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The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm & Dairy

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Au Sable Forks Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm is available for your next Adirondack vacation! Enjoy the stunning mountain views that inspired the paintings of Rockwell Kent, explore endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, and experience life on a working farm--all in one unforgettable trip.

The Emerson House was designed and built by Kent in the 1930s, originally for his son Rocky. It eventually became the home of Gladys and Tink Emerson, who managed Asgaard for more than four decades and raised their family here. In recognition of their years of hard work and devotion to the farm, we have carefully renovated their house, so it can be appreciated and enjoyed well into the future.

Today Asgaard is a diversified family farm with a goat dairy and creamery at its core. Revolving around these activities are grass-fed and grass-finished beef together with pastured pork, poultry and eggs. You may be able to help with some of the farm work during your stay in The Emerson House, or you may choose to relax and watch from a distance. In either case, you will surely gain an appreciation for the sustainable agricultural practices that lead to healthy, delicious food. Kent devotees may also soak up the magic of the stunning landscape that inspired many of his paintings as well as the ambiance of his secluded studio, still on the property in its original condition.

Beyond the boundaries of Asgaard, the Adirondack region offers a wide variety of year-round recreational and cultural pursuits. Options range from world-class fly fishing on the Ausable River, Olympic skiing at Whiteface Mountain and spectacular hiking in the High Peaks to current and classic movies at the Champlain Valley Film Society, concerts at the acclaimed Meadowmount School of Music and tours lead by Adirondack Architectural Heritage. The area also boasts several fine restaurants with cuisine featuring local ingredients.

The Emerson House is fully equipped and available throughout the year for weekend and short-term rentals. Accommodations include two bedrooms and a full bath upstairs, a spacious entrance, sunny kitchen, open sitting room and half bath on the ground floor and a full basement with laundry facilities. There is a barbeque grill next to an outdoor dining area. Cheeses, meats, eggs and vegetables produced on the farm can also be provided.

Our regular check-in time is 4:00pm on the day arrival; check-out is 10:00am on the day of departure. We can certainly be flexible with these times based on our guest's' needs.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

David and Rhonda Brunner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
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November 19, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm & Dairy
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great long weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting the farm house. It is the perfect place for our family getaway. House in clean and very well maintained. I never once missed having no TV. Our boys got to collect eggs, follow the goats and loved being greeted by the resident dogs and farm cat.

The location is perfect as we spent time in Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and visting Santa's Workshop in Wilington.

David and Rhonda are great hosts as you can be help out on the farm if you chose or just enjoy a coffee on the porch and relax. Also loved the outdoor shower.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time during our stay at the Emerson House. We were greeted on our arrival and shown to the house by Joanna. The house itself was spotlessly clean with all the comforts of home. The special touches ( fresh bread, coffee, caramels and fresh eggs) were very much appreciated. Our daughter loved seeing the animals and enjoyed the freedom of being able to ride her bike wherever she wanted! The care that went into restoring the house is evident and you can really sense the history of the property. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend a stay at the Emerson House for a fun and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and Unique Experience on a Working Farm

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Emerson House was a delight. It was interesting to learn some fundamentals about operating a working farm. And observing the animals was a treat. This is kidding season and the baby goats were just adorable. David and Rhonda are friendly hosts who are concerned with your comfort. The house itself is cozy, with a well-equipped kitchen, and tastefully decorated. TV and wifi are not available but who wants those distractions when you can enjoy the beautiful environs of the farm and area. The surrounding Adirondack mountains are gorgeous and the area is fun to explore if you love nature. Also, there is much to appreciate about staying on the farm if you are interested in the life and works of Rockwell Kent, as I am. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtakingly beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We finally had an opportunity to stay at Asgaard farm this past weekend after visiting the farm on many occasions to buy cheese and visit the goats. We already knew how beautiful the farm was with it's panoramic mountain views and rolling hills, but had no idea that the Emerson house would be just as lovely. The house is just perfect - beautiful little cottage that's cozy and full of light. As cooks, we loved that the kitchen was thoughtfully stocked with staples like eggs and butter and all the basics you need to cook like olive oil, seasonings, etc. I think the most magical part was waking up to the cows right outside the kitchen window as youre having you morning coffee. Visiting the animals is such a great experience (I would imagine especially with children) and the farm store is not to miss. Amazing cheese, goats milk caramels, and meat. Communication with hosts was excellent! Don't miss this gem - perfect for the best weekend away!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Postcard-perfect farm, warm hosts (and house), great location, friendly and ultimately also delicious animals, possibly the best goat cheese ever. Six stars out of five.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Find!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our sons (college age) stayed at Asgaard Farm in early August. Our stay far exceeded our expectations.

My wife described the cottage as stepping into a Pottery Barn or a Crate and Barrel catalog. It's quaint and charming from the outside. And furnished and equipped like a 5 star hotel. The kitchen is big enough to be a gathering place for the whole family. Sitting on one of the Adirondack chairs on the porch, staring off at the mountains with your morning cup of coffee, hearing goats in the distance is a great way to start off the day.

Kids of all ages will enjoy walking on the farm and having a herd of goats come up to the fences lining the fields. Twice a day the goats are milked and you can watch the process from a barn door.

Hiking is outstanding, and the owners will recommend trails based on your abilities.

Local towns are far apart but you can find some great food in local restaurants.

We preferred to cook our dinners at the cottage. At the farm, you can buy chickens, eggs, beef, pork, and goat cheese all raised on the farm. In the back yard of the cottage is a first class gas grill that we used most nights.

For some people, the farm may be too quiet. There are no nightclubs, movie theaters, or miniature golfing.

We stayed 5 nights and we felt that was about the right amount of time. We toured Lake Placid and did the Olympic Village tour. We did a lot of hiking on some great trails. The farm is just beautiful and we enjoyed our walks around the 1500 acre farm.

I would highly recommend the Asgaard Farm and Dairy, it was one of my family's most memorable vacations.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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We are located in the town of Jay and the hamlet of Au Sable Forks, a charming spot in the heart of the high peaks region of the Adirondack Park. Just a short drive to Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain and the great hiking of Keene Valley, our location gives you the benefit of all these exciting places but in a calmer, more serene environment. Staying on a small, sustainable farm will also allow you to get close to the growing local food scene in the Adirondacks.

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Au Sable Forks Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming

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