Shandaken: Storm King is situated on the Art Center's grounds, but at a significant remove from public areas. Residents are offered access to Storm King Art Center during the hours it is open to the public.

Residents are housed in one of three available bedrooms in a large house facing a suburban street, with about 75 acres of meadow sloping toward forest in the rear. They are provided with all basic household items, and a selection of local produce throughout their stay.

Each resident is given a private, 9- by 14-foot studio cabin, sited in the landscape within walking distance of the house. Electricity, water, and internet are available in the house, but not in the studios. There is a 150-square foot, indoor, communal area where residents may work on projects that require electricity and water, and each bedroom is equipped with a desk. Residents are asked to bring their own supplies and specialty tools.

Some hardware—for instance basic hand tools, a circular saw, etc—can be borrowed by request. Information about what tools specifically are available can be requested by email. At least two trips to neighboring Newburgh per week are provided, for errands and supplies.