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The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm & Dairy

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


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

David and Rhonda Brunner
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Au Sable Forks Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • 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
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 3-night minimum stay
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • 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


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(31 traveler reviews)

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The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm & Dairy
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Emerson House is designed with the ultimate comfort of the guest in mind. Every detail has been attended to providing for your enjoyment and relaxation. When we arrived Rhonda greeted us warmly and explained the basics to us. She had stocked the fridge with eggs from Asgaard Farm, organic butter, organic half and half, coffee, and a loaf of bread. It was a thoughtful touch and we enjoyed the food the next morning. The cottage is fully stocked with paper products, Asgaard Farm soap, garbage bags, first aid products, wood for a fire in the outside fire ring, books, and games. My sister had fun playing the piano! A friendly cat visited us several times during our stay and we enjoyed lounging on the porch reading and watching the birds. There is also a screened porch for lounging. Plus we totally enjoyed the outdoor shower, it was so relaxing! There is also a traditional shower upstairs. The furniture is very comfortable and the cottage incredibly cozy at night. We visited the goat barn nearby and had fun watching them. We also went to the Farm store and bought goat soap, cheese, organic beef, and homemade caramels. The Farm is close to Lake Placid restaurants and Olympic venues. We drove up Whiteface Memorial Highway and the views are outstanding! I would definitely recommend a stay at the Emerson House. I wish we could have stayed for a month! Thanks Asgaard Farm for providing such an amazing place to relax, recharge and reconnect with family. It was the best time ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate your comments. Especially since your stay coincided with our hosting the 50th Anniversary Festival for our local public radio station, and you had to share the farm with 2,000+ other people for most of the Saturday you were here! I trust you had a chance to enjoy the celebration. It was great to meet you and your travel companions, and I'm delighted to hear your getaway was a success!
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Bel Air, Maryland

Beautiful Get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for an event in Lake Placid. This place is beautiful with everything you need including wonderful views and peaceful & quiet surroundings! The kitchen is awesome if you plan on cooking and the fire pit is great for having a peaceful evening snack. We will be staying here again when we come back to the area. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emerson House was Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Emerson House on Asgard farm. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking - We did not need to go out for meals at all. The bed was comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean. We enjoyed being able to walk the farm and see the goats, cows , ducks and chickens. We got sausages, ribs, fresh eggs and a wonderful pate from the farm store. Take a walk up nearby “little” Haystack (different than the high peaks mountain of the same name) . It is a nice hike for a beautiful view.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rowley, Massachusetts

An Exquisitely Renovated Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay while we volunteered at the Lake Placid IronMan and found this gem. Set in a private area on a working farm, the cottage is immaculate, and has a kitchen so well-equipped that I was jealous. It even has a piano! Add comfortable, airy bedrooms and mountain views, and it comes pretty close to perfection. There are porch chairs for reading or just staring at the scenery, and I could have stayed there for weeks. Unfortunately, our stay was short, but we're already looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful Adirondack getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Emerson House! It's such a sweet home on an amazing property. So special to wake up and look out at the farm scene and the mountains beyond. A great place to take long walks, learn about the farm and explore the Adirondacks. Thank you, Rhonda and David

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Head, NY


  • 5 of 5

Wouldn’t change a single thing about this beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

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.