The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm
The Emerson House at Asgaard Farm is available for your next Adirondack vacation. Come experience life on the historic estate of Rockwell Kent, well-known artist, writer, adventurer, political activist and farmer.
The Emerson House was designed and built by Kent (a Columbia College trained architect) in the 1930s, originally for his son Rocky. It eventually became the home of Gladys and "Tink" Emerson, who managed Asgaard's Jersey cow dairy 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, half bath and screened-in porch on the ground floor and a full basement with laundry facilities. Outdoor amenities include a shower for use during the warmer months and a barbecue grill next to an alfresco dining area. Cheeses, meats, eggs and vegetables produced on the farm can also be provided.