Housing & Meals
Sunbridge students have a variety of housing and dining options available to them while on campus.
NOTE regarding the coronavirus:
Sunbridge, along with all our Threefold Educational Center neighbors, takes all necessary precautions as recommended by the CDC and mandated by Rockland County to help ensure the health and safety of visitors to our campus.
To this end, our cleaning staff is diligently cleaning and disinfecting all door handles, light switches, rest rooms, and general surfaces in our dorms, dining rooms, and classroom buildings. Each guest room at Holder House and Orchard House is cleaned and disinfected when guests check out, and sanitizing and disinfecting materials are available in classrooms and bathrooms.
Holder House, located just behind the Main House, is the dormitory serving students and visitors to our “Threefold Community” campus. Built in 1991 through a partnership of Sunbridge and the Threefold Educational Center, Holder House houses guests from Sunbridge, the Pfeiffer Center, the Seminary of the Christian Community, and Eurythmy Spring Valley. Residents of the 40 guest rooms share the use of four kitchens, thirteen bathrooms, and a coin-operated laundry facility.
Reserving a Room
Room reservations for Holder House are handled directly through the Threefold Educational Center. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, according to opening dates as specified on the Threefold website, and must be accompanied by a code provided by the affiliated Threefold institution. Arriving Sunbridge program students and course registrants are sent this reservation code by our admissions/summer office when room blocks become available. Read about Threefold housing and submit an online housing request form.
Many families in our community rent out guest rooms to visitors who come to campus to participate in programs, courses, and workshops. “Home Stay” accommodations vary, but most are within walking distance of campus. All arrangements are made directly between homeowner and guest; Sunbridge assumes no responsibility for Home Stays. View Home Stay information to download the latest list of accomodations.
For questions regarding dormitory or Home Stay accommodations, please contact the Threefold Student Housing Manager at 845-352-9660 or [email protected].
For general questions regarding accommodations while at Sunbridge, please contact our Admissions and Summer Office at 845-425-0055 x20 or [email protected].
Threefold Community’s website contains a listing of area hotels.
Camping is limited locally and is not allowed on Threefold property. Threefold’s Home Stay list will indicate if any local homeowners offer a camping option on their property. Within 15 miles of Sunbridge is Beaver Run Campground, a well-run campground operated by New York State and situated in a beautiful setting in Harriman State Park.
Located adjacent to the Main House, the Café is the “go-to” place for Sunbridge students, and the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal or snack prepared using mostly local and/or organic ingredients. Dine indoors or outside on the (seasonal) terrace. Discount cards are available. Learn about the Café’s current menu and hours on their website or Facebook page.
Hungry Hollow Co-op
Located within easy walking distance from Sunbridge, the Hungry Hollow Co-op offers an array of organic, biodynamic, and natural grocery and personal care items, giving our students the opportunity to pick up fresh produce, hot food, and fixings with which to prepare their dorm meals. You can read more about the Co-op on their website or Facebook page.
Hand ’n Hoe
Run by the Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Community, the Hand & Hoe cafeteria serves fresh lunches and hand-scooped ice cream on Friday afternoons from noon to 5 pm. You can also purchase bread and baked goods, Duryea farm yogurt, seasonal and frozen biodynamic produce, and unusual handmade gifts (mostly created by community members), and there’s a thrift store in the basement. The Hand ‘n Hoe is located across from the Threefold Auditorium on Hungry Hollow Road. May be closed due to covid.
There are many restaurants in the area, some of which are within walking distance of campus. See our current restaurant list.