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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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Homestead Mercantile

Do you have a birthday, anniversary, or special celebration coming up and are you stumped on the perfect gift?  Or are you looking for a special something to treat yourself? Look no further than the Homestead Mercantile at The Watson Homestead.  Here you can browse a wide selection of gift offerings, many of which are handmade, for any special event - or personal pampering.  Here is an overview of what our mercantile has to offer - please stop by to check it out!

  • Fashion Accessories (scarves)
  • Jewelry (necklaces and bracelets
  • Artwork/Photography
  • Quilted Items (quilts, table runners & handbags)
  • Home Decor (signs, windchimes, and various knick knacks)
  • Sewing Supplies (kits and pin cushions)
  • Toys (stuffed animals and doll blankets)
  • Literature
  • Plus much much more!
  • Maple Syrup (made on our premises!)
  • Bath & Body Items (such as homemade soaps!)
  • Kitchen Items (dish towels, pot holders & tea pots)
  • Bedroom Items (pillow cases and blankets)
  • Candles/Candelabras
  • Glass Pieces (paperweights)
  • Pottery
  • Cards & Stationery
  • Clothing, Hats & Footwear