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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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Below we have included explanations of the lodging and dining facilities.  Links to detailed layouts are highlighted in red text.
Map of the Watson Homestead Grounds             Aerial Photograph of the Watson Homestead Grounds

The Main Lodge

Contains the dining room, kitchen, offices, chapel and five meeting rooms (one with kitchenette). The North and South Wings accommodate 40 persons in single bunk beds.  The West Wing contains 27 hotel-style rooms - 24 rooms each with two double beds and 3 wheelchair-accessible rooms, each with one double bed. The main lobby will be found by entering from the parking area at the Main Lodge.  Full floor plans for the specific wings of the Main Lodge can be viewed by clicking the following links: North Wing, South Wing, West Wing (upper floor), West Wing (lower floor), Main Lodge Map Overview

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Hillside Retreat House

A cozy facility with 8 bedrooms containing two single beds and sink in each room. There is a bright and comfortable meeting room and fully equipped kitchen if meal preparation is preferred. Hillside is a great choice for small groups and family reunions.  For a detailed layout of the Hillside House click the following link: Hillside House

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The Retreat Centers

Three buildings, each with 24’ x 38’ central meeting room and fireplace, and 8 bedrooms. Each retreat center can accommodate 32 people in dorm style bedrooms. For a group using all of the retreat centers, there is a community Retreat Hall for meetings or worship. It is 28’ x 60’ and will easily accommodate 100 people.  All buildings contain refrigerators.  The following links are for detailed layouts of the retreat centers: Retreat Center 1, Retreat Center 2, Retreat Center 3

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The Cabins

The Cabin area is comprised of four cabins and a community recreation hall.  Each building accommodates 20 persons in bunk and single beds, has a central meeting room with refrigerator. A large meeting/recreation hall with fireplace, piano and refrigerator is centrally located in the complex. To view the layout of our cabins please click on the following link: Cabins

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The Pavilion

A large picnic pavilion provides tables and benches for those wishing to enjoy a picnic.  Grills are situated on one end of the building, and there is ample space for sports and games surrounding the pavilion.   There are also plenty of parking spaces.  For an informal wedding and/or reception, many couples have chosen the pavilion in the past few years.  Electric is also available in the pavilion.



The Dining Room

The spacious dining room features a huge fireplace, giant laminated fir arches with knotty-cedar paneling and can accommodate 300 persons for meals.  Picture windows overlooking the Homestead grounds and surrounding hills run the entire length of the room so that guests can enjoy the panoramic view while dining.  In addition to serving overnight groups, Watson Homestead can host one-day workshops, seminars, luncheons and banquets.