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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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Parties & Reunions

From Large to Small - Watson Homestead is the Best Reunion Destination.


Watson Homestead is the best destination in the Southern Tier for family reunions, class reunions, birthdays and anniversaries since it opened in 1957.  Families love Watson's rolling open fields, streams, picnic pavilion, athletic areas, miniature golf, labyrinth, and all within driving distance of some of the best museums and wineries, hiking trails and cultural attractions western New York has to offer.  Our staff is happy to work with you to plan additional activities like the use of the indoor swimming pool, climbing tower, archery range, hayride or to arrange for an outdoor campfire to gather, remember and swap fun stories and family memories.

Why Watson Homestead Is The Best Choice
For Your Next Family Reunion:

  • Watson's staff coordinator will help you plan to make your experience one you will cherish for years to come.
  • Choose from a variety of accommodations to fit all budget sizes - hotel style rooms, retreat houses, cabins, or dorm style rooms.
  • Activity opportunities for all group members.
  • Enjoy scheduled activities planned especially for your group.
  • Private gathering areas are available for all your group activities.
  • Picnic and BBQ areas are available.
  • Special celebration meals are a specialty and can be easily arranged with our on-site caterer.