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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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Johnny Appleseed would be proud

This is the only place in Charlottesville/Albemarle County without a propeller and wings where you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
Great location.

This is a pick-your-own orchard on the top of a mountain overlooking Charlottesville. Incredible... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barry 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
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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
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

Thank naturistcouple1234
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
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We traveled here to pick apples, walk the orchards, and enjoy a sunny fall day. It was very crowded for parking, but once you grab your bag and head to the apples it was very relaxing and spacious. We were able to take tons of...More

Thank PrincessLaundry
Reviewed 23 November 2017

The view alone is worth the trip; amazing every way you look with mountains and valleys. We were there when the leaves were brilliant so it was fantastic! They offer pick your own but we just went to buy some apples and some goodies in...More

Thank smcolburn
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This place is worth a trip just for the drive up the mountain alone. You can pick your own apples or bag from stands. I chose many different kinds as I really enjoy comparing apples grown in different areas of the country. The soil here...More

Thank MelanieJacksonville
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We visit twice yearly and Carter Mountain never disappoints. The peach pies, jellies, fresh peaches, apples, plums, apple slushies, and wine tastings are all things we love. The view is beautiful, the grounds are gorgeous and the music events are fantastic. Great for family visits!

Thank thescotthouse
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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.
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.
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.