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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:
May 23, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
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
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm & Dairy
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful house and hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our brothers stayed at the Emerson House on a cold weekend in March while in the area to do some hiking and sight seeing. The house was cozy and warm, simply but beautifully decorated, and well-stocked with everything we needed- including games, books and even some fresh food from the farm. We loved visiting the friendly goats and admiring the cows from the front yard, but unfortunately it was a little too cold to explore as much as I would have liked. We also got a visit from the most adorable and friendly golden retrievers ever! The property itself is beautiful, and luckily we managed to get back from our day of hiking just in time to see the sun set over the mountains. My husband and I look forward to returning some time in warmer weather with our two kids, who we know will love seeing the animals up close.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Emerson House. It is beautiful and has such a wonderful energy. Quiet times at the farm (from a visitor's perspective anyway), but still got to enjoy the cows and chickens. The farm store sells yummy food and other farm and local products. We're already talking about a return visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely, and tastefully remodeled. It is charming to be centrally located on a operational farm, with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington
5

Winter week at the Emerson House at Asgaard Farm

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days between Xmas and New Years at the Emerson House. The house itself is beautiful -- very warm and cozy, heated floors, big mud room/entry way (great for all our ski stuff), tasteful decor, big modern kitchen, good books on the shelves, etc. (It's true that there's no TV or internet, but that was a selling point for us.) David and Rhonda were delightful hosts, and responded quickly to any inquiries. Due to the time of year, there wasn't much going on at the farm, but we were still able to get fresh eggs, bacon, sausage, steaks, cheese, and other farm products from the store.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dobbs Ferry, NY
5

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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5

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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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

Au Sable Forks Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season 4
Feb 27 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
$960
$2,880
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
$1,140
 

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.

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