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Carter Mountain Orchard

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Address: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-977-1833
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Description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is...
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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Great Place to Visit

We enjoy visiting Carter's Mountain for fresh fruit, homemade ice cream and donuts, music, dinner, wine and sunsets. Wonderful place anytime and particularly on Thursday evenings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy visiting Carter's Mountain for fresh fruit, homemade ice cream and donuts, music, dinner, wine and sunsets. Wonderful place anytime and particularly on Thursday evenings with the live music.

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Hampton, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Carter's is a place we love to visit every year! We bring lots of family & friends each fall to go apple picking. They have a great orchard, plus stores with food, delicious apple cider, and homemade goodies. Don't miss the apple cider doughnuts! You pay for the apples you pick and they do accept credit card. You can bring... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you are looking for a great trip to take with your family or some friends then it is worth the drive to carter mountain orchard. I would check online and try and make the trip around the time that they are having either their apple or peach festivals.

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place is gorgeous. If you go during peak season be prepared to sit in a line going up and down the mountain. You can pick certain apples at certain times. The donuts are out of this world! We go every year !!!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fun place to visit, the views are outstanding, the fruit is abundant and the children have a great time running around. As mentioned in other reviews traffic and parking on popular days can make the trip challenging.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carters Mountain is a great place to visit and during the Apple Season you get to go and pick your own Apples or if you don't want to walk among the Apple Trees then they have bins of apples all ready picked for you. You can get Fresh Apple Cider and food and climb the Lookout Tower to get some... More 

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Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carter Mountain is a treat for all ages. Apple picking over scenic views, live music on certain nights, patios to drink wine and have a picnic, and space for little ones to run around. The only downfall is the traffic on popular days- the cars stretch both up and down the mountain! So plan on visiting before or after primetime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a place you'll want to return to again and again. Take all your houseguests to Carter Mountain and enjoy the apples and peaches, the wine, the great views and more. A real treasure.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for pick your own options, or skip the trek up the hill and fill your bags from the bins at the store. The store sells nice gifts as well as doughnuts you will devour by the boxful, before you leave the mountain.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday and it was crowded. When we parked the car and was getting my baby and 3 other kids out of the car the parking attendant yelled at me because I had the car door open to get baby out of car seat. He was wanting to park the next car so close that I needed to... More 

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