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The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm & Dairy

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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 al fresco dining area. Cheeses, meats, eggs and vegetables produced on the farm can also be provided.

Our regular check-in time is 3:00pm on the day arrival. The check-out time is 10:00am on the day of departure. We can certainly be flexible with these times if there aren't other guests on the front-end or the back-end of your stay.

More Details

Owner
David and Rhonda Brunner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

Amenities

Au Sable Forks Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm & Dairy
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, peaceful place. I am a landscape painter and my husband is a photographer. This was ideal for us. The history of Rockwell Kent owning the property was the icing on the cake! The owners are accommodating and easy going. Will return for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The Emerson House was the perfect place to spend time with family in a cozy, clean farmhouse. The views of the mountains and stars alone are worth the trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had a perfect stay at Emerson Cottage which was clean, well stocked and incredibly inviting.

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda and David were welcoming and always available despite the fact they are running a beautiful working farm. The setting is gorgeous, we hiked and biked in the area. We are long time fans of the late artist Rockwell Kent and were so pleased to stay in the (craftsman-like updated) cottage that he had built for his son. We highly recommend Emerson Cottage for individuals, couples and families.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Slice of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda and David have a truly magical dairy farm. Being able to share a bit of it with them was a very special experience. They are welcoming and incredibly helpful (even when you lock yourself out of the farmhouse at 5 am on a chilly morning in your pjs). We found everything we could need when we arrived, including farm fresh eggs in the fridge, a loaf of fresh baked bread, farm made caramels and goat's milk soap, and even local coffee. We also took advantage of their farm store (which they keep open for guests). Being able to enjoy their cheeses and even steak was a real treat. And we of course had to stock up on soap and caramels for the trip home. They have restored the farmhouse beautifully. It is very comfortable and feels like home. Just a note, the bedrooms and full bath are upstairs and the laundry is in the basement. There is a 1/2 bath downstairs. It was a real treat to have goats next door (in a pasture of course). David graciously took us on a wonderful tour of the farm, including the historical nature of it. And while we were only able to witness the milking process, we would love to return to experience more of the day to day happenings. Goat crossings are one of the special things that happen on the farm. The farmhouse is incredibly private, although it is on a working farm and at times there were people coming and going. That said, everyone was very respectful of our privacy while we were there and we never felt intruded upon. While we loved the privacy, we also loved the ability to get to know Rhonda and David while we were there. We would definitely return! And hope to! Just a note, the farm is located in a fairly remote location. The nearest town is close, but very small. We actually loved this about it! Thank you Rhonda and David for your hospitality and graciousness in sharing such a special place with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ste-Julie
5

Very nice house, beautifull place, amazing poeples and lovely goats!

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda and David make us feel like we were kings and queen.

The Emerson House is full stuffed and extra clean.

Close to hicking, swimming and biking spots, we'll be back soon this fall or next year.

Thx you so much for that, too short, but so relaxing stay!

See you soon :-)

Isabelle, Nicolas Justin and Martin

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to write a review because I don't want more people to know about this amazing place. But I feel the owners deserve the kudos if it helps them. This is an absolute gem. Beautiful house, amazing property, great place to relax or explore the farm, or a short drive to tons of things like Wilmington Beach, Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid and even Keene. Also did a day trip to the Wild Center. But coming back each night to the Emerson House was the highlight. Thank you for sharing your amazing property with visitors!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Plattsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
20 Main
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Port Kent Ferry
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 87
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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