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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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  • Watson Homestead 9620 Dry Run Rd Painted Post, NY, 14870 United States (map)

Participate in activities from the daily life of an early 19th century frontier family.  Discover glassmaking past and present.  Explore the natural setting of Watson Homestead with its 500 acres, creek, woods and 36’ climbing tower.  Hands-on experiences include blacksmithing, open hearth cooking, tin punching and glass blowing and fusing.  Field trips to the Corning Museum of Glass with its Studio, Innovation Center and Hot Glass Show.  Hike down the famous gorge at Watkins Glen. The Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum complex includes 1796 inn, one-room schoolhouse, 1800s log cabin, and blacksmith shop.  At the Glenn Curtiss Museum see “Curtiss Jenny” and other early aeroplanes.  Local sightseeing, art activities and a historic architecture guided walk complete this fun-filled week for grand bigs and littles!  Double or triple occupancy: from $1149 per first adult / $829 persecond adult / $499 per child, ages 8 to 12.  Road Scholar course #4983, activity level 4 - Active.