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The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm

Farm stay hosted by David & Rhonda
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
Clean and tidy
4 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Part of a working farm and forest, The Emerson House is ideally situated for your next Adirondack vacation. The newly renovated farmhouse sleeps four guests comfortably and features a well-equipped kitchen, a wrap around porch, pastoral views, an outdoor shower (in the warmer months) and laundry facilities. There are also plenty of activities and diversions in the surrounding area for your pleasure and entertainment.

The space
The Emerson House was designed and built by artist, writer, adventurer and political activist Rockwell 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 short and long-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 barbecue grill next to an al fresco dining area. Cheeses, meats, eggs and vegetables produced on the farm can also be provided. To ensure the welfare of our animals (and yours), no pets are allowed on the property. There is also no smoking anywhere on the farm.

The Emerson House has neither a telephone nor a television. (Many consider this to be the most desirable feature!) Cell phone coverage is good with Verizon, a bit spotty with AT&T, not sure about the other carriers. There is a Bose Wave® system radio/CD/MP3 player. High speed internet is accessible in or close to the farm office.

Other things to note
Check-in time is 3pm on the day of arrival (or anytime after).

Check-out time is 11am on the day of departure. A later checkout may be possible if we don't have a new set of guests arriving on the same day.
Part of a working farm and forest, The Emerson House is ideally situated for your next Adirondack vacation. The newly renovated farmhouse sleeps four guests comfortably and features a well-equipped kitchen, a wrap around porch, pastoral views, an outdoor shower (in the warmer months) and laundry facilities. There are also plenty of activities and diversions in the surrounding area for your pleasure and entertainment…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Iron
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
Dryer
Heating
Washer
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Au Sable Forks, New York, United States

Au Sable Forks is a quiet hamlet in the town of Jay, NY. It offers a small grocery store, a pharmacy, a pizza shop, an art deco movie theater, a friendly tavern and a well-stocked wine and liquor store. The city of Plattsburgh (with a commercial airport) is about 40 minutes to the northeast, and the Olympic village of Lake Placid is about 30 minutes to the southwest.
Au Sable Forks is a quiet hamlet in the town of Jay, NY. It offers a small grocery store, a pharmacy, a pizza shop, an art deco movie theater, a friendly tavern and a well-stocked wine and liquor store. The c…

Hosted by David & Rhonda

Joined in November 2012
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We are a family-owned and operated farm and dairy located on 1500 acres in the heart of the Adirondacks.
During your stay
We live right here on the farm. We are available for guests when or should they need us, but we also respect their privacy. If guests have the time and the inclination, they are more than welcome to roll up their sleeves and help with some of the less-skilled farming activities like bringing in the goats to be milked, feeding the kid goats, collecting eggs or cleaning the barns.
We live right here on the farm. We are available for guests when or should they need us, but we also respect their privacy. If guests have the time and the inclination, they are mo…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250

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