else next trip.