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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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To the Wonderful Hosts at the Watson Homestead

Thank you so much for allowing our family to come and enjoy some time away at your facility.  Our children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and want to know when we'll be returning.  Everyone at the Homestead was so welcoming and gracious to all of us - all 7, including 5 very active children.  We wish you God's richest blessings as you continue to extend your generosity to families in ministry.

The Rockhill family

Dear Watson Staff,

Thank you for 20+ years of great family weekends.  We've been blessed by your hospitality!

Emmanuel UMC
Lockport, N.Y.

Dear Watson Homestead family,

We want to thank you for your generosity to us, recently as a clergy family.  We enjoyed our stay in the Red House, the delicious meals, the friendliness of everyone, the time in the pool!  We were blessed by your hospitality!

The Learys


What fun the Quilting Retreat was!  The facility was great, the food wonderful & the people - students and staff - couldn't have been nicer.  I am so pleased this was the "First Annual" and can't wait for next year.  It was great being able to spend time with you - thank you for everything!


Dear Donna

Thank you for all you and the staff did to make the Asbury retreat a success!  The warm welcome, beautiful weather and great food helped us create lasting memories for the participants.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!


To the Staff at Watson Homestead:

Thank you once again for hosting our annual AmeriCorps VISTA member in-service training.  The entire staff at Watson Homestead is so welcoming, helpful and kind, that it makes our job so much easier.  We could not have done it without you!  Donna - Thank you again for your patience and for helping us to keep our sanity with last minute changes/requests.

The Serve New York Team

Dear Jenny

Thank you so much for a fun and rewarding experience at the Corning Glass Elderhostel.  You and our six instructors were unbelievable.  It is exciting to think that they may be the next generation of experts.  Your talks were wonderful and so very informative on both glass history and the history of Market Street.  Your research has put a new excitement into my trips to Corning.  Watson Homestead and the staff were great and took great care of us.  They made us feel comfortable, safe and certainly fed us well.  Elderhostel is very special. 

J. Hollenbeck

A big thank you to each of you for making the surprise 80th celebration and family reunion so very special.  The meals were great and delicious.  The facilities were perfect for our group, the children's toys and space for them to play and the water slide on Saturday night was much appreciated.  Our gratitude to each of you. 

G & E Russell

Dear Donna & Staff,

We want to thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our clergy retreat last week.  Watson was a favorite place while we lived in New York and we really love the chance to visit again now that we're in Michigan!  Thank you so much for allowing us to spend some quiet family time at Watson.  The staff are always so generous and welcoming!  May God continue to bless you all in this special ministry you provide!

Grace & Peace,
Rev. Janewsky & Family

Dear Watson Staff,

We want to thank all of you for another very successful retreat.  The Watson staff continues to make us feel so welcome as you accommodate us with every need.  Your smiles, hugs and positive attitudes help us feel we can accomplish anything.  We pray for every need to be met in maintaining the Homestead and for all of you to walk in good health and prosperity.

God Bless,
The Genesee Valley Area Board

Donna: Staff:

I want to extend our deepest thank you to you and the staff for making our wedding a perfectly wonderful day.  Your organization, calmness, understanding and hospitality went above and beyond! 

Thank you again for everything!
K & K Warner


I've been meaning to send off a thank you note for awhile for all you and your staff did for the Wildlife Princesses camp out!  I got a lot of compliments on how smoothly the camp out went.  And many of the "first timers" told me that they had a blast and are already looking to next year!  Please pass on a big Thank You! to your staff from me and the rest of the Princess Dads & Daughters!  Looking forward to doing it again next year!

Warm Wishes,

Dear Friends

Recently I attended the Glass Collection Compendium and must thank you for my stay at Watson Homestead.  The food was delicious served up by your competent staff and room was kept tidy.  Hats off to Jenny Monroe who coordinated this program.  Her charm and friendly ways were felt by everyone.  And our lecturers were very knowledgeable.  I didn't know there was so much to know about glass - beautiful glass.  It was a great program and learning experience.

S. Parrish