In his 1955 Declaration of Trust, Thomas Watson declared that Watson Homestead was, among other things “a place of relaxation and convalescence for ministers." To this day, we continue the clergy retreat program. In Thomas Watson's honor, we request that each "clergy retreat" of 2 nights leave us with a donation of a $50 "pass-it-forward" to gift the next reservation. Watson Homestead will place you and your family in our Hillside House if possible. There you can prepare your own meals if you choose to do so. To make a reservation, please click here.
A crafting retreat at the Watson Homestead is the ideal place to spend time together, to enjoy friendships and to have fun! Whether your passion is scrapbooking, quilting, knitting, spinning, beading, writing, or a girls getaway, Watson Homestead has it all!