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Carter Mountain Orchard

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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Always Worth A Visit

Great for family outings. Make sure you get here early in the morning, or you may be doing a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
xylograph
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Richmond, Virginia
A Great Afternoon

We had a wonderful Mother's Day afternoon here taking the Hay ride, drinking apple cider and eating... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
804miad
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Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated. Our mountaintop location affords spectacular views of Charlottesville, the Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open April through November, we offer Pick-Your-Own and pre-picked Peaches and Nectarines (June-August) and Pick Your Own and pre-picked Apples (mid-August through November). Our bakery serves fresh-baked pies and cookies, hand-dipped ice cream, and our famous Apple Cider Donuts! Apple Cider, Apple Butter, jams and jellies, local crafts, pumpkins, and gourmet food products available in our country store. Wine tasting and sales on site, and the Mountain Grille serves lunch. Our school tours are popular-call for reservations. Scouts, Youth Groups, Seniors welcome. Family friendly. Please see our website for more details
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“apple picking” (114 reviews)
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great for family outings. Make sure you get here early in the morning, or you may be doing a lot of waiting. Do not leave without cider donuts.

Thank xylograph
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful Mother's Day afternoon here taking the Hay ride, drinking apple cider and eating delicious apple donuts. It was a great afternoon in perfect weather! This is a must stop to have fun, see mountain views and buy apples, donuts and cider...More

Thank 804miad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome hike then stopped here to have some great wine out on the patio. A great experience! Family friendly. We were a family of 5 with adult children. Can’t get my picture pulled. But there were 4 of us and a dog.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spot to take the children and pick apples. They have a large variety and closely monitor ripeness so you will be directed to the best orchard. They have a great shop for all things APPLE! A must is their amazing donuts...More

Thank Dee G
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is the only place in Charlottesville/Albemarle County without a propeller and wings where you can look down on Thomas Jefferson! The view is really great and if you like apples you’re half way to heaven. Kids love it. Great picnic opportunity.

Thank MDD68
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is a pick-your-own orchard on the top of a mountain overlooking Charlottesville. Incredible views. They also have donuts and wine. Great for a summer's evening.

Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This place is 5 minutes away from Jefferson vineyards Quite nice with a beautiful view You can pick different types of apples

Thank 580shikham
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Fun experience for the family. They have ice cream, donuts, cider slushies, and Bold Rock hard cider on tap.

Thank lizstewart2017
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We visit Carter mountain orchards every fall to go Apple picking. The orchard is located outside of Charlottesville. It is literally on top of a mountain and with it there are amazing views from the top of the orchard. Theorchard has a large dirt and...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This was a nice stop, especially on a good weather day. The prices were a little high in the store. The hay ride was short and went around the side of the mountain that didn't have the best views. It was only $3 per person,...More

Thank Thundar15
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Rosemarie J
4 November 2017|
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Response from Becky B | Reviewed this property |
No animals. You might see deer, wild turkey, raccoons, possum or other animals native to the area, but unless they have a petting zoo event etc. there are no animals there as part of the attraction.
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BlessedbytheBeach
12 October 2017|
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Response from lpeterson518 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee, just the cost of the apples you pick. The cost depends on the type of apples you pick but is slightly less than what you'd pay in the stores.
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Katelyn W
30 September 2017|
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Response from RMBrooks | Reviewed this property |
Yes...Fall Apples are in. Don’t forget the fresh Apple Cider and Hot Apple Cake Donuts. Visit the Carter Mountain for more info.
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