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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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March Maple Family Weekend

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March Maple Family Weekend

Have you always wondered where real maple syrup comes from? Have you sugared in the past and wish to share this special tradition with your children? Do you choose pure maple syrup over Log Cabin©?

Bring your family and join us in the peaceful and relaxing setting of Watson Homestead for an opportunity to immerse yourself in the process of maple sugaring, while spending quality time with those you love.

Throughout the weekend you will get an opportunity to participate in the process of making maple syrup. Everything from tapping trees, collecting buckets, evaporating away water, feeding the fire, and more. At the end of the weekend, you will return home with maple sugar candy and syrup that you actually helped make.

Making maple syrup takes time, however, when not sugaring you may want to read by the fire, play a game of carpetball, take a hike, join in an arts and craft project, help man the fire, or simply relax on your own. Our desire is that a weekend spent together will strengthen your family’s bond, making lasting memories, through an authentic hands-on experience. We can’t wait to see you in March!

For more information and pricing, download the March Maple Family Weekend Brochure.

To register, please call Watson Homestead at (607) 962-0541, E-mail, or mail registration form to:
Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center
9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post, NY 14870

Earlier Event: February 2
Cabin Fever Quilters Retreat
Later Event: March 25
Pancake Supper