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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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Your bridal package can include:

  • Attentive staff to assist you or your wedding coordinator
  • Indoor wedding chapel with seating up to 250 with a grand piano and sound system
  • Outdoor pavilion for up to 160 guests
  • Huge dining room with seating capacity up to 275 with room for dance floor and band
  • Overnight accommodations for your guests in 27 hotel-style rooms
  • We can also host your rehearsal dinner, brunch or other events



Let us assist you in planning and delivering a wedding day in the country - relaxed and/or as formal as you wish to design.

Our site is perfect for your ceremony, reception, photographs and accommodations for your guests.  Once here, your guests can relax and take part in all the aspects of your special day without having to travel elsewhere.

Our catering partner, Corning Catering, will assist you to plan menus and selections from simple appetizers to a sumptuous meal.  Come to Watson Homestead to see the facility and articulate your dreams to our guest services coordinator (607-962-0541) and Joni from Corning Catering (607-962-8057).  Let us help you put together your special day in one very special place called Watson Homestead.

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