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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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Families in Flight

Weekend dedicated to quality time with your family.  Activities themed on flight, including climbing into the air on our climbing tower, shooting an arrow at archery, making and flying a kite, and more.   Included are 2 nights of accommodations in our Retreat Centers (Friday - Sunday),  4 meals (beginning Saturday with breakfast and ending with brunch on Sunday), and all activities.  Cost is $100 per person, children 12 and under $50 each. To make a reservation contact the office at 607.962.0541


Earlier Event: July 19
Parent/Child Morning Climb
Later Event: October 18
Fall Open House