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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870


Watson Homestead is a full service conference and retreat center, open year-round, serving 8000 - 10,000 guests annually.  In addition to hotel-style accommodations and meeting rooms, Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center has an indoor, heated swimming pool; climbing tower, historic one room schoolhouse, hiking trails, miniature golf, archery range, ball fields, covered picnic pavilion, full summer cabin area, playgrounds and a meditation labyrinth. Guests are served home-cooked, healthy meals buffet style in our dining room with a fireplace and panoramic view of 375 acres.  Call us today to book a day or overnight meeting or retreat.  Watson Homestead is an excellent location for youth, sports or organizational retreats, weddings, clergy or religious retreat groups, conferences, trade shows, banquets, seminars, quilt, scrapping, yoga and wellness retreats, team building and staff training retreats.

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A Beautiful, Private, Distraction-Free Setting for Your Group, Staff Meeting or Get Away

Welcome to the Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center

Welcome to the Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center

Located in the rolling hills of Painted Post, New York, Watson Homestead hosts education programs, corporate meetings, Road Scholar, weddings, family reunions, and groups seeking retreat.  We are situated 10 minutes away from historic downtown Corning, and the Corning Museum of Glass.  30 minutes to our North, you may enjoy Watkins Glen, the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, and Seneca Lake.  We welcome all people, small and large groups.  Our staff will serve you with attention to detail and comfort.



Watson is very affordable!  Download our rate sheet and see for yourself!

Dear Visitors,

Welcome to Watson Homestead! We are a non-profit organization and welcome all people. I invite you to enjoy the serenity of this landscape, our very attentive staff, great food, and amazing facilities! Watson Homestead is the perfect place to host your family reunion, spiritual or business retreat, wedding, school trip or training for athletics.

I hope that you will choose Watson Homestead for your next event. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. I look forward to welcoming you home!

Karen Epstein
Executive Director