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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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Go every year

We did our annual trip up the mountain. This place keeps growing and getting better We always end... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Chad E
Henrico, Virginia
via mobile
Pick your visit time wisely!

We attempted to go here on a Saturday early afternoon... with thousand of our closest friends... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Richmond, 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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  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We did our annual trip up the mountain. This place keeps growing and getting better We always end up with too many apples but not a bad problem to have

Thank Chad E
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We attempted to go here on a Saturday early afternoon... with thousand of our closest friends... Seriously, we approached the orchard from the east and we were not allowed to enter the orchard road from that lane. We were waived away from the orchard road...More

3  Thank BFly823
Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a wonderful place to visit in the fall, just a stone's throw from Monticello and Michie Tavern. Beautiful vista with the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Charlottesville in view. Plenty of pumpkins, food, apples, and the ability to go pick your own apples if so...More

Thank luvdisneylt
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying this place was beyond PACKED! If you go, plan to arrive at opening. Traffic was horrible around 3pm. The orchards closest to the parking lot were picked over, but there are plenty of apples further out. I was unable to try...More

Thank Tasha E
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to visit that offers a spectacular view of Charlottesville along with its many types of apples. We like to stop and pick up Winesap and Stayman apples- we don't find this at home.

1  Thank Digger555
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We went to this orchard with our grand children, Since we were traveling we did not go to the pumpkin patch . They did have a tractor ride for$ 3.00. that may have been nice to do.The apple orchard itself could have been better..They had...More

Thank temple574
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My daughter and I visited here during her Fall break at UVA. We read about the crowds and went on a Monday. It was still busy with several school buses at the orchard, but all in all it was very manageable. There was a nice...More

1  Thank AmericanexpatKL
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very busy on Columbus Day, had to take an unpaved road through the orchards up to the apple barn. Lines for the gift shop moved quickly. Picked up local Bold Rock hard cider at their store on site. There's also a wine shop on site....More

1  Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Love to visit Carter's Mountain when in Charlottesville, but if you try to go on the weekend, especially in the fall, it is too crowded to enjoy. The views from the mountain are beautiful, love taking the hayride to the apple trees to pick your...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was our first visit to the orchard. Let's start with the cons: It was really crowded and the wind practically blew my kids over. That being said neither of those are really the orchard's fault. They had people directing traffic and they have an...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
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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!