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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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Sorority weekend

We enjoyed the variety of apples, and although it was crowded because it was a special weekend, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brenda C
Crazy Awesome Views, Orchard, Winery,

One of the best places to go for apples, peaches, vegetables in Charlottesville. The views are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol C
Charlottesville, Virginia
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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
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed the variety of apples, and although it was crowded because it was a special weekend, the lines moved quickly.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best places to go for apples, peaches, vegetables in Charlottesville. The views are spectacular, literally the top of the world looking down on the sweet town and UVA. The bakery has warm apple donuts, peach and apple pies, cookies, fresh ice cream,...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was here on a Friday afternoon visit. Great weather, views and apples galore. My wife and sister went apple picking and came back with 10 pounds of fruit. Did the wine tasting - okay - then the cider tasting - very good and purchased a...More

Thank kghudson
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The views are spectacular. I can only imagine what it will look like when the leaves change. Stunning. Lots of fresh fruit, baked goods.

Thank lloydv183
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here...early September. Great location, beautiful sites, friendly staff. Delicious frozen apple cider slushies, apple donuts and cookies. A great place for a family day. Did see one family....teach your little boys not to urinate in the apple fields. Ugh.

Thank CarolHeflin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This orchard is vast & country store very large with beautifully displayed wares for sale. We purchased Honeycrisp and Jonagold apples & they were very sweet & delicious though pricey for being in season this time of year and straight out of the orchard. I...More

Thank njhantl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on a Thursday evening to catch the sunset. It got a lovely view of the valley. With the live band playing music and fresh peach pie and cider from the orchard, it was a beautiful evening. This place is packed. We love...More

Thank sandachina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know much more goes on here at other times during the year, but my only experience has been the live music at sunset on Thursdays, thanks to TV ads during my visits to Charlottesville. I attended on two successive weeks with different groups of...More

Thank MPBP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peach or apples cider, Their own donuts, Mountaintop views east and west. Wine or beer on the decks. Have you found heaven? Strolll through the orchards and pick your own apples.Staff is amazingly friendly, and helpful. Can be busy with one of their events.

Thank samtrip12345
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My BFFs from college (UVA) and I were in town for a girls weekend. We were on our way to Monticello and decided to stop here. It was a brisk fall day. The view was spectacular! The cider hot! The doughnuts yummy. And lots of...More

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Mutmainna T
27 July 2017|
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Response from Chip L | Reviewed this property |
Apples are not in season but the peaches are wonderful - probably the best we have ever tasted. I suggest picking you own and having it with a bree sandwich with a glass of wine at the picnic tables. Thursday will be a... More
5 April 2017|
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Response from Cynthia C | Property representative |
Hi, no reservations are required! Please check our website and social media sites leading up to the date for the most updated picking information. See you soon!