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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870
USA

607-962-0541

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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Directions

MAP YOUR JOURNEY TO A PLACE OF Natural beauty in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Country 

By Air

 

The Elmira-Corning Regional (ELM) is located at exit 50, Route 17/Interstate 86.  It is served by US Airways, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Continental.  Rental cars are available at the airport.  Homestead staff may be available to make airport pick-ups and drop-offs for participants in Watson Homestead sponsored programs.  Please inquire.

By Bus and Rail

 

NY Trailways and Shortline Bus services drop off passengers in Corning, NY.  There is no passenger rail service to our area.  The closest Amtrak terminals are Rochester and Syracuse.

From Albany, Massachusetts & New England

 

Find your way to Interstate 88 (just north west of Albany, off I-90).  Travel west on I-88 to Binghamton.  then go west on Interstate 86 (a.k.a. NY State Route  17) to exit 42. At top of exit ramp, turn right onto Steuben Co. Route 26, Meads Creek Road.  You will travel just over 3 miles to the Homestead entrance sign. Turn right on Dry Run Road and follow signs to the Main Lodge.

From Canada, Buffalo & Rochester

 

Take Interstate 90 East to Rochester, then 390 South. Route 390 T's into Interstate 86 (a.k.a. NY State Route 17).  Take I-86 east to exit 42.  At top of exit ramp, turn left onto Steuben Co. Route 26, Meads Creek Road.  You will travel just over 3 miles to the Homestead entrance sign.  Turn right on Dry Run Road and follow signs to the Main Lodge.

From Jamestown and the West

 

Travel east on Interstate 86 (a.k.a. NY State Route 17) to exit 42.  At top of exit ramp, turn left onto Steuben Co. Route 26, Meads Creek Road.  You will travel just over 3 miles to the Homestead entrance sign.  Turn right on Dry Run Road and follow signs to the Main Lodge.

From Pennsylvania and the South

 

Travel north on State Route 15 N (future interstate 99) from Harrisburg to Interstate 86 West (a.k.a. NY State Route 17) at Painted Post.  Take Interstate 86 West to exit 42.  At top of exit ramp, turn right onto Steuben Co. Route 26, Meads Creek Road.  You will travel just over 3 miles to the Homestead entrance sign.  Turn right on Dry Run Road and follow signs to the Main Lodge.

From the New York metropolitan area

 

Travel west on Interstate 86 (a.k.a. NY State Route 17) to exit 42.  At top of exit ramp, turn right into Steuben Co. Route 26, Meads Creek Road. You will travel just over 3 miles to the Homestead entrance sign.  Turn right on Dry Run Road and follow signs to the Main Lodge.