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Carter Mountain Orchard

#3 of 87 things to do in Charlottesville Features Animals
1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Peaches and apples!

Whether you are just picking up fresh fruit for canning or taking visitors up for a home made ice... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Debbie K
Charlottesville, Virginia
via mobile

Love going to Carters if it's just for some ice cream or going to pick peaches and apples. Super... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lucas H
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whether you are just picking up fresh fruit for canning or taking visitors up for a home made ice cream, wine or cider tasting, the views are spectacular. Open seasonally from spring through fall and a must for locals and visitors to area. Very nice...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love going to Carters if it's just for some ice cream or going to pick peaches and apples. Super family friendly and they offer a event on Fridays or Thursday I can't remember of sunset at Carters with local bands and music. The view is...More

Thank Lucas H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The cider is terrific and the views are really great. My family and I watched fireworks here on the 4th of July. We brought a picnic and enjoyed the cider while watching the sun set and the fireworks in the valley. It's also a great...More

Thank Jmulia
Reviewed 5 days ago

The orchard sits up on a hill with good views and a pretty orchard. The store sells all sorts of apple and peach products. The peach cider and the apple cider doughnuts are great. They also have a tasting room with local wines. A nice...More

Thank Melinda H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not my first time to an orchard but was my favorite trip. Great view of the city from here. Bold Rock cider and wine tasting on tap with the scenery was perfect combo. Plenty of produce although only 2 apple varieties due to early season,...More

Thank crow3j
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always go in the fall for apple picking. We get there at opening time to avoid the long line of cars trying to get up the mountain later in the day. Great apple picking & the fresh, hot apple cider donuts are so good!

Thank 3timemomma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carter's is a beautiful orchard set up a (very steep) mountain. Lots of variety in types of apples. Very popular and crowded on the weekends in the parking area, but the orchard is so large you kind of forget about the crowds.

Thank RachelW2110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend visiting for the Sunset Series on Thursdays in the summer. The views are spectacular. You can bring your own picnic - make sure to have blankets to sit on. You can purchase food as well, but the lines can be long. There...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carter Mountain recently added a cider tasting room and more picnic tables on the mountain facing Charlottesville. The apple cider donuts are delicious, and the expanded beverage options in the new tasting room combined with the additional seating make for a great place to catch...More

1  Thank DC_Weekender
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the best place to find Apple cider doughnuts. If for no other way Eason, please go there to try them. Have s great day.

Thank Denzil E
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Questions & Answers
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!
18 October 2015|
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Response from Charles D | Reviewed this property |
After talking with the owners, there are plenty of bagged apples, the views are great. There are apple pies (really good) Apple doughnuts, you can zap in microwave. You can try and or buy HARD CIDER from Bold Rock or even... More