Rental payments should be made in the Holder House office, on or before the due date.
Please keep track of your room key. For security reasons, room keys cannot be duplicated by outside locksmiths. The fee to replace a lost key is $10. This fee will be deducted from your security deposit if you do not return your key at the end of your stay.
The Holder House mailing address is:
279 Hungry Hollow Rd.
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Please note that the Post Office does not forward mail from this address.
Telephone and Internet
Each room in Holder House has a phone jack; for land line service, call Verizon: 845-890-1550. Wi-Fi is available at no charge in Holder House, Orchard House, and Main House.
Each room is furnished with a bed, mattress, mattress pad, pillow, desk, chair, lamp, bookcase, wastebasket, and dresser or clothing storage area. These furnishings can only be removed with the permission of the Housing Manager, and must be returned to the room before your security deposit can be refunded. You are expected to bring your own linens, blankets and towels; if necessary, these items can be rented during the school year at the following rates: $25/year for blankets; $15/year for sheets; and $15/year for towels.
Repairs and Special Requests
Requests for minor repairs, maintenance assistance, permission to hang prints on walls, as well as other housing concerns, should be made in writing to the Housing Manager.
Cooking and Appliances
All cooking is to be done in the kitchens. For health and hygiene reasons, food is to be stored in the kitchens only. Microwaves, refrigerators, and space heaters are not allowed in the guest rooms.
Kitchenware and Cookware
At the beginning of the school year, each kitchen is equipped with basic dinnerware. Anything that disappears will need to be replaced by the residents who share the use of that kitchen. Kitchens are also furnished with basic cookware, including pots, pans and other implements donated or left behind by previous residents. Holder House will not replace missing or broken cookware. Supplies such as detergent, sponges, etc., are provided.
The dorm’s capacity for personal guests is limited. Each resident may have a guest stay one time for up to two nights. Any stay longer than two nights must be approved in advance by the Housing Manager. Residents are charged $10 per night after two nights, and no guest may stay longer than 14 days cumulatively. Subletting of rooms is not allowed.
Limited storage space is available for rent in the basement of Holder House. See the Housing Manager for rate information.
When the end of the academic year approaches, you must notify the Housing Manager of your exact departure date. If your room is clean and in good condition, the furnishings and room key are accounted for, and your rental account is in good standing, your security deposit will be returned within two months. All students must vacate their rooms at the end of the academic year.