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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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Things To Do

Climbing Tower

Seasonal 36-foot “Edsall Climbing Tower”

Must reserve in advance with guest services.



Seasonal Swimming Pool By Advance Reservation with Guest Services


The Labyrinth

Made out of creek stone and designed to engage mind, body and spirit in moving meditation. Labyrinths are designed to have only one path into and out from the center. Just begin walking…

Hiking Trails

Watson has four hiking trails, one of which intersects with the Finger Lakes Trail System. Hike “Reeds Ridge” to “The Watson Waterfall!” Stop by at the front desk for maps.

Athletic Fields- Assigned to each living space

Athletic Fields- Assigned to each living space

Must Reserve with Guest Services

Must Reserve with Guest Services

Miniature Golf

Miniature Golf