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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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What an exciting year for Watson - it will be 60 joyful years old in June. It opened in June 1957. This is the original lodge.
Please friends share your memories... stories. Were you married here, meet your spouse here? Did you attend camp here? We would like to post stories here on Facebook and on our website all year. Please email your stories to
We will be posting many "new" old pictures, let us know what you may think of them. Just received an email from someone who lived here in 1968.... WOW!


Watson is being recognized by ARC of Schuyler County at their annual reception on June 15th.  We are being recognized for having hosted the ARC staff and the citizens they care for during January 2017.