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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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Clergy Retreats

Clergy Retreats

In his 1955 Declaration of Trust, Thomas Watson declared that Watson Homestead was, among other things “a place of relaxation and convalescence for ministers."  To this day, we continue the clergy retreat program. In Thomas Watson's honor,  we request that each "clergy retreat" of 2 nights (which includes breakfast, if being served) leave us with a donation of a $50 "pass-it-forward"  to gift the next reservation.  Watson Homestead will place you and your family in a hotel room or our Hillside House, if possible.  At Hillside House you can prepare your own meals, if you choose to do so.  To make a reservation, please click here.