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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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Gingerbread House Building Workshop

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Gingerbread House Building Workshop

Gingerbread House Building Workshop

Meet Santa and have a Santa Cookie and Hot Cocoa.

Join Susan Franceschi, the “Gingerbread House Lady,”
and make a Gingerbread House!

All Materials will be provided. Gingerbread – Icing – Candy and a flat box to carry your house home, are all included. Additional activities include ornament creating and decoration traditional sugar cookies.

RSVP by November 23, 2015 - call (607) 962-0541 or e-mail The cost is $35 per gingerbread house.

Up to 4 people can successfully share the decoration process. Larger families or groups may wish to order additional houses.

Opportunities to win Holiday gift baskets will be ongoing throughout the day, with a drawing at 2:30 PM.

Earlier Event: October 10
Fall Family Open House
Later Event: February 5
Cabin Fever Quilter's Retreat