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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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Watson Homestead is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  Like all not-for-profits, we rely heavily on support from members, clients, and friends of our organization to support our mission.  All donations are tax deductible.  We will acknowledge all contributions with a letter of our gratitude.  Should you choose to have your gift directed anonymously or in honor of another individual, we will be happy to accommodate that wish.

Please contact me directly should you wish to discuss anything about your donation.

With Deep Gratitude,

Karen Epstein
Executive Director

Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center, Inc., is a 501(c) (3) not for profit organization.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  You can request a copy of our most recently filed financial report from the Charities Bureau Registry on the New York Attorney General's website ( or by contacting  Watson Homestead at 9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 (607)962-0541.  Information on New York charitable organizations can be found on the New York Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, at the NY Attorney General's website; ( or by contacting (212)416-8401.



Watson Homestead gratefully accepts "donations in kind".  Our current wish list includes:

  • Rolled Insulation

  • Wood for Bunk Bed Project

  • Outside Benches

  • Alarm Clocks

  • Pointed Shovels

  • New Socket Set

  • Climbing Helmets

  • Hand Cranked Ice Cream Makers

  • Heavy Duty Weed Eater

  • Commercial Freezer Door

  • Commercial Mop Buckets

  • Washer

  • Dryer

  • SUV or Van for guest pick up requests

  • Tractor

  • 4 Wheel Drive Pick-up Truck and Plow

  • Lawn Mower

  • New or Used ATVs or Golf Carts

  • Sports Equipment (Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Ping Pong Balls and Paddles, Ping Pong Table, etc.)

  • Sleds

  • Gently Used Living Room Furniture

  • Camera